1989 Audi Coupe Reviews

1989 Audi Coupe 2.3 20v quattro 2.3 20v from UK and Ireland

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.3 20v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired67000 miles
Most recent distance97000 miles
Previous carMercedes-Benz 190

Summary:

Quality

Faults:

This has been without a doubt the best car that I have ever owned, I had a wheel bearing replaced, the temperature gauge works intermittently and the drivers door window lift mechanism needs replacing other than that no faults.

General Comments:

The quattro system is terrific, I drove a 2.6 quattro a4 and found the system intrusive in comparison, also whilst a lighter car with less miles and only 20 bhp less it felt far slower.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th April, 2005

1989 Audi Coupe 2.2E 2.3 from UK and Ireland

Model year1989
Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired139000 miles
Most recent distance149950 miles
Previous carRenault 19

Summary:

Still looks great and handles brilliantly

Faults:

Brake hose broke causing whole brake assembly to be replaced.

New CV joints.

Electrics sometimes temperamental.

General Comments:

For the age the car is very quick.

Slightly lowered the profile on the tyre's and no it handles superbly well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2005

1989 Audi Coupe S3 2.2 10v from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 10v Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance152000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Budget tarmac snorter, with presence

Faults:

Initially, my car needed just a good wash and polish!

I have replaced the drivers side door seal.

The exhaust system needed replacing, but I had a Powerflow Stainless Steel system made for it, as it was far cheaper than the original. Sounds nice too, but not too loud!

And alas the gearbox has just expired.

But, with such good build quality, the 'box was easy to get out, easy to repair (did it myself with an Audi 80 'box I had in my shed!).

Replaced the clutch while the 'box was out as a matter of course.

Oh and the rear wash/wipe and de-mist do not work (broken wire in top of tailgate), but as I spend more time looking forwards, not backwards, they are still broke!

General Comments:

As it is white, I T-Cut and polished it, and it came up lovely considering its age!

The interior is good except for one cigarette burn.

I have fitted a nice set of 17" Team Dynamics wheels, with 215/40 17 Toyo Proxes, handles like a go-kart. (pics at CarDomain.com).

I am 6'3" so the dustbin lid steering wheel had to go, have fitted a 'D' shaped one.

It's very fast; mine does 152mph (just before the rev limiter).

Beats a lot of more modern cars to 60.

And is reasonably economic (depends how you drive it!).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th June, 2004

1989 Audi Coupe E 10v 2.3 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.3 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.3 / 10
Distance when acquired11100 miles
Most recent distance112000 miles
Previous carRenault Clio

Summary:

A quality performance coupe - get one

Faults:

Nothing much - just the usual coupe faults of temp gage going, couple of dashboard lights, touch of bubbling round drivers wheel arch, but not overly concerned given car in galvanized.

General Comments:

Steering is too light, not much feel of the surface - although this does make long distances tireless.. pulls very well and continuously well above 100mph. Interior hasn't dated as well as the body shape, and seat wear tends to be an issue so would go for leather if had the option. The car is a joy to own and I'm convinced that taking out a loan for an alpha 156 could not have been worthwhile!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2003

21st Jul 2003, 04:59

Now playing with one of these myself I don't know how to describe this, but having got out of a recent grand cherokee this car reminds what fun it was to drive in my early 20s.

It is like a mk1 Golf GTi.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 4 reviews