1985 Audi 90 Review

1985 Audi 90 Quattro 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired179000 miles
Most recent distance199000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Great car, brilliant to drive, converted me to Audi

Faults:

Radiator leaked, replaced with good used item.

Rear brake caliper seized, new part from Audi dealer fitted.

Drivers seat frame fractured (common problem on the older models), replaced with good used item.

Headlamp reflectors dulled (MOT failure), so replaced with good used units.

Various areas of corrosion to the bodywork as the models as old as mine were not galvanized.

Various very minor niggles throughout ownership, but generally very happy with it considering the mileage I covered and it being such an old car.

General Comments:

Was loaned this car whilst my own car was in for bodywork refurbishment and liked it so much I kept it!

An absolute delight to drive with superior road holding & rock solid build quality.

Lovely engine & pleasing V5 exhaust burble!

Surprisingly economical despite bing a performance saloon!

I normally drive automatic cars, but took to this manual transmission with no problems at all, very good gearbox & precise clutch action.

On return of my refurbished car I unfortunately had to sell the Audi and even now, dearly miss it. The new owner (who I know) has also fallen in love with it & really enjoys the drive and has had no problems at all after 6 months owned... touch wood!

Now seriously considering selling my refurbished Vauxhall & buying another Audi.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th September, 2005

16th Oct 2007, 13:03

It is not a V5, but an inline 5. It is a great engine I agree, and they are ROCK SOLID vehicles.

26th Oct 2009, 16:37

Actually, due to the unique arrangement of the cylinders, it is a V5. They are stacked at a tight angle, but enough of an angle to qualify as a V. I can't say that that kind of engine sounds very balanced, though.

5th Nov 2009, 21:13

If you have an Audi 5 cylinder, then it's an in-line 5. No V formation 5 cylinder engine exists. 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12. That's about it.

3rd Sep 2010, 16:42

V engines have equal cylinders on each bank, how could you achieve this with a five cylinder? A V5 engine refers to the amount of valves per cylinder in V.A.G engines.

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review