Originally Posted by KEPetersen
Just sold the family truckster - my BMW 750iL - and after a nationwide search, purchased a much sexier 2009 Audi S8 in white/black.
The S8 D3 has long been on my mind, what with the fantastic V10 Gallardo-based engine planted in a luxury four-door. My decision to go with the 2009 was predicated on it being the last year the S8 boasted having the V10. And my short-term experience has validated my expectations: It's a wonderfully handling, über-comfortable, very German sports sedan with no economy of grunt. My car arrived in pristine condition with 30,000 miles and a platinum four-year warranty.
Photos will be provided shortly after a few obligatory new-owner mods have been completed, e.g., RS8 grille, titanium powder-coated wheels, etc. Looking forward to engaging with fellow members on this forum.
Welcome to the darkside of german motoring! My purchse hinged on a 5 Series,S class, E class, very briefly considered 7 series and if funds could cover the right one maybe a CLS.
End of the day D3 A8 won! It's just too much car for what you get, closest runner would have been the CLS. All V8's for me, never had anything less! S8 would be nice but to give you an idea, 60 a8's for sale in Australia and only 2 S8's at time of my purchase. Paid 30k for my A8 cheapest of the TWO s8s was 75k other 95k.
We are screwed here in Oz bro! Would love one but it's not happening down under. BTW no w12s seen anywhere :-(
Got a project going myself atm so have a peek at my posts, its different but nearing completion.
Looking forward to seeeing your wagon.
Youll find heaps here bro, lowered my suspension through posts here and am working on MMI,DTV,AMI atm as well!
congrats and see ya round