by heyjude5 on Apr 18, 2011 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
This car is so comfortable we call it the sofa. It has,however, been a maintenance nightmare. It is constantly in the shop and dealers in northern California
uniformly provide lousy but expensive service.
When the heater failed while in Minnesota on a
winter trip, the dealer groaned when he saw it was a 2004.
Nothing but headaches, he told me.
Tons of electrical problems to start with, then the list gets mechanical.
by monzavifar on May 28, 2010 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
About 3 months ago I bought a 2004 A8L with 70K miles (black on beige) for $16K. I gave my BMW 530i in trade. At the beginning I missed the sportiness of the Bimmer but after a while I got used to it. Considering the fact that the car is a lot bigger and heavier than the Bimmer it is understandable that it doesnt sprint. My A8L has lots of gadgets that my Bimmer did not have. A few days ago I put 19 inch OEM wheels + new summer tires on it, man, it rocks now. I used to be a Bimmer fanatic and was looking for a 750Li for a while but after driving this car I am reconsidering. So far knock on wood have not had any mechanical issues with it. It is a lot of car for the money and very much fun to
by Lynne LeGallais on Nov 10, 2009 Vehicle: 2004 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
We expected Audi quality and attn to customer service when we purchased this vehicle. Our experience has been terrible. Mechanical car repairs since 80,000KM have exceeded $7,500. Examples of necessary repairs are, replacing starter cost $992.16, dysfunctional remote which has had batteries replaced 5 times. Four upper control link bushings cost $1130.53, breather valve atop manifold cost $240.81. Decarbonization of air intake system cost $216.57. And the car stopped functioning on HWY 81 last night requiring towing, stranding us in Wilkes Barre, Penn and now requiring replacement of the mass air flow sensor cost unknown. It apparently was also misfiring on some cylinders.