1993 Audi 80 E 2.0 E from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A decent cruiser with a relaxed feel

Faults:

Nothing important went wrong just the usual wear and tear items such as wishbones and other suspension related goodies. Also some small problems with electrics due to degradation of wiring.

General Comments:

A decent first car quite an understated look to it.

The car was in great condition with a few chips on the bonnet which spoilt the look of it slightly, and also the usual scrapes on the bumpers which also kind of spoilt the look.

Pretty slow low down unless giving it a lot of juice, a decent cruiser 90mph+ quite easily and comfortable if not a little loud given the road noise and relatively high RPM of the engine. Great fun to keep in 3rd gear and go on country lanes.

The cabin was nice and bright with it having the white cloth seats and beige dash gave a nice feeling of space, much prefer it to my new Audi 80 which has blue velour seats with a black dash which can feel quite claustrophobic.

A bit of a slug in terms of handling, but it's a big car and it rides quite high on standard settings. Quite a lot of under-steer. Reasonable fuel economy for a 2 litre 8v engine, 26mpg in town and 36mpg on a long run, exactly as the Audi manual states!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th March, 2007

1993 Audi 80 2.0 E 2.0 ABT petrol from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Have tested new models, they're not significantly better

Faults:

Strut top mounts and drive shaft gaiters at 85000 miles replaced before they failed. (both normal wear and tear)

At 90000 intermittent and violent clutch judder, combined with uncontrolled revving and trying to stall, (a two second cycle up and down,) car virtually undriveable.

Fault traced to throttle positioning valve on the mono-motronic unit. To check remove the thing completely and unplug 4 or 6 pin terminal. Car should run fine except the tick-over will drop to nothing.

I spent months trying to locate this fault, because the local Audi dealer hadn't the right diagnostic equipment.

This may help someone else.

Car now runs superbly.

General vehicle condition inside and out as new. Will keep for a few yrs yet.

General Comments:

Economical for engine size. 45mpg on continental trips

Seats lack support, they need armrests for long trips.

Paint/corrosion protection exceptional.

Road-holding and handling v good, although steering a little light and lacking feel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd March, 2006

1993 Audi 80 1.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Not exciting, but how exciting is schlepping around the M50?

Faults:

Reversing lights sporadic in their operation.

Electric antenna has a similar work ethic

(Both these faults simply require effort, an afternoon and the use of Haynes.)

General Comments:

Somber, sober and dignified, black on the outside, grey on the inside. Dull looking quality. Something of relief from today's tricked out, pimped up "junior exec" "sports saloons".

A 1.6 and heavy with it, so performance is just about adequate (does not enjoy being thrashed), handles reasonably well though. Interior is as new and indestructible, exterior devoid of rust in the AUDI tradition.

Plenty of room, well screwed together, harsh sounding engine note at motorway speeds. Direct steering, slick gear change.

Do you really need any more? I mean really?

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

Review Date: 24th January, 2006

5th Aug 2008, 12:35

I have a 1993 Audi 80... It still looks magnificent. Drives like a dream... No rust. I've had it 12 years and no other car comes close.

1993 Audi 80 k 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Summary:

Excellent

Faults:

Brakes have bien faulty.

General Comments:

Good reliable car not short on looks either good piece of engenering over all a excellent car.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th March, 2005

1993 Audi 80 E 2.6 from UK and Ireland

Summary:

A very solid piece of quality German engineering

Faults:

The car had vague steering when I brought it. Ended up replacing the front dampers, suspension bushes, tie rod ball joints and lower ball joints. Did the work myself and made a huge difference. Cost around £150 for all parts.

Offside front wheel bearing became noisy. Replaced that myself and cost around £30.

Performance can feel slightly sluggish sometimes, not sure if it is a sensor fault, dirty injectors or a computer problem.

Has the traditional "tappet noise" when starting up; requires replacement of the oil check valves. I have got the parts to do thi and it is quite a simple job.

General Comments:

This is my third Audi, and is the best I have owned. Since working on the suspension the handling is fantastic and very confidence inspiring. Although the engine can sometimes feel sluggish the acceleration it provides is very good; it is also very smooth on the motorways.

The interior is quite dark, but does make you feel very safe within the car, the seats are very supportive and comfortable and the material has hardly worn. The layout of the dashboard and ancilliary instruments is also very good, Audi have obviously put some effort into this area.

Main dealer parts can be expensive, so I use independent motor factors which keeps costs down. On the other hand my local dealer is very accommodating and spent a couple of hours trying to diagnose the performance problem. Didn't charge me anything.

For an eleven year old car it is fantastic, it doesn't look modern, but it doesn't look dated either. The insurance is also very surprising, £600 per annum for a 22 year old with one years no claims discount!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th December, 2004

8th Mar 2005, 15:37

Hallo!

My name is Marcus and I have an Audi 2,0E - 93. It has 277000 km on the wheels, but still runs good and smoothly!

I have one problem though... I have to check the oil stick about every 1000 km... The car "drinks" oil... is that a usual phenomenon on these cars?

/Marcus.

Marcus.hoher@home.se.

27th Oct 2006, 06:52

I have a 1993 80, has 160000m on the clock. Clutch is snatchy, not sure why. Other than that, an excellent 'super banger'. Drinks oil too- have to check every 500m or so. Changing the oil every 5000m. Engine is solid, starts very easily, even in the cold after a long break. Electric sunroof, electric mirrors, central locking, but manual windows!