1997 Audi A8 Consumer Review: Audi A8

1997 Audi A8 - Consumer Review

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quattro Sedan (4.2L V8 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

Performance
Comfort
Fun-to-Drive
Interior
Exterior
Build Quality
Reliability Value
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Audi A8
By Anonymous on

Vehicle

1997 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD

Review

Very well engineered car. Interior is awesome. Leather is still soft, no rattles, everything works, very solid car. Engine is teriffic. Smooth, quiet, with enough power to get you where you are going. Suspension is a little loose for my tastes, but very smooth over bumps. Steering is feather light and very nice. Transmission had failed at 170k. Not unexpectedly with the D2 A8. Tranny shifts are slow and tall gearing can make the car feel slow when not in the correct gear. Fuel mileage is great for a car this big at about 25 mpg average when using cruise most of the time. I've had to replace a couple of things here and there but nothing out of the ordinary.

Best Features

Interior, Quattro, Aluminum chassis

Worst Features

Maintenance costs, transmission weakness.
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