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2000 A8L for 6500, good deal?

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Old 12-13-2008, 04:37 AM
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Default 2000 A8L for 6500, good deal?

Ive been looking to get into another audi, I was looking at the A6's with the 2.7t but decided not too because of the difficulty and expense of the turbo problems.. I came across a 99 Audi a8L, but from research it says that the new style door handle A8's started in 2000, was there a 99.5 model? Anyways it is the new style body with updated front valence/fogs/headlights with the longer wheel base and the updated door handles, it has barely over 100k miles, timing belt was done at 80k, one owner, dealer maintained. The seller is firm on the price and I am going to take it for a test drive tommarow.

Sorry if alot of this stuff is covered on these forums, im really just pressed for time at this point and need other A8 owners opinions more than anything, from what I can tell this is a great deal for this car, but I just wanted to make sure.
 

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Old 12-13-2008, 07:25 PM
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The deal depends on how the tranny shifts. If it goes into reverse without any problems and it shifts smooth when under heavy accelleration then yes thats a good deal. If the tranny doesn't feel very good then don't buy the car.
 
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Do you know anything about the transmission kind of "studdering" when cruising in second or third gear? Not in between shifts but at a steady pace? I think I need to get my transmission fluids flushed.
 
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I'm interested in the response to this last post too! Ever since I bought mine (which was 2 months ago...with a newly rebuilt transmission), mine does the same thing between 30 and 50 mph. It's like it's swithcing between 2 gears and doesn't know which one is best...
 
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So, did you buy the car yet? How do you like it so far?
 
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Old 12-30-2008, 12:48 PM
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An upshifting problem can either be the valve body or the transmission gearbox itself, either way its an expensive repair.
 
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Sounds to me like a problem I should be addressing with the transmission repair place before the warranty runs out! Thanks for the feedback...
 
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Old 01-01-2009, 11:51 PM
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Well I didnt end up purchasing the car that I started this thread for, but ended up buying a 1999 A8 instead, awesome vehicle but I still need an SUV!!!
 
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