Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi Q8 4x4?
The Q8 is a pretty recent edition to the used car market, but you should still give any example a thorough inspection. Pay particular attention to the wheels and tyres, because even the smallest rims are 21in and it’ll cost a small fortune to fit fresh tyres. It isn’t just because of the size of them; it’s also to do with the fact that every model has four-wheel-drive, so you need to keep the same type of tyre on all four wheels for safety reasons. So, if you're swapping brands or types of tyre, you’ll have to change all four at the same time.
Make sure the interior is in good order, too, and that the carpets and leather are free from marks and stains. Also, the digital screens will cost a lot to replace if they're scratched, so make sure you clean them only as per the instructions in the owner’s manual.
What are the most common problems with a used Audi Q8 4x4?
Front shock absorber fork
There has been a problem found with the casting of the front shock absorber forks from the factory. This applies to a small number of Q8s built between 27 November 2018 and 18 December 2018. Any Audi dealer will be able to tell you if your car is affected.
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