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2005 Audi A8

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$2,000 — $17,020 USED
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Sedan
4-5 Seats
18-21 MPG
(Combined)
Key specs of the base trim
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Overview

Is this the car for you?

The Good

  • Performance
  • Easy maneuverability for its size
  • Ride comfort
  • Interior space, especially in A8 L
  • Refinement

The Bad

  • Excessive downshifting on upgrades
  • Fuel economy
  • Price

What to Know

about the 2005 Audi A8
  • 4.2-liter V-8 rated at 335 hp
  • Six-speed Tiptronic automatic
  • 10 airbags, including knee airbags
  • Available extended-length body
  • New standard-length model
  • W-12 engine available for 2005

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Consumer Reviews

What drivers are saying

4.2
13 reviews — Read All reviews
Exterior Styling
(4.8)
Performance
(4.8)
Interior Design
(4.8)
Comfort
(4.9)
Reliability
(3.7)
Value For The Money
(3.8)

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(2.0)

Stay away from old complicated Audi's!

by Mitchel from Louisville, KY on November 27, 2018

I purchased my 2005 Audi A8 with 144,000 miles on it. The car is very beautiful and the interior is one of the most luxurious I've ever sat in, but the engineers over in Germany definitely overstepped ... Read full review

(5.0)

Jordan M

by Jordan McC from Lancaster PA on March 18, 2018

Great full-size luxury car. Great highway mpg 25 to 27 to the gallon. Great power and handling. Very reliable car with recommended maintenance. Highly recommend car great value for the money. Read full review

Safety

Recalls and crash tests

Recalls

The 2005 Audi A8 currently has 1 recall


Crash and Rollover Test Ratings

The 2005 Audi A8 has not been tested.

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Cars.com Car Seat Check

Certified child passenger safety technicians conduct hands-on tests of a car’s Latch system and check the vehicle’s ability to accommodate different types of car seats. The A8 received the following grades on a scale of A-F.*
* This score may not apply to all trims, especially for vehicles with multiple body styles that affect the space and design of the seating.

Warranty FAQs

What is a Bumper-to-Bumper warranty?

Often called a basic warranty or new-vehicle warranty, a bumper-to-bumper policy covers components like air conditioning, audio systems, vehicle sensors, fuel systems and major electrical components. Most policies exclude regular maintenance like fluid top offs and oil changes, but a few brands have separate free-maintenance provisions, and those that do offer them is slowly rising. Bumper-to-bumper warranties typically expire faster than powertrain warranties.

What is a Powertrain warranty?

Don't be misled a 10-year or 100,000-mile powertrain warranty doesn't promise a decade of free repairs for your car. It typically covers just the engine and transmission, along with any other moving parts that lead to the wheels, like the driveshaft and constant velocity joints. Some automakers also bundle seat belts and airbags into their powertrain warranties. With a few exceptions, powertrain warranties don't cover regular maintenance like engine tuneups and tire rotations.

What is included in Roadside Assistance?

Some automakers include roadside assistance with their bumper-to-bumper or powertrain warranties, while others have separate policies. These programs cover anything from flat-tire changes and locksmith services to jump-starts and towing. Few reimburse incidental costs like motel rooms (if you have to wait for repairs).

What other services could be included in a warranty?

Some automakers include free scheduled maintenance for items such as oil changes, air filters and tire rotations. Some include consumables including brake pads and windshield wipers; others do not. They are typically for the first couple of years of ownership of a new car.

What does CPO mean?

A certified pre-owned or CPO car has been inspected to meet minimum quality standards and typically includes some type of warranty. While dealers and third parties certify cars, the gold standard is an automaker-certified vehicle that provides a factory-backed warranty, often extending the original coverage. Vehicles must be in excellent condition and have low miles and wear to be certified, which is why off-lease vehicles feed many CPO programs.

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