1986 Audi Coupe Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1986 Audi Coupe GT 2.2 from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance300000 kilometres
Previous carAudi Coupe

Summary:

Yes

Faults:

Power windows, power locks, heated seats, wheel bearings.

General Comments:

Well I can say, I have become a Audi GT addict. I have owned 6 coupes, 3 of which I have in my drive way at this moment. 2 I owned in england (a 1.9 litre 81 and a 85 2.2).

So to add my 2 cents on Audi Coupes - if you buy one you will be getting a high quality car for little money. GT's sold well in Europe in the mid 80's, but Audi had a rough time on the sales end here in North America due to a fault with their turbo charged Audi 5000 CD Turbo's. Audi was told their car drove away on them - this was not true, it was the fault of the driver's foot placement and the small pedals.

Back to what I can help you with - don't buy a rough Audi, if it burns blue move on no matter what the price. On the flip side don't be scared of a high mileage Coupe - so long as the engine gives off no smoke go for it. Keep an eye on the idling rev's - if the revs jump up and down you're talking $$.

I have owned many cars, most of which have been fast european cars. You will get a car on par with a 325i BMW. More than likely you will get either a good body or a good engine, rarely will you find both. They are fun cars with some good power and are great on long trips. Parts can be costly if buying new. Try to find used. Even better, find a friend who does work on cars and educate him on Audi's - buy a Haynes manual. Even better if you can buy a parts cars, you will save money in the long run.

Questions: e-mail me at highlander24@sprint.ca

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th October, 2002

1986 Audi Coupe Quattro 2.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired86000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Calibra

Summary:

Fantastic, cheap enough and MINE!

Faults:

The leather seats have begun to wear thin.

The exhaust manifold began to leak at about 100,000 miles.

The passenger side electric window only works when it wants to!

General Comments:

This car has a sense of rarity and class which sets it apart from other cars of it's era. Its sure handling and mighty performance outshine many modern cars.

Being equipped with such extras as: disc auto-changer, full leather interior, air conditioning, and Audi's legendary 4 wheel drive system, its comfort levels are also on a par with many modern cars.

Quite frankly; I'd never sell it!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th January, 2002

1986 Audi Coupe GT from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 kilometres
Most recent distance250000 kilometres
Previous carHonda Prelude

Summary:

A personal labour of love

Faults:

It should be noted that I bought this car in mediocre condition. The suspension, shocks, brakes and gear-box had recently been repaired.

Repairs that became my responsibility were the transmission cap and link table.

The alterator soon followed along with a corroded fuel line.

Tie rods, a new radiator, fuel filter and some work have completed the first round of required repairs.

Most of these problems are related to hostile Canadian winters and careless previous ownership.

General Comments:

Having made the necessary repairs, now she really moves, accelerates like a 5 cylinder car should.

The stability, handling and overall performance of the platform are remarkable, I'm very impressed and very happy with my purchase.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th October, 2001

1986 Audi Coupe Quattro 2.2 injection 5 cylinder from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership1998
Engine and transmission 2.2 injection 5 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired114000 miles
Most recent distance125000 miles

Summary:

Great car, but too expensive to run

Faults:

Front discs worn out.

Track rod ends worn on both sides.

Rear near-side wheel-bearing.

Exhaust needed replacement.

Rear brake caliper failed an MOT.

Headlights required re-silvering.

General Comments:

Big, eye-catching coupe with a feel and look of quality. Not super-fast (no turbo!) but handling is very secure, grip excellent and traction is incredible on any surface.

Gripes were that it was expensive on parts if anything ever went wrong - fortunately the transmission never did - and that despite its solidity the car 'shuddered' at over 70 MPH, and no amount of investigations ever solved the problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th May, 2001

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 19 reviews