1998 Audi A8 Consumer Review: Poor visability and Arrogant A

1998 Audi A8 - Consumer Review

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

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Poor visability and Arrogant Audi
By norwind on


1998 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD


Safety issues are my main complaints. An
accident when I was run off the road
into a 4'deep drainage ditch. $30,000s
worth of damage and the passengers
airbag fired with no passenger in the
vehicle or anything on the passengers
seat. Audi claims this is "normal" I do
not think so a smart interlocked air bag
is not a maybe situation. The external
vision has far too many blind spots from
tiny mirrors, large A and C pillers. In
addition the rear seat head bolsters
occupy about 30% of the usable
visability when looking to the rear
while backing up. The most important
part of the rear window is the mid point

Worst Features

Better exterior visability. Better brakes almost 150' 60-0 is outrageous for a car this expensive. Since MY2000 there have been improvements in both front and rear brakes. 1998 has single piston calipers and a solid 245 mm disc that's 10 mm thick.
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