1998 Audi A8 Tiptronic Quattro V8 4.2, 300hp from North America
A nice, but expensive, sedan
The engine's timing chain has broken twice, after warranty.
The water pump failed, resulting in an expensive engine overhaul.
The transmission had to be replaced.
This is a fairly good car. The looks are nice, and it is luxurious and comfortable without being ostentatious. The performance could be better. The engine is a great engine, but more power is needed for such a large car. It has many nice features, including rear heated seats.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th November, 2003
4th Jan 2004, 17:11
I appreciate your comments. Please be aware of the other known problem with this year A8, which could be the transmission. See audipages.com under transmission noises for the issue. I just got hit with the issue.