2004 Audi A8 Review

2004 Audi A8 4.2 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture2004
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.2 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired74000 miles
Most recent distance92000 miles
Previous carBMW Z4 Roadster


A fantastic bit of kit


Needed a new coolant temperature sensor.

General Comments:

Beautifully built luxury exec car that allows you to cross huge distances in total comfort. For me, it is practically a mobile office.

The keyless entry and finger print recognition are a particularly nice function.

The steering is solid and direct, but does not have the feel of a BMW. It is worth playing around with the tyre pressures, particularly on the fronts as that improves handling no end. The paddle-shift also make it good fun on an A road.

Petrol consumption is high. I'm averaging 21.4 at the moment. I can get about 26 on a motorway run, but that is the absolute best I've had. I'm thinking of LPGing it to make it more affordable.

The build quality is great, and the MMI system works well, as does the SATNAV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 5th December, 2010

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review