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Old 01-02-2010, 09:01 AM
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Question Audi A8L 2004 owners, please come in!

Good morning Folks and happy new year to you all.

I am a new comer. I am very close/about to buy an Audi A8L 2004 with 65K miles on it, very clean and nice! I Never owned an Audi before. Currently drive a BMW 530i 2001 and BMW 330ci 2001 Convertible. In order to buy this Audi I have to sell my BMW 530i. In one hand I have very hard times selling my Bimmer in the other hand I feel getting this Audi is an upgrade in many respects. The reviews online say lots of horrifying things about the reliability and repair costs of this car. Is this true? How bad is this problem? If you guys are so nice to give me your input and share your experience with the Audi A8 2004, I really appreciate that.
Thanks a lot,

A.
 
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:42 PM
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Just search around these forums, there's whole sections dedicated to the things that go wrong. The main problems I have seen are MMI glitches, nav screen moving motor breaking, power trunk issues, and just small problems with the tpms sensors. (Which should just be disabled after you get one problem with them). If you have the chance get an 05 because most issues were addressed in this one. Or even an 06+ but it would be more costly and I didn't prefer the new face lift models look over the rather more aggressive looking 04,05 models.
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Old 01-02-2010, 05:55 PM
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Thanks for your reply.
I have one more question; I know the XM radio comes standard with 05 models, do you if it is standard on 04 or is that optional? How about iPod/blue tooth access?

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I'm not positive actually. I have driven an 04 VW phaeton which did not have the XM radio, I believe some do not have XM. And for bluetooth I believe most of the 04's are the ones with the onstar that doesn't work. So you have to get a cradle for your phone in the armrest or mod it so you can have bluetooth. After seeing all the modifications and problems with the 04, and if you have the choice now why not just go with an 05
 
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Old 01-03-2010, 08:01 AM
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Thanks for your input. Why not 05? Actually I was looking for a BMW 750Li till this deal came up. It is about 4-5K bellow MSRP. It has exactly the color combo I like and is exceptionally clean. I have not found an 05 with this specification that is 10-15% bellow MSRP. If there is one out there for 18-20K, sure I will go for it!
 
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I went for the 05' and found a good deal. Id rather spend more money and have the more diverse and manlier Audi, then the wimpy bmweiner.
 
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