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Audi A8 S8 40V quattro 4d Auto (2001/Y)

Audi A8 S8 40V quattro 4d Auto (2001/Y) - Owner Review

Great drivetrain, very very hard ride though - perhaps too sporty for some...
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Audi A8 (94-02)

Value

3 out of 5

Great second-hand buy - savage initial depreciation.

Costs

3 out of 5

Variable service interval helps. 20mpg with very heavy right foot usage!

Driving

4 out of 5

Great drivetrain, very very hard ride though - perhaps too sporty for some...

Performance

5 out of 5

You won't get more saloon performance for the money. Nice steering mounted gear change.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Seems ok. Need a gearbox gasket at 40k though (still warranted).

Image

3 out of 5

Don't care what the ignoramuses think.... Can look great in right colours.

Comfort

1 out of 5

Great sports seats. Much better than A8 4.2 etc.

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Security

4 out of 5

Seems adequate.

Service

4 out of 5

Not quite as good/fawning as Jaguar service depts.

Problems

Bodywork
-

Engine
-

Gearbox
Gasket leak at 40k miles.

Other
Squealy brakes. Wheels difficult to balance.

Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
Yes

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
Yes