by audi99 on Jul 19, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD
Great Car. I have owned this car since 2000 with 18,000 miles and now have 152,000. I have minor repairs done to this car like a few of the 4 ball joints that are on both sides of the car. Cruise control brake switch and thermostat. The front seat is sagging a little bit and I may take it apart to adjust. The center arm rest broke so I repaired it myself. I replaced the timing belt and water pump at 100,000. I recommend changing the thermostat at same time as timing belt and water pump. I have not had any transmission problems and I have not changed transmission fluid. I don't drive it hard and fast and that policy seems to help longevity of any car.
by pocketchange on Apr 10, 2013 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD
After two years of ownership I have no complaints.
When first purchased I decided to replace or rebuild all the systems sos not to have any concerns for a few years.
Having little service history I continue to think this was a positive move in spite of the moneys spent.
My greatest problem was locating a clean example of an A8 (this took months) due to their limited numbers and dubious ownership.
For my limited investment, I am more than pleased with this very fine example of German craftsmanship.
by Paul on Nov 11, 2009 Vehicle: 1999 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD
Drives like a dream. Good handling. You have to step on the gas when taking off from a stop but once going, it's ready to fly. Very comfortable especially on long trips. Expensive to repair. Lots of features to go wrong. It has 3 or 4 ball joints per side. I replaced 3 one side. The arm rest just broke and I haven't priced that out but I heard it could cost up to $500. I'll look for a used one. Recommended timing belt change between 80K and 100K cost was around $2K. I bought it with 18,000 miles and now have 102,000. It looks and feels better than most new cars. The blue book is only around $7K. I think it would be a steal at that price.
The A8's warm weather package is modified to improve electronic accessory performance, while dual-pane laminated glass replaces insulated glass. Standard on the A8 is a larger right outside mirror, a first aid kit and a CD changer. A premium leather/Alcantara trim package and a new Volcano Black exterior paint color are optional. A8 prices will remain unchanged from 1998.