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1991 200

Overall rating:  Product Rating: 3.5

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Fun to drive, when its not in the shop...

by tizankj:      Mar 18, 2006

Product Rating: 3.0 Recommended: Yes 

Pros: Smooth driving, quiet, TURBO, heated leather, fun
Cons: Reliability, CUPHOLDERS, small details (window switches, etc.), trunk release mechanism, premium fuel
The Bottom Line: Fun to drive, but not reliable enough for me to buy another one.

Having purchased my 200 quattro with 162,000 miles on it about 18 months ago, and having just totaled it with 172,000 miles on it, I decided to look at what others thought of the car when researching my next vehicle (Subaru Outback). Finding an utter lack of reviews, I decided to leave my own...

This car is strait up fun to drive. At the heart os a 2.2 litre turbocharged 5 cylinder engine, producing more than adequate torque. Living in Montana, the quattro AWD was a necessity, and never failed me in all the winters. With studded snow tires, this car is a tank, and cannot be stopped. It even outperforms some of the newest Audis in the snow... But because it is a sedan, it can't compete with SUVs, but as far as cars go, it is unbelieveable.

The Achille's heel of this vehicle is its reliability. But I suppose that with a high quality German cruiser of this cailber, age, and miles, that is what is to be expected. In my mere 10K miles, I had the power steering pump, some shifting valve, the rear axle/differential, and some other things that I cannot remember going out. So, for a $4000 car, paying half of that in about a year is not that much fun.

I loved this car in the snow and off, but if you want something more reliable, perhaps look elsewhere...
Amount Paid (US$): 4000
Condition: Used
Model Year: 1991
Model and Options: Heated Leather Seats, Sunroof, Locking Rear Differential, ?
Product Rating: 3.0
Recommended: Yes 
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