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Pros: Awd quattro engine
Cons: Owner costsVery nice car. Quattro handling in the ice and snow is better than any AWD vehicle I have ever driven. The only downside is maintenance costs. Wish I was offered Audi care when I purchased it
Pros: The interior
Cons: Audi's option package, I have no garage openerI have had Audi's since 1982. I have had Coupes, 100, 200, A4, A4 and now an A6. This car is as comfortable as a Bentley yet hussles down the road in supreme comfort and over the Sierra's here in Northern California like a sports car. The car is set up beautifully. Each time I drive the others (BMW,Mercedes, Lexus and Infinity) and come back to the build and quality of Audi. I wanted the 4.2 V8 but with 3.2 and 29 miles per gallon at 80mph and the feel of a V8 I don't need it. I'm not drag racing so I don't need an S or RS. The car is really supreme at what it does and gives confidence. I know the limits of the car after going thru Audi's program at Infiron Raceway in Sonoma California. Great Car looking forwad to the next version and A-7. I have had A-4's but don't overlook the A6. I get compliments all the time.
Pros: B&O Stereo & Paddle shifters
Cons: There are no negatives with this vehicle
Advice: Buy used Only (with Car-Fax & all service records) preferably from a warm climate.This is my 2nd A8L, as after I sold my 2006 I realized what a great car it truly was. Would have never bought new because of initial loss, but to get a 12k mi. 2007 in 8-09 for $50k with an MSRP of $88K was the only way to go, as a new 09 comparably equipped is now mid 90's and is essentially identical. Thought of going the S8 route but why pay more for a car with less amenities to get you to 60 a tick faster with considerable less mileage. More than adequate power and comfort at a price less than a new A6. Has more back seat leg room than a new Rolls-Royce Ghost and a wonderful ride. Have loved Audis since my 1987 5000 turbo quattro (no it didn't run away unintended) only available in 5-speed. It's taken Audi 20+ years to recover from that debacle.
Pros: Strong and simple
Cons: Large doors
Advice: Long term good bet.Great feel
Pros: the seats
Cons: the wheel
Advice: if your looking for an awesome car, you have found it.really liked this car, going to buy it for my husband on his 38th birthday.
Pros: The large sunroof
Cons: the navigation system was too expensive to buy
Advice: Test drive one to see for yourself how luxurious this sporty, gas efficient car is- you will love it!It handles very well. The seats are comfortable and the interior is typical Audi - clean and nice looking. The engine was quiet with a lot of pick up. All the extra features are well worth the price difference to the VW Golf TDI.The trunk space is bigger than the VW. The leather is a handsome upgrade. I love the tiptronic and sport mode. The golf had a small sunroof that made a terrible noise when open and excelerating onto the freeway. Audi does such high quality workmanship that this car will last a long time.Finally a luxury car that is green!
Pros: Acceleration and AWD
Cons: steering not sporty enough
Advice: Long test drive,allowing you to become familiar with DSG and Paddle shifters and TurboTest drive both awd TT 2.0 and TTS, go with magnetic ride suspension either way for improved handling, TTS acceleration is impressive. It is difficult to obtain published MPG figures as it is difficult to not want to push this car to its limits. Fit and finish are excellent, back seat is a joke, only elves would be happy there. This is my 2nd DSG and would not go back to a manual transmission,3rd Audi over the yrs - have not been disappointed yet. Great AWD sports coupe for the northern climates, can enjoy all year round irregardless of the amount of frozen precipitation.