2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Trying To Look The Part

May 30, 2012


The odd thing about driving a car like our A8L is that I always feel a little out of place in it. Clothing wise, that is. Typically I'm wearing shorts and a T-shirt. That just doesn't seem right. Well, maybe it would be OK in Silicon Valley. Expected, even. But normally the driver would look professional, just like the car.

As chance would have it, I had to wear a suit a few days ago. I also drove the A8. I thought I'd feel more comfortable this way, tricking myself (or others) that I actually owned the car. Didn't happen. I just felt like a limo driver. But if I was dreaming, I could at least be like Jason Statham as the Transporter.

Brent Romans, Senior Automotive Editor @ 15,654 miles

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The Edmunds TCO® estimated monthly insurance payment for a 2012 Audi A8 in VA is:

$165 per month*
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