1986 Audi 4000 Reviews - Page 3 of 4

1986 Audi 4000 S 1.8L MG from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1994
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8L MG Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired80000 miles
Most recent distance195000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

Old school pocket rocket

Faults:

Clutch, suspension, struts, bushings and ball joints etc. at 80,000.

Injectors, timing belt, water pump, fuel pump at 120,000.

Suspension, bushings and ball joints at 192,000.

Two exhausts and one cat.

General Comments:

This car has always been a strong runner. I was told the MG on the engine number is one of the best/reliable engines Audi/VW made. This car is better than the quattro model.

I have a '87 4000cs Quattro in my parents garage, in pieces.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd March, 2004

16th Jul 2007, 16:22

Just about to purchase a 86 4000s. I was wondering if anyone know how to get more power from this engine. Is there any good bolt-on parts to gain horse power? This is for after I replace the clutch and shocks. Hey, for 100 dollars I think I'm getting a pretty good deal on a running car that leaks no oil. Oh yeah, do they make body kits for this car? Can I fit the 87 or 88 body parts on a 86 (headlights, tail-lights, grille and fenders). The car I'm purchasing, the body is fine but I'd like to make some changes. Thanks.

19th Jan 2011, 13:33

Just to let whoever wants to know. I posted this back in 2004. Well, I'm at 240,000 miles, replaced transmission and clutch. That's it, engine/valve head never touched.

1986 Audi 4000 CS 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired186000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Civic

Summary:

Overall, Very Satisfying, Definitely Worth It

Faults:

Calibers needed to be replaced.

Alternator was bad-replaced.

Small Oil Leaks-Pan being replaced.

All Brakes Replaced.

Sunroof-Passenger Side Tube Clogged-causing major leak.

General Comments:

I love the body on this car.

The car is great, without the little problems. Runs well, turning and steering is mint.

Costly Parts are bothersome, but durability of parts is excellent.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th May, 2002

1986 Audi 4000 CS Quattro 5 cylinder MPFI from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 5 cylinder MPFI Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired170100 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

This car is a tank in sedans clothing..

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong with the car so far. Tuned it up and fixed some minute problems. It is a Twelve Year Old Car! Small problem areas to be fixed in the future. Control arm bushings, engine tappet disks (top of lifters, worn) and possibly a new windshield...ooops.

General Comments:

This car runs very strong for as old as it is and as hard as it is beaten. Daily bad weather driver. Other car is a 1996 Impala SS, the Audi is by far more fun to drive. Sideways around corners, loves gravel, snow and mud. It has been on two wheels a couple of times, and just keeps coming back for more. Paid $75 for it, running. It was behind a shop with the dash apart, electrical problems. I would buy another car from Audi in a heartbeat (yes, that is a pun on Chevy)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th February, 2002

2nd Mar 2002, 21:30

Yeah, commenting on my own words.

We got our first substantial snow fall (finally) this year, and the little tank just powered through the snow. 10" of it. This car encourages you to drive hard, as if a child begging you for that new toy that it saw on tv...

This car still puts a smile on my face every time that I drive the little bugger. The Impala SS didn't see a hint of snow, its about as easy to drive in the snow as a Camaro with bald tires. The Audi made its first $50 this week pulling out a stranded 'burbanite stuck on a snow drift in a parking lot. Yeah, it took a little coaxing, but the Audi popped a buried SUV (if you can call a Rav4 an SUV) free and put it on its way. I am sold on the Quattro technology. I have driven other AWD autos as of late to get more of a feel for the system. By far Audi beats them hands down. If you can get your hands on one of these cars, I would strongly suggest researching the maintenence before purchase. If you find one in A-1 shape, you have a friend for life.

Average review marks: 8.1 / 10, based on 10 reviews