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Old 12-27-2013, 09:17 AM   #1
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Default 140K miles on my '01 A8L... What a great freaking car...

I have had several cars since my first Audi- The A6 4.2 that is my username.

I bought a 2001 A8L with 25K miles on it almost 7 years ago. For the last two years my son has been driving the wheels off of it He just left for an international trip and I have been driving this car again for the last few days. This might just be the best sedan I have ever owned, and I've owned just about all of them.

Even after 140k miles it is solid as a rock. It is connected to the road in a way that is uniquely Audi. Yes, there are a few trim pieces missing on the outside, the Cashmere paint doesn't look exactly like it did when I bought it, and, the interior has a few bruises.

With that all said, I can't remember what I was thinking when I gave this car to my son! What a great machine.
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Old 12-27-2013, 08:59 PM   #2
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Preaching to the converted!

I'm still sorting through some (minor-ish) issues with mine, but the caliber of the car shines through all of it!


2001 Audi S8
- Solar Sunroof, heated front and rear seats (just what you need in Australia!) Tinted side and rear glass, RNS-D, XCarLink, Bose, clunky old phone in arm rest!
1997 Audi A4Q - Hamilton's Club Sport, 5sp Manual, full leather, Sunroof, ASA AR1 17's (set of BBS RX201 17's spare), Clarion CD/MP3 red display with custom mounted 12 stacker in boot.
1986 Holden Calais - Velour (very 80's), 5.0 V8 (Holden 304), Trimatic, Simmons F90 16's, project car (at least it was 6 years ago...)

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Old 12-28-2013, 03:41 AM   #3
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Beautiful as well. This one's mine (S8 badging was added by prev owner )
Too bad Audi never made a LWB S8
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