04-21-2004, 03:55 PM
Hello everyone. I was visiting my local dealership today and they had just taken delivery of an A8L with the new shark fin antenna design. I must say I like it better than the previous design. Sorry I didn't have a camera with me. The new design is a little flatter and narrower without the rounded front edge. There is no upright horizontal shark fin. Instead it has a small flat antenna mast that arises at an angle from the rectangular boxy part that is mounted on the roof. Looks unremarkable and I like that! VIN # was 28200
04-21-2004, 04:24 PM
Right, your vertical fin's top edge is roughly parallel with the ground which is what I called the horizontal fin. The took away the front 4/5th of it and left a small angled stalk at the back.
04-22-2004, 07:16 AM
And I intend to buy several more! I have two local dealers that I've bought parts and service from in the past. Wonder if I get double loyalty discounts on a new one or five, one for each Audi?
04-22-2004, 07:25 AM
When I read that you had a local dealership, I was intending to get my next Audi from you!! We can still do that ya know! LOL
04-22-2004, 09:19 AM
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04-22-2004, 11:56 AM
I've always thought it looked different in the pictures that have been circulating.
04-22-2004, 12:26 PM
2nd picture in article<ul><li><a href="http://www.audiworld.com/features/tests/2004a8_w12.html">http://www.audiworld.com/features/tests/2004a8_w12.html</a</li></ul>
04-22-2004, 01:31 PM
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04-22-2004, 01:34 PM
It would be nice if it were a replaceable part. The next generation of OnStar will be "upgradable" to a non-analog signal source. Those of us with '04 D3s are stuck with the non-upgradable OnStar analog-only system, and would require a different antenna.
I hate the "shark-fin". I've always thought that it looks like an afterthought. There are so many better looking antennas.
04-23-2004, 07:18 AM
ugly "coat hanger" antennas? Or the electric ones that never worked very long?