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1997 Audi A8 quattro AWDReview
Brendan writes:
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As Safe As,with No Bad Side Effex — what more can be expected fron a car,as driving conditions change so does the car,im not in any way rich i picked it up at a very good price,but then when you have this car anything else you look, at does not compareso you can never change. for the price i paid .its a family car,it can give you a thrill,you can fit shoping in it,the dog the kids aqnd the missis (maybe not in that order)can all travel long distances in total comfort.ps.please dont ask what i paid for it.

Pros: if you race it around all the time like it wants to, when the reves go up and i always want to hold it in gear and let it show me the magic,it can drink with the best of them,but drive it normaly its very surprising.

Cons: the original price,the insurance costs 1000 per year,there are not enought of them on the road,there be less road rage ,less crashs

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1997 Audi A8 quattro AWDReview
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Timeles Aluminium Cruiser — 300hp, aluminium body, four wheel drive, recaro leather sport seats, tiptronic/automatic... Need I say more? Looks liike there isn't enough words, hmm, great great and great. But don't crash it, aluminium is expensive to repair ;) by the way, it's -95, but since that wasn't an option...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: One of the best car's ever made...

Cons: fuel economy

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1997 Audi A8 quattro AWDReview
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Expencive But Fun And Luxorious. — Quick as expected...solid build like a tank, genuine power and andeling. Expencive thouh in every way.... Fun car that does the job no matter what! xxx...is quite ok...love it! If in good condition a wonderful car...but expencive as hell when something breaks down...

Pros: Controlled power

Cons: Drinks gasoline like a thisty camel and expensive to repair.

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1997 Audi A8 quattro AWDReview
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Audi A8 4.2 Quattro —

Huge amount of car for the money but not without huge running costs (13mpg of super unleaded to name but one). Since it is all aluminium, it weighs around 1800kg despite its massive size. It is a really, really big car. The 4.2 V8 gives an effortless 300bhp and with well over 300lb/ft of torque it is extremely quick (limited to 155mph). It pulls up to the legal limit as hard as V6 cars I have owned before would pull up to about 40mph. This just doesn't stop pulling at all. Ever. Its like a train. Coming off road islands and giving it a bootful is something you have to learn to tame because with the 4wd and 300bhp it has the wierd rubbery feeling - like it has been shot out of a catapult or something. The auto gearbox has tiptronic so it can be used as though sequential. The cruise control and auto box are uncannily smooth - you can't feel it change gear or maintain speed. In fact most of the time you can't even tell the cruise control is on. I like the way its a quiet easy to drive motorised sofa for when you are wanting to waft about, but can instantly become a mentalist when you poke it. The quattro 4wd is superb and it simply doesn't need traction control - and yes, on a gravel car park, it really will swing about like a giant rally car which considering its size is quite hilarious. On dry roads the stability is such a massive improvement over a fwd or rwd car. Stores road in Derby has weird surfacing and any car or van I have driven down there wanders about all over the place - the A8 is dead straight. In the wet it never feels anything other than fully gripped. It understeers a bit at speed, but is very predictable, and hasn't once given any dramatics. The only real downside is the amount of fuel it drinks. On the way to work everyday, in traffic, it averages just under 14mpg, which would be bad except it needs to drink super-unleaded which is more expensive. To be honest though, anything with a 4 litre engine is going to be a bit thirsty, and even if I had got £20k to spend on a car right now this minute, I still don't think I could sell it - well, maybe for the newer 4.0TDI diesel version. I was after a BMW M5 (e39) before this, and even after going out in one, I think I would keep the Audi.

Pros: Huge power and performance. Really comfy with all the gadgets. Amazingly capable  bargain if you can handle the running costs.

Cons: Drinks more fuel than you can possibly imagine. Can be unnerving when parking or going down narrow roads.

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1997 Audi A8 quattro AWDReview
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1997 Audi S8 — Even if the car was maintained according to plan at official Audi dealers, I had plenty of problems with it, mainly of smaller nature but very expensive to repair.

Pros: Much space and luxury, strong engine, no rust thanks to Spaceframe technology

Cons: Very, very expensive in maintenance (even more expensive then a e.g.a  Porsche), not reliable for such an expensive car

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1997 Audi A8 quattro AWDReview
Dan writes:
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If You Are In The Market For A Luxury Car, Try One Of These Out. — This car is perfect. Awesome performance with still great fuel economy unlike the S8 (lower gearing). Most people have no clue of the performance of this large luxury car. It is a car made mostly of aluminum, with a 4.2l V8 and Quattro. Heated seats and steering wheel make this a blast in the winter for traveling and sporty driving while in pure luxury. A far better built car than the C5 A6 if you compare quality side by side.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

Pros: Power, luxury, handling.

Cons: None.

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