since 1986-1991 release
Repair and operation of the car
- 1.2. Identification of the car
1. Maintenance instruction
1.3. Arrangement of identification plates
+ 1.5. Service of the car
+ 1.6. Independent service of the car
+ 1.7. Specifications
1.11. Schedule of preventive servicing / lubricant of the car
+ 2. Engines, carburetors
3. Lubrication system
+ 4. Cooling system
+ 5. Fuel system
+ 6. Exhaust system
+ 7. System of ignition
+ 8. Transmission
+ 9. Suspension brackets, wheels
+ 10. Brake system
+ 11. Steering
+ 12. Body, salon
+ 13. Air conditioning system
+ 14. Electric equipment
The old man Diogenes lived in a flank. Then to this barrel attached wheels, and the Audi-80/90 car turned out... All this, of course, jokes. At the same time folklore nicknames of cars neatly capture their essence. ZAZ-965 – "humpbacked", VAZ-2108 - "chisel", Opel-Kadett of E – "exaggerated"...
From the word "flank" blows as reliability. And though today many cars have faceless rounded shapes of a body, "barrel" is only Audi-80 in the 44th body.
In Germany Audi-80 was considered as generally "ladies'". Most often it was the second car intended for daily traveling on family affairs – shop, hairdressing salon, to take away the child from school. There went by it also just young people who just graduated from college and entered independent life. It is not prestigious to go by old "Golf" any more, and on more solid model did not earn yet. Both in that and in other case owners not strongly "forced" the cars, and the majority of the second-hand Audi which straight got to us to the country, looks very and very attractively.
Interesting situation – in our country owners of Audi-80 on lifestyle are in many respects similar to the first owners of the car. Among them it is possible to meet the successful journalist beginning the businessman and the girlfriend of life of the mediocre banker. Any whose ambitions allow to look scornfully at production of domestic automotive industry, but material resources are not boundless yet.
For many of them, young and zealous, Audi – the first serious car after Zhiguli and a suitable occasion "to come off" at full capacity on the road. These cars quickly start with traffic lights (the forward drive!) and easily squeeze out 140 km/h on the route. Rather small sizes, the power steering and good acceleration performance allow to maneuvre enough dashingly in a close city stream if there is enough ability and nerves. Therefore "Autopilot" recommends to buy the car "without run across the CIS" if you unambiguously stopped the choice on "flank".
Among the main competitors of Audi-80 in the market not of new cars it is possible to consider Mercedes-190, Ford-Skorpio and Volkswagen Passat. Money approximately the same. The age difference will make no more than two years in this or that party – for the used car "with a name" it not essentially.
Losing to "Mercedes" from the image point of view a little, Audi-80 is considered more sports, than Volkswagen, and more prestigious, than Skorpio. It – as buffet from mahogany in a drawing room: modestly, but with taste. The solid and unpretentious car for daily trips around the city.
Personally I very much like Audi salon. Even it is more, than deliberately ascetic salon Mercedes-190. It is in personal "table of ranks" behind BMW salon at once. First, everything very functionally and elaborately, secondly, just beautifully and elegantly. Special distinctive feature – the abundance of shelves and glove compartments allowing to carry with itself the mass of the useful trifles occupying a half of a luggage carrier of Zhiguli on volume.
If to spend for searches of the necessary car it is a little more than time and means, then it is possible to get a copy with a complete set of additional "options" – the electric hatch, glasses, heating of seats. In sense of ensuring comfort of Audi always was among leaders.
You will manage to buy Audi-80 through official dealers hardly. There are two options – or to overtake the car from Western Europe independently, or to look for it according to announcements and among acquaintances. It is possible to address services of professional "driver" of used cars also. In this case the price increases approximately for $500 depending on a route of delivery of the car to your entrance.
Among car owners the Audi brand is well-known first of all for the anticorrosive processing. Really, the galvanized body shows surprising firmness in our climate. In the natural way these cars rust seldom. But any medal has a reverse side – if the car was exposed to complex body repair in handicraft conditions and places of welding were not processed properly, then process of corrosion goes in these parts with frightening speed and can extend to all body. At the choice of the car we recommend to pay for it special attention.
Many owners are involved also by availability of service and relative low cost of spare parts which can be got both in company shops, and according to announcements through specialized editions. From experience one of the Moscow firms which is engaged in diagnostics and repair of various units in the Audi cars, the list of the most widespread problems which owners of the 80th model handle on service looks as follows: malfunction of system of electronic injection of fuel, replacement of forward shock-absorbers, replacement of steering rod ends, malfunction of the pump of the cooling system of the engine – in a popular speech of "pomp", replacement of the electric sensor of turning on of the fan, coupling replacement.
Mechanics of this firm consider that bad quality of domestic gasoline is the reason of failure of system of injection and recommend to all owners to use the special additives to fuel increasing octane number. Otherwise replacement of injectors and full diagnostics of the engine will rise in $150–200. As for forward shock-absorbers and tips of steering drafts, cost only of work on their replacement will cost the owner of Audi $150–250.
And finally true-life story. One acquaintance bought few months ago Audi 80. Together with car from the first owner it got an array of problems – the "beating" rubber, badly adjusted engine, the "knocking" suspension bracket. Good intentions to bring the car into a normal look already long break against chronic laziness. And the car goes to itself and goes. And more and more seldom my friend remembers that "well on service to go..." The strong and patient after all machine – Audi-80.
Cost of spare parts and expendables:
– brake shoes – from $30
– shock-absorbers forward – $120
– a headlight assembled (Hella) – $170
– a gasoline pump (Bosch) – $135
– the filter fuel – about $30
– the air filter – about $20
– the cooling system pump – from $50
– a set from 4 candles of Champion – $12.