1984 Audi 5000 GL 5 cylinder from North America
Unreliable and expensive to repair
Rack and pinion - TWICE in 3 years.
Hub or strut bolt snapped (could have been killed).
We took the car on several long trips. Something would go wrong every time. Repairs for this car were expensive.
The rack and pinion failed twice in the three years we owned it.
CV boots fell apart frequently.
Hated the climate control system, which eventually stopped working.
The last straw was when the front passenger suspension snapped and fell apart with no warning. We were lucky that night. Had it towed, repaired, and traded it in one week later.
The one good thing I can say about this car was that it was without a doubt the most comfortable riding car I have ever driven. Loved the seats.
If it just wasn't so darn unreliable.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 11th January, 2010