2004 Audi A8 Consumer Review: Great car but...

2004 Audi A8 - Consumer Review

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L quattro Sedan (4.2L V8 AWD 6-speed Automatic)

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Great car but...
By King Daddi on


2004 Audi A8 L quattro AWD 4dr Sedan (4.2L 8cyl 6A)


I traded a 2001 BMW 740iL for the A8L. The car seems great but less than 3 weeks after I bought it, it was in the shop for a system failure and the entire dashboard display has to be replaced plus several other items. Check the service history. I was told by the tech that the '04s are "just temperamental". If you can, hold out for a 2006/07 Get a CPO and still under Audi warranty or you will be in big trouble. Gas mileage seem very poor.

Best Features

Sleek design, smooth quiet ride, double pane glass reduces noise, sport mode and AWD. Bose system is a symphany in your car. The subwoofer is very deep and rich sounding.

Worst Features

MMI for radio is terrible, nav maps, electrical issues, gas cap holder & plastic door. Rear headrest should drop down and many of the features on my old 740iL do not show up on the A8 until 06/07. Blue tooth/iPod would have been nice. More steering wheel controls.
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