1981 Audi 100Review
Faster Than Most From A To B Round The Lanes In The 1980s — This is actually the Audi 100 Avant GL5E but that wasn't on the list. A remarkably good car, fabulous handling - the first car in which I genuinely could feel what was going on with each wheel. This held the record for the fastest I'd ever driven, 133mph, until very recently too. It was totally reassuring to drive and took me miles around the country, never missing a beat of its odd 5-cyl engine driving the front wheels.
Primary Use: Commuting to work
Pros: Brilliantly balanced
Cons: The fussy engine noise outside
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Reviews From Other Years
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