Living in the mountains of Colorado,
where we contend with steep climbs and
snowy weather, the Audi A8 is as good
as a sedan can get. It's got the power,
traction, looks, room and reliability
that a top of the line luxury sedan
Solid reliability, not only in the
sense of mechanical maintenance but
also for traction in tight spots and
the highway power when needed.
Rear view mirrors and general
visibility from behind could use
In the past 4 years I have owned the
Mercedes S Class, Merceded AMG E-55,
Lexus GS, BMW 7 Series, and a Toyota
Land Cruiser (which I still own and is
by far the best 4 wheel drive truck on
the planet). This Audi impresses me
when compared to the other vehicles I
have owned. The performance, handling,
and build quality are all excellent. I
even like the understated design.
The engine is great, the all wheel
drive is tremendous, the handling is
crisp and effortless, and the comfort
level is superior to most.
The Audi Navigation system works great
and is accurate, but I would really
like to see a DVD based Navigation
System with a map based graphics
display. More rear seat legroom would
be nice too.
It does what you want when you want it
with effortless grace and composure.
Communicative under all circumstances.
How can such a large car be so damn
good, work so well, feel so good, catch
so many looks and gestures/comments of
appreciation -- it's magical.
Velvet glove and iron fist -- well,
maybe the S8 is the real iron fist--
but the A8L does everything so well.
I just purchased my A8 off lease. It is
by far the best luxury size car I've
ever driven - Compared it to the BMW
740 an Mercedes. It has unbeliveable
gas mileage for a 310 hp V8, a subtle
but nice interior, great acceleration,
great ride & handling and all time 4WD
for those ski trips. The Bose sound
system is exceptional an the navigation
system is easy to use and accurate. The
exterior design is a bit conservative
but I like the understated affluence.
Light Weight Aluminum Body
Great Gas Milage for V8 (26+ highway)
Quiet Ride, great handling, seat comfort
exceptional sound system
a bit more curb appeal (not critial)
standard softer leather
2nd front cup holder