by Anonymous on Dec 6, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)
Beautiful car, beautifully made and engineered. S8 with Alcantra/Recaro interior. Some of the best seats I have ever sat in. Leather is amazing, very nice solid feel to every bit of the interior. The engine looks/sounds/feels teriffic. Brakes, suspension, and handling are all very sharp and precise for a car this size. Fuel economy is nothing spectacular, but the car is geared very short compared to its A8 counterpart and is very hard to stay off of the go pedal. The car does need to be maintained properly. A coil pack and some disconnected vacuum lines have happened. Also an unknown problem with the catylitic conversion system. Overall a great work of engineering by Audi
by drb 968 on Aug 12, 2010 Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)
I purchased this with 49,000 miles a few months ago. What an amazing, comfortable car. It handles nearly as well as my Porsche 968 cab, but is so much more comfortable & quiet! Bose Stereo/Nav is rubbish and will be replaced in the next few weeks. If the chance to look at one comes your way, make the effort.
by drp on Jan 14, 2005 Vehicle: 2002 Audi S8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (4.2L 8cyl 5A)
As a former BMW M5 and 7-Series owner I have
to say that the Audi S8 tops them both.
The S8 delivers the comfort of the 7-Series
with the all-out performance of the M5
(but without the cramped cabin). The
ride is stff but not harsh and the
lightness of the aluminum body and
suspension makes it feel like a much
smaller car than it is. Nimble like a
sports car, yet with plenty of leg
room and a humongous trunk, the S8
gets my vote for the best high-end
sports sedan of all time.
The S8 is Audi's high-performance version of the flagship A8. For 2002, Audi has made an in-dash six-disc CD changer standard, and an OnStar telematics system and a tire-pressure monitor optional fare. It has also improved the stability control system and updated the navigation system software. New exterior and interior colors round out the changes.