1990 Audi 90 E 2.3 petrol from UK and Ireland
One of the best cars I had
Wear and tear parts replaced as per age/mileage. Oil pump and head-gasket killed it off (not worth repairing) at 15 years old and almost 150K miles. Suspect also the car had more mileage than advertised - clocked. Very popular practice among seedy back street garages back in the day.
Very smart looking saloon, the 90 was a fantastic car. Solidly built and comfortable, and great performing for its time.
Interior was grey/black and dull, but very functional and German. Good visibility. Controls had a satisfying clunk when used. Same for the doors.
2.3 had good power and you could still get 30 mpg, not bad for the time.
Still hard to see the difference between this car and the 80. The 90 I believe had more engine and trim options I believe, otherwise they were mechanically identical I think.
A brilliantly reliable car, and mine was a rough clocked example as well, would have loved a nicer one. They come up for sale very rarely nowadays, and mint ones are expensive!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 10th February, 2023