2006 Audi A8 Consumer Reviews

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2006 Audi A 8
4.7
Average based on 14 reviews
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Sweetest ride I've ever had

by from Atlanta, GA on August 16, 2006

Hits - The A8L turns heads for classic styling, and draws purrs from passengers for its fit, finish, uncluttered layout and exceptional leg and head room in the back seat. I especially like the multi...
Hits - The A8L turns heads for classic styling, and draws purrs from passengers for its fit, finish, uncluttered layout and exceptional leg and head room in the back seat. I especially like the multi-adjustable seats, including lumbar support and seat bottom extension (I have long legs, this is really comfortable). The engine is smooth and powerful, upshifting is smooth, downshifting sometimes too early, but overall very driveable. My wife loves the visibility all around and especially the proximity sensors when backing up or parking in tight spaces. I've had virtually no complaints requiring maintenance. Fit and finish are outstanding. Misses - Few, but the V8 drinks gas. also, the length of the A8L makes parking in tight spaces a chore, usually requiring a couple of minor adjustments to straighten out in the space. Initial tire wear was horrible (only 15k miles), but replacements have fared better. I highly recommend the Audi A8L as the best car I've ever owned.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Fabulous

by from Dallas, Tx on November 13, 2008

Bought my 2006 A8L 2+ years ago; now have 35000 miles on it. I'm VERY tall, so the extra legroom is well appreciated. The most comfortable car I've ever been in. Love the quattro handling! The quality...
Bought my 2006 A8L 2+ years ago; now have 35000 miles on it. I'm VERY tall, so the extra legroom is well appreciated. The most comfortable car I've ever been in. Love the quattro handling! The quality of the interior is unparalleled. I've had no mechanical problems to speak of (one minor latch problem which the dealer addressed quickly). I'm really spoiled now. Was so impressed with the A8L that I bought my son a new A4 this Fall. Audi is on a roll!
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Purchased a used car

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Does recommend this car

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Most Unreliable Car I've Ever Owned

by from Minneapolis, MN on September 22, 2013

I bought my 2006 A8L as a certified pre-owned. After looking at S-class and 7 series the Audi was by far the best combination of luxury and sport. That combined with the certified warranty made my dec...
I bought my 2006 A8L as a certified pre-owned. After looking at S-class and 7 series the Audi was by far the best combination of luxury and sport. That combined with the certified warranty made my decision an easy one. When this car is running as designed it's fantastic! On the downside in the last 22 months it's been at the dealers shop over 300 days! The majority of the problems have been electrical and intermittent. I've done my best to be patient and keep hoping the problems would be fixed. I finally reached out to Audi USA for assistance and wasn't offered much help in my opinion. I asked them to buy it back like a new car lemon and they said no. I asked to have the warranty extended and again was told no.I've owned over 70 cars since I started driving. My prior car was a MB E500 4matic and only required routine maintenance in 84,000 miles of driving. I don't feel this car is indicative of all Audi products but this car is a LEMON and Audi should step up and admit this! .
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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Audi A8

by from Elk Grove, CA on January 16, 2012

This is an excellent car the quality in its class is great. I drove the 4 door Mazarati then the A-8 both cars are excellent but the price lent me to the A-8.
This is an excellent car the quality in its class is great. I drove the 4 door Mazarati then the A-8 both cars are excellent but the price lent me to the A-8.
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Uses car for Having fun

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Crazy About My A8L

by from Sellersburg, IN on October 19, 2014

This is the first Audi I've owned. I never thought I would own another car for daily driving after driving an SUV since 1991, but this 2006 A8L has considerably more leg room than the 2003 Hummer H2 I...
This is the first Audi I've owned. I never thought I would own another car for daily driving after driving an SUV since 1991, but this 2006 A8L has considerably more leg room than the 2003 Hummer H2 I previously owned and it gets 2-2.5 times better gas mileage. The power and handling are exceptional and the features are really cool. The only complaint I have with it is the weird electrical system such as the backseat dome lights staying on unless it is in the constant off position or the seat moving to my wife's seat position any time she gets into the car even when she doesn't push the key fob. I would definitely buy another Audi in the future. The German engineering is really good.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Owned it since it was new, can't let it go.

by from on March 12, 2015

Bought the car as a demo u it from a dealer, with 3400 miles on the odometer. Nearly ten years later, it has more than110,000 miles. Still brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. The quality...
Bought the car as a demo u it from a dealer, with 3400 miles on the odometer. Nearly ten years later, it has more than110,000 miles. Still brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. The quality of this car is a delight. It's performance remains stellar, and the sounds it gives when accelerating are a thrill. In dynamic mode it corners like it's on rails. Though it's nearly 10 years old now, my daughter wants it to be her chauffeur car for her wedding. Room in back for me and my very tall brothers (we are all over 6'6"). Most important (for me) is that this car seems to have character. It's not just a tool to get around... It has personality. And it shouts excellence, especially in the interior. Cars have progressed since 2006. Some less expensive makes are faster, quieter, more efficient and even a bit prettier. But none that I've seen match the A8L in soulful driving. The downside, of course, is that parts for this baby are ridiculously expensive. I had a minor glitch in one headlight...$1900. Damage to the plastic lower bumper surround? $2100. Nonetheless, far more than worth it. The great memories we've had in this car will continue. I'm sold. Go get your new car... I'm sticking with my 2006.
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Does recommend this car

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Panzer Tank with an Airplane Engine

by from Chicago, IL on July 31, 2014

This car outperforms and out-handles every other luxury sedan out there and most sports cars too. This a is a NASCAR pretending to be a luxury car. Considering it's weight, the AWD allows you to take ...
This car outperforms and out-handles every other luxury sedan out there and most sports cars too. This a is a NASCAR pretending to be a luxury car. Considering it's weight, the AWD allows you to take corners at highway speeds. Sideways drifting in 90 degree turns only over 80 mph. No difference in rate of acceleration at 35, 80 or 110 mph. Rides the same at 70 and 140 mph. Genius engineering in the control cluster, located on the center console directly where your right hand naturally rests. Superior 360 degree driver visibility as compared to any other car in its class. Handled better than my CRV or Lexus 330 in the snow. Due to the AWD, sliding in slippery conditions is limited and always in a straight line. If you love to drive and don't live in a city where you can drive a true sports car year round because of weather, this is the last car you will ever buy. GERMAN ENGINEERING at its finest!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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BEST CAR FOR YOUR BUCK

by from SAN JOSE,CA on August 16, 2006

I LOVE MY NEW A8 2004, 39K NOT ONE PROBLEM, SAVED ME THREE TIMES IN THE RAIN AND SNOW, AND SURVIVED A HURRIFIC ACCIDENT WITH A HUMMER. AWESOME LOOKS AND POWER. WAY BETTER THAN MY 2002 745IL BMW, WICH ...
I LOVE MY NEW A8 2004, 39K NOT ONE PROBLEM, SAVED ME THREE TIMES IN THE RAIN AND SNOW, AND SURVIVED A HURRIFIC ACCIDENT WITH A HUMMER. AWESOME LOOKS AND POWER. WAY BETTER THAN MY 2002 745IL BMW, WICH I HAD OVER THTEEN PROBLEMS IN JUST 9 MONTHS. WITH THE SECOND 2003 745IL, I SUFFERED MORE ISSUES WITH CAR. LOVE YOU AUDI, KEEP IT UP
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Does recommend this car

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Wow!! What a car

by from Ohio on April 25, 2011

Traded a Jaguar S-Type for this A8L. I thought Jaguar had the best ride until I drove this beauty. The features, the styling, the engineering are flawless. I do exaggerate a bit - the cup holders are ...
Traded a Jaguar S-Type for this A8L. I thought Jaguar had the best ride until I drove this beauty. The features, the styling, the engineering are flawless. I do exaggerate a bit - the cup holders are way too shallow and the outside mirrors are remarkably small for such a large car. Also, I always love the automatic rearview mirror that dims headlight coming from behind, but what is the use if the side mirrors are not treated as well? Still, I do admit that this is one fine piece of machinery. The power, the intuitiveness of the MMI control, the stable yet refined ride. All I can say is Wow!! What a car
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Does recommend this car

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W12 is just amazing

by from on May 20, 2009

W12 has just amazing comfort and performance. Wolf in a sheep's clothing. Every possible luxury, including a DVD player and a fridge in the back seat. Kids just love it, even for all day rides. The be...
W12 has just amazing comfort and performance. Wolf in a sheep's clothing. Every possible luxury, including a DVD player and a fridge in the back seat. Kids just love it, even for all day rides. The best ever. I can compare - I've had BMW 7-series and S- and SL -Mercs.
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