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Pros: B&O Radio
Cons: Nothing, can't nit-pickSimply the most understated luxury 4 dr. sedan on the market. Lots of power from 350 hp, thought about an S8 however it is smaller than the A8L, a tick faster, for a whole lot more $. and a thirstier V-10. Interior is second to none, dash layout is over the top. Sound system like a concert hall. The MMI is a cinch to master, unlike the BMW's I-drive. Beautiful exterior styling, and the mileage for a 4.2 V-8 is remarkable, 20city, 25+hwy@75
Pros: Fabulous interior and fit and finish.
Cons: NAThis is a great car, infact it is my favorite car yet. I have owned a BMW 7 series, a Rolls Royce, and a Lexus. This is the car we take on trips, and to the local area.
Pros: B & O radio $6300 option (1st guy ate it)
Cons: Nothing, can't nit-pickIdentical to the 2010, the 07 A8L is without a doubt the best value in a luxury 4 dr. sedan. Comfort, power, amenities, appearance, both interior and exterior surpasses 750i and S550. I bought out of 21/2 yr. lease with 12k miles for roughly 1/2 MSRP. gets 25(honest)mpg on hwy.
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: 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 expensiveThe 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.
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.
Pros: bluetooth phone and voice activation
Cons: the long wait to get it.
Advice: buy it now. you wont be sorryWow! 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.