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Syfer23 09-11-2015 09:45 PM

Which to buy? A8L 4.0T or Panamera Turbo?
 
Hi guys and gals
I'm looking to trade in my 09 S8 for something newer. The two choices I narrowed my search to are the 2013 A8L 4.0T with 22k miles and the 2011 Panamera Turbo with 18k miles.
The Porsche is $10K more, but appears to retain more of it's value after the initial collapse, which it took. The D4 A8 is in mid plummet now and will depreciate aggressively another 2 years.
Between the two cars, the Audi has more "techy" stuff and lower cost of maintenance and performance to come close to the Porsche, but the Panamera should be a better resale option down the road and it's... a ... Porsche.
Please give me your thought on the matter. I might not weigh another factor in, which you may have considered.

This, potentially, would be my first Porsche ... or a third Audi.

Syfer23 09-18-2015 08:15 AM

Well, it's done. Taking the delivery on the A8L 4.0T in the next few hours. Countless hours of research online sum up the fact that costs of service and parts on a Porsche without warranty are sky high. The purchase of a warranty is $8k-$14K depending on the coverage. SO...back to Audi it is.
I will miss THE BEAST. The non-res, open-piped, unmuffled V10 which woke up all my neighbors and some people two streets away. But, the D4 Long body will be a nicer, more tech loaded, roomier and with 4.0T... quicker.
Now about that APR tune!!!!

MetalMan 09-21-2015 12:46 AM

Congrats! Don't be afraid to post pictures either :D

ithersam 09-23-2015 03:48 AM

Which to buy? A8L 4.0T or Panamera Turbo?
 
Honestly, impulse buying is fun when you have limited & budgeted cash with you... and did i mentioned i left my credit cards at home? :)

Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial ..

Also, you may want to read more about Subliminal message or advertising that will affect your impulse buying.

Syfer23 09-23-2015 12:45 PM


Originally Posted by ithersam (Post 1496485)
Honestly, impulse buying is fun when you have limited & budgeted cash with you... and did i mentioned i left my credit cards at home? :)

Everything is permissible but not everything is beneficial ..

Also, you may want to read more about Subliminal message or advertising that will affect your impulse buying.

Thanks for a great quote, but I don't think that I need to justify myself to the community about my buying reasons.
But for those who are interested in knowing the deciding factor for the purchase, I want you to know that it was an educated decision.
Being a father of three I need the room to transport my kids to and from school, though we have a Q7, another full size car is a must. Warranty is a huge issue with German cars, an absolute must-have. The V10 S8 just ended the warranty cycle and the issues will start coming and costing more than I'd like to spend.
As far the limitations of $, thank the good Lord, I can afford it.
My impulse to buy was a long one, been looking for one of these for over a year, the right one for me that is.

MetalMan 09-24-2015 02:58 PM

I think that guy is a spammer, so I edited his signature to reflect that.

So how about those pics? :D

Syfer23 09-25-2015 07:52 AM

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Here are some pics of the new addition.
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Oolong Grey with 2016 20" 15-Spoke-Notary-Design Wheels. (original sport package wheels were curbed, so the dealer swapped them for the new set on my request)
Comfort / Convenience Pack
Sport Pack
Driver Assist Pack
LED Headlights
Panorama
Cold Weather Pack
Camera Pack
Dual Pane Glass

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It depends upon your need and use.!

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