Last post on Jan 12, 2010 at 3:07 PM
You are in the Audi R8
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Audi R8, Coupe, Hatchback
#45 of 56 Re: HEY [bmlexus]
Jun 06, 2008 (6:14 am)
I had one out on-track with us at Pocono Raceway last weekend at a local NASA HPDE. Very nice tone and overall great almost-super-car.
#46 of 56 R8 ENGINE BAY WHINNING
Nov 30, 2008 (9:00 am)
DOES ANYONE KNOW WHAT THE HIGH-PITCHED WHINING SOUND THAT IS HEARD IN THE ENGINE BAY WHEN THE DRIVERS DOOR OR ENGINE BAY LID IS OPENED. IT ONLY OCCURS AFTER THE VEHICLE SETS FOR A PERIOD OF TIME. THANKS.
#47 of 56 How does Audi treat R8 owners for service?
Jul 08, 2009 (10:33 pm)
I visited my local Audi dealer today and posed them the question:
"Are there any difference in how customer service is handled for owners of R8 .vs. A4 Avant ? (differences in loaner policy, warranty thoroughness, etc)"
The sales rep, one of the dealer's long termers, told me the service is exactly the same.
We're talking a $200,000 vehicle .vs. a $50,000 vehicle; A 4:1 price difference. And the service the $200,000 vehicle owner gets is the same ???
I would assume the service department would at least try a little harder for R8 owners, especially if (as this dealer told me) customers are now waiting over a year just to __purchase__ one.
Also, has any R8 owner posting here had experience with their R8's in winter weather?
Or is the R8 really intended for moderate climates?
#48 of 56 Re: How does Audi treat R8 owners for service? [kurtamaxxxguy]
Nov 22, 2009 (8:05 am)
That is just BS that R8 customers are treated the same way A4 customers are treated. When I had my 5,000 mile service done they provide me with a new Audi demo car. Any time I want to get my car hand washed they do it no charge. I have the General Managers cell number and home number. If something goes wrong I can call him at any time. I also have an A8L. They always provide me with either an A8 or A6 loaner vehicle, not the Enterprise Chev that A4 owners get as a loaner. I never have to wait for service on my vehicles.
There are special factory trainer service people for the R8. They are the only ones that are allowed to work on the R8. These are the best of the best. I had an electrical short that could not be found. Audi AG sent a technician in from Germany to find the problem. It took two men two days to find the problem, but they did find it. Do you think they would do this on an A4?
R8 owners are treated like Royalty, something I do not get from the office.
#52 of 56 What were they thinking!
Mar 09, 2009 (10:59 am)
This seems like a total waste. What's the point? They already own Lamborghini, why would you make an Audi to compete with it? I predict that this is just another Pheaton in the making. People rightly concluded that it was stupid to buy a Pheaton when you could have an A8. Likewise, it would be stupid to buy an $200K+ R8 when you could have a Gallardo.
#53 of 56 Re: What were they thinking! [dloop]
Jul 26, 2009 (5:54 pm)
A gallardo is 200k +... a r8 v10 is 143k.... ? explain your logic?
Sep 19, 2009 (2:59 pm)
I'd take the R8 over a lambo anyday.