[A8] *New Lister* -- Upgrading ??

Rich, Jack JRich at Kronos.com
Fri Feb 17 13:59:38 EST 2006

I didn't address the last paragraph.  I use Vic's Weston Automotive, because they are close and convenient.  They are pretty good.  AutoEuropa (Newton) tried to fix my 98 A8.  I had a very favorable impression of them even though they finally gave up on the electrical issue.  I hired the owner to buy my newer A8 at a wholesale auction.  For $1500 plus auction fees, he will find out what you want, and look at wholesale auctions, and call you when he finds a good one.  I got my 2001 A8 with 32K miles on it for around $26.8.  They have a web site.


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Subject: [A8] *New Lister* -- Upgrading ??

 Hi Jack & All ..
 Have recently subscribed to this list ..
 Looks very quiet here compared to the very helpful [V8] List.
 Have been a long time [V8 Owner] subscriber there ..
 And am wanting to up-grade my Audi stable to an A8.
 So far at least - the A8 is at the top of my list - But
 with fuel and other running costs high on this model - 

 Maybe it would be the wiser to look strongly at the smaller 
 end of the Audi spectrum - Though I must admit growing 
 quite comfy in the large car.

 I've read through the posts - AudiWorld's Forums and
 Paul W's great site .. It seems, there is quite a list of
 issues to contend with on these cars (Like the V8's and
 other Audi models too of course!) 

 Things like; weak/poor transmissions - (lots of) front-end 
 parts - Sealing/Hoses - Firmware & Electrical maladies too!

 The quietness (and the long list of potential needs) is giving
 me some pause .. Is everyone too busy fixing their A8's or
 are they dependable and everyone - is not needing to post?

 Anyone have any early year recommendations? - suggestions? 
 BTDT's? - Stay clear stories? - Boston area service-techs?

 Thanks in advance if you can reply,
 Best to all,

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