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1999 Audi A8 Sedan

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By Blair
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1999 Audi A8 Sedan quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

This car, while I love the styling and driving it, is the largest disappointment I have ever had in a car. In the 19 months or so that I have had the car, I have had over $12K in repairs in the car. Between depreciation and cost of repairs, the car has cost me nearly $2K a month to drive, not including gas and insurance. I could have gotten a new BMW if I had wanted to pay that kind of money each month. The transmission went out on the car at 92K miles and it is $5500 to replace through Audi. Nothing from Audi has more than a 12 month/12K mile warrantee. That is pitiful considering the cost and that there are no other replacements.


Favorite Features

I like the get up and go when it is on the road.


Suggested Improvements

Build a better quality car and have confidence in what you are selling by backing it with more than a 12 month/12K mile warantee. Show that you are worth the cost that you demand or will at least stand behind your product for that kind of cost.


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Sad state of affairs
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By Audi Owner
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Vehicle

1999 Audi A8 Sedan quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

These cars are really nice cars, however this particular model (mabye not the newer ones) has depreciated GREATLY over the years and has a ton of mechanical problems that are out of warranty and not cheap to fix. BEWARE of having to fix this car, it will NOT be cheap. That being said, it is a great car to drive and looks and handles very well.


Favorite Features

The ride is very smooth, and it has a nice power to weight ratio.


Suggested Improvements

Lower the prices on parts, 189.00 for a radiator hose!(call the dealership) is kinda steap. or 200.00 for an ABS sensor, or 450.00 for a idle speed sensor, or 650.00 for a front bumper cover.. These are just to name a few, and obviously they all needed repair at one time on my car.


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BMwho?
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By mtalinm
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1999 Audi A8 Sedan quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Review

Used to be a BMW nut, but now those double- kidney-grille vehicles just give me the creeps. The A8 has erased any former affection for the Bavarian creature. Audi is where it's at. Faster and more comfortable than 740i, but much more subtle.


Favorite Features

Power, power, power. Comfort, comfort, comfort. Paint job is unbelievable. Aluminum frame. Red backlit dash. Xenon headlights. Tiptronic transmission. Gets the same gas mileage as my anemic Acura 2.5TL -- unbelievable.


Suggested Improvements

A tiny bit slow off the line, but makes up for it within a couple of seconds. But then I'm a bit spoiled, i drove a Jaguar XJR once and haven't been the same since.


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Brilliant
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By 007ab
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1999 Audi A8 Sedan quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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This car is brilliant in design and execution. It is a spoiler for sure. Currently in the body shop due to a person not looking before backing from their parking space. I miss driving it.


Favorite Features

Understated styling. Not flashy, but classic good lines.


Suggested Improvements

Auto Headlight sentinal. Amazing that a car of this calibre requires the driver to turn on the headlights.


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160000 miles Just like new
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By tire
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1999 Audi A8 Sedan quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


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Just keeps rolling along. No repairs, normal maintence, 160000 miles. Still makes 23 miles to a gallon.


Favorite Features

AWD


Suggested Improvements

None


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