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2008 Audi R8 - Consumer Reviews

2008 Audi R8

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No regrets
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By Truth
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2008 Audi R8 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)


Review

I've had this car nearly a year, and it earns all the accolades it has received in the extensive press coverage. It has enough power for street use even if slightly underpowered. Although it handles nearly as good as anything out there at 10/10ths, most non-professionals could likely get closer to the limits without tragedy than in other high- performance cars. Although it is borderline in power for an exotic, it's appeal is definitely in the exotic category. It is also incredibly comfortable, and I've had no problem issues in 11,000 miles. Versus its class, it has tremendous fuel economy.


Best Features

Engine sound. Handling. Comfort. 465 watt Bang & Olufsen 12 speaker system (lots of speakers for the two- seat cabin). Of course, the looks. Not one on every corner (unless the corners considered are at Infineon Raceway).


Worst Features

I would say iPod compatibility and ventilated seats with memory (the latter probably would add significant weight, but I don't usually flat out race mine)--just would be nice as an option for those leaning towards luxury.


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As good as expected or better
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By tomdfw1
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2008 Audi R8 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)


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The car is incredible. It is so comfortable and practical (for what it is) that it could easily be a daily driver. Everywhere it goes it gets the looks and gawks of admirers while also the challneges and revs of the wannabes. Love the car...can't think of another under 400k I'd rather have.


Best Features

HiTech package has lots of bells and whistles. (Sirius, Bluetooth, 500 watt Bang Olufson stereo, camera in rear, front/rear curb sensors, etc.


Worst Features

At 420 hp, it could use a little more just to keep the 911 turbo at bay, but it still costs 20k less then the turbo


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The Incredible R8
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By R8Heaven
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2008 Audi R8 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6M)


Review

Audi got this car right! The fact that this car is mentioned in the same breath as a Porsche 911 Turbo and other high end sports cars says a lot about a car that didn't exist 2 years ago. The R8 drives like it is on rails and sticks like paint. Be prepared to be stared at in the R8 and watch as little kids point at it. The engine sounds awesome. I have considered many sports cars but $ for $ there is no better one out there. Probably why there is a 2 year wait for it. Do whatever you can and get one


Best Features

Sound of the engine. Beautful shape. Interior design and quality of materials.


Worst Features

None


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From a twin turbo convertible
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By tomdfw1
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2008 Audi R8 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)


Review

Picked up my R8 this week after having deposit down for a year. I traded in my '04 911 turbo convertible. While I do miss the convertible, the Audi's exclusivity and sense of driving is second to none. The build quality surpassed my expectations and the sound when driving the car is amazing. I let a friend drive it and when I heard the car coming down the road, it sounded like a hurricane blowing in. Amazing. Everywhere one goes it captures a crowd and the looks of this car make it the best looking car on the road in my opinion. I have always been a Porsche guy, but am thrilled.


Best Features

Full leather is a requirement. Bang O stereo is incredible. LED driving lights are menacing in looks. Glass covered engine bay is nice to look through. 2 SD card slots behind the retractable GPS screen to put music cards.


Worst Features

Full leather should be standard. Touch screen GPS would be nice.


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Audi R8 ... awesome
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By HappywithmyR8
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2008 Audi R8 quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (4.2L 8cyl 6AM)


Review

This car has it all. Striking styling, elegant interior, craftsman-quality of build and mind-blowing performance and handling. After 2000 miles I am only beginning to explore the limits of this vehicle which, despite its breathtaking performance, is comfortable and driveable as an every day car. The after sales care from Audi USA and my dealership have far exceeded my expectations. It attracts unbelievable attention everywhere I go.


Best Features

The total package. I really like this car.


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