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.
I like the get up and go when it is on the road.
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.
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.
The ride is very smooth, and it has a nice power to weight ratio.
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.
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.
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.
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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