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Lately, I've been obsessed with watching Retro Reviews on Motorweek. It is like traveling back in time to when all I did was read Motor Trend, Road & Track and Car and Driver magazines. Here are some incredible reviews of classic Audis:
1983 Audi Quattro
"It's from West Germany" - amazing. Only 500 of these made their way to the US. I've never seen one in the flesh. The 2.1L 5-cylinder put out 156 horsepower and they called it exotic! My 1986 Dodge Omni GLH Turbo had 146 horsepower! Somehow, I can't see my GLH garnering almost $50K at auction like this Quattro.
1993 Audi 100CS Quattro
The dog of a 2.8L V6 propelled it to 60 mph in 12.7 seconds, but it looks so good through the cones. I'd love to have a mint version of this sweet wagon. I love the supple white interior on this test model and the body design is just superb with the broad taillights across the back. I find it funny that Motorweek chose the Range Rover County LWB as a comparison vehicle. There must not have been many AWD wagons on the market back in the early-90's.
1988 Audi 90
The name change to 90 never made sense to me, but hindsight tells me it had a lot to do with the unintended acceleration controversy that dogged the 5000 during the 80's. The 5000 became the 100 and the 4000 morphed into the 80 and 90. It's all a bit confusing to me, still. Regardless, I was a fan of this car at the time. The meager performance detracts from the overall coolness factor, but it is still a neat car and it had some striking styling.
1992 Audi S4
This S4 really captured my heart when it came to Canada. I would LOVE to have one of these in the garage. It had more than you could wish for in terms of looks and performance for 1992. Just an amazing machine. I bet many Mustang, Camaro and Corvette owners were caught off guard by the explosive performance of this subtly-styled sleeper. A very nice '93 example recently sold for $33K at auction in the States. It only had 11K miles on it.
2010 Audi S4
It's amazing seeing how the performance of these cars has increased so much in a relatively short amount of time. This guy does 0-60 in under 5 seconds. Just incredible. Audi hasn't made an S4 I haven't loved. Ever.
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