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some are going to be sad seeing this
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Is that Kobe's, or Kanye's?
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some 79 year old from ... you guessed it ... Florida :/
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

Sadly no nitrous boost or 6 speed either. I'd rather my car not end up riddled with bullet holes though!
From what I've read, other than the timing belt, there are tons of cases of the ZF transmissions on the D2 A8/S8 cars going bad. The S8 IS a different transmission from the A8, shorter gears, but I've been reading that if the transmission still works well at ~100k miles don't touch it (aka do not attempt to drain and clean the transmission fluid etc) but if there are issues apparently draining and pulling all the gunk out could be a solution.
I played around with some of the electronics, heated seats, rear sun shade, headlamp power washers, trunk/gas release buttons, etc. I didn't completely look into the auto-leveling headlamps, windshield and sideview mirror defrosters, or ALL the switches on the dash. I will be sure to be very thorough should I take a look at it again.

The D2 is a great car from what I've heard, and I'm sure the S8 ices the cake. Just remember that actually working on a relatively modern car, especially a German luxury car, is a lot harder than what many of us did as kids with our parent's cars. You can't just replace a lighting or mirror module if it's faulty. You have to replace it, then code it. That coding might or might not be tricky and at the least, you're buying the module, the cable and spending a few hours on the internet trying to figure out how to do it. That's a very simple electronics example. It can get easily out of hand when you're getting into things that are cheap part cost wise but expensive electrically like valve timing solenoids.

I'm a BMW guy, but even then I'd really hesitate to get one out of warranty unless it was fairly historically significant like an E30 M3 or 2002.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

I know you guys get some bus sized mini vans we don't have, but I was looking at cars with a mate who just got twins and the biggest boot we were able to find was RR, RRS, GL, Landcruiser and Ford S-Max all at around 1000 L. The only thing that came close was the E Wagon with 700 L, the rest even X5 etc. were in the 5's, if you want a bigger boot and more space you are looking at one of these.

(No one buys Escalades etc. here, as they are too big and the fuel economy stinks)
It's the new way of doing things see Michael Wick (dog fighting = Peta spokes person) and italian footballer Mario Bariotelli lit fireworks in his bathroom and almost burnt his house down, the next spokes person for fire works safety. rolleyes.gif

An RRS is no bigger than an X5 in cargo capacity and a RR and Escalade have almost the exact same wheelbase. Gas mileage in the Escalade is going to be about equal to RR and RRS. The GL will have slightly better mileage but not that much better.
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

An RRS is no bigger than an X5 in cargo capacity and a RR and Escalade have almost the exact same wheelbase. Gas mileage in the Escalade is going to be about equal to RR and RRS. The GL will have slightly better mileage but not that much better.

And each and every one of them are crap vehicles that will end up in a scrapyard somewhere in 15 years, rather than being preservable cars of good taste that people will want to continue to run.
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Speaking of allroads, one for sale locally to me. 500whp 6spd: http://www.revscene.net/forums/678673-fs-2002-audi-allroad-6sp-500whp.html
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

And each and every one of them are crap vehicles that will end up in a scrapyard somewhere in 15 years, rather than being preservable cars of good taste that people will want to continue to run.

Now that's a good reason not to get one. Also, when you need service, you'll have to associate with the douches and chunky 30-50 year old women with Anglo fat-wife arms in sleeveless shirts that tend to drive them.
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PIob,

Did I post my profile pic?
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Originally Posted by Beckwith View Post

PIob,
Did I post my profile pic?

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You don't drive a 'Slade though. cheers.gif
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

And each and every one of them are crap vehicles that will end up in a scrapyard somewhere in 15 years, rather than being preservable cars of good taste that people will want to continue to run.

It's hard to argue for the significance of a current car some years down the line or factor it into your purchase decision. Sometimes they're irrational and sometimes it happens through luck. Very rarely in my lifetime has a car come out where it was just about universally known that it would be a once in a generation collectible. That was with the McLaren F1. Lots of cars people think are special now, the E39 M5 as an example, didn't garner unconditional love in the community until years afterwards.
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Speaking of allroads, one for sale locally to me. 500whp 6spd: http://www.revscene.net/forums/678673-fs-2002-audi-allroad-6sp-500whp.html

I hope that's a joke. shog[1].gif
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Originally Posted by impolyt_one View Post

honestly, sounds like it could be risky. This is a 10 year old S8, right? Probably ripe for some 4 or 5 figure repair bills.
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Originally Posted by Find Finn View Post

DO NOT BUY AN OLD S8, it will cost you an arm, a leg, a kidney and your first born and their first born to repair.

I normally tend to agree with this. Old Audi's are bad Audi's.
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Originally Posted by whiteslashasian View Post

I already poured over those forums, thanks idfnl. I know what I'd be getting into. My dad and I rebuilt my brothers Land Rover engine redoing all the gaskets, seals, etc. We're mechanically adept and not afraid to turn screws. I think he just doesn't want another possible project on his hands, which is understandable. Need to get it on a lift and poke around to see how it looks.

However it seems like you know what you're getting into so I wouldn't hesitate in your case to step into a D2. The S8 is a great car and will be enjoyable. The elements are quite removed from such a large and luxury car like that.
post #7918 of 14199
sorry to interrupt. spotted this car in Hamburg last time:
post #7919 of 14199
I have literally never seen an S8 on the road. Saw a couple at a dealership and I think The Transporter was driving one. I've seen more LF-A's on the mean streets than S8's
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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

An RRS is no bigger than an X5 in cargo capacity and a RR and Escalade have almost the exact same wheelbase. Gas mileage in the Escalade is going to be about equal to RR and RRS. The GL will have slightly better mileage but not that much better.

That is very incorrect RRS has a 958 liters boot and a X5 has 620 liters, so that is almost 30% less/more how ever way you look at it, an E wagon has a bigger boot than the X5 (695 liters).

The new range rover diesels do about 13km/l and the petrol does about 11km/l an escalade does less than 9 km/l, also according to cadillac europe an escalade only holds 478 liters behind the 2nd row of seats and the RR holds 909 liters.
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