[s-cars] New Guy, S8 question

Wylie Bean theringmeister at triad.rr.com
Thu Feb 26 07:47:09 PST 2009

I'll only add that the S8's chassis is so good that tossing it around is almost as if you're behind the wheel of a B5 S4 in my experience at PIR at ABS training back in '00.  Wet skidpad/auto-x was a blast!  Enjoy! 

Wylie Bean (via blackberry)
90 cq
91 90q20v
92 UrS4
01 allroad

-----Original Message-----
From: "Stafford, Kenneth A." <stafford at WPI.EDU>

Date: Thu, 26 Feb 2009 10:27:27 
To: jpb3<jpburns3 at gmail.com>
Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com<s-car-list at audifans.com>
Subject: Re: [s-cars] New Guy, S8 question


V8Q (pearl indigo/gray Connolly): Wonderfully quiet, smooth, comfortable. Amazingly quick in 2nd gear kick-down from 65 to 85.  Embarrassingly slow off the line! Timelessly attractive design IMO.  Incredible car for the money.  Loved it. 

S8 (black/caramel sports): Flatter, tighter, more sporty handling.  Not as nimble in slow, tight turns.  Hugely quicker off the line.  NEEDS a 6th gear (actually a little lower geared than the V8Q from the tach reading)! Oh what glorious engine sounds above 6000 (I can't help but roll down the windows even in our freezing weather!). Really a dual personality--limo-like presence with a surprisingly frisky alter-ego. Even rarer than my V8Q...I'm in love/lust again.

I have put on about 8K on the S8 including the 2000 miles I drove straight through from Denver to MA after eBaying it--perfect so far, and what a deal for $15.7K!

Btw, I still have my '91 V8Q parts car...and a garage full of spare parts.


-----Original Message-----
From: jpb3 [mailto:jpburns3 at gmail.com] 
Sent: Thursday, February 26, 2009 9:53 AM
To: Stafford, Kenneth A.
Cc: s-car-list at audifans.com
Subject: Re: [s-cars] New Guy, S8 question

You sold the V8!  I am on both lists (V8 & S) since I own one of each,
unfortunately you will find little to no S8 info here.  Though I am
sure that Paul K can chime in (another S8 convert) and lead you to the
promised land.

Good luck with the S8, care to share what your thoughts are coming
from the V8?  Apples to Oranges I know but am curious.


On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 9:18 AM, Stafford, Kenneth A. <stafford at wpi.edu> wrote:
> I think that this list is really for S4/S6 owners, but maybe someone can help with my S8.  Just finally sold my beloved '91 V8Q and bought an '03 S8.  Couple questions:  How do you reset the service reminder? (My wife's '01 TT has a button sequence that resets it.) Does anyone have a BTDT on the "MTM" chip?  Mine has it and am wondering what it really does on this non-turbo engine.  Is there a better list for S8 owners to join (the V8Q list was amazingly helpful!)?
> TIA,
> Ken
> '03 S8 100K
> '01 TT/225 120K
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