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Ultimate Q-ship
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By tolimits
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2008 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


Review

Cleanest design of all large sedans. Extreme comfort and adequate power. Purchased a used one off lease and saved 50% of sticker price. Not sure if it was very well cared for or the build quality is that exceptional, but the car is in nearly brand new condition after 36k miles.


Best Features

Ventilated, massage seats - hello. MMI integration is clean, intuitive and just works - big deal compared to BMW. Lighting inside and outside, including adaptive lighting and interior setting options are great. 20" wheels are stunning. Every media option imaginable is present, from satellite to ipod and bluetooth. Rear sunshade is cool. Rear heated seats are nice to have. Key-less entry is perfect.


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Understated Elegance
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By chod
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2008 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I've owned an LS430, E430 MB, and driven 5 and 7 series BMWs. This is by far and away the most refined yet sporty total package that I've ever driven. I'm always looking for reasons to take this care out on the road. It's suspension and handling are amazing, combining control with the smoothest most comfortable ride while avoiding the numb feeling that I used to experience with the Lexus. The whisper quiet interior (absolutely gorgeous in cognac brown) allows me to hear my iPod/CDs/Sirius through the B&O audiophile system. What an amazing aggregation of technology, craftsmanship, thoughtful design. Driven for one year - no problems yet.


Best Features

Ergonomic interior, handling and ride, audio system, great Bluetooth system


Worst Features

Redesign area under the front armrests. It should change in the new model. This area in the D3 models was designed to accommodate a built in telephone (very yesterday).


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Better than the rest
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By David
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2008 Audi A8 L quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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Not unlike the rest of the reviews above I have owned most/all of the flagship vehicles. I am impressed by the smooth yet responsive ride, the interior room and the ease of electronic use. I looked at MBZ 500, BMW 7 series and the Lexus, either they were to vanilla or to cheap this is a beautiful car.


Best Features

The leg room in the drivers cabin has plenty of width. The electronics are so simple to use.


Worst Features

It would be nice to have a set up DVD


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Timeless Quality and Performance
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By Chod
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2008 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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I've owned Lexus LS and SC430s, a MB E500, and test driven every BMW and MB over the past decade. The Audi A8 exudes a quiet confidence and athletic ability that places this sedan among the best in the world. I'm always amazed by the incredible 26 MPG highway even though I'm usually pushing 70-75mph in a serenely quiet yet totally responsive car. The MMI provides an intuitive control of audio, nav, car settings, and telephone that is simple yet sophisticated in performance. Handling is a dream with precise steering and a totally compliant suspension that seems to anticipate the movement of the car, rather than the bucking and fitfull suspensions that typically accoompanies a 2 ton sedan.


Best Features

Handling, B&O stereo, quiet stateroom interior


Worst Features

Move the 6 disc CD player to the dash rather than the glove compartment. Otherwise, a near perfect experience.


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A8 still the best
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By New Hampshire
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2008 Audi A8 L quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


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The A8 is still the best value among large luxury sedans. I've owned BMWs and driven a colleague's S550 and the A8 is just superior everywhere it counts. I still can't believe how comfortable and fun this car is. I find myself looking for every excuse to go anywhere in this car on any errand. I opted for the L for extra leg room. Kids can't touch the back of my seat no matter how far they stretch. Important options are the acoustic glass which makes it quieter than the S550, ventilated seats, 19" wheels, and Lane/Side Assist because it actually helps. The ride is fantastic on rough New England roads and you never feel like you're rushed when you're in this car. Best car I have ever driven.


Best Features

Best interior in its class, perfect balance of comfort and sport. Wonderfully understated elegance without pretentiousness. Best value in large luxury sedans. Best to compare test drives back-to-back vs. Merc, BMW, and Lexus. It's night and day in Audi's favor. Exterior design still


Worst Features

Starting to lag a bit in straight 0-60 compared to new 7 series and S550, but still much less expensive to drive. Audi switched the orientation of MMI for the start button, nav, etc from the A6. Seems arbitrary and still getting used to it. Dual armrest for his/her are too small - just go with one


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