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#22179 of 22208 Re: what happened to the 928s [dssxxxx]
Nov 11, 2011 (6:46 pm)
but i taught the 928 have a straight 4 cylinder turbo i didn't know it was a v8.. this week i saw a guy with one in my area and hes selling it for like 8 grand is it worth spending that much for a car like that.
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#22180 of 22208 Re: what happened to the 928s [darrenston]
Nov 12, 2011 (12:46 am)
That's kind of tricky. You really want one that's been owned by a fanatic and is in nearly showroom condition if you can manage it, because you can drop another 8K in repairs and reconditioning and the like into a 928 without hardly blinking.
#22182 of 22208 Re: Leather or MB tex [carnaught]
Oct 22, 2012 (12:30 pm)
The General's leather is "ap-cray" as is Acura's.
It sure is - as was Fords before about 2007 - significantly better now. Remember however, the seats are subcontracted out to either Johnson Controls or other manufacturers to make. The quality is speced out of course by the car company, but you will find a similar grade of "leather" spread among various companies, such as Ford, GM, Chrysler and Toyota or Honda.
#22184 of 22208 Had that Model
Oct 23, 2012 (3:18 am)
Had that Model and year and dumped it for an Audi A8L after 9 months. No comparison.....go German.
Jan 21, 2013 (4:02 pm)
Didn't realize how long it's been since I checked in here until seeing the date of your post. Time flies! Yes, still have the S5, meteor gray, turns 4 tomorrow. Almost 35k miles, not a single problem other than key fob mows down batteries. Will hang onto it longer than I expected, because I don't want to say goodbye to the 4.2. What a shame.
Since we last communicated, I've taken possession of that '69 Jaguar XKE 2 you may or may not remember the pics I posted of. Keep your eyes open, I've been driving it top down in our area every Sunday in this awesome weather we've had. I'm also considering a new S8 in the near future, unless I can be talked down.
#22186 of 22208 Re: Phil [rockshocka1]
Jan 26, 2013 (5:43 pm)
Man what a coincident...I haven`t even visited this forum in a very long time, and just typed in Luxury Car to see what wold happen...WoW
I still have the goldish colored A 8, and it is going on seven years or somewhere around that era...It`s been a fantastic car, and I had the few things that broke fixed--like the tire pressure and some valve that made the car almost not work---pollution---McDaniel has treated me very well even helping out on the tire sensor thing....I just might get another one, but really there is no reason to , as the car is still fresh to me...
I`l look for the Jag with the top down ---fabulous lines---one of my favorites along with the old Porsche....I owned on way back then, got it from a service guy who bought it in Germany , put the thousand miles on and flew it back to the states...cost four thousand five hundred---and a rolllex back then for two hundred fifth, and have it on my wrist right now....
Take care and look for the `old` gold colored a8, primarily west of the Ashley..
Amazing coincidence Tony
Jan 27, 2013 (9:19 am)
It has been so long I was skeptical of getting a reply. Great to hear from you!
Very good to hear your A8 is serving you well. When I posted a few days ago, I was wondering about what you, & the other's, might be driving these days. I understand the reasons for the shift to smaller engines, but I don't have to like it.
Just now returned from Sunday drive in the Jag, & it's like a time machine. Very visceral experience! I'm able to wind her up towards Awendaw, where the road opens, the traffic lessens, & the highway patrol is predictable.
I hop back into the S5, & I'm able to appreciate what was & how far we've come. The +'s & -'s of both.
One thing the Jag, as well as our entire garage, appreciates is easy access to ethanol free premium.
#22188 of 22208 Re: Phil [rockshocka1]
Jan 27, 2013 (6:25 pm)
I looked for you today---down town---walked up the the `teeter` and back.....I`l keep it up
As I really don`t drive very hard, I think I would get the v6 ...It has almost identical acceleration , with better fuel economy...Since we last communicated my wife has traded the bmw station wagon 5 in for the Mercedes station wagon...It is a bit larger, but really not nearly as good as the bmw...Just something different....We have had some strange problems, like it you don`t turn it off correctly, it would drain the battery down completely....Mercedes has good roadside service, as that happened to us in Miami...They replaced the battery, and you know the trouble with traffic down there...Took a couple of hours...but we were parked (obviously) so it wasn`t any inconvenience for us.....At the time of her trade Audi didn`t have a car that appealed to her....
I don`t remember if I mentioned to you, but back when we moved houses, the neighbor had a car that I though could have been you....I was shocked with the coincidence, and didn`t say anything---just waited to see what would happen...It turned out the neighbor had a friend visiting from N C...I do remember your dismay when I saw you driving over the ashley river bridge that day so surely didn`t want to shock you----if it turned out to have been you.....Later--- and good to hear from yourself Tony