2005 Audi A8 User Reviews

2005 Audi A8 Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 7 reviews

  • Performance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Appearance:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"power" 5 reviews
"ride" 4 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews
"speed" 2 reviews
CONS
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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audiowner writes:
2005 Audi A8 L Review
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Looks great, Quarto drive is good in the snow

Cons

Electronics are so unreliable as to make the car a disaster to own.

audiowner
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Don't Buy The Audi — I have owned the car for nearly 4 years. The electronics in car have been a mess. It has been in the shop over a dozen times and they still can not seem to get it right. Many of the problems are episodic and not constant. At times, the lights will not go off unless you restart the car and drive it around for a few minutes before turning it off. At other times it will tell you a tire is low on air pressure when it is fine. I have given up on trying to get them to fix it and will be disposing of it for a Lexus. Don't buy one. They look great but the reliability is just not there.

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Wayne writes:
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Pros

fast car

Cons

MPG's

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Audi A8 — What can i say!! absolutly awesome performance, will keep with most sports cars other than very top of the range Ferraris, porches etc, 0-60 in 5.8 and four wheel drive but down side is fuel performance average 20 mpg which is seriously low!! build quality and interior is superb and eats the miles.

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Paul writes:
2005 Audi A8 Base Review
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Excellent car, good performance, look and feel of the car.

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n/a

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Get One! — The 4.0 V8 diesel has great performance and you would be hard pushed to tell it was a diesel engine. Build quality amazing, interior great. Cost of ownership is not too bad, 32 MPG average, gives it 720 miles to a tank. Car is fun to drive, but chassis cant thrill. Still the best car i have ever owned.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Richard writes:
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Best sport sedan dollar for dollar

Cons

need the S8 for a little more snap

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Audi A8 — Buy used and let someone else take the depreciation hit. Make sure to go CPO though. You can't get more sport sedan for the money. the car is packed with features and is an amazing performer. I went with the short wheel base. Uless you spend more time in the back than the front, this is the way to go.

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jsweney writes:
2005 Audi A8 L Review
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Great driving car.  Looks great, feels great

Cons

Can be expensive if it goes to the shop

jsweney
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Love It. Would Buy Another — A real driver's car. It is comfortable and smooth. You don't realize how quiet and smooth it is until you drive something else for awhile. Repairs can be expensive. There are a lot of sophisticated gadgets and technology on board, so taking it in is not for the feint of heart! All in all, I think it is a great car and I will get another.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Agantjr writes:
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Pros

Big beautiful well put together car. Lot of space and enough power, better fuel economy than it rivals.

Cons

Repairs can be expensive. Having an extended warranty is wise.

Agantjr
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I Love This Car. Only Reason I Would Sell This Car Is To Buy A Newer One. — The car has plenty of room for those long road trips. The ride is awesome, with it's adaptive suspension. Fuel consumption on the hwy is good for a car this size, 400+ miles is easy even with average speeds of 80 mph. Its all aluminium space age frame and body panels provides you all the protection from rust. The Quattro all wheel drive system will ensure you have all the traction you need, whether it's rain, snow or off road in muddy conditions. This is a car if you want a balance of performance, looks and luxury.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Connor writes:
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Audi A8l — Great, sturdy car that has great acceleration for its weight. Very straightforward, coach-like lines, with the typical German elegance.

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1998 Audi A8 Reviews

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1999 Audi A8 Reviews

Reliable, Solid And Extremely Quiet. With Regular Maintenance Will Las A Long Time. By Brad

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2000 Audi A8 Reviews

Top Performers In The Super-luxury Sedan By Kos

"he ergonomics for this car are excellent. The car is smartly designed with purpose and a handsome exterior. For 2001, they included many things that are now only being added to others now (2012). Lux... Read More

Love It Can't Wait To Get A Newer One. Just Have To Get The 120,000.00 First :( By Anita

Perfomance awesome!! Safety can not be beat! Is made out of Airplane Aluminum. So when you wreck it the Insurance company just immeditaly "Totals" it. Expensive to fix. But married to a mechanic :) Lo... Read More

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2001 Audi A8 Reviews

World Class By biggdog462001

pretty much everything, not much to dislike , mabey a little to harsh of ride, but not enough to stop me from driving this car, just replaced motor at 301,500 with 70,000 mile used motor, got lucky an... Read More

Buy It, Love It. By Dan

After owning an A8 since 2002, I enjoyed it so much, I just had to buy another. I could not resist, it is the perfect color for an everyday driver and the interior is simply beautiful.This one needs... Read More

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