1985 Audi 80 CC 1.6 turbo diesel from Turkey


They don't make them the way they used to


I had a little squeak with the power steering belt when I bought it, but I have changed it; think it was 5 dollars for the belt, and changed it myself. No other problems with anything else since then.

General Comments:

The car is a bit noisy because it's a diesel, but who cares, my car is a turbo diesel, and the turbo kicks in at 2500 revs and starts to pull :)

My car is the CC model and has all the gadgets: power steering, 4 electric windows, manual tilt and slide sunroof, and 4 headrests. The car is 30 years old, and all the windows work, and work quite fast for a 30 year old car; the sunroof works a treat :).

All round I like the car a lot. It's a very spacious car, holds the road well, and everything's good.

I like it when my car exhaust smokes, so I have adjusted the pump to get some black smoke; a DIY job.

Anyone thinking of buying shouldn't even think about it. I have used a 1984 Audi 1.6 non turbo diesel, so the turbo one is a better choice. I get 6-7 litres per 100km city, and 5-6 litres highway. I also have a 2005 Opel Corsa, but the Audi 80 is better to tell the truth; they don't make cars the way they used to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th September, 2015

1985 Audi 80 CC 1.8 from Norway


Fantastic car!


Clutch burnt out at 190.000 km.

Seat heaters burnt out at 164.000 km.

The car is leaking rain water. The floor can be soaked in water after a rainy day/night.

Driver seat is worn.

General Comments:

The car is quick and strong. Heavy acceleration for an 1800 ccm engine.

Good space in both trunk and cabin.

Easy to maintain and cheap parts.

The car before my previous Passat was also an Audi 80 CC. I had this car until 1997, when it passed 400.000 km. It still worked fine!

Rock solid engine!

Handles like a dream on icy roads!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th November, 2006

1985 Audi 80 Sport 1.8 from UK and Ireland


Plenty of bang for your buck


Was not in great condition when I got it, road worthy, but needed a few things doing, exhaust, timing, pads and shoes, general stuff though.

Rust has started to show on the rear of the car, which is very unusual on these as they normally resist it quite well!

General Comments:

Only cost me £250 pounds with MOT, these cars are all really cheap to buy, don't pay more than £400 pound for an absolute minter.

And they fly! Same engine as Golf GTi, but strangely lighter!?! Really do go, loads of low down grunt too since they are 8 valve NOT 16!

Same general problems as you'd expect from a 19 year old car, but no more than usual, some minimal rust around arches, general wear and tear in need of looking after.

Got it off an old tank commander who passed away, he owned it from when it was 6 months old so it has not been ragged and has a full service history, you would be hard pushed to find another with that. Got lucky there!

It has shimmed tappets - like all built before august 85. The clearances were out so I tried to adjust them. Got them in tolerance now, but it rattles like a bag of nails! Apparently you have to set them up on the larger side of the clearance to help quieten them down.

Pleasure to drive, handles brilliantly and goes well.

Parts are far cheaper from somewhere like German Swedish and French or Euro Car parts, Audi dealers are expensive, but they have virtually every part in stock at this time, not bad for a car that went out of production 17 years ago! Also quick delivery.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 2004