"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."
"Ask your dealer where you will be able to get your car repaired if you are in an accident. I live in Atlanta. My car had to be shipped to Misissippi and it took over 3 months to replace a quarter panel and bumper. Audi charges 1/4 million for the repair center to become Audi certified to work on the aluminum."
"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"
"I had a BMW 745i which I thought was the best ever and I still think it is one of the best but don't count this one out. It is one of the best handling cars I have ever had. I have had it for 2 years and have not had a sinlge problem with it. The quatro makes this a better car over the 745 because of snow and bad weather driving. Don't take the beemer out in snow - ever"
"PURCHASED THIS VEHICLE 3 MONTHS AGO FROM AN AUDI DEALER. IT IS CERTIFIED AND SO FAR I HAVE NOTHING BUT PRAISE FOR THIS CAR. IT IS FAST ENOUGH, SUPER COMFORTABLE, BEAUTIFULL WITHOUT THE ARROGANCE OF BMW OR MERCEDES. THE QUATTRO DRIVE SYSTEM IS FANTASTIC TOO. GPS WORKS WELL AND THE BOSE SYSTEM SOUNDS GREAT. OVERALL I LOVE THE CAR AND IT WAS AN EXCELLENT BANG FOR THE $$. 3 YRS OLD 30K MILES AND COST WAS LESS THAN 50% OF NEW STICKER, SO I EXPECT ANOTHER 50% DROP IN VALUE IN THE NEXT 3 YRS BEING CERTIFIED THERE WILL BE NO REPAIR COSTS AND SO IT IS A REASONABLE DEAL."
"Thoroughly enjoy driving this vehicle, wife always comments on the comfort, everyone loves the backseat. Drive over 30k a year, great controls, easy to use nav and car systems, intuitive. Great mileage, not why i bought the car but after the 2 BMW 740's i owned, this is much improved, get a combined 20 mpg and i don't take it easy. Never hesitate to climb back in and take off. Had a thermostat go bad at 60,000 and just replaced the front bushings at 96,000, otherwise, regular checkups is all and the wiper jets have been replaced twice. Compared to the "stuff" that i had to endure with the BMW's, this thing is a joy.
Love that it doesn't scream "i'm an expensive german car" and has classic lines. Aluminum body makes a difference, more resistent to dings and seems that the sound on the road is quieter. Audi seems to be cleaning up finally after so many years, aggressively priced well made vehicles."
Pros: "If you drive, and need a large car, this is it."
Cons: "May have less cargo space than an SUV"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"This has been a beautiful vehicle in appearance, handling, and power. At the same time its size, safety features, space framing aluminum body and the unmatched traction make this a car a force on the road that provides the passengers with incredible security. It has earned the title of Audi Panzer, yet it handles like a lighter, and sportier-sized car. The summer package has been great in Texas as the reverse fans powered by the solar sun roof take the sting off the steering wheel and upholstery with the windows sealed tight in bright sun and 100 F. Other manufacturers are introducing this five years later. I will definitely buy another A-8."
"Having had several large Mercedes and driven Big BMW's, they don't compete with the A-8 in looks, comfort, and drivability. The fit, finish and styling are also far better than the competition. If you want a large luxury car, with the best all wheel drive system, that's really fun to drive in any kind of weather and gets 27mpg on the highway, this is it, hands down."
"great deals on used A8. You cant be wrong if you are looking for a well built car with many luxury features. On top of this, you get an excellent engine perfomance. This V8 is really rock solid. Interior finishes are second to none. I am very happy with my choice. Paid $30K for a 2006 fully loaded with 35K miles. I like it better than other more expensive cars I own. Pleasure to drive it."
"Have had my 2007 A8 L for over 1 1/2 yrs. Have not had one single problem - not even a squeek or rattle! The car has the most luxurious interior of any car short of a Bentley. It is also extremely comfortable, rides like a dream, and is plenty fast. My previous car was a Mercedes - the Audi beats it hands down. At the end of my lease, I will almost surely purchase it."
"purchsed my second hand 2005 W12 at 24,000 miles
6 months ago.Its a very beautiful car to drive and look at too. It really is faultless. I would like if the solar sunroof could be added by Audi and the rear view camera...but doesnt seem like it can.
I think this is not just a car but a piece of artwork.
It really is so sexy and beautiful! I dont think I'll ever be able to match this car even with the new ones of today. THe 2010 Audi A8 is just ok....maybe a drive will change my mind."
"I purchased my 2005 Audi A8L two years ago as a certified pre-owned vehicle with 100k mile warranty. This is an expensive vehicle to maintain. 40,000 miles later, I can say that the warrant was definitely worth it, as I have replaced a radiator and a few other items that would have required at least $5,000 in expenses. Additionally, it seems that there are few tire options for this vehicle, and most are appx $250 per tire. Notwithstanding the costs, this is the best car I have ever owned. I enjoy the luxuries, the handling and the great look of this car. The engine noise is a bit loud at times, but I guess it comes with the territory. Friends continue to compliment me on the car and the fact that Audi has made very few changes to the car in the past four years speaks volumes. I live in New Hampshire and have driven the car through many snow and ice storms, and the quattro is beyond compare."
"This is my second A8. Quality is better than on the first. Best driving large sedan on the road. A pleasure to drive. The steering is outsanding, and the engine is perfect (acceleration and even sound). Excellent radio, etc too"
"Solid with every creature comfort one would desire. Four wheel traction is dynamite and a security blanket for anyone with a family and/or traveling where roads may be impaired with ice, snow or rain. A limo in comfort and a compact with economy ... cruising the highways is like flying in the Concord."
"Always wanted to own one and decided after research this one was it. Too many BMW's around for me. Bought it used with 45k miles and got the electronic bugs worked out before 50k warranty expired. Been very reliable ever since. Only car i have owned that the more I drive it the more i like it. The higher the speeds the better it handles. Would love to drive it on Autobahn."
"Incredile car. Love to drive...the farther the better! Haven't had any problems with electronics but hear they can be high maintenace. Just in case, keep under manufacturer warranty if possible. Have driven for 10,000 miles without any problems. Excellent winter car with all-season or winter tires. Gas mileage averages 20.6 with mixed city/hwy miles."