The higher level car on the market
The radio system ; the searching station can't find a station if it hasn't a perfect signal. I have to change the antenna or the radio, I don't know what the problem is yet. That is the only thing that shocked me. I can't believe that for a luxury German car the radio is made in Portugal.
The car is so comfortable that you think you are in your home while you're driving it, I drove it many times on highway and I can say that you hear nothing. The car is totally insulated, there is no noise.
Audi is known as an excellent manufacturer and really exclusive (in any case for Audi A8).
I drove a Mercedes class-S and the A8 is far away better, smoother, lighter, faster for a smaller engine, and less consumption.
The perfect RPM level for low consumption is approximately 2'000 rpm. It accelerate very good, and go more than ~140 km/h in the last gear (at 2'000rpm of course). And the tip-tronic semi automatic transmission is really exclusive, you can drive it like an automatic or a manual car.
There is just one thing that annoys me, the dealer service, they are very low level people and they are expensive (or like robbers) ; for repairing the radio system they ask 950$, this is amazing, because I can pay another radio for less.
It's really the best luxury car. I said that I don't know if I would buy another car of this manufacturer, I would make it only if it's an A8 again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 7th November, 2003