Used Audi A8 2003 - 2010 review

Category: Luxury car

Section: What is it like?

2003 - 2010 review
Audi A8 (03 - 10)
  • Audi A8 (03 - 10)
  • Audi A8 (03 - 10)
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What's the used Audi A8 saloon like?

The Audi A8 is a huge saloon that has much to offer anyone in search of a luxury motor that isn't a BMW, Mercedes or Jaguar.

The innovative aluminium body means it's lighter than many rivals, helping performance and economy. Four-wheel drive is fitted to most, as is air suspension, offering a choice between four settings.

The interior is vast throughout, while the boot offers more than ample space. The long-wheelbase version is rare but brings even more space in the rear seats. It's a very well-built car and the quality of the materials used matches, and sometimes beats, the competition's.

Even the cheapest models drive well, feeling smaller than they look, while the high-performance models are seriously quick. The diesels are state-of-the-art but the smaller petrols are accomplished, too.

There simply isn't any road noise and, while you'll hear some wind noise, it's completely silent otherwise.