1978 Audi 5000 Base 5-cylinder from North America
A fabulous design
ODO cable broke twice the first year (1978-79)
At 10 years, the exhaust gasket was replaced.
Vacuum on air vents not working properly since about 1999.
Brake Master Cylinder was replaced April 2008.
The 5 cylinder is Smooth as silk on the highway.
Normal maintenance done per book. Pennzoil 10-W40.
Disc Brakes have always worked well.
Interior still nice.
Original (GM Frigidaire) A/C compressor would freeze you out the first 10-12 years, better than my new cars.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th May, 2008