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Audi A8, Sedan
Feb 19, 2003 (11:39 pm)
Well the price difference between the 2003 A8 and 2004 A8 can be explained very easily. Audi is no longer importing the short-wheelbase model, they're starting out for 2004 with the A8L and only going up from there. If they price the new A8L at 75K thats about 8K more than the current A8L. Sales of the A8L were much better than the short wheelbase model in the latter years of the current car's production run, so this time they aren't going to bother with a "base" A8.
The next short wheelbase A8 will the be the 2005 S8.
Mar 08, 2003 (4:02 pm)
I have owned a great 2000A8 for 3 years and will probably purchase the 2004 model. I do not own the L - I just like the shorter base. Do you know if I can order a 'non-L' version soon? Also, at 50,000 miles it seems to me that a subtle change is taking place with the transmission - could I possiblly be feeling a difference? The AWD has been amazing...
Mar 15, 2003 (8:41 pm)
Does anyone know exactly the time the 2004 A8 will be available at Audi dealers? Does Audi have a European Delivery program like MB and BMW?
Mar 17, 2003 (10:42 am)
saw the interior of the A8 at the autoshow (but couldn't sit in it). Was skeptical about it in photos but seemed impressive in the flesh.
Why anyone would look at a 7 series boggles my mind. The Sclass, new Jag XJ, and A8 are more attractive and aren't saddled with the lame joystick.
#342 of 1483 Just drove the new 04 A8L
May 11, 2003 (1:14 pm)
I just attended the launch of the new A8L; awesome car; Audi has really hit a homerun this time.
May 13, 2003 (9:03 pm)
Anyone ordered an A8 yet? Anyone in the U.S. driven the car yet?
May 17, 2003 (2:34 pm)
The new A8L will be at the dealers on june 12th
May 19, 2003 (9:54 am)
Really like it, aside from the bare center console area. But that new XJ only 3700 pounds in full dress (RWD only). I think the A8 and the XJ will bite huge chunks out of the 7series (ahem, slug) and Sclass (ahem, dated) market.
#346 of 1483 No European Delivery for Audi
May 22, 2003 (8:07 pm)
My understanding is that Audi hasn't had a Euro delivery option for 20 years or so...it's a great thing and I will be going in August for 2 weeks to pick up and drive my 04 Volvo S60R.
Too bad Audi doesn't offer. Volvo's is a really sweet deal, BMW and Mercedes not incentive-laced, like Volvo, but you still get to drive a sweet car and not have to pay exorbitant rental fees.
#347 of 1483 Give it up for Audi.
Jun 03, 2003 (5:34 pm)
From what I have seen of the new A8, it looks beautiful. The entire car is a marvel to look at in my opinion. I have never owned an Audi, but this car is changing my mind. I hope Audi strikes success with the A8. And, let us not forget the interior. The best I have seen in a very long time. Well done.