Audi A8 Review from Spain

1998 Audi A8 Quattro 4.2

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.6 / 10
Distance when acquired53126 kilometres
Most recent distance53407 kilometres
Previous carBMW 7 Series


Fast machine, but too unreliable


So far, only the auto box!!! But this is an Audi, there is probably loads more thing to come. Ha Ha.

On a serious note though, the auto box has started slipping, but only when the car gets hot. I'm thinking maybe the auto tranny fluid may need changing, but any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Also the tiptronic isn't working all the time.

My advice, don't buy an Audi.

General Comments:

The car is very quick and handles lovely.

The interior is plush and very comfortable.

It looks wicked with the 20 inch alloys I fitted.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 18th May, 2008

23rd Jun 2008, 15:28

You MUST change the transmission fluid at 60-70k kilometer intervals, or else its lifespan is greatly reduced, not to mention the decrease in comfort and performance.

Average review marks: 5.6 / 10, based on 1 review