1992 Audi 80 B4 quattro 2.8L V6 from Sweden
Disregarding how bad economy this car has, it was a pleasant experience on the road
Brake piston locked on right rear wheel.
Front brake discs bent due to heat.
Fuel pump failure.
Wheel bearing broke 3 times in one year on left rear wheel.
CV joint failed on right forward wheel.
Heater fan broke.
Drove this car for about a year until I wrecked it last weekend.
Quite a fun car to drive, in particular on snow. The acceleration is good from 0-180ish (km/h); after that the rate of change in speed decreases quite a bit.
The handling is OK I guess. I never pushed it very hard on tarmac. Think the car weighs 1560 or something kg? Very average nimbleness; not terrible, but not very inspiring.
The quattro system is very nice and rewarding; to feel the torque being distributed (alternating) between the front and back wheels, and managing the car going from over to understeer during drifts in the snow was great.
The brakes felt like they gave up very quickly due to heat.
A lot of stuff failed on the car while I owned it, but that was due to neglect rather than poor quality. It would have needed repairs and new parts for about 2000 - 2500 € to get up to shape.
Fuel economy was terrible. 1.1 L/10km average (mostly highway). 0.9 L/10km on highway at 120 km/h. Also took a lot of oil.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 22nd November, 2014