[V8] The V8 List
David.Coleman at blackrock.com
Wed Jan 28 13:20:13 EST 2004
The way I see it is A8s are V8s without the charisma. Don't get me wrong -- they're super nice cars, but they still have much the same crap that can go wrong, just as any complex machinery does. The V8 really is a unique car that delivers a unique pleasure... a friend finally made the move to an S8 after 12 years of owning a V8, and honestly found himself preferring to drive his V8 more than the S8 in certain situations! Then his rs6 came along and that all went to pot...
But the point is that these things were very, very nice cars when new, and I don't think Audi has equalled that relative level of niceness since. Maybe the RS6, but then there's the tiptronic and all... I may get another V8-powered Audi, but probably never a replacement.
> -----Original Message-----
> From: v8-bounces at audifans.com
> [mailto:v8-bounces at audifans.com]On Behalf
> Of Michael Larosa Jr
> Sent: Wednesday, January 28, 2004 1:09 PM
> To: Jason Wilkerson
> Cc: V8 list
> Subject: Re: [V8] The V8 List
> before you V8ers entertain A8's, you gotta drive one....
> especially if you are a 90 V8 aka pre-servotronic car....
> very different ride....
> I loved the feel of the 90 v8, hated the servotronic 91,
> although I never did yank the connector under the dash
> to see how it was without servotronic..
> but ymv...
> Jason Wilkerson wrote:
> > I agree,
> > This list is great! My wife thinks I'm a nerd for thinking so -
> > Although she may be right she obviously doesn't understand
> the addiction.
> > I too have recently entertained the thought of parting with
> the beloved -
> > possibly to romance a 4.2 A8 - I could probably afford it,
> I see them go
> > for 11k on ebay all the time, but then I realize how much I
> love the 14
> > year old V8 - and then I think of all the money that I have
> shredded up
> > into little pieces, placed ever-so-kindly in the intake and
> watched, with
> > glee, it come out as little puffs of smoke from the
> tailpipe and I think
> > "maby I can recoup my money" whatever. I can justify
> having this car
> > because I work on it myself - If I didn't I couldn't afford
> it at all.
> > That is no offense to those who don't do their own work - I
> am just saying
> > that I personally don't have the money. If I were rich (or
> made anything
> > more than I do)I would consider having some things done by
> someone else,
> > but then again that is part of the fun for me!
> > Jason
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