1994 Audi 80 Reviews - Page 3 of 3

1994 Audi 80 E 2.0 petrol from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.0 petrol Manual
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance79000 miles
Previous carMG Rover Maestro

Summary:

Solid, safe, reliable, boring

Faults:

Key operated central locking system fails intermittently on drivers door. This is caused by a leak in the vacuum pump (central locking is vacuum operated) and is costly to repair.

No other problems to report.

General Comments:

I wanted an Audi because of their reputation for quality and reliability, and the 80 does not disappoint.

The early nineties styling still looks great, but the interior is looking dated and the equipment levels are poor for it's class.

I found mine to be a huge bore to drive. The power steering is essential as the car is so heavy, and the 2 litre 8 valve engine just isn't up to the job. The 16 valve version has an extra 40 horsepower.

Not a drivers car, but if you want a safe family car for a couple of grand - here it is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 20th May, 2003

15th Feb 2005, 04:43

I have an identical car and I would not agree with your statement, I find the car a great balance of sports car and family car and I do enjoy driving this car.

7th Jun 2005, 23:13

The 2.0e engine is the best economic/power/solid solution for Audib4 in Europe, maybe in USA the petrol is cheaper?!!! and I have noticed in your movies that there are no cars under 3.2litre,

6th Aug 2010, 04:37

Great car. It's got 162,000 kms.

It is sluggish, but for a first car it's what I needed. Gearbox is perfect, it's a manual.

Very reliable and nice to drive. 600kms off a tank.

1994 Audi 80 Estate 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.6 / 10
Distance when acquired110000 miles
Most recent distance147000 miles
Previous carAudi 80

Summary:

A classic piece of German engineering

Faults:

Nothing major has gone wrong with the car, just a water pump on 125,000. When I acquired the car the engine had been completely refurbished.

General Comments:

It is fantastic on fuel economy.

The Bodywork is very strong.

Doesn't seem to burn any oil.

It is lovely to drive, very smooth and the handling is superb.

For an estate it isn't very roomy, feels more like a hatch back.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th June, 2002

1994 Audi 80 TDI 1.9 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 1.9 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired71000 miles
Most recent distance74000 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Golf

Summary:

A very well made, economical, reliable and lovely to drive car

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong so far, just a replacement set of front disc pads.

General Comments:

I have owned several VW's in the past which I thought were good, but now having owned an Audi, this car is great!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st April, 2000

1994 Audi 80 TDI estate 1.9 tdi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1994
Engine and transmission 1.9 tdi
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10

Faults:

Sticking wastegate on turbo - fixed for £20 by dealer two years ago. No other problems at all.

General Comments:

Economical (c48-55 mpg) and overall reasonably cheap to run. Dealer service expensive - but the fully stamped log book and Audi recovery service (free) more than compensates.

Dealer is vey good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st March, 1998

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 11 reviews