On Tue, 7 Mar 1995, Naresh H. Singh wrote:
> My question is that the Audi GT is the only remotely sporty Audi. How are
I, as well as a few others, find the late (85-87) 4000S 4-cylinder cars a
blast. They are light and quick, despite their four door, family looking
body, and are relatively cheap to maintain. You should have no problem
finding one for $5000. If you scoff at the idea of the 4000, think of it
as a Jetta with an 8 valve VW GTi motor in it.
> Most of my friends tell me to avoid Audis like the plague because they
> are a nightmare when it comes to electrical problems as well as transmission
> problems. Is there any truth to that ?
Yes, there is *some* truth to it. Audi is not exactly noted for having
the best electricals in the world, but you win some, you lose some. The
more electrical gadgets you have (power seats, windows, etc.) the more
chance you have of something going wrong. They can be rather painless if
one has the sense to think before trying something radical to modify the
You are certainly in the right place to have your questions answered, but
be prepared to get some flack about the 5000 "family-car" comment. There
are many on this list who have 5000 series cars that are quite a bit
faster than most things on the road!!
Feel free to e-mail me directly if you feel the need for further
discussion and opinions.
87 4000S, 1.8L 4-cyl