Used Audi A8 (1994 - 2002) Review

Review by David Ross on
3
The A8 was launched at a time when Audi was struggling to match the upmarket image of its now big rivals Mercedes and BMW. It may look dull with none of the opulence of an S-Class but it's discreet looks hide a superbly built car that is wonderfully comfortable and luxurious.
Audi A8 (94-02)
Solidly built, limousine like comfort, refined
Dull design, no diesel engine

New price range:

£36,290 - £61,425

Used price range:

£668 - £5,019

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3 out of 5

The A8 was launched at a time when Audi was struggling to match the upmarket image of its now big rivals Mercedes and BMW. It may look dull with none of the opulence of an S-Class but it's discreet looks hide a superbly built car that is wonderfully comfortable and luxurious. If you want to draw attention to yourself then the A8 is not the car to do it in but as an impressive, well built and refined saloon the A8 excels.

It also gains extra marks for being superb value for money as a used buy although with no diesel engine in the line-up you can expect high running costs.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3 out of 5

Performance

3.5 out of 5

Handling

3.5 out of 5

Comfort

4 out of 5

Practicality

4 out of 5

Behind the wheel

4 out of 5

Safety

3.5 out of 5

Reliability

4 out of 5

Running costs

1.5 out of 5

Green credentials

0.5 out of 5

Buying used

3.5 out of 5

Selling

2.5 out of 5

Equipment

4.5 out of 5

What owners say...

 This is not an MPV but I love the spacious interior.  

5 out of 5

Ian Davis ,   01 Dec 2007    ... read more

 The doors open to 90 degrees for easy access. There is a cavernous interior.  

5 out of 5

Michael Mansfield-Corbett ,   22 Dec 2006    ... read more

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