1999 Audi A8 Overview


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1999 Audi A8 Overview

Easily fitting five in its spacious interior, the elegant, yet understated Audi A8 is a high-end family car that also packs enough power and precise handling to ??? looking for a little fun behind the wheel. A 3.7-liter, 230-hp V8 base model and 4.2-liter, 300-hp V8 quattro sedan are the choices for 1999.

There are few changes to the 1999 Audi A8. Dual-laminated glass was added to further decrease the already miniscule road noise. The Warm Weather Package ditched the insulated glass, but kept the much loved solar sunroof and rear sunshades. New standard features included larger exterior mirrors, a First Aid kit, and a CD changer. This is in addition to the already abundant offerings, such as real wood trim, leather seats, 14-way adjustable power seats, memory feature for the driver's seat, mirrors, and steering, wheel, power sunroof, and keyless entry.

Highlights of the 1998 A8 include the quattro AWD, which offers safety and security and, according to one owner, eliminates the need for snow tires. Comfortable seats, roomy interior, a huge trunk, and the solar sunroof option are all high points. Great acceleration power due to the light aluminum frame, and a smooth quiet ride are why owners love their Audi A8. Hooking up a vacuum tube between Audi and your bank account might be a good idea for A8 buyers, as the initial pricetag and high maintenace costs literally suck your wallet dry. Owners find this and the instant depreciation on A8s to be a major low point. On the flip side, the extreme depreciation values make it an ideal used car purchase, as you get a lot of interior features for the money. The transmission still seems to suffer from downshifting problems, and drivers continue to complain about the small mirrors.


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