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

Taka Mizutani t44tqtro at gmail.com
Wed Jan 7 06:25:39 PST 2009

I think if you can foot the bill for a $110k-120k car, you're not going to
be as concerned about paying an extra $5-7k for fuel over a year.

If I can't drive my Miata as a daily driver, I'd want a diesel, even though
it doesn't make sense from a cost standpoint with the current cost of fuel.


On Tue, Jan 6, 2009 at 3:51 PM, Henry A Harper III <hah at alumni.rice.edu>wrote:

> 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.

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