You probably know that Audi/Volkswagen diesels as the modern and fuel efficient machines that cheat on emissions tests, but there was a time when Audi was known for cars that accelerated without warning (warning that youtube link has the most awesome vintage commercials but you can also watch this awesome Audi PR film with an detailed rebuttal by Bobby Unser)…but these next two cars aren’t going anywhere fast. First they were equipped with an 84 horsepower 2.0 liter inline-5 turbocharged oil burner. It wasn’t as slow as the non-turbo cars from 1980-82, but after a few decades in a barn…these things are not going anywhere quickly. Find these 1983 Audi 5000 TD s (two of them) offered for $600 in Pittsfield, MA via craigslist. Tip from Rock On!
The Audi 5000 is starting to become a classic in its own right – no longer vilified as a self-accelerating, rusting and unreliable menace. Find this 1979 Audi 5000 Sedan is for in Denver, CO for $1500 via craigslist. This one is equipped with a manual transmission, non-turbo 2.1 liter inline-5 engine putting out 103 […]
This week Ford was hit with an unintended acceleration related lawsuit, and while Toyota has recently been the victim of such slanderous claims, it was the mid-eighties Audi 5000 that was the original scapegoat for bad drivers who ran over nuns, dogs, children and desperately wanted to avoid incarceration. To heap insult on top of […]