"This is a great car, and a great used car value. Originally very expensive and certainly over engineered - you will find yourself in 100mph territory very quickly, in near silence. There is nothing that compares as a long range cruiser. It makes the Mercedes S600 feel like the suspension is broken... Room for plenty, it doubles as a stealth SUV as you can fit in more stuff into it than you can many a Rav4 or CR-V - and it has all wheel drive. Driving this car is always rewarding and I average about 25mpg on the hwy - the same as my Honda! It's essentially a well appointed living room on wheels, first class travel. That being said, it can be expensive to fix, but I have had no major problems with it and it's as solid as new with no squeaks or rattles anywhere. This is not a great car around town, unless you are being driven. It's a long beast around town, and is difficult to park in short spaces. Very hard to fault this car for it's intended purpose. It's a beast, but it's also a great driver's car with a great V8 engine. Power in reserve any time, although sometimes I wish it had more torque when starting off. Overall, this is a fantastic car."
"I have the "L" version (definatley) worth it for the extra 9" inches of legroom. Comparing to a BMW 7 and Mercedes S series this Audi blows them away. Loaded out the door was $84,000 and it has Quattro. So Smooth on ashphalt or concrete.
Fit and finish is so tight and doesn't squeek.
Looks from everyone!!!
If you want a superior German car (or any luxury car for that matter) than this is the way to go. Sorry Lexus guys your way behind the game on this one.
Drawbacks, needs another 30 horses to keep up with the S-class but other than that nothing."
"I have a 2004 Audi A8L. The vehicle has been driven 99.000 miles. The maintenance costs have been OVER $34,000. I would NEVER buy an Audi without an extended warranty. My extended warranty company paid out over $25,000. This included $12,200 for a new long block engine at 95,000 miles.
This car is a dream to drive, but it is a fix or repair daily vehicle. Buy an Audi with your eyes open and your pocket book full."
"Been driving my A8 every day and all i had to change was the bearings and of course the brakes and fluids other than that never let me down.
I love it so much that i don't think i can ever drive another vehicle.
Treat her good and she will treat you better trust me"