16th Jun 2006, 12:50
I have owned the car for 6 years now. I bought it with 70,000 miles and it now has 142,000 miles. I have had some of the same issues others have experienced. The Cruise Control works intermittently. The power steering makes a groaning noise when turning to the left. Major oil leaks.
The cruise control problem I can live with, and the power steering noise is no issue. The oil leak required new head gaskets to fix it. I did the work myself. The job was not too hard and I learned a lot about the car.
The car is extremely nice to drive and is awesome in bad weather. I find the seats to be very comfortable on extended trips unlike some others. I would definitely consider another Audi.
15th Feb 2009, 00:40
I have always looked at the Audi's as a luxury car and I just test drove a 1993 90CS Quattro today and it drove like a champ. I didn't have anything bad to say about it except for it was from a used car dealership and it was what I expected. But the good is that it handled like a dream, it has great cornering, comfortable seats, nice pick up and overall I would definitely consider purchasing one. With all of your comments about the maintenance and repairs for this little car, I do believe that it would be worth it. I live in Colorado and love to go to the mountains and I think this would be a great car to have.
3rd Sep 2009, 23:49
I have this exact car described, and yeah the same things have had to be fixed that you said. My parents got a great deal on this car before giving it to me (they paid $1000). Since then I have sunk about $5000 into the car. But that was paying to fix all the things that are common to break in this car. Now all common breaking parts have been replaced with new parts, the car has given me no troubles since. *knocks on wood*
I find the seats VERY comfortable, although power seat controls would be nice (and I was surprised to not see in this classy luxury car), it's not a big deal.
Like has been mentioned, this car DOES handle like a dream, and also accelerates quite quickly compared to other cars I've driven. All of this, plus it has pretty good fuel economy.
This car being 15+ years old, it does a good job holding up to even new cars, and is still a very nice car. Thumbs up those german car engineers!