1987 Audi 5000 S Quattro 2.3L inline 5 cylinder from North America
Best used car deal ever.
Power antenna doesn't work, I removed the works and it just stays up.
Valve cover gasket leaked, I replaced it, but the old gasket looked almost new!
Runs rough when just started from cold, but warms up and smooths out quickly.
Peerless grip. My 5000 came with slightly stiffer and lower springs, wider Audi rims and big fat Yokohamas.
On the highway or the back roads, this car feels better than most modern cars.
This car is a dog and a half off the line, but it's not the engine's fault. Those wacky Germans put a way small final drive ratio on this car, what the drag racers call a "granny gear", so any wheezy old Chevy Cavalier can blow me away up to 40 mph. The upside: on the expressway or Interstate, the car never runs out of gear. This car must drive great on the Autobahn or Autostrade.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th May, 2002