1987 Audi 80 Reviews

1987 Audi 80 1.8 S petrol from Norway

Model year1988
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 S petrol Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10
Distance when acquired187000 kilometres
Most recent distance194000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

Still modern and economic

Faults:

Front and back suspensions struts changed.

Water pump ruined, changed.

Ball joints, both sides, changed.

Bushes, both front and back, changed.

General Comments:

With sports-suspension and new tires, this car handles speed and cornering very good!

Even if it's carburettor engine, the car runs economic.

The shape of the car is still very modern, and it's a very good thing.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2004

1987 Audi 80 S 1.8 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired137000 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carVolvo 360

Summary:

Top car - will keep it until at least 200,000 miles

Faults:

Clutch master cylinder @ 140,000.

Clutch @ 155,000.

Front suspension mountings @ 160,000.

Rear axle bushes @ 170,000 (causes a scary, but not dangerous clanking noise!)

Carburettor mounting cracked @ 170,000.

One CV joint @ 186,000.

Other than that, usual wear and tear items...

General Comments:

For such an old car, which gets such a hammering (it lives in London and does a 55 mile round trip to work every day), it's fantastic. Pretty economical on long runs, and OK round town, it's always been totally reliable - apart from the above faults. My dad had it from 50 000 miles onwards, and it was good as gold for him, too.

Galvanised, so there's no rust. The only gripe is the ludicrous boot. Oh, and the heated rear windscreen, which keeps breaking.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2001

1987 Audi 80 S 1.8 Carb 90 hp 66 KW from Finland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8 Carb 90 hp 66 KW
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.4 / 10

Faults:

Unfriendly dealer and services but doesn't matter since I service my own car.

General Comments:

Cars built to last, not forever, but with proper care longer than usual models.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th September, 1999

1987 Audi 80 S 1.8 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1987
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10

Faults:

Nothing special - except that it is ten years old now :-) Only the usual repairs for a car with nearly 200,000 km (costs for them are relatively high, though).

General Comments:

Looks still not like an "old" car, comfortable, low fuel consumption (7.5-8 l/100km). Next car will be an Audi, too.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th January, 1998

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews