[V8] 4.2A6 Pros and Cons

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Tue Jan 6 10:15:58 PST 2009

See, for instance, the recent (February issue? - came in the mail a couple
days ago) Car and Driver with long-term test wrap-up on an S8 that was
involved in a low-speed front-offset collision (leaking coolant but drove
into parking lot from the street under its own power) - repair bill of
almost $30k and five months in the one shop in all of Michigan certified to
work on aluminum body cars.

> Before committing to either an A8 or S8, check the insurance rates.  I
> looking into it a few years back, and it was in the same class as a
> Porsche Turbo.  Reason given was that very few body shops can work on
> the aluminum body, and those that do charge enough to make Gates whine.

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