1987 Audi 4000 Reviews

1987 Audi 4000 CS Quattro 2.2L from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2L Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired182000 miles
Most recent distance189000 miles
Previous carOldsmobile Cutlass

Summary:

An excellent performer, well worth the money

Faults:

The headlight switch melted and rear window switches don't work.

General Comments:

I was given this car by a good friend because I was moving to Mexico to work in a children's home near dirt/mud roads. Car has surpassed all my expectations. Excellent in the mud, dirt, gravel, etc. The mileage hasn't been as good as I've read in other reviews. I seem to get about 19 mpg. Has been very reliable and steady, even though it's been punished by the ruts, bumps, rocks, ditches, etc. Excellent on the road as well. I'd like a little more power under the hood, but I'm happy to have a great car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd November, 2005

1987 Audi 4000 CS Quattro 2.22 liter from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.22 liter Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.8 / 10
Distance when acquired117600 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carAudi 4000

Summary:

I continue to be fascinated by the age of my Audi and how "new" it runs, looks, and handles!

Faults:

The side-mirrors malfunction by continuing to operate after the switch is released.

The engine hesitates for 5-15 seconds before smoothing out as if it is running out of fuel then flooding. This is an intermittant problem. We are confused about it.

The connecting tube from the resonator is broken off..flush.

There is a small area of wear on left side of the driver's seat.

General Comments:

Aside from the intermittant fuel problem and the bubbley sounding exhaust, this car is a welcome purchase! It's absolutely fun to drive. Unlike it's predecessor, everything works as if I climbed into the old Audi and snapped my fingers!

I am very pleased so far and paid only $1000.00 for it from a man who was deciding if he wanted it fixed or sold. I eyed it sitting in a repair shop's lot for 4 weeks and inquired about it. The owner decided to sell it to me although he was very attached to it being that it was his father's car. It had great sentimental value and he took very good care of it.

I previously drove a 1986 Audi 4000 S until the gear linkage gave out. First the reverse went then the rest of the clutch and gears. It also suffered the door getting caught on my neighbor's fence and the fender receiving a small dent. That car is now sitting in my driveway for parts to be saved and some to be sold. The engine has 167,000 miles on it and it still purrs! Not bad for $50.00 five six years ago!

I am very pleased to comment on my cars in this review. My fiancee and I will to continue to search for a way to fix the intermittant problem ourselves. We also are working on devising a way to connect the tube back to it's resonator since they are rust and hole free. A good weld job maybe?

I highly suggest owning an Audi no matter what age it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th April, 2005

13th Jan 2006, 11:08

I have an 86 4K-CSQ I purchased sometime around '87 or '88? It is red with grey cloth interior. It was an awesome car until my wife had a wreck in it, and though the insurance company fixed it, they raised our rate for full coverage to more than the car was worth- about $3,500.00 a year at the time. so we went "naked" and guess what? She wrecked it again, this time breaking several motor and transmission mounts- making it undrivable. I bought all the parts to fix except the hood and fender, and then placed it with a shop that I soon figured out was not competent to fix it, so I pulled it and put it in storage. I still have it, and it would make a great parts car for anyone needing parts.

1987 Audi 4000 Quattro CS 2.2 liter L5 from North America

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 liter L5 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired117182 miles
Most recent distance117277 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Fox

Summary:

Very good handler and comfort that is ahead of its days.

Faults:

Right now the rear power window buttons don't work and the seats are pretty torn up. Otherwise the car is in premium condition for an 87'.

General Comments:

This car handles extremely well on wet, dry, and broken up surfaces.

I got the car for $500.00 and worth every single penny. This car is pretty fast, but the handling is outstanding. I tried to break it loose on damp pavement a few nights ago and I got it sideways, but the way I could control it blew my mind. Earlier this evening I took it to the gravel and this car goes in the direction that you point it. Handling is very good and comfortability is also very good.

Roomy, good looking, great performance, good sound, reliable, and most improtantly, Quattro four-wheel-drive. What else would you need for an extremely competitive rally machine?

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th January, 2004

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 9 reviews