1990 Audi 90 Overview


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A Daily Driver Or A Monstrous Project Car? Your Call. by Tobias
 — This car suffers an odd fate: A wonderful and powerful 2.3l five-cylinder with an ahead-of-its-time 170 horsepower coupled with a very bland and boring exterior. The five cylinder, all wheel drive por... Read More
My First Child by Tiffany
 — I LOVE THIS CAR!! It's had some electrical issues, which is hard and expensive to fix because of it's rarity. But it handles better than any car I have ever driven (including some higher end sports ca... Read More
Beautiful But Unrelaible by David
 — This car was a beauty to drive but when the mileage hit 70K all hell broke loose. There wasn't anything that didn't need replacing and anything that could go wrong did. I was really sad to part with ... Read More

1990 Audi 90 Overview

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1990 Audi 90

Using numbers is a handy way to keep track of the status level of cars (and thereby the status of their owners!). In this vein, the 1990 Audi 90 falls somewhere between the starter car Audi 80 and the more upscale Audi 100 luxury sedan. In fact, the Audi 90 is simply a higher-end version of the 80, offering that much more comfort, sportiness, and luxury, but not quite as much as the Audi 100.  

Available as either a regular sedan or a quattro, both trims feature a 2.3-liter, 5-cylinder, 130-hp engine and 5-speed manual transmission. A 3-speed automatic transmission is optional. ABS brakes are standard on both models. The quattro adds a rear spoiler, fog lights, sport-style seats, and leather upholstery, in keeping with its rugged image. A quattro coupe is powered by the same engine, but tuned to reach 164 horsepower, and decked out with leather seats, wood trim, and extra sport-inspired gauges.  

There are many things to like about the Audi 90, according to owners. It's sportier than the 80 in both looks and performance, offers a ton of standard features, and boasts good handling, power, and brakes. The quattro is a monster in snowy or rough road conditions. And even more important, the Audi 90, like all Audis, seems to run forever and never look a year older. Don't be suprised if your Audi reaches 300,000km (186,000 miles! How does it do it? Much has to do with a special durable zinc coating that prevents the wear and tear and age spots that afflict many cars. Audi is known for hugely expensive parts and repairs, and that remains the number one complaint among owners. Some also feel the back seat and trunk could be bigger.


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Audi 90 Questions


My 1990 Audi 90, Timing Belt Failed Now My No.5 Cylinder Does Not Fire. Cou...

5 CYLINDER, NG engine, non-interference, hydraulicalilly operated valves,. Timing belt cut while in motion at 40 KMP. Milage was 250k! I bought the car 2 1/2 years ago with 180KM on it. I have enjoine...

1,037 views with 2 answers (last answer 6 years ago)

Why Does My Brake Pulsate?

188 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 years ago)

Why Does My Car Engine Cuts Off When I Brake?

I have a 1990 AUDI 90, My car engine cuts off when i brake to stop, but it dosent happen when i am driving it around high streets. It happens when i drive it over 40mph the engine sign appears on the ...

227 views with 3 answers (last answer 7 years ago)

Engine Won't Start Cold, Why?

Engine doesn't start after sitting overnight or for a long period of time

473 views with 1 answer (last answer 7 years ago)

My Audi

there is no spark coming to the coil in my car at all i've checked the ditributar and the leads and plugs and still nothing it might be and electrical fault where do i look plz help someone

141 views with 1 answer (last answer 8 years ago)