1991 Audi Coupe Reviews

1991 Audi Coupe Quattro 20 Valve from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 20 Valve Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired167000 miles
Most recent distance182000 miles
Previous carAudi 4000

Summary:

I've thoroughly enjoyed it. Don't get upset when they break down. Just persevere and enjoy QUATTRO

Faults:

This car has had re-occurring electrical problems, compared to my previous Audi 4000 quattro; however the car is solid.

General Comments:

When I bought this car it was probably ready for the junk yard. However with a lot of $$$ and time (well spent) I have brought this beautiful machine back into its former glory. You must understand, Audi's are not Honda's. They require love and attention (to detail). Treat her good and she'll show you the time of your life. Too bad Audi does not make rally style coupes anymore. I'm contemplating buying a TT coupe quattro next.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th October, 2005

1991 Audi Coupe S2 2.2 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired104500 miles
Most recent distance105500 miles
Previous carVolkswagen Passat

Summary:

Wow!!!

Faults:

It has lots of niggly little problems which you must expect in a 13 year old car.

Some problems of note are:

Rear lights leaking (common fault)

Temp warning light comes on occasionally

Had a really irritating rattle in the boot which I have now fixed.

General Comments:

This is one amazing car, no-one else on the road seems to know what amazing performance this car gives.

My new favourite past time is to pull up besides boy racers in their soupped up Saxo's and Fiesta's and embarrass them in front of their mates. This can also work on RS Focus's, older M3's and some Jap boxes.

Although it is 13 years old it has been built to last and everything is still working as Audi intended

What a great car to have a laugh in!!!

Buy one now before the rest of the world wakes up!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd May, 2004

1991 Audi Coupe 2.3E from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.3E Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired116000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carMazda 323

Summary:

Nice car, if you can find a reliable one

Faults:

Bulging Brake line. Replaced.

Front brake discs and pads needed replacing. Rear ones are starting to go.

Many bushings are worn. Some replaced.

Coolant temperature gauge was inoperative. A sensor needed replacing.

Lights developed an electrical fault due to a common problem with the rear cluster contacts corroding.

Moisture enters the boot through the rear light seals.

Offside wheel bearing needed replacing.

Gearbox mountings needed replacing.

Breather system was blocked with gunk leading to oil leaks around rocker cover.

Sump was corroded and needed replacing.

Radiator fan kept draining the battery until I removed the run-on fuse.

Boot lid rattled until I adjusted the striker.

Door switch for internal light developed a fault. I solved this by removing the switch, cleaning it and filling the internals with dielectric grease.

Exhaust was blowing near the catalytic converter due to bolt corrosion. Parts were cleaned up, sealed and re-fitted.

Oil is contaminated with water, possibly due to the blocked breather system.

Water pump developed a crack and needed replacing.

General Comments:

I like the handling of the car, the steering is light, but you quickly become accustomed to it.

Suspension is a little soft, but it makes for a very comfortable ride.

Speed wise it is pretty quick and pulls nicely in fifth even over 80mph. It could do with a little more power in first and second though.

General build quality is very solid. You really feel safely cocooned away from the outside world with a lot of soundproofing and decent seals.

Interior is impressive, if a little dark. I quite like the wood paneling as it feels luxurious and isn't as tacky as in some other cars. There is a decent amount of space for a coupe, especially with the hatchback and split rear seats.

General operation is well thought out, with all the buttons and dials in logical and easy to reach places.

Unfortunately, I just don't 'trust' the car anymore. I always feel like it is going to develop more faults. Maybe I just got one which had been poorly taken care of.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 1st March, 2004

1991 Audi Coupe S2 Turbo 2.2 turbo from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance165000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Cavalier

Summary:

Pure German underrated power, who needs BMW?

Faults:

Temperature light comes on now even when cold, and the power steering seems to make a squealing noise, which was cured by topping up the power steering fluid.

General Comments:

This car has got serious speed. Very underrated but the 2.2 litre turbo charged engine moves it along very nicely with little turbo lag there. It keeps you there annoying the likes of M3's!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th January, 2002

11th Sep 2004, 05:56

Are you sure it's the temp warning light? My S2 was doing the same, and it was the low coolant level warning; very similar.

I checked the level, and it was just a tiny bit below full; topped it up, and it's been quiet as a mouse since.

By the way, try www.s2forum.com.

Top site.

29th Oct 2004, 09:03

Exactly, I got the same problem and found it was the collant level!

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 4 reviews