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1984 Audi 100Review
Jakob writes:

Great Car — Love the 5 cyl engine.. Its nice and creamy :) Its an ugly 80s car but its built to last. the boot is big and you cab easily fit a cow in the bag Once Audi always Audi :) Go get one

Pros: Its uglyness

Cons: No turbo

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1984 Audi 100Review
L-O writes:

Nice Car For Long Distances — nice car with very good comfort. The 136 hp 5 cylinder engine was strong and quiet. White on the outside and blue velvet on the inside, very 80. Althugh it had for its time a big engine, it didnt consume so much petrol.

Pros: comfortable

Cons: nothing

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1984 Audi 100Review
Cameron writes:

Deceptive Beast —

Not an unattractive car, and the first in the world to break the 0.30 drag coefficient, the Audi 100CD was revolutionary at its launch in 1982. Combining a powerful fuel injected 5 cylinder engine with slippery bodywork (flush fitting windows & designed in a wind-tunnel) in a large passenger car, Audi was onto a winner. It won European Car of the Year and went on to sell over 1 million units. It was in the same class as a Mercedes S Class and BMW 7 Series, with similar performance but with much better fuel economy. Fit and finish was typical VW/Audi – simply amazing attention to detail. The 5 cylinder had a lot of character, and proved to be a reliable and indestructible engine powering many more models in the Audi family for years to come. Why then do I rate this car so low? In a nutshell – the early automatic transmission. I’ve had 3 of these cars, 2 of them with autos. In the 4 years or so I owned the autos I went through 5 gearboxes. I’ve been assured that gearboxes will last up to 300 000kms without issues, and this is possible, it’s just that if they’ve been neglected or had any issues, they’ll be stuffed long before that. To top it off, they don’t like to be rebuilt. The (not so) amusing tales of heart-ache I’ve had with these cars include :- - auto-transmission dying (several times) - major electrical faults disabling half the electrics in the car and costing near to $2000 to repair - faulty sunroof (very common) which then proceeded to leak water all over me Worse than trying to run one of these, is trying to up-rate it (for instance, with a turbo engine). Speaking from experience, DON’T ever try this. If you own or buy one – do the minimum to keep it running and when it dies, pop a bottle of champagne as you watch it get crushed into a box and shipped to China. Spares and repairs are notoriously expensive – sometimes crippling. I’ve had to cut my (considerable) losses on these cars, long after hitting the point of no return. My advice – don’t get that far with them in the first place. The exception to the above rule is the turbo quattro versions, and the ultra-rare 20v late models. They’re probably worth saving. A bog standard 100CD or even a non-quattro or non-turbo 200 are worth nothing beyond scrap value. On the plus side, the later cars are much better and share components with other models in the Audi line-up. The only attractive aspects of the car are the wonderful 5 cylinder engine (which is legendary for it’s rallying and touring car wins in the quattro models) which is simply indestructible, and the strength of the bodywork. With my first 100CD, it got to the point where it was rough enough to keep driving but about to cost a lot of money to fix up to good condition. I decided to drive it into the ground. That took a long time, even when completely neglected and after being smashed! After a further 30 000kms of thrashing and neglect, it finally died when the transmission gave up (again!) towing a heavy trailer to Shepparton (hardly surprising!). A legendary story (confirmed, as I’ve seen the photos) involves a 1988 Audi 100CD ploughing into a road-roller at 100kmh. The driver fell asleep, and woke up suddenly to find she’d hit a rather large and immovable object. The force of the impact ripped the inlet manifold (bolted on with 8 large studs) off the engine! She walked away with only minor bruising to her head due to the immense strength of the passenger cell.

Pros: That glorious 5 cylinder engine; strength of bodywork; fit and finish; comfort.

Cons: When they go wrong, they go VERY wrong!  A very rich man's car - not for the cash-strapped.

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1994 Audi 100 Reviews

Excellent Quality Car With Lots Of Miles On It. By Andie

Performance? The fact that this car is still runinng with 273000 miles on it speaks for itself. And the build quality. Appereance? Any fault in it is my own: live on a dirt road, broke the tailgat... Read More

Its Nice!! By Marko

he have nice acceleration nad braking too and nice handling.He have nice build quality.He dont needrepairs.And when you drive this car you just can have a fun.From out side he is nice.He is a metalic ... Read More

1993 Audi 100 Reviews

Reliable By kldrk

I've owned it 18 yrs and I think that says enough. But I have like this car from the first time I saw it. I had an 85 5000S at the time but couldn't resist the appeal of the 100 series. Read More

Stupendous Bit Of Classic Luxury By Colton

It needs a paint job and a motor rebuild. best performing car I've owned to date. One of the oddest things about it though would be that its a total dog off the line, but from 80km/h it pulls hard, I'... Read More

1992 Audi 100 Reviews

Top Car Mate, Very Expensive To Maintain But Its Worth It! :) By Manoli

this car is one of the Top of the range Audi 100's back in the dayz, big, luxurious... originaly has a 10 cd stacker, airbags, power steering, all electrical! and u can even close the windows & the su... Read More

It's A Great Car, I'm Very Happy With It. It's Got It's Faults, But So Does All Cars. Overall: Great By Truls2

Ok.. This is a 2.8 liter 12 valve v6 engine with 174 bhp, the car has the famous quattro 4WD system,and because of that, it handles great. The system is also extremely good on snow and ice, in these a... Read More

1991 Audi 100 Reviews

Would Be A Great Car With Stiffer Suspention And The Original Engine / Smooth Engine Management By Travis

Its got a V6 from another car that runs! Woo Hoo Same build Quality as usual Audis, The electrics are a a nightmare. Like to be driven hard. Sure can be fun on the right road. Beware the black rings!... Read More

It's A Tank!!! It Just Keeps On Going And Will Never Stop.... Ever!!! By Iain

I like the fact that you can abuse it and it will not break, ever!!! I've done nothing to it except top up screenwash since August 2008, haven't even washed it!!! It's no tthe fastest car in the world... Read More

1990 Audi 100 Reviews

Gussied Up Vw Fox By Daniel

Avoid old Audis like the plague--they will bleed you dry. This 100 sedan featured a 2.3 liter 5-cylinder engine-- all the pickup of a Chevette with the fuel economy of a Suburban. Repairs were ungodly... Read More

Safe And Fun To Drive By audilover

I purchase this car 6 months ago for my stepson. Unfortuately, I was in a car accident when someone turned into me at about 35-45 mph to get on the freeway and hit the front end of the car. The fron... Read More

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