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Audi A8 4.2 quattro Sport 4d Auto (1995/M)

Audi A8 4.2 quattro Sport 4d Auto (1995/M) - Owner Review

Sharp, agile handling and a very quiet and smooth drivetrain. Ride quality is very disappointing: it's incapable of settling down and constantly transmits road ripples and imperfections to your backside.
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Audi A8 (94-02)

Value

5 out of 5

Was dirt cheap to buy. Certainly a lot of very impressive car for the money.

Costs

2 out of 5

Audi servicing and parts are very expensive. Heavy on petrol, too.

Driving

4 out of 5

Sharp, agile handling and a very quiet and smooth drivetrain. Ride quality is very disappointing: it's incapable of settling down and constantly transmits road ripples and imperfections to your backside.

Performance

5 out of 5

Very fast with massive torque levels.

Reliability

3 out of 5

Mmm. It hasn't been too bad overall but it has proved occasionally troublesome over the years and is NEVER cheap to repair.

Image

4 out of 5

Very good. A stealth wealth type of car. In fact it can be too discreet when you need to impress at a business meeting or the ilk. Looks a bit like an overgrown A4.

Comfort

3 out of 5

Again, so so. Seats are too stiff and the ride is naff. It is however quiet and smooth, which does improve comfort somewhat.

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Security

3 out of 5

Comprehensive list of security features. It has never been stolen even though I have only a Cat 1 immobiliser fitted with the standard alarm and no tracking device.

Service

3 out of 5

Pleasant bunch but heavily overpriced. Now use an Audi specialist who does as competent a job for half the price!

Problems

Bodywork
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Engine
Some misfiring and rough idling.

Gearbox
Changes became very rough. Diagnosed as a computer glitch - VERY expensive to put right.

Other
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Ownership

Did you buy the car new?
No

Would you buy the same model again?
No

Did you buy from the same manufacturer again?
No