2005 Audi A8 Ratings

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Audi A8 2005
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    2005 Audi A8 - L 4.2 Quattro Long Wheelbase Sedan

    Pros: the comfort of the seats

    Cons: getting used to length

    Advice: buy a year or 2 old A8L, they are usually well taken care of and less expensive

    The A8L glides down the road with grace and speed. It is very roomy-especially the leg area. It does everything you could ask for in a car. I have owned Mercedes, Jaguars, and Cadillacs and this is by far the finest riding , performing and best looking car I have ever owned. It doesn't get any better than this --maybe a Bentley.

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    2005 Audi A8 - L 4.2 Quattro Long Wheelbase Sedan

    Pros: The roominess of the back seat

    Cons: The computer system is terrible, i have had it fixed 4 times now. Its been recalled at least once and they are on their 4th software upgrade.

    Advice: Don't buy this car unless your brother in law is an Audi dealer. It is a lemon pure and simple. Minor malfunctions like the power steering and wipers failing happen to other cars. But the poor design of the computer is maddening.

    The car handles reasonably well and it always feels like there is power to spare. However, compared to the BMW 745 there is significantly more body lean. The BMW also has much quicker response to throttle inputs. The transmission is very good and shifts are almost imperceptible. This can also be a liability if you want any sportyness out of the driving experience. Handling in snow is good, but does not live up to the hype of the dealer, you would think they sold you a Hummer. The space and layout of the interior are what really set it apart from the BMW, Mercedes and Jaguar. But beware of the front cup holder situated in the front computer. One splash and you are looking at a $750 repair bill.

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    2005 Audi A8 - Quattro Sedan

    Pros: bluetooth phone and voice activation

    Cons: the long wait to get it.

    Advice: buy it now. you wont be sorry

    Wow! What a car. I ordered my car in november because it now comes with bluetooth for your phone. The voice activation is great, the sound system wonderful. I got xm radio and could not be more please. the car is fast and drives like a dream.