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Considering a used R8 - Clutch life?

 
Old 01-13-2017, 04:28 PM
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Default Considering a used R8 - Clutch life?

How long does a clutch last? (manual).. considering getting a 08-09 around 20k miles... anything I should be concerned about as a daily driver? I'll put less than 10k a year on it, but would keep it a looong time.

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Old 11-22-2018, 04:45 PM
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I to would like to know. So far I see very little on clutch life. Expensive when it does go out. That much I know.
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Old 01-06-2019, 10:49 AM
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From what I see if it is not driven hard then 40,000 or better. I want an older r8 badly but the maintenance issues still have me on the fence
shocks and AC compressor are common issues. Add to that $450 oil changes that require a bumper removal???
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:40 AM
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hi all

i have a 2010 S4 6 spd with 300,000 km on the original clutch and a 2010 R8 V10 6spd with 30,000 km on the original clutch.

Clutch life depends on how you drive / launch the car, if you "ride" the RPM's up and down the rev range, your stop light habits etc.

A properly driven clutch can last a long time.

Remember that manual quattro cars can't really be "launched" effectively by dropping the clutch.

Bottom line... you want a car that hasn't been abused. this helps on all accounts including the clutch.
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Old 05-11-2019, 11:43 AM
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Originally Posted by robbky48 View Post

From what I see if it is not driven hard then 40,000 or better. I want an older r8 badly but the maintenance issues still have me on the fence
shocks and AC compressor are common issues. Add to that $450 oil changes that require a bumper removal???
You' are owning a supercar... maintenance costs are higher. R8 service and maintenance costs are much lower than Lambo, Ferrari, Aston etc.

You have to pay to play.

Otherwise go get yourself a used C63 AMG, one that's had it's head rebuilt of course.
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