Cost of Disappointment
By Blair on
Vehicle1999 Audi A8 quattro 4dr Sedan AWD
ReviewThis car, while I love the styling and driving it, is the largest disappointment I have ever had in a car. In the 19 months or so that I have had the car, I have had over $12K in repairs in the car. Between depreciation and cost of repairs, the car has cost me nearly $2K a month to drive, not including gas and insurance. I could have gotten a new BMW if I had wanted to pay that kind of money each month. The transmission went out on the car at 92K miles and it is $5500 to replace through Audi. Nothing from Audi has more than a 12 month/12K mile warrantee. That is pitiful considering the cost and that there are no other replacements.
Best FeaturesI like the get up and go when it is on the road.
Worst FeaturesBuild a better quality car and have confidence in what you are selling by backing it with more than a 12 month/12K mile warantee. Show that you are worth the cost that you demand or will at least stand behind your product for that kind of cost.
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