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#1
The King of its Class
Source: MSN Autos

...Overall: After studying all the players in this category as well as driving the A8L, the 7-Series, and the MB (did not take Lexus seriously in this area), I found the A8L to be as perfect as perfect can get. I have read some the other reviews here where some have problems, but those are more exceptions than the norm. I have heard plenty of negative things about BMW and MB as well. Anyway, I have had nothing but pure pleasure in driving this vehicle, not one single problem, and the quality just says it all. Audi is on top of its game and it is only the start for them. This is luxo-sedan is all...

#2
Lexus -Consider Audi, BMW, and even MB instead
Source: MSN Autos

...An Audi engine goes forever. Cons: A sedan built for the geriatric set (for those that think old). Also, for those that do not know anything about automobiles at all. Forget JD Powers. In Europe, Lexus does not register on the radar screen. Not a global brand with the same tradition and heritage as Audi, BMW, or Mercedes-Benz. Definitely not threat to the European super sedans from Audi, BMW, and Mercedes-Benz. The interior is so and so and does not even compare to Audi's A8L Overall: I lived with the car for 4 months and finally bit the financial bullet and got rid of it for the Audi A8L...

#3
The Ultimate A8L quattro Audi!!!
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Quattro all-wheel-drive, aluminum body, styling, safety, handling.
I'm expecting the 450hp W12 new A8L W12 with the new trapezoidal grille among other features.
Cons: It is somewhat expensive but you can't buy a diamond for a dime. Overall: Is a cool large luxury sedan...

#4
83K disappointment
Source: Edmunds

...excessive wind noise at 60mph, tyre noise at 70mph.
Dealer & MBUSA says the car comes like that. probably design fault.
Dealer says all S500 sound like that. Recommend test drive Audi A8L and BMW b4 purchasing MB S500.
cannot compare to Audi A8L which is silent at any speed. cruise control stalk gets in the way. steering buttons annoying. soft front seats with poor support...

#5
If not the best, the coolest luxury sedan.
Source: MSN Autos

...Rear seats are astoundingly huge, as is the trunk. 19" optional rims are a must. Cons: Car understeers too much at limits. Throttle response is a bit slow at the wrong times. Drink cup holders are useless. No loose change drawer. On board telephone is lousy w/o Bluetooth option. GPS should be better for $75 grand. Overall: Audi A8L owners have a certain exclusivity they can be proud of. The A8L does everything exceptionally well, attention to detail is world class and the exterior styling proportions are done no justice by photographs. You really need to stand next to this work of art and...

#6
Jaguar-Very nice, but will switch as soon as possible
Source: MSN Autos

...Not as intuitive and dynamic as I hoped for. The Audi A8L and BMW 745iL have superior driving and handling from post drives that I did. Cons: Still a Jag. Quality and technology not up to its rivals. Audi has been doing aluminum way before Jaguar, so Jag can't claim this is a breakthrough. Interior quality, especially the guages, buttons seem right out of the Ford parts bin. Not great. In service for three times for transmission slipping into reverse while in drive. Overall: Nice car for those that are not into real driving and would be at home in a Lexus as well. Thought I would like it as...

#7
Nothing compares to this car!
Source: MSN Autos

...I would look for reasons to drive her Avant instead of my Porsche. Knowing that the A8L was due out in June, I test drove a S500 MB, Lexus and the 745Li and liked the BMW. We waited until June and the Audi. Very glad we did. The dealer called us as the two A8Ls were being rolled off the truck. We test drove it for the first time on a winding mountain road and bought it two hours later. We have owned just about every luxury car from Jaguar to Mercedes and nothing has compared to the sheer drivability and comfort of this automobile. Beautiful finish inside and out, the choices of suspension are...

#8
Shape No Comparison to Audi A8L
Source: MSN Autos

...Overall: Audi A8L rules...

#9
Smooth Ride, the A8L
Source: MSN Autos

...Pros: Wonderful car. This is the first non domestic vehicle i've ever owned.
I was a Buick man, but GM and Buicks are looking cheap.
Never knew Audi made this vehicle until I went with my wife to look at an A4,I saw the A8L and I purchased it.
Big, roomy interior, more legroom than the Park Ave.
FAST, smooth, a pure luxury car. Cons: MMI is confusing at first, but it's simple once you get the hang of it.
Overall: Audi has come a long way. You guys have a new fan. When looking for this vehicle, make sure it is Audi certified, it's worth it...

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