1993 90

Consumer Reviews

1993 Audi 90

1993 Audi 90

Review Score

3.0 out of 5 stars

3.0

3 Reviews
33% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
3.3 out of 5 stars Comfort
3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
2.3 out of 5 stars Interior Design
4 out of 5 stars Reliability
3.3 out of 5 stars Performance
3.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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3 out of 5 stars

High Maintenance

by Jim from Cincinnati OH on Thu Dec 25 2008

Available cars are normally a deal... for a reason. Ignition switch often needs to be replaced, which was a recall on 1994 and 1995, but not on 1993. You have to replace it yourself, or electronic devices will randomly not turn on at start-up (relatively cheap fix at $200). 1993 engine notirius for oil leaks from everywhere, but if you don't mind adding a quart of oil each 1,000 miles, you can delay the eventual need for head gasket and rear main seals to be fixed. I had the valley pan gasket fixed, which stopped 70% of the leaking for about $300. Car alarm won't work, and Audi dealer won't touch it with a 10 foot pole, stating that they would not be able to fix on that model, even if they ordered all new alarm. Audi dealer will not change my automatic transmission fluid and filter at 70,000 miles. They recommend not opening up the transmission as long as it is working. Not a vote of confidence on the transmission. Clunk in front end was fixed by replacing lower tie rod bushings for $300 and now handles nicely. Gas mileage average 18 MPG, but I've got a lead foot, so it could probably get 20-21 MPG. Looks great from 20 feet away, and rides like a tank through snow with front wheel drive. Engine kicks in nicely above 3,0000-4,000 RPM, but no torque at low RPMs. I've put only 3,000 miles on this car since I bought a low mileage 1993 with 70,000 miles, and found all of the above from my experience. If you can keep up the maintenance, the purchase price is normally dirt cheap, but keep in mind the hidden cost is continual maintenance. Soon it will be time for timing belt, water pump.... but this car is cheaper than almost every used car on the market, and cost $26,000 way back in 1993, so it's really a bargain for a relatively nice OLDER car. Looks very good from 20 feet away, but interior definitely retro. Fine for basic transportation, but don't expect the same reliability of more modern cars.

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
3 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does not recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

Lemon

by B rock from Whitleand Indiana on Sat Apr 28 2007

One thing breaks, it all goes hill after that! Back door went first. It never opens, nor the window doesn't go down. My sunroof gets stuck closed, or stuck open often. My ac went out many miles ago. It's very reliable. My sunvisor holder is shot. My ignition is broken, and has the key stuck in it. Many of the interior lights are burnt out. It starts everytime weather its 100 degrees, or negative 20, it sure wants to go!

3 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
2 out of 5 starsInterior Design
5 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
3 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

I like this car

by Mo from Lancaster PA on Sun Jan 03 2010

I purchased this car four and half years ago from the Audi dealership who sold it new, one owner, dealer maintained, 42,000 original miles, it had all the maintenance records from new, that's what sold me on it, I have 50,000 miles on now, call it my good car, Replaced the timming belt, water pump, etc. that goes with that job, changed transmission fluid, looked like new inside, I have had no trouble at all with this car, but it's garage kept, and as you can tell, very limited use, factory paint that looks great until you leave it in the sun a long time, it will fade if I don't keep a lot of wax on it, I was going to upgrade until I found out it's worth nothing, so, I like it, and decided to keep it, I'm sure if I drove it everyday it would be a different story, that's why I can't recomend it for someone else.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1993 Audi 90

Audis had a reputation as rough-and-tumble machines, but the `93 Audi 90S represents a major change. This was a tame machine, as in ``cozy`` and``comfortable.`` The perception of riding in and on a block of concrete isgone. The 2.8-liter V-6 delivered ample power, and the short-throw five-speed manual transmission was smooth. Anti-lock brakes and a driver-side air bag arestandard; a passenger-side bag is coming within a couple years. If Audi keeps turning out cars with the performance of the 90 and the 100, the onlyunexpected acceleration will be in sales.

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