[V8] 4.2A6 Pros and Cons NOW a8..

Henry A Harper III hah at alumni.rice.edu
Tue Jan 6 12:51:34 PST 2009

Not to pile on the repair costs issue with fuel economy, but there sure
seemed to be a lot of the A6-v8/A8 cars popping up locally on CL/etc. last
summer when gas prices hit $4...I wouldn't want to be stuck with one of them
as a daily driver when that happens again. I think they get maybe 20mpg on
the highway? C&D said they could eke out 21-22mpg with the S8-v10 (driving
on eggshells) which they were happy with. Maybe it's me but I would not be
so pleased with that...perhaps if I could afford a new S8 I wouldn't care?
Just got back from a 600-mile trip in my chipped 200q20v, cruise control set
to "boring" and 27mpg on the studded Hak-1s.

> me too! there's an 04 a8L for sale on CL in SF with like 50k on it for
> $24k !!!! what a STEAL! man that would be living large for short
> dough.
> i suppose the way to do it is insure it to the gills then have your
> buddy drive it off a cliff and make $20k =)
> i wonder how an e55 would compare in same low speed crash, cost-wise?
> > Henry A Harper III wrote:
> >> 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.
> >
> > You guys are really starting to bum me out.
> >

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