Not this time. In fact, the seller of this delightful B2 Audi 80 stays away from such hackneyed terminology, instead - seemingly - allowing the car to speak for itself.
This 80 is, to be precise, a 1.8-litre GL, which slots it neatly into the middle of the 1984 range, just before the CL and GL trim levels were dropped in favour of the largely similar SC. Its position in the range gives it such mod cons as electric windows and central locking, as well as the 1781cc EA827 engine made famous in the Mk1 and Mk2 Volkswagen Golf GTIs, albeit here in carb-fed form.
Handling? Do you really care? If you do, you're probably going to be underwhelmed, if not entirely disappointed. The 80 was criticised in its day for quite a bit of body roll - even for the time - and overly heavy steering. Still, you do get plenty of grip - in other words, it'll corner tidily, even if it doesn't feel all that happy about it.
But that soft suspension does mean the 80 is a smooth rider and, combined with the plush velour seats and an original Panasonic stereo, makes this a car for which you wouldn't have to compromise too much in the way of comfort.
There we have it, then. If you want to know what it felt like to be a used car buyer circa 1992, looking at a particularly well-kept example of a tidy eight-year-old 80 with average mileage, you have your answer. How's that for timewarp?
SPECIFICATION - AUDI 80 GL
Engine: 1,781cc 4-cyl
Transmission: 5-speed manual, front-wheel drive
Power (hp): 90@5,400rpm
Torque (lb ft): 107@3,300rpm
First registered: 1984
Recorded mileage: 78,000
Price new: £7,320
Price now: £2,650
See the full advert here.