1998 Audi A 8
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Grandpa's Cruiser

by from Dallas, TX on September 11, 2017

Overall the car is very reliable. It does have some issues. The main one being the Torque Converter. The transmission itself is not an issue it is the lockup function of the torque converter. Luckily ...
Overall the car is very reliable. It does have some issues. The main one being the Torque Converter. The transmission itself is not an issue it is the lockup function of the torque converter. Luckily the engine can be pulled in 1 day in a standard driveway. Good TC runs around $500.00. While the engine is out change the rear cam cover gaskets , coolant pipe seals, starter and oil cooler seals. Also a great time to put in a new timing belt. I did all this 15,000 miles ago and have loved it since. Control arms do need to be replaced the Audi's have the most sophisticated front suspension setup available .... that's why they handle so well. Unfortunately the multi-link setup adds lots of moving parts. FCP has some good recommendations for replacement. Don't skimp on the parts. You get what you pay for. If your deciding between an A8 or a Deville. Get the A8. Ask for service records. Assume if nothing has been done you will need to replace some items. I've owned both. The A8 currently has 200K + miles and is still running strong. The Deville needed an engine overhaul @ 68K miles. Pulling that engine is a nightmare. FWD + V8 = RUN!!!!. The Caddy had major electrical gremlins. Replaced a sensor every quarter after 50K miles. That's why you see so many with low miles going for nothing. When they run they are nice but beware of the upkeep.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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smooth power

by from chicago il on August 28, 2014

very happy, very satisfy,over all the greatest car i ever owned, i owned a bmw in the past but let me tell you about the AUDI A8 wooooow buy one for yourself and youll be fullfilled..
very happy, very satisfy,over all the greatest car i ever owned, i owned a bmw in the past but let me tell you about the AUDI A8 wooooow buy one for yourself and youll be fullfilled..
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car!!

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Best Car I have ever owned

by from Washington, DC on April 13, 2013

My 1998 A8 has over 200,000 miles. I bought it at 75,000. It is by far the best and most reliable car I have ever owned. Except for brakes, tires, plugs and the battery, the only major repair I had wa...
My 1998 A8 has over 200,000 miles. I bought it at 75,000. It is by far the best and most reliable car I have ever owned. Except for brakes, tires, plugs and the battery, the only major repair I had was the fuel pump replacement which cost less than $500 with an after market pump and a talented mechanic. The car has spent most of it's life without a garage yet after 14 years the paint still has a beautiful gloss sheen.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car!!

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Worst car I ever owned....by far

by from Jersey City,NJ on January 2, 2012

Incredibly expensive to maintain. Gurantted you will need to replace the transmission and upper and lower control arms more than once. Great looking car, but RUN from these after 100,000 miles hit the...
Incredibly expensive to maintain. Gurantted you will need to replace the transmission and upper and lower control arms more than once. Great looking car, but RUN from these after 100,000 miles hit the clock.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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GREAT ALLROUNG VEHICLE

by from CHICAGO on January 24, 2008

THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST AUTOMOBILES THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN THE DRIVER OF. IT HAS SUPERB PICKUP AND GREAT PERFORMANCE THE STYLING AND INTERIOR ARE ONE OF A KIND COMPARABLE TO BENTLY OR ASTON MARTIN LEAT...
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST AUTOMOBILES THAT I HAVE EVER BEEN THE DRIVER OF. IT HAS SUPERB PICKUP AND GREAT PERFORMANCE THE STYLING AND INTERIOR ARE ONE OF A KIND COMPARABLE TO BENTLY OR ASTON MARTIN LEATHER IS SOFT AND THE CAR JUST HUGS THE ROAD . WHEN YOU DRIVE YOU FEEL TOTALY IN CONTROL AND WORRY FREE MAINTENENCE IS LOW AND GAS IS OK
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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BIG DISAPPOINTMENT

by from Connecticut on June 27, 2007

All I have to say is TRANSMISSION, TRANSMISSION, TRANSMISSION!!!!! What does it take to get a recall? For the cost of this vehicle you should demand more! Do your homework. This is my third Audi and m...
All I have to say is TRANSMISSION, TRANSMISSION, TRANSMISSION!!!!! What does it take to get a recall? For the cost of this vehicle you should demand more! Do your homework. This is my third Audi and my last!
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Does not recommend this car

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