1985 Audi 90 Quattro 2.2 from UK and Ireland
Great car, brilliant to drive, converted me to Audi
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.
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
It is not a V5, but an inline 5. It is a great engine I agree, and they are ROCK SOLID vehicles.
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.
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.
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.