1986 Audi 5000 S 2.2 fuel injected from North America


Best car I have ever owned!!!


CV axles started to go bad

Door handle went bad

Dash lights didn't work

Power steering leaked...

General Comments:

This car was very reliable to me.

I have never had a problem in which the car kept me from driving it!

It ran good, decent quick, and handled like a dream.

I miss this car so much, like an idiot I traded it for a Plymouth Laser Turbo, stupid!!!

This car had an auto and it shifted so good, like I said I miss it.

1986, NO RUST AT ALL...

I will be purchasing a 1986 5000 Quattro turbo here soon...

For those of you that don't appreciate this car, or don't know about it... There aren't too many cars from 1986 with these options and run quite the way my 5000 did!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd October, 2005

27th Dec 2005, 11:27

A superb vehicle... one of the finest automobiles ever built--one of the finest...

8th Dec 2006, 21:32

I have a 1986 Audi 5000s with less than 97,000 miles on the engine. a very solid rust free car. a very solid engine. i will be willing to trade for a good running pickup truck. contact me at nellieln@bellsouth.net if interested.

1986 Audi 5000 S 2.3 from North America


Recommend to anyone


Power steering pump leaking, replaced @ 240k

CV joints cover boots replaced

Electrical problems with windows.

General Comments:

Nice car, solid build, German quality, amazing rust resistance, but can be quite expensive to fix.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th June, 2005

1986 Audi 5000 S 2.2 5 cylinder gas from North America


A Lovable, Classy, Reliable Bargain


The car has had two electric fuel pumps replaced, and a slew of filters. I believe the gas quality locally is not great particulate wise. The mechanical pump has not produced any problems.

It has had two mufflers, one resonator, and recently the catalytic converter replaced to pass smog in California. All of the exhaust pipe has been replaced at one time or another, due to corrosion. I found this acceptable, although odd, considering the car grew up with unsalted roads, and not near the coast.

I had the timing belt, water pump, tensioner, and drive belts replaced at 81,000 miles, as preventative maintenance.

A hydraulic pump was needed at 85,000 miles, due to leakage.

The climate control head was replaced at just under 100,000 miles.

I put shocks and strut inserts in at 126,000 miles; had forgotten how "right" the car felt when new, although it had not suffered dramatically over the years.

The radio fuse (on the back of the radio) blows every three years or so.

Normal replacements and maintenance were made exactly as Audi stated, as well as brakes as needed.

General Comments:

This car has been an excellent value. It was purchased new with $5000 reduced from the asking price, due to the "unintended acceleration" slump in 1986... which, I believe, well, I don't believe...

It has the original clutch.

The hydraulic accumulator is fine, as is the steering rack, regardless of how many people told me I was on "borrowed time".

The engine has never needed any work other than scheduled tuning, and a valve cover gasket.

I have never had any problem with soft trim, handles, door locks, upholstery, or the electrical system.

This car could stand to have more power, but recently it moved to sea level, and a noticeable improvement was noticed (had lived at 4000 feet most of it's life).

It rides and handles well, and is quiet. Still a pleasure to drive.

This is one of five Audi's I own or have owned, just picked up an A6 Quattro. This 1987 is still with me because I like it, and it's the car in which my daughter learned how to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2004

1986 Audi 5000 S 2.2L Inline 5 from North America


Good all around sedan, however it could use more horse power


Window motors needed replacement when bought and have now stopped functioning again.

Many starting difficulties, turned out to be caused by a battery with low crank.

Sunroof motor was gone when I bought the car.

Fuel pump went, but the junk yard sells them cheaply.

The lining on the inside of the roof has come loose.

The starter was replaced, because an auto repair shop didn't know why the car was not starting. Problem turned out to be a combination of bad fuel pump, bad battery, and bad electrical wiring.

Fuel tank got a hole in it when the car was towed.

Door handles broke, replaced it and it now broke again.

Too many problems to list, but its finally running like it should.

General Comments:

This car is one of the best handling big sedans I have ever driven. Great cornering manners when pushed hard and it's easy to manipulate through corners.

Good top speed I've managed to get it up to 190 km/h, however I don't think it was ever capable of reaching its top speed of 220 km/h as your would need more road then is available.

It could use more horsepower.

Suspension could be dropped an inch or two.

Interior is well designed.

Power seats are great, and they're heated!!

It is a great mannered, fun car in snow even without the anti-lock brakes, but that just makes driving more fun.

I've also been hit from behind, by a 2003 Subaru wagon, the wagons front was destroyed, and the Audi came out with a scratched bumper. Once again the bumper works here.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 24th May, 2004