2012 Audi A8L: Dog Report
February 20, 2012
Speaking of President's Day, my dog Mya looks very presidential in the back of the 2012 Audi A8L, don'tcha think? I had to take her to the vet this weekend in our luxury liner but somehow think the plushness of the leather seats and the rear-seat heaters were lost on her.
Many of you are probably cringing at the thought of a pit bull sitting in a fancy car like this but I'll have you know that Mya is well-behaved. When I buckle her in, she just sits/lies down, doesn't lick windows or claw at the seats.
And I know no A8 owner would use their car to transport their dogs but on the off chance that they do...
The seatbelt fasteners are buried into the seat so I couldn't really tuck in her dog blanket and buckle her in too easily.
For rear air there are vents in the back of the front center console and in the B-pillars facing the backseat but for some reason I couldn't figure out how to get air back there just by looking at the controls. Too bad for Mya our car doesn't come with rear-seat controls like the Equus which she also tested.
Just made sure to open the vents in the backseat. I didn't check to see how she'd like the seat heaters, though. I'm guessing she would have hated them.
And anyone having to wrangle a dog with her dog accoutrement and a huge purse will be grateful for the car's keyless entry.
Don't know if Mya's stress of a vet visit was eased by the comfort of the A8 but I'd like to think that it helped.
Caroline Pardilla, Deputy Managing Editor