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