Monday, February 13, 2012

1985 Audi 5000 S Station Wagon (Avant)

Right upfront I'll say that I think this car is over-priced.

I've always liked these cars. They have a very cool, unique station wagon / hatchback look to them.

The engine is Audi's 2.2 liter I5. It's not a rocket, but it's powerful enough to move the car at a reasonable pace.

These cars are fairly rare today. They were never big sellers in the first place, and value of Audi 5000s dropped to next to nothing after the "unintended acceleration" report on 60 Minutes. Many cars that could have (should have) been saved were scrapped.

This car has 86,000 miles on it. It looks to be in nice shape. However, it's a non-quattro, non-turbo, automatic. That makes it a fine commuter car, but for the asking price you can find plenty of other, far more entertaining cars to drive to and from work.

Located in San Diego, CA, click here to see the eBay listing.

2 comments:

Chris Keen said...

Wow, the car comes with some free Cerealmarshmallows. I'm on it.

Seriously, this may not be much to drive, but in its largely original state I'd be happy just looking at it. Such a revolutionary design.

LokRobster said...

used to have a silver 5000s wagon... always reminded me of a Dellorean wagon.

soooo expensive to fix, i finally had to let it go (back in '99). wish i still had it now, though!