how to buy an a8

Peter Berrevoets pjberr at
Tue Nov 5 10:05:58 EST 2002

Start off with a 1998 or newer with the tiptronic and some improvements over
the first model year in Canada...

Remember the price of these cars new ~$80,000+, maintenance history is
vitaly important as is continuing maintenance. They are a great used car buy
with a few issues; 1) Bodywork is aluminum, expensive to repair and hard to
find a shop that can actually deal with it. 2) deferred maintenance by the
original owner will cost you big later 3) regular maintenance that will keep
her running in good order is absolutely necessary and priced according to
the original price tag of the car ie. high


My $0.02


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> wish i was in the market for one, but alas no... its my parents...
> they are about to go look at a 1997 audi a8 4.2q priced at
> $25995canadian with 117km on it...
> im told the timing belt needs to be done at 150km and that costs
> about $1000. anyone have a
> maintenece schedule of one and predicted costs of repairs? are
> there any trouble spots to look at?
> what are the problem areas? if any...
> well im sure it will be fun :) hope i get to drive it soon...
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