1991 Audi V8 Quattro Reviews - Page 2 of 2

1991 Audi V8 Quattro Quattro 3.6L 32v V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.6L 32v V8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.5 / 10
Distance when acquired85000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles
Previous carAudi 100

Summary:

In my opinion, it is a very big, safe, comfortable rocket ship with heated seats and a great stereo

Faults:

I have done several things that are really just required service, but they were fairly expensive (for me anyway) - even though I did the work myself.

I replaced the clutch and timing belt.

Total cost for both jobs was about $4000 and includes having the transmission overhauled ($1800 and not really needed, but I wanted new oil seals) and lots of other new parts like water pump, motor mounts, fan drive clutch, rear main seal, etc.

I am currently having the power steering pump rebuilt because it developed a small leak. That is the closest thing to a "failure" I have had. This seems to be sort of an Audi thing.

General Comments:

The interior (all leather) has held up very well.

The carpet is real wool and still looks great.

The body in general has held up great and still looks good even after all these years. This car loves road trips and the V8 has power to spare. It has a top end of 150MPH if you are brave/dumb enough to test it. The quattro system is simply amazing.

This car also has a very long list of safety features.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th October, 2002

16th Sep 2005, 16:01

According to Audi Technical Service Bulletin, a small bit of antifreeze leakage is normal for the V8, because of the water pump design. I got this from an All Data online mechanical service manual. You should check with an Audi Dealer before spending a bunch of money.

27th Sep 2005, 17:03

Can't you people read? The original author said he's having the POWER STEERING pump rebuilt, which is a perfectly legitimate repair.

**By the way, cheers to the moderators for requiring posts to have proper punctuation and grammar. I'm glad I'm not the only person who thinks that people with terrible grammar who type in ALL CAPS should be ignored/beaten/killed. Our ancestors worked long and hard to develop this language, so please use it respectfully!

7th Oct 2006, 17:46

My '92 V-8 has had six power steering pumps, as well as a steering rack and two or three hoses. It would seem that the entire system was not necessarily up to the rigors of the pounds per square inch operating pressure. Here in Vail, where there are lots of Audi's, the parts store calls that expensive P.S. fluid "Audi juice."

21st Feb 2008, 18:26

If you need PS fluid for your V8Q use Mobil 1 synthetic automatic transmission fluid. Works great and a lot cheaper!

1991 Audi V8 Quattro 3.6 liter V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1991
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 3.6 liter V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired96000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles
Previous carAudi 5000

Summary:

Depreciates like a rock, so used is a great bargin

Faults:

Hydraulic leak, replaced battery, replaced radio twice (chronic problem), Heated seat for driver not working, power window in left rear not working, replaced oxygen sensor, check engine light comes on after driving over one hour, ABS light is on - no ABS, oil leaking slightly from the rear main seal.

General Comments:

After driving well over one-hundred thousand miles on this car, I still love it. I have the sport seats, so it is a dream to drive. No low-end power, but does scoot when the RPMs exceed 3,500. Great road car. Usually gets around 25 to 27 MPG on regular fuel.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 30th August, 2002

10th Mar 2005, 22:41

You got that kind of mileage on Regular Gas? I have read that anything less than premium is detrimental to the engine. Maybe my info is faulty, but if it runs well on 87 octane who can argue.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 4 reviews