1990 Audi 80 Reviews - Page 2 of 3

1990 Audi 80 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired172700 miles
Most recent distance173300 miles
Previous carSaturn SL

Summary:

In one word--excellent--I'm not sure I can go back to American or Japanese after this

Faults:

The power steering pump and/or hoses may be leaking--there is a decent amount of wet, (or formerly wet), area on the skid plate and the steering is sluggish at low speeds as well as during braking.

The interior climate control fan is losing at least one bearing. Sounds emanating from behind the dash range from squeaks to rattles, (sounding like a small rubber ball is bouncing off the fan and throughout the fan housing).

The sound system is all factory original, so it really is not a big surprise that the speakers cannot handle high volume levels without distortion and rattling. Also, the previous owners didn't pay much attention to their children's activities--there are coins in the tape player and food stains abound throughout the interior.

General Comments:

I have owned American and Japanese cars in the past, but none of them can even compare to the solid feel and comfort of the 80.

The bulk of the car seems almost too much for the little 4-banger under the hood, but I do not think the Audi engineers were trying to build a street racer when they designed this car.

The interior, however defaced it may be because of prior abuse, is still in great shape and is very comfortable--more comfortable than any car I have owned, previously. I'm looking forward to road trips that I have been postponing due to the lack of a comfortable ride.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th September, 2004

1990 Audi 80 1.8 Injection from Netherlands

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 Injection Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired190000 kilometres
Most recent distance195000 kilometres
Previous carOpel Kadett

Summary:

High performance and costs, lovely car

Faults:

Problems with the front suspension

Bad fuel pump

Troubles with the cold start injector

Electrical problems with the light switch.

General Comments:

When the car is in a good state it's really perfect!

Only trouble is that there is a lot of work to be done before you get the car in a good state.

I'm no mechanic, but with a good manual it's possible to do almost all the repairs by yourself (that's a big plus).

I bought my Audi for 1000 euros and needed for about 1200 euros extra for repairs to get my Audi in a perfect state.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th August, 2003

1990 Audi 80 2.0 injected petrol from Australia and New Zealand

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.0 injected petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired65000 kilometres
Most recent distance160000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pajero

Summary:

A very nice car spoiled by its high running costs

Faults:

CV joints required replacement twice during my period of ownership.

All suspension bushes wore out and required replacement.

Alternator packed up.

Transmission required rebuild.

Temperature gauge would not always work.

General Comments:

A very well finished vehicle, a pleasure to drive, handles the road very well, a very safe car.

Engine performance is not too bad either.

Fuel economy very poor for a 2 litre.

Spare parts horrendously expensive, even second hand. That is, if the parts are even available at all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th July, 2003

4th Jun 2005, 05:23

I have an A 80 E. I love it, but the transmission has just packed up. Anyone out there in the UK knows how I can get hold of a transmission. I don't want to rebuild or scrap. Archerfrak@aol.com. RSVP asap.

1990 Audi 80 2.0 petrol from Japan

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired90000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Camry

Summary:

A well designed car with German character :)

Faults:

The radiator fan bearing started to sound after a couple of weeks after I bought the car, but only greasing of the bearings made it better, and didn't give any more problems.

The three speed automatic transmission was a surprise, as it did not have Overdrive. I was not expecting a car with a 2.0 engine to have three forward gears. Fuel economy is below average, due to the high RPM on highways

General Comments:

A very good car, with good road handling.

I had low profile Goodyears fitted with five spoke alloy wheels, which gave very good road grip and were superb while cornering.

The car really feels glued to the road, especially an high speeds.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd July, 2003

1990 Audi 80 2.0 from North America

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired158000 miles
Most recent distance191000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Cavalier

Summary:

Better have a big wallet

Faults:

I have had to replace the fuel tank, fuel pump and filter, front and back shocks. new paint job, along with your basic tune up. $$$

General Comments:

Car is a good car to own. Runs good, Great comfort, Looks good, But better have lots of $$$ for repair cost.

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

Review Date: 1st April, 2003

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 13 reviews