1986 Audi Coupe GT 2.2 litre 5 cylinder from North America
A fun car to drive, and its fun to have one of the few left on the road
Rear turn signals shorted.
All four wheel bearings replaced.
Exhaust system, including muffler and catalytic converter replaced.
Front springs broke.
Headlights went out, had wiring replaced.
Emergency brake cable broke, was replaced.
Driver-side trigger on door handle broke, replaced.
Trunk-opening oil-filled pistons stopped working.
Driver's seat heating stopped working.
A very simple car, mechanically speaking, compared to today's cars. It is an absolute pleasure to drive. Engine horse power is moderate, but gearing down and a high red-line combine to give satisfying acceleration.
The body is in surprisingly good condition after eighteen Canadian winters, and the interior is virtually new-looking.
Something about this car has prompted quite a few people to talk to me about it, and I've even had a few unsolicited offers for selling it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th July, 2004
13th Jul 2003, 15:17
I'd agree with everything in this review. I sold my 1986 Coupe Quattro in 1998 mainly because of the fear of something major going wrong - something as seemingly 'simple' as a rear brake caliper failing could have cost me £300 had I not found a garage that were able to refurbish the existing one. At £90 it still wasn't exactly cheap! Yes, it was a nice car, but a bit of a money pit...