Door Hinges have more Steel than Some Car Doors!!
Water Pump and Fuel Pump Seized after being Stored 12 Months.
Automatic has a Harsh Down shift.
Speedometer occasionally stops working.
I bought this Vehicle from an Auction after the Dealer was unable to sell it after 12 Months in His Yard. It Cost $570 to put it right after a Year off the Road, which included a New Fuel Pump, Water Pump and Top Radiator Hose. I also had the Timing Belt replaced at the Same time, as it had to be removed to replace the Water Pump. The Parts were Surprisingly Cheap, Funny Enough, but the Labour was more Expensive. The water pump only cost $64 which is less than for a Ford or GM Car. Most of the Front of the Car had to be Removed to Gain Access and This includes Bumper and Headlights.
This is a Charming yet Quirky Car and I am very impressed by it's Solid Build. There is probably more Steel in One of the Door Hinges, than in the entire Door of a Current Model Hyundai. It is also Quiet and Comfortable, apart from the Reasonably Limited Headroom. I am a little shocked it doesn't take off as fast as You might expect, but then it floats effortlessly at Highway Speeds and above. It has a Highly Noticeable CLUNK from the Auto Trans when coming to an abrupt stop. This may get better with a service. It is Absolutely Rust Free due to the Galvanised Body, and the Original Paint still Polishes up like Showroom Condition. This is Very Rare for Vehicles living under the Australian Sun. Visually, it still draws attention and the Neighbours think we must be Rich, but this Charming Car lets you look Affluent on a Tight Budget. It has now got me thinking of Upgrading to the A4. The AUDI 90 SPORT is Probably One of the Few Real Bargains Available in the Cheap Prestige Car Segment Today.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th June, 2006