Audi RS2 Reviews

1994 Audi RS2 2.2 20V ADU from Norway

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1994
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 20V ADU Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 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 acquired240000 kilometres
Most recent distance243000 kilometres
Previous carAudi S6

Summary:

The Best Icon

Faults:

Total engine rebuild at 200k km.

No functional handbrake.

General Comments:

Just love this car, but they do need love and attention. I beat on my S6, while the RS2 will be kept in OEM shape and never sold.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th March, 2009

1995 Audi RS2 2.2 from Australia and New Zealand

Model year1995
Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.2 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Delta

Summary:

Can't fault it!!

Faults:

Bulb blown.

General Comments:

Very fast, very rare, very cool and excellent all rounder that is a very capable daily driver, more so then the Lancia Integrale Evo or Escort RS Cosworth I had previously.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st June, 2008

1993 Audi RS2 Avant 2.2 litre 5-cylinder Turbo 20-valve from Germany

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 2.2 litre 5-cylinder Turbo 20-valve Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired173000 kilometres
Most recent distance184000 kilometres
Previous carBMW 3 Series

Summary:

Unusual, under-estimated and enormous fun to drive

Faults:

Given the age, not surprising but here goes: front brakes replaced, (costly); rear drive-shaft, (costly); hand-brake very poor, (complicated Porsche affair and known weak point - ask the list RS2list@egroups.com); rear brakes would have needed replacement if I had kept the car, (VERY costly - worse than the front). That was it.

General Comments:

Incredibly fast and solidly built.

You need air-con as the engine gives out an incredible amount of heat into the cabin.

The space is OK but for an estate, not brilliant.

The car sits VERY low and tends to scrape in car parks and on ramps - watch that front air duct!

The Quattro system is amazing. So much power, (315 ps), but the car just grips and goes. The RS2 has a strengthened 1st gear, (6 speed), as the S2 gear-box had a notoriously weaker 1st gear.

Seats are wonderful and grippy.

Car is very heavy and only really gets into its stride around 3000 rpm, but even below that, it is severely grin-inducing :-).

Tyres are difficult to come by for the summer wheels, (only one tyre type approved, but now out of production), so most are being down-sized to 225's with some say, better grip and handling, so no problem.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th May, 2001

29th Jan 2002, 14:17

Homologated 245/40 17 dunlop sp8000 is still available.

19th Jun 2002, 16:19

20V non turbo goes on for ever, but buyer beware on high mileage RS2 vehicles my engine went bang at 102,000 when No.1 big end failed, oil and pump OK, I would only give 3/10 for reliability because of many design faults and weaknesses.

Average review marks: 7.1 / 10, based on 3 reviews