[A8] Mike in Montana
david.giannandrea at sbcglobal.net
Sat Oct 6 16:49:37 PDT 2007
Salesman _might_ be exaggerating mpg. First, the computer is probably
optimistic (can be adjusted to near perfect, btw). If you NEVER get off the
freeway you could get 26 mpg at 70-75 mph FOLLOWING TRAFFIC, but not
breaking your own wind. As soon as you take a couple of pit stops it will
probably turn out to be 24mpg on a typical trip. That's my experience (90k
worth) and I sticking to it.
I like the 99 A8, it's the last of the sub 4000lb luxo cruisers.
Mike said: "Looked at a 99 A8 the other day with 85k miles - I doubt there
is much known history on it. Asking $12999 - seemed a tad high. Car appeared
to be pretty clean visually and the lot guy claimed 26 mpg from Salt Lake
City to Helena, MT cruising around 80."
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