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Audi A8 4.2 quattro Sport 4d Auto (1997/R)

Audi A8 4.2 quattro Sport 4d Auto (1997/R) - Owner Review

Car purchased on 3rd birthday with 70k miles. Driving this car is generally an excellent experience, my '97 car has knobbly ride at low speed and on broken surfaces. Steering, brakes and general handling are good, my car is now 130k, but a bit soft.
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Audi A8 (94-02)

Value

4 out of 5

Bought for £18.5k, thats 34% or original cost, excellent value.

Costs

3 out of 5

Audi servicing expensive, dealers not particularly good. Heavy on brakes, fuel is OK, 30mpg m/way, avg 23mpg.

Driving

4 out of 5

Car purchased on 3rd birthday with 70k miles. Driving this car is generally an excellent experience, my '97 car has knobbly ride at low speed and on broken surfaces. Steering, brakes and general handling are good, my car is now 130k, but a bit soft.

Performance

4 out of 5

My 300hp version is good, especially in the wet when most others are spinning their power away.

Reliability

4 out of 5

Suffers from brake pad breakup, front suspension problems, electric gremlins, nothing serious yet!

Image

4 out of 5

Q car.

Comfort

2 out of 5

Crashy ride, OK if you like sporty ride/handling. With full tank and 5 up its brilliant.

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Insurance group: 46

Security

4 out of 5

Double glazed windows, CAT 1 alarm as std.

Service

4 out of 5

Elec seat heating proved too much for their warranty dept.

Problems

Bodywork
None

Engine
None

Gearbox
None

Other
Electrical problems, slow pax window

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