i've been a vortex member for a long time but have been out of the game for a few years. i'm looking at buying an A8 and i'm looking for some honest insight and advice. i have read reviews on edmunds and most of them are scary with people complaining of massive electrical issues. i've owned a 4000 quattro, a 5000 turbo and 2 corrados so i'm familiar with maintenance and typical things that come up with VAG cars. i just don't want to get myself into a nightmare. my budget allows me 2004-2005 with decent mileage. aside from timing belt replacement, what other questions should i be asking. are the electrical issues that bad and that common on a $75,000 car or are those comments from the select few that are having bad luck or don't follow maintenance schedules.
sorry for the long winded post, hopefully you understand where i'm at and can provide some honest info.
i'm at the point in my life where i'd like to drive an A8 on a daily basis!! it won't be my only transportation but will take over my F250 diesel daily driver position.