I was thinking about getting an early 90's v8, so im trying to research them to find out more, i know nothing about these cars or audis in general. So i thought this was a good place to ask some questions...
1 - did they make any w/ 5spds
2 - what kinda gas milage do they get?
3 - how are they as far as reliabilty is concerned?
4 - performance stats? hp? 0-60? 1/4 mile?
5 - any other "quirks" w/ them u can tell me...
thanks a lot for any input,
08-12-2001, 11:48 PM
1. Yes. Very rare and generally will cost more used. The 5 speed makes the car really perform!
2. Gas mileage:
1990-91 models w/3.6 liter V8 14MPG city 18MPG HW
1992-94 models w/4.2 liter V8 14MPG city 22MPG HW
3. As reliable as any other type 44(5000/100/200) can be...maybe even alittle better. Check out #5 for more....
4. 0-60: automatic tranny data only!
3.6 liter 240 HP/254 Lbs torque= 8.7 seconds
4.2 liter 276 HP/295 Lbs torque =7.3 seconds
5. The V8 Quattro is built on the same chassis(known as the type 44) as the Audi 5000/100/200 and does have some of thier quirks. Altogeher though, if properly taken care, they are solid wonderful cars...I would love to have one myself!
To learn more about type 44 cars goto: www.geocities.com/MotorCity/Garage/9715/faq.html
08-13-2001, 06:29 PM
but due to the rarity of the 5 speed V8's he may not have much of a choice...:)
If you do get a automatic equipped V8 make sure to religiously change the tranny fluid every year or 12k miles. I do that on my 5000 and have not had any problems...yet. Audi's automatic tranny's are very prone to problems as ARK stated...
Also another good thing to do as soon as you get a V8 is to make sure you get the timing belt done. Thats another major thing that must be done every 60K miles...
08-15-2001, 05:36 PM
1) 1991 5 speed V8 most common, about 60 to 70 cars is the accepted number, prices can range from $10K to $15K for a good one.
2)EPA gas mileage stats are misleading, My personal mostly stock 90 V8 w/120K miles gets 17 city and averages 24+ when cruising at 75. This is pretty close to what all the V8s we deal with average.
3)Reliabilty can be rock solid if you are willing to spend the time/money.
Defense of the V8 Auto... The auto is expensive to rebuild and has a reputation for failure, BUT... we see too many V8s with untouched trannys pushing 200k to think its rep is due to a failing in the gearbox and not a poor service history.
4) Performance of the 90/91's is weaker in the engine department than you might expect, with much better brakes provided the UFO's are still in place. The 92 and up cars came factory with G60's, these were marginal on the turbo cars and placing them on the +3900 lb V8 didnt improve them any.
Hope this helps a little.....
09-05-2001, 11:56 PM
<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/24936/rechtshinten_abschloss.jpg"></center><p>just a little tip
this is a german site ...
we are just a little community,
but i prefer a little than no community :)
can somebody help me with changing
your "gas/milage" into liter/km's?