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Hi guys, looking at A8's, can you help me???

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Old 09-28-2008, 08:04 PM
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Hi i am starting to look for a car for my wife. I am a Porsche guy so i really wanted to get her a Cayenne just so i could say i had another porsche in my garage. But i do love most german cars. Yesterday we stopped by the Audi dealer and test drove a used A8L , we were absolutely floored, it was like the total package and my wife loved it and i was very surprised at the decent gas mileage. Now after browsing ads on the net i am shocked at how inexpensive these cars are for what you get.

1) Why is resale so low are there problems with these cars or a bad rep??

2) Does anyone have an L model and do you think its too big for parking lots and such (my wife is a petite woman) do we really need all that leg room in the back or was it just the wow factor??

3) If i do buy one eventually what main concernes should i have.... i will get an 05 or later.

4) Are you guys happy with your cars??? what are you not happy about??

Thanks alot guys

JERRY
 
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Old 09-29-2008, 10:46 AM
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Read the sticky at the top of the page, A8's drop in value because of folks usually lease them and get new ones within a few years, and because of the 04 models issues. If you want to buy a used A8L just get an 05+ model to save yourself the headaches of having to return to the dealer for petty repairs constantly. The turning radius is actually very good, i can manuver into parking spaces very easilly, plus it has sensors both front and rear so you won't bump into anything if your view is obstructed.
I love the A8L, i plan on purchasing an 06 model when they drop below 30k in the future (im poor ) Of course an audi is just another VW product like Porshe and Lambroghini so you know the quality is excellent. Audi in my mind is a better choice for overall performance and ride quality for a daily driver, the porshe is more of a weekend warrior.
 
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Old 09-29-2008, 11:34 AM
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Thanks for the info man, how about that air ride system is it an option or does it come on all of the A8's.
Is it reliable????
 
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Old 09-30-2008, 12:22 AM
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The air suspension is standard on all A8's 04+, the air ride suspension isn't a problem. But the upper control arms bushings are like i mentioned in the sticky. Every 50k or so you will have to replace the upper control arms which isn't a really big deal.
 
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