1984 Audi Coupe GT Custom 5 cylinder from North America
When I sell it, I want a clause to drive it once a year =)
Has gone thru 6(!) mufflers; last one (Stainless) 5 years ago. Fortunately we bought Midas' lifetime warranty (no longer available) with the 1st! The Midas tech told me SS are $1100!!
Worst ever auto-abandonment: clutch went out at PDX's 'Kamikaze Corner' (Scholls-Oleson-Beav/Hillsdale Hwy) about midnight one Christmas Eve! Plus the turkey was burning at home... but that was the one-and-only time.
Parts are expensive, so thru the years we've bought 2 totalled parts cars... $150 each. Need parts?
Door handles were notoriously easy to break into... we had them reinforced after the 3rd break-in.
Bad CV joints too.
Only mistake we made was vinyl seats.
This year I broke my ankle in May and didn't drive it 'til October... started right up & I 'chirped' the tires just for old time's sake. Not too bad for a near 30-year-old car.
It was seriously ahead of its time style-wise: At almost 10 years people were still admiring my 'new' car; and it's still quick, agile & a head-turner as well.
I love driving it and truly hate to sell, but cannot justify 2 cars for one driver + Grandma's knees enjoy the automatic.
Sentimental to all: drove on our honeymoon... kids learned to drive in it... went to the Prom... & took our daughter to the hospital for the birth of our 1st grandson.
Come to think of it... Maybe I shouldn't sell. JK, son!
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 22nd October, 2013