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A Great Car
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By moose
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2001 Audi A8 Sedan L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

comfort and reliability


Worst Features

cup holders that are usable and realistic


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All Cars have Maintenance Costs.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By T in CA
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2001 Audi A8 Sedan 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.


Best Features

Great acceleration considering the size of the beast(the tiptronic makes it even quicker), good music system, standard Bose with those little speakers everywhere, most comfortable seating and suspension Ive had in a luxury auto (considering I've had a large model Benz).


Worst Features

Why the right/left heating cooling controls, front and back enough. Way to upgrade GPS to a larger screen, telephone seems redundant as cellphones offer less expense and greater flexibility.


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All around best used car I ever bought
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By Car buff
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2001 Audi A8 Sedan L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Very roomy, heated seats- heated steering wheel.


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"Extended Warranty Required"
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By Al
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2001 Audi A8 Sedan L Quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Appearance and performance.


Worst Features

Improve quality of the internals and the attitude of the dealers.


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2001 A8 D2 Quattro 4.2L V8 5V
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By JONMAH1
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2001 Audi A8 Sedan 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.


Best Features

Fit and finish, exhaust note, power, AWD, handling, mileage, simple layout


Worst Features

The AWD sometimes doesn't want to kick in for a few seconds, acceleration in drive (use tiptronic), tail lights


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