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Audi A8 S8 quattro 4d Auto (1998/R)

Audi A8 S8 quattro 4d Auto (1998/R) - Owner Review

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Audi A8 (94-02)

Summary

4 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
Neutral image and this does not bother me

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
Do not think they know what it is.

Would you buy this car again and why?
Yes but now concerned about major component longevity with recent gearbox failure. This should not happen on a vehicle costing £70k plus when new

What are you likely to buy next?
The same or merc or possible a lexus LS for the reliability

Buying experience

4 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Independent

Did you buy this car new?
Used

What price did you pay?
£13,500

When did you buy the car?
June 2005

Did you get a good deal and why?
Poor residuals = excellent value

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Safety, quality and Value

What was the dealer like?
Specialist dealer was very helpful

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Setup to safely understeer and very safe to drive fast as quattro gives excellent grip etc even in treacherous conditions etc

What's it like to park?
Reasonable

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
Minor electrical faults which appear to too diificult for franchise dealers to repair. Brake sensor & airbag light. Major problem gearbox failing at 90K miles. This is known problem but very disappointing longevity from such a manufacturer

What's most practical about your car?
Size

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
None

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