1997 Audi A8 4.2 from UK and Ireland
Understated high performance mileage eater
The climate control failed a few months after I acquired the car. The dealer was very helpful and it now works well.
Warning light on the air bag showed. Not a real problem however just a malfunction with the electrics. Again fixed by dealer.
This is a car that is at home on the outside lane of the motorway.
However with petrol prices in the UK reaching 80p per liter (over $1) the thirst of the 4.2 liter is not good news at all.
The 4wd system provides great grip when it is off the motorway (not very often!)
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 7th July, 2001