2k: Wife Forces Sale: 1986 Audi Coupe GT

A common thing to include when selling a car is a reason for the sale…which seems sort of odd when you step back and consider it.  Do you need to provide a reason for sale when you are selling a home (neighbors are jerks, shallow graves at risk of being dug up by earthworms, ghosts, etc).  If you sell an old Hi-Fi at a garage sale, do you have buyers coming up and asking you why you are selling it?  No, they plop down $20 and walk away with an old piece of junk that you don’t need anymore.  The same should be for a car, but for some reason buyers ask and sellers share the reason.  The bigger question is, why are you buying this 1986 Audi GT Coupe offered for $2,500 in Raleigh, NC.  Tip from Rene.

The B2 generation Audi Coupe was an attempt by Audi to offer a cheaper version of its race bred Audi Quattro.  The Coupe is more subtle in appearance than the Quattro, but it still looks like something special when you compare it to the other German cars on the market in 1986.  But, will its marginal reliability and front wheel drive performance leave you wishing for something else?

The Coupe GT is powered by a 2,2 liter inline-5 cylinder Audi engine that puts 134 horsepower into the front wheels via a 5-speed manual gearbox.  The inline-5 is mounted so far forward in the engine bay that the radiator is mounted under that plastic shroud to the right of the engine. 

The Coupe GT offers a decently sporty seating position to the driver which will go some way to make up for the lack of actual sportiness in the driving experience. 

Wait for a Quattro version or just enjoy the lighter weight of the front drive version? tips@dailyturismo.com