1986 Audi 4000 S 2.2L 4 cylinder from North America
If you can find one, I suggest you buy it!!!
A/C currently not working.
A bit of paint fade. Expected for a 20 year old car.
Brakes are soft. Needed new brake pads and shoes.
Bought with only 106,000 miles on it.
As close to mint condition as you can get for an 20 year old car.
Some one really took care of it.
Bought it for $1000.00 with only 106,000 miles on it at Habitat for Humanity. It was donated.
Interior in Excellent Shape. No rips burns, Nothing!!
Body has to 1 minor dings and no rust.
Smooth ride, excellent over rough and gravel road.
It is a manual so it has excellent pickup and passing power.
Looks more like a 90's model Audi than a mid-80's.
Engine and transmission are rock solid and you can feel that when you drive it.
My 3 year old son will probably graduate High school before this car dies.
Plenty of parts dealer on-line for this make, year and model.
Hard to find any for sale!!
Get one while you can!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th May, 2004
18th Jan 2006, 14:58
I too own a 86 Audi 4000 S. It is in Excellent condition. I recently repainted the car myself so there is no rust or dings in any of the sheetmetal. Instead of bondo I used replacement panels from Audi. The interior is perfect. The previous owner was my High School teacher and he got the car from his mother-in-law. She bought it brand new. The best news behind this car though is the mileage. It burns no oil whatsoever, solid pick-up and I had the car Dyno'ed and it still had the factory rating for horsepower at 92 and the car has 500,000+ miles on it!!. I love the car and I am going to drive it until it dies, which I don't think will be very soon.
8th Sep 2006, 12:24
I just completed rebuilding an 86 4000S that I have owned since new.
It had 209,000 miles when the cam stopped turning because of lack of oil.
I have been working on this on and off for the last four years, rebuilt everything from the firewall forward, and a few parts behind. No problem finding parts on the web and a few on eBay. You are right I have not seen any for sale except a few parts cars. I guess we have a good collector.
Kevin G, Bellmore, NY.
8th Jul 2007, 21:05
I am trying to sell 86 Audi 4000 runs call 903-570-2177 800.00.
24th Sep 2010, 12:33
Acquired my 1986 4000 S five years ago with 85,000 miles. We are still less than 115,000. Earlier this year covered 2,800 miles on a meandering road trip from New Mexico, via Wyoming to Washington state.
The body of these cars are made from zinc-coated galvanized steel. The car is so shiny inside, out and under the hood, that people think it is new. Part of the success story: no turbo, no superfluous cylinders, no digital accessories and a half-dozen years of refinement in this series (first made in 1980).
If 60% of the energy consumed in an automobile's lifetime is from its manufacture, why aren't we continuing to produce cars like this one? A true economy car, yet an agile, lightweight athlete that is fun to drive as a runabout, a hill climber or a cross-country cruiser.
19th Apr 2011, 06:51
I could not have said that better myself.