Audi 5000CS--is it worth it?
I've been looking at an '88 5000 CS Quattro in the area. It has a few electrical glitches i.e.: rear window and outside dr handle, power locks, passenger seat motor and heater. The owner has it priced a bit high because she's in need of money ($2500). It's a 5-speed and the mileage shows 165k which is great for its age. I'm wondering how accurate it is. Can anyone tell me what mechanical issues I should look for in this model? I'm unable to test drive it until she gets a temp plate put on it--it's been sitting awhile. It started up alright, but did smell like it's burning oil. I know Audi repair shops are high dollar, but what kind of things should I be looking into before considering a purchase? She is willing to take a few hundred off the price, but I'm thinking she may need take off about a $1000. It does appear to be a pretty cool car. The AWD system is cool and sunroof and most other power features are working. The interior isn't too bad for its age, either. This would only be my 2nd European car out of the 17 cars I've owned over the years. And it would be my 1st German. I've posted this same thread on 'another' Audi forum, but 20+ members viewed and ignored it. I'm already more impressed with the welcome e-mail I've received upon signing up here and the fact that the homepage loads up 10x faster than theirs. Please let me know what I should be looking into and whether it's worth it. Older Audis are really rare around here and I think it would be a very worthwhile car.