While the A8 and A8 L aren't top performers in the super-luxury sedan segment, their well-appointed cabins and all-wheel drive make them feasible alternatives to offerings from BMW, Lexus and Mercedes.
by docz on Dec 12, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)
fun. fun. fun. esp for such a large
luxury sedan. we wanted a high
performance car as well as something
large enough to travel with small
children. I cannot say enough about the
performance for such a large vehicle.
this car purrs like a cat at 2500-2800
rpm (95 mph) which is about the perfect
cruising speed. Too bad we dont have an
autobahn. fuel economy is good 17.5 in
town 25.5 hwy w/ lead foot. minimal
upkeep, great service and the finish/
trim is immaculate, even after 2 yrs
by pacsman on May 13, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 5A)
Wanted a full-sized luxury sedan but
RWD BMW 7-series too risky for midwest
winters. Went with A8L because of 4WD.
Very happy with car. Definitely more
comfortable seats than MB S430.
Original tires were Dunlop 8000
performance tires but ride was too
rough so dealer switched them to Toyo
and ride much better. Will get much
better milage with 18" wheels but less
I'm getting 22mpg city and 29mpg
highway! There's nothing this car
can't do. It's awesome!
Audi will introduce the second generation of its flagship sedan next year, so 2002 sees only minor changes. Among them is a standard in-dash six-disc CD changer, OnStar telematics system as an option, an improved stability control system and updated navigation system software.