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A Great Car
By moose on 05/12/10 12:00 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

I've had this car since new and have @ 67,000 miles on it. Had an extended warranty that was a nice addition, b/c out of warranty repairs can be costly. It most comfortable and the gas economy tho not great can be up in the 25-26 range on a trip. One of the drains on the sunroof still is blocked after 2 attempts to fix.
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All Cars have Maintenance Costs.
By T in CA on 04/11/10 15:32 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Bought the car certified-preowned, (used). Car was in a front end/rear end collision so price was lower than listed. In spite of the collision history, body panel fit is excellent. Things that have gone wrong...whoever put the drain system for the moonroof in did so incorrectly causing a leak when it rained, the dealer took three trys to get it fixed. Other than that MAP air sensor, trans filter service and power steering fluid leak repair. Above and regular maintenance is all that I've had to have done to the vehicle. Out of warranty so sought out non-dealer service which halved the cost of repairs.
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All around best used car I ever bought
By Car buff on 03/24/10 14:31 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Dumped my 06 R350, to much time in the shop and issues never fixed. Should have got an another Audi-well now I have- this is my 2nd one and I love the big car feeling, plenty of power, great handling all the creature comforts, get one used if you can and save a few $$. Put 9k miles on it so far and it just does what it supposed to do! It now has 145k and feels like new. Great car.
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"Extended Warranty Required"
By Al on 07/21/09 12:19 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

The Germans have created cars with the philosophy that performance is the measure of quality. They have forgotten that durability and reliability are paramount to quality. Anyone who buys a used Audi A8 without an extended warranty will soon find the purchase economically untenable. The electrics rival those of 60's British autos. These cars are mechanically, electrically and economically a nightmare. The worst part of the experience is how arrogant they are about it.
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1 of 1 people found this review helpful
2001 A8 D2 Quattro 4.2L V8 5V
By JONMAH1 on 04/12/08 19:41 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

This car is probably the best I have ever had to deal with. Unlike Chryslers, Volkswagens (you'd think they were the same, but they're not), GM, and Acura (which are quite reliable too), this car has run like a Mack truck practically, performed beyond belief, and given me a solid 22 mpg out of a full-size luxury sedan. The grip is tenacious for a 4057 lb. car and enables the driver to make quick lane changes if need be (Columbus traffic isn't the most forgiving). All in all, this car is a keeper.
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Great car, but make sure it's certified
By Pier Westra on 06/09/06 11:08 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Over the past three years, it seems like my A8L has been in the shop as much as in the garage. Fortunately, it was Certified, so except for the $50 deductible and inconvenience, it has been relatively painless. Here is a listing of problems: Thermostat (replaced along with timing belt @ 50K miles), vacuum hoses/connectors, Torque converter/Transmission (required replacement), peeling console material, etc. etc. etc....
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A8 in north palm beach
By anthony simpson on 05/31/06 14:43 PM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

I purchased an A8L and I am very pleased. You never see a lot of A8 s on the road so your A8 stands out at being different. The cabin is so quiet that when you go through the brushless car wash and the dryers turn on you hear the fan motors instead of the wind noise.I sold a Porsche 911 for the A8 and I am very surprised with the performance. The off the line acceleration is very quick and smooth as it holds you back in the seat through all of the gears. My buddies have 745s, and Lexus 430s and they prefer to take the A8 the very few times we get together. Last but not least the build quality is Impressive because the car is all aluminium and straight as a arrow, seams, and door jams.
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I love my Audi
By Michael Lawing on 04/04/06 09:45 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

This is a great vehicle for a full size sedan. It has plenty of power and drives like a sports car.
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Should the flagship retire?
By Chris on 01/12/06 22:59 PM (PST)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

Vehicle has been a constant source of satisfaction from design and function point of view. Quattro is to die for when you live on top of a mountain in NE. Car gets many looks. Classy, understated but luxurious, especially with rear and side shades up. Formula shifting and 310 HP makes it a L&P vehicle. Too bad Audi can't engineer a car that's not in for repairs as often as it's being enjoyed.
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Audi A8
By Lyle on 09/07/05 02:44 AM (PDT)

Vehicle

2001 Audi A8 Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)

Review

It's very fun to drive, turns heads, and likely to be in the shop getting expensive repairs. This car, and Audis in general, are notorious for developing lots of little oil leaks. For some reason, the oil seals and gaskets only last about three or four years. The parts are not expensive, but the labor is. So they drop in price very quickly once the warranty expires. This can be a great bargain if you are moderately skilled at doing your own repairs, or a great expense if you pay dealership labor rates.
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