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    Thread: . . . something very fast . . . Audi S8. Somethign that can shove a little bit. I'll need a nitrous system. I've got the specs.

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      04-29-2012 04:44 PM #1
      So a buddy who has too many cars wants me to buy it for not a whole bunch of money.



      And to be honest it's not a terrible fit. We need a bigger car for my wife, and I need a car with 4 seats (her A3). Other than the glass transmissions what else should I be afraid of? It has a brand new (rebuilt) transmission, new timing chains, new O2 sensors, and a couple other new parts that I can't remember right now.

      I just drove it to my buddy's house to detail it and it drives very well. The inside is a very nice place to be, and I've always thought Audi hit understated luxury on the head with this vintage. It will be a great road trip car for us and the two kiddos. It has a couple options: the solar sunroof, the rear heated seats, and a chitty old NAV.

      What say ye, TCL?

      Very handsome!


      I love the wood inlay color.


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      [edit] Teaser shot of the LS2 Miata behind it. Maiden voyage out the garage and around the block yesterday!!!111!!1omgbbqwtf!!!

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      04-29-2012 04:47 PM #2
      Rebuilt transmission? Jump on it already
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

    3. 04-29-2012 04:48 PM #3
      Looks well-cared for, so I say go for it A8 stories here lately seem to be if the car is well maintained or if you can handle the work, it is a great car.

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      04-29-2012 04:51 PM #4
      Sounds like the big gotchas have been addressed. Other than the heated steering wheel not working (not a biggie in TX, I'd think), can't think of a reason why not.

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      04-29-2012 04:51 PM #5
      The only thing to worry about with A8/S8's are the armrests and transmissions
      replica wheels are for wankers

    6. 04-29-2012 04:53 PM #6
      I'm currently in the market for a new car, and a big sedan of about this vintage is on the radar. Owning a W140 or an E38 doesn't scare me at all, but the idea of owning something like this gives me night terrors.

      Then again I've never owned any of these cars so I can't exactly dissuade you based on experience. But the Audis that I did have were totally reliable, so I guess what I'm trying to say is go for it?

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      04-29-2012 04:53 PM #7




      Thanks, guys. I'm pretty stoked.

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      04-29-2012 04:54 PM #8
      My dad had 3 A8 (TDI variants over here), but he never ever had any problem at all with any of them. If it has been mantained properly I would not think twice. It's made for long trips.
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      04-29-2012 04:56 PM #9
      Buy it!



      Look at her face. She wants you to have it.

      P.S. I can't help but notice you never mentioned the mileage..

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      04-29-2012 05:01 PM #10
      I actually had the mileage and price written up, but deleted both. Let's just say I think it's a really good deal for 73k and the shape it's in. It was used as his dad's second car at their Aspen chalet, then brought back to Houston as his wife's DD for the past couple years. No wrecks, but there is a fair amount of road rash typical with a 10 year old car.

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      04-29-2012 05:07 PM #11
      Well, what do you have to lose? Do it!

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      04-29-2012 05:09 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by MikkiJayne View Post
      Rebuilt transmission? Jump on it already
      x2

      also, the engine is belt driven, that needs to be done one audis/ vws.
      or are you referring to the timing chain connecting the two cams in each cylinder head

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      04-29-2012 05:13 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by uberR32 View Post
      I actually had the mileage and price written up, but deleted both. Let's just say I think it's a really good deal for 73k and the shape it's in. It was used as his dad's second car at their Aspen chalet, then brought back to Houston as his wife's DD for the past couple years. No wrecks, but there is a fair amount of road rash typical with a 10 year old car.
      That'S the nice thing about having an all-aluminum body - no rust!
      Fiat 126 bis build thread here. Error 404: 0-60 not found.
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      04-29-2012 05:17 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 71DubBugBug View Post
      x2

      also, the engine is belt driven, that needs to be done one audis/ vws.
      or are you referring to the timing chain connecting the two cams in each cylinder head
      Thank you. He actually said the timing belt was replaced, and I incorrectly assumed he didn't know because I've seen the chains that drive the cams.

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      04-29-2012 05:41 PM #15
      I am not sure how old you are....

      but ever since the movie Ronin I have always, and will always want a S8 just like the movie.

      03GTI4Me has pointed that out




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      04-29-2012 05:47 PM #16
      It's probably one of the few Audi's I'd buy. I say that knowing I'd rather take the obvious BMW given the chance, but if you get a spanking deal, why not?
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      04-29-2012 06:18 PM #17
      Do it.

      Quote Originally Posted by 2003VeeDuBgolf View Post
      I am not sure how old you are....
      Where do you think the title of the thread came from?

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      04-29-2012 06:26 PM #18
      I see a black D2 S8 several times per week near my house, such a gorgeous machine. I'd also like an A8L though too, did they do an S-line package for that?
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      04-29-2012 06:27 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      Where do you think the title of the thread came from?

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      04-29-2012 06:39 PM #20
      Doesn't look like these seats:


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      04-29-2012 06:44 PM #21
      How much is not a whole lot of money if you don't mind?
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    22. 04-29-2012 06:48 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by PowerDubs View Post
      How much is not a whole lot of money if you don't mind?
      ditto
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      04-29-2012 06:51 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by Harv View Post
      Doesn't look like these seats:
      Thats a very good point - thats the non-sport interior, which suggests this may be a dressed-up A8, rather than a proper S8
      Throw an Audi engineer down a hole with a ladder and he will fashion a shovel from it and tunnel his way out

      Quote Originally Posted by shwak23 View Post
      You could always call your insurance and say that some vandals tried to swap your car to rwd while you weren't looking.

    24. 04-29-2012 07:00 PM #24
      I had to go to Autotrader after reading this post. Check this out...I had no idea they made this color combo back then. Sign me up!

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      04-29-2012 08:13 PM #25
      I like the D2 S8's a lot, and I looked for one for a while but I couldn't find one in the condition that I wanted so I ended up with something else. If this one was well cared for I say go for it!!

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      04-29-2012 08:16 PM #26
      No way I'd pay 20k for one.. that much coin will buy a really nice Phaeton, V8 or W12 ..
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      04-29-2012 08:20 PM #27
      Quote Originally Posted by uberR32 View Post
      [edit] Teaser shot of the LS2 Miata behind it. Maiden voyage out the garage and around the block yesterday!!!111!!1omgbbqwtf!!!
      Self-threadjack.

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      4+ pages and at least 1 death threat in a compact-car comparison test thread - oh wait, this is TCL.

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      04-29-2012 08:31 PM #28
      Jump on it and never look back. You'd be insane not to take it.

    29. 04-29-2012 08:32 PM #29
      what yr what mileage ?

      what things have been replaced during his ownership ? What new things will be replaced during your ownership ?

      i'd double check the reliability of that generation's cars too

      is he dumping it off to you b/c maintenance bills are creeping up ?

      are there any reliable repair sources near you (dealership/independents) ??

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      04-29-2012 08:32 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by PassSedanGLX View Post
      Self-threadjack.

      MoAr?
      This.

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      04-29-2012 08:48 PM #31
      dooittt. i love this car.
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      04-29-2012 09:31 PM #32
      I think the cats are expensive on these too

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      04-29-2012 09:37 PM #33
      Nice car, love all the "How much money?" posts..

      I would jump on it. Looks very nice and as you said understated. I like that.

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      04-29-2012 09:40 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by WheelHor View Post
      The only thing to worry about with A8/S8's are the armrests and transmissions
      And the notorious 4.2 coolant leak..





      My D3 A8 had this leak.
      exklusiv

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      04-29-2012 09:48 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by Chapel View Post
      I think the cats are expensive on these too
      wonder how much



      lets not forget how good an audi v8 sounds, i know its not the best clip

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