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A8 still the best
By New Hampshire on
2008 Audi A8 L quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6A)
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 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
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