1999 Audi A8 Reviews from North America

1999 Audi A8 4.2

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2011
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 0 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.4 / 10
Distance when acquired150523 miles
Most recent distance161061 miles

Summary:

A8's are a horrible value at any price, they depreciate so much due to unreliability and repair cost

Faults:

Transmission in & out of safe mode.

Engine misfires on a random, but often basis.

ABS module went bad.

Replaced: ECU's, MAF, Oxygen sensors, plugs, coil packs.

Oil leaked from front and back of engine, just 5,000 miles after timing belt / water pump was replaced.

Horrible service and attention from local Audi dealer; examples too lengthy to explain.

Another nearby Audi dealer was no better, encouraged additional costly repairs without guarantee, just "try our best".

General Comments:

Thankfully most of the repairs were completed by the previous owner.

Car was serviceable around town, but no confidence to take it out of town or at night.

Very comfortable vehicle.

Xenon headlights worked well.

Aside transmission, engine, and ABS, all other electronics worked well.

Ownership was fun while it lasted, but will never purchase the A8 line, regardless of model year.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 5th January, 2011

1999 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired48000 miles
Most recent distance108000 miles

Summary:

The best car I've owned!

Faults:

Front arm rest broken 50.000 miles (can somebody help to find a light grey replacement assembly?).

Timing belt replaced at 90.000 miles (normal).

Heat rest motor does work, but no movement, died at 90.000.

Oil pressure gage leak at 95000 miles,

Front spoiler hooked on curb two times... (and ripped apart...).

Otherwise a superb car. Won't sell, maybe replace with a newer model, maybe not, it's a really fun car, and if you drive it at speed limit (...) 24 to 26 mpg/hwy!

Runs like a Porsche, very comfortable, quiet interior, and if you got the automatic transmission re-programmed to the more sportier set up, nice and quick and fast.

AudiA8@bbgltd.com.

General Comments:

This car is seriously the best limousine I ever owned. Have had many cars, but this one is fun, responds well and drives fun. It makes your day!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th October, 2008

1999 Audi A8

Model year1999
Year of manufacture1999
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.5 / 10
Distance when acquired130000 miles
Most recent distance138000 miles

Summary:

Thorny rose

Faults:

OMG, I love this car!! However, I have the check engine on continuously, and I can't get the washer fluid to spray.

I had the coil on the left rear literally break in half and fall into my rim.

I now am told I will need a timing belt some time and that is approx 2500.00.

It is a bittersweet affair, I love the car, but really cannot afford the repairs.. I have no problem with the payments.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 6th December, 2007

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 3 reviews