[ba] Audi A8

Matt Sato satomation at hotmail.com
Wed Apr 9 18:22:21 PDT 2008

Fellow Audifans,

A little over a year ago I bought my dream car - an A8.  It is a 99 and has about 120k on it but it ran like a champ.   I had all the major work done and kept it well maintained (Kovacs in San Rafael did most of the servicing), but a couple months ago the tranny blew.  (yes a known problem for these cars after 100k).  A new one was estimated at about $6k installed.  I took a risk and bought one on-line from Phoenix Manufactured Transmission.  While it shifts fine, it whines like a mad dog.  I bought the warranty on it and can get a replacement with $40 hour credit for the deinstallation/installation of a replacement from them.  I am unable to justify the further expenses and feel I must let it go.

I paid $12k for it originally and put at least another $6k into it since.  Blue book is $8.6k-10.6k.  I consider any reasonable offer.  I'll likely be listing it for $5k obo.  If it wasn't for the whine of the tranny, it still looks and rides like one sexy beast.  

Ping me if you're interested.  Looks like I'll need to get my 200QT back in working order now.


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