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1997 Audi A8 - Consumer Reviews

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Ugly but overall a great car
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By felipe444444
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Vehicle

1997 Audi A8 4dr Sedan


Review

I just reached 200,000 miles on my car it runs well very comfy and very fun to drive a great car for student drivers


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Maybe the only 3.7 model left in USA?
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By Geoff
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Vehicle

1997 Audi A8 4dr Sedan


Review

I bought mine used in 2002, have driven it 80,000 miles since. Build quality, handling, performance are great. Many small things have failed though, and at 170K miles it's on its third transmission (!). No other mechanical issues though. The engine is fantastic, still tight and strong and using no oil. I've driven the 4.2 AWD models as well, and I have to say I prefer the handling of my FWD 3.7 model. Weight is only 3600 lbs, about the same as a Subaru WRX. The 3.7 seems to have virtually disappeared from the roads now, though. At current rock-bottom prices these are a stupendous bargain.


Favorite Features

Handling, performance, interior and exterior build quality, mechanical durability (with notable exception of the transmission)


Suggested Improvements

A more durable gearbox


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A Great Sedan
Performance
Comfort
Fuel Economy
Fun To Drive
Interior Design
Exterior Design
Build Quality
Reliability
By dmosan
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Vehicle

1997 Audi A8 4dr Sedan


Review

I great handling performance sedan that deserves high ratings, including excellent fuel economy at any speed. Depreciation is a bummer, so getting a used model is the best value play.


Favorite Features

Warm weather package always keeps the interior cool on the hottest of days.


Suggested Improvements

Needslarger mirrors both on the passenger and drivers side to cover "blind spots" and a better dealer stocking program on spare parts ( when needed).


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