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.

General Comments:

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