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Old 07-10-2003, 03:11 PM
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AC who had a 540, then a a6 just got the new a8 and says he loves it
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audi's are a bit too unreliable for me

my friend has had tons and tons of trouble with his 1.8t and his dad is having even more with his s4.

maby its just the dealers around us?
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That car is fucking FAT...

I'd by it...just lend me the other $69K...
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maby its just the dealers around us?
Check out the JD power survey.. Audi's at the bottom of the list. My friend and my boss love Audi's but they have had a TON of problems. At least they have a great warranty
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aren't the problems usually electrical?

In any case, that car is still pretty hype...I'd love to test drive one
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Many of the problems may be electrical, but they are problems nonetheless. And VERY expensive to fix once the warranty runs out
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i sat in one the other day, solid car. its real nice and luxurious, just what audi needed to fight the 7 and S.
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Originally posted by cusdaddy
Many of the problems may be electrical, but they are problems nonetheless. And VERY expensive to fix once the warranty runs out
don't most people who can afford cars like the A8 get a new car every few years, before the warranty expires?
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I saw it driving down the road the other day that car is beautiful
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I saw the car yesterday and the pics don't do it justice. It looks so much better in person.
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Originally posted by fahoumh
don't most people who can afford cars like the A8 get a new car every few years, before the warranty expires?
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Well alex finally let me drive the a8 which had about 1000 miles on it.

I got to really push the car and even WOT. the car handles amazingly on the turns, for a car that size. The steering did kinda feel heavy cause of the AWD, may be cause i've gotten use to my rwd 740iL. The quattro just hugs the road even on the 18 inch comfort tires.
the really cool thing is when u turn the car on the navi flips open and when u pull the key out it closes to hide the navi. the seats also felt very comfortable with the cooled seats and back massage.

The car can also be raised or lowered with in the cabin. when raised it was like 6 inches from the tire to the fender and when lowered it was about 2~3 inches. amazing.

btw, we lined up his car and mine and his was about 3~4 inches longer than my 740iL.

The interior is just simply the most gorgeous i've ever seen/felt. The dash has white leds and red needles just like the S4 and the navi/on board computer looks just soo amazing even putting the acura navi to shame. can't even compare it against my shitty bmw navi..
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that good eh?
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Originally posted by fahoumh
aren't the problems usually electrical?

In any case, that car is still pretty hype...I'd love to test drive one
thats what i do...and everyone else in my family.
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Originally posted by amirsafdari
thats what i do...and everyone else in my family.
you do what? get rid of the car before the warranty is up?
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Originally posted by fahoumh
you do what? get rid of the car before the warranty is up?
yup
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Amir, isn't that because of the common thing called a.....lease?


Oh btw, did your pops end up getting an RX330?
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i dont lease

nah, the E500 did fine in the snow..he might get an suv in the winter tho
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Originally posted by Zoot
Amir, isn't that because of the common thing called a.....lease?
people who lease a car without having a business to write off the payments get screwed
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Audi A8 W12




The above shows design clues on the front lights from the new A3 and clues from the Audi concept cars on the front, center airducts. Totally makes sense and I like the direction.


Now it needs to lose 500 pounds and add 150HP. Then it's magical.
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nice. what power is the 12 making?
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looks hot.
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Originally posted by danny25
nice. what power is the 12 making?
Around 414HP.
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it reminds me of the VW Phaeton
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Old 10-10-2003, 06:27 AM
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Originally posted by fahoumh
it reminds me of the VW Phaeton
Yeah. They have a lot in common those 2.
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Yeah. They have a lot in common those 2.
I thought there would be but I wasn't sure.
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They implemented the grill nicely. I thought it would look wack, but they did a nice job not making it look obvious.
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November 25, 2003
12-cylinder Audi A8 L
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Audi proudly presents its new flagship model: the 12-cylinder A8. The brand with the four-ring badge yet again defines the benchmark for dynamic performance in the very top automotive bracket. Because the launching of the A8 L 6.0 quattro marks the appearance of a vehicle full of superlatives the most sporty luxury saloon car in the world. Twelve cylinders, 331 kW (450 bhp) and 580 Newton-metres of torque a gain of 30 bhp and 20 Nm on the predecessor model make this a supremely excellent car.

The A8 6.0 L quattro sprints from 0 to 100 km/h in 5.2 seconds, and it accelerates from 0 to 200 in a mere 17.4 seconds. The twelve-cylinder model reaches its electronically governed top speed of 250 km/h after scarcely 30 seconds. The most impressive thing about it is just how spontaneously the six-litre engine translates every adjustment of the throttle into acceleration, and just how smoothly it can rev right up to the rated speed of 6,200 rpm if desired.

At the same time more than 95 percent of the engine's peak torque is available between 2,300 and 5,300 rpm; the ideal basis for supreme pulling power in every velocity range. The torque characteristic of this large-capacity naturally aspirated engine is without comparison.



The six-speed automatic transmission with tiptronic function makes sure that exactly the right amount of power is always available. And it additionally offers the driver the chance to intervene actively in the tiptronic gearshift gate. The automatic transmission's Sport program waits for higher engine speeds before shifting up, and shifts down sooner, allowing the full revving ability of the twelve-cylinder engine to be utilised.

In conjunction with the low weight of the aluminium body built using the Audi Space Frame (ASF) principle, the engine and transmission turn in an excellent performance coupled with exemplary economy.

quattro permanent four-wheel drive remains unequalled in the luxury segment. It translates engine performance into superbly effective propulsion and lateral support. The aluminium chassis with air suspension as standard is a feature found only on the new A8 L 6.0 quattro, a system that delivers the right characteristic for every situation: by means of the continuously variable damper settings, the adaptive air suspension reduces body movements, while optimising roadholding and ride comfort.

The driver can choose between four predefined settings via the MMI, for a suspension characteristic spanning the full range from overtly sporty to ultra-comfortable.

The A8 L 6.0 quattro is recognisable at first glance as the top model in the range. Its front end is distinguished by the new formal idiom of Audi design. Its central element is the striking single-frame radiator grille, the outer chrome ring of which surrounds the painted grey fins of the grille with horizontal chrome strips. The W12 badge provides a visual indication of the vehicle's potential.

The clear glass headlight covers visibly display the technology that they protect: the 12-cylinder A8 is the first car in the world to be equipped with the new lighting technology of adaptive light with LED daytime driving lights, whose distinctive 5-star lighting elements also have a dual function as new design features for the vehicle's front end.

A revolutionary technology: because the A8 L 6.0 quattro is the first vehicle in the world on which the use of daytime driving lights has virtually no effect on fuel consumption a clear safety advantage, as the car is more easily spotted whatever the light conditions. This advance has been made possible by the use of LED units, the energy consumption of which is only a fraction of that of conventional bulbs.

The interior affords an atmosphere of superb luxury. The top quality of the materials and finish, visible and palpable down to the smallest detail, perfectly complements the spaciousness and perfected ergonomic layout. The driver and passengers alike can savour an ambience, the style, exclusivity and functionality of which are remarkable, even in the luxury car bracket.

All these characteristics highlight the sheer technological calibre of this luxury saloon and in conjunction with the superlative drive train and suspension create a unique vehicle: the Audi A8 6.0 L quattro.

The new Audi flagship model can be ordered from December 8, 2003; delivery commencing February 2004. The price of the Audi A8 L 6.0 quattro in Germany is 117,000.

Technical Specs here:

http://www.audiworld.com/news/03/112503/specs.html

Source: Audiworld
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nees more power in order to be competitive
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nice ride. I like what they are doing with the front fascias.
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Originally posted by gavriil
Around 414HP.
Sweeet.
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id still take the S600 over this hands down.
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Hot damn that looks AWESOME!!! I like, I like, I like!!!
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wow...that is PIMP
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Originally posted by ItalianStallion
id still take the S600 over this hands down.
does the s600 come in 4matic? if it didn't it would be a tough choice for me. im not a fan of audi reliability tho, so i wonder how good this one is.
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does the s600 come in 4matic? if it didn't it would be a tough choice for me. im not a fan of audi reliability tho, so i wonder how good this one is.
I dont think it does. Not sure though...
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No, s500 and S430 are offered in 4MATIC, S600 is not (yet).
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I dont like the grille one bit, but 414hp sounds nice. Too bad it'll probably weigh 4500lbs.
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