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Old 19th September 2017, 09:52 AM
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Default 2006 Audi S8 D3 with B&O, 170k miles, price reduced to £8995

Hello,

My Audi S8 D3 is for sale and the price has been reduced to £8995. Car is in excellent condition and has been my pride and joy for 5.5 years. Now retired, so time for a change.

Pictures and details in the Pistonheads advert here.

https://www.pistonheads.com/classifi...--2006/7738382

Would love it to go to a forum member if possible.

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Old 25th September 2017, 08:41 PM
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I recall being in this car a couple of years back, and honestly felt it was tight and as new feeling as any other S8 I'd been in. I'm sure its been well looked after since, too.

If you are in the market for an S8, just glance past the mileage and give it some consideration as its a solid car coming from a long established forum member. There is a great deal for both buyer and seller if it sells on here.

It would be a real shame if Richard ends up letting a well maintained example go cheaply to Joe public
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1998 D2 S8 Black,
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2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue,
2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black,
1999 D2 4.2 Silver,
2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver,
2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black,
2009 B8 S4 Black,
1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2006 D3 S8,
2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi,
2006 C6 S6,

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2011 A7 Sline,
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2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver,
2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7,
2006 S4 Cab Silver,
2010 RS6 Saloon Black ,
2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver,
2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro,
2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again),
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2006 Avant S6 Black,
2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
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Old 25th September 2017, 09:09 PM
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Default 2006 Audi S8 with B&O, now priced at £8275

Hi Ian,

Thanks for your comments. You came round Castle Combe on the parade laps last October, with your daughter as I remember. Great day with around 10 members showing their A8 cars.

Car now £8275 as final price (Down over £1700). If no interest, I will keep it as my winter fun machine!

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Hi Ian,

Thanks for your comments. You came round Castle Combe on the parade laps last October, with your daughter as I remember. Great day with around 10 members showing their A8 cars.

Car now £8275 as final price (Down over £1700). If no interest, I will keep it as my winter fun machine!

Regards

Richard
I thought about selling mine a little while ago but as I have 100,000+ miles on mine it really scares people off and drives down the price.

So, i’ll Probably keep it rather than ‘give it away’. I imagine that is where you are?

I really struggle with the image painted by the broad ‘high mileage brush’, we’re not driving around in Austin A40’s anymore!
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Old 28th September 2017, 12:43 PM
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Hi all! I've had a 1998 A8 since 2010-ish (140,000 miles) so have been lurking around this forum for some time looking for info on gearbox problems, bits of trim, gearbox problems, the odd replacement window, and gearbox problems. It's getting to the time to trade up, and I'm looking very keenly at Richard's car. It looks awesome, and I do around 2,000 miles a year so it could live out a long and happy life in my car park whilst I listen to the radio and marvel at the engineering. The problem I find is that nobody will sell you any sort of warranty once mileage tips over 150,000. If it literally 'threw a rod' I'd find myself on ebay.de typing in "Audi S8 5.2 motor" and tapping my pockets looking for around £8k, and if I was the kind of person who could comfortably soak up an £8k bill I'd probably be spending more than £8k on a car, if you see what I mean.

Question is, what is the worst that can happen? I hear stories about injectors sticking open and cooking the engine, and one where parts literally left the engine. Piston slap??? Something that takes out the catalysts? I can't get a feel as to whether these 'catastrophe level' things are common enough to worry about.

Or am I just looking in the wrong place for a warranty? Thanks all!
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Old 28th September 2017, 01:53 PM
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@ 170K they are just as worried about you that something big will break, and to be honest, with most 3rd party warranties the claim limits are usually quite limited, so replacing a completely broken engine would see a contribution towards the repair at best I imagine.

There are few, if any horror stories of the V10 engine breaking badly. They were engineered for much greater things in the R8 and RS6 so in the S6/S8 they have an easy life. Fuel injectors, intake manifold, power steering pump. All chunky repair bills but not remortgage your house chunky.

On the flip side, there aren't many examples of the V10 doing 170K miles to refer to, most are much lower, but I'd feel fairly confident that if you were going to buy one with that sort of mileage, this particular one would be in the best condition you could hope for.

The V10 is best suited to having a good, hard run out once in a while. Its not really a town car, or a pop to the shops for 5 minutes car. It likes being warmed up nicely and then driven quite hard, which is hopefully why you're interested in it....
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The First 20 Audis:

2001 D2 4.2 QS Silver,
1997 D2 S8 Silver,
1999 D2 4.2 Silver,
2002 D2 S8 Dolphin Grey,
2003 C5 RS6 Blue,
1998 D2 S8 Black,
2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue,
2003 D3 4.2 Ming Blue,
2005 B7 S4 Blue,
2006 D3 3.0 Tdi Black,
1999 D2 4.2 Silver,
2003 D3 4.2 LPG Crystal Blue,
2000 D2 S8 Silver,
2007 3.0 Tdi Q7 Black,
2009 B8 S4 Black,
1998 D2 S8 Agate Grey,
2006 D3 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2006 D3 S8,
2007 Q7 3.0 Tdi,
2006 C6 S6,

The Second 20 Audis:

2011 A7 Sline,
2001 A2 1.4 Tdi Black,
2002 A2 1.4 Tdi Silver,
2006 A8 4.2 Tdi Blue,
2007 4.2 Tdi Q7,
2006 S4 Cab Silver,
2010 RS6 Saloon Black ,
2007 TT Roadster,
2010 A8 D4 4.2 Silver,
2006 C6 A6 2.7 Tdi Quattro,
2000 D2 4.2 QS/S8 Ming Blue (again),
2008 Q7 4.2 Black,
2009 C6 RS6 Saloon Daytona Grey,
2001 Fully Loaded A2 Tdi,
2006 Avant S6 Black,
2007 VW Caravelle Exec Black (almost an Audi)
2009 TT Roadster Daytona,
2015 Q7 4.2 tdi lava grey,
2002 GmbH D2 demonstrator,
2006 D3 A8 LWB 4.2 Tdi Black
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Old 28th September 2017, 04:05 PM
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Hi Southa,

Like Ian, I have not seen much reported on these cars with more than 170k miles. The highest figure I have seen over my 5 years with keeping tabs on them was 220,000 miles in the USA.

If you are keen to see the car, you are welcome to crawl all over it. I can also email you the service history (excel spreadsheet) with everything done to teh car since new. I have receipts for everything from 60,000 miles when I bought it. I was at the A8 meeting at Castle Combe last year and attended another get together back in Surrey sometime in 2013 I think, so the car is known to some people on here.

It has been my pride and joy and when I was doing 30,000 miles a year in my business, it was a wonderful place to be, especially in the winter, feeling very smug with 4WD and winter tyres. I never got stuck! I always though of it as my concert hall on wheels (the B&O) that would do a quarter mile in 12 seconds, probably close in the wet. It is sublimely smooth and is often described as a jeckell and hyde car depending whether you engage sport or not. I posted on pistonheads when another user was interested in running costs etc.

I had a warranty for 2 years because it was unknown and used that to sort out the bits and pieces over that time. You would see that in the service history. As far as I am aware, all the known items which can go wrong have been addressed. The only item not touched is the manifold flaps, because the motor driving them and the diagnostics suggest they are working just fine.

Anyway, if you want to progress further, give me a call on 07879 432887. I will be sad to see her go.

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Old 28th September 2017, 04:19 PM
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I used to be a rally navigator in times past and believe it not, that was in an Austin A40, with a driver who was a fellow Jaguar apprentice.

By luck we made contact again recently and I am now co-driving him in historic road rallying using a Jaguar XJS, somewhat more comfortable! Any one interested, go look at the Hero challenge report and photos on tonylarge.net.

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Old 28th September 2017, 08:06 PM
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I'm not one for warranties, never have been. I see them as being a guaranteed outlay against something that just might happen. And if it does, then you're stuck with trying to get some faceless corp to honour their side of the deal.

I've had mine for 7+ years. Done almost 70k of its 130k miles and it's been cheap to service, and with very minimal repairs required. Just a park brake motor, boot lid motor & struts IIRC.

Go for it, take a chance and enjoy. This is your one life and the worst that can happen is very unlikely to be anything to do with your car .
BTW one of our members recently had an ex S8 V10 for well less than £8k

One more thing. Think what it would be selling for with, say, 75k on the clock. The difference in those prices is what you will have in hand should anything go wrong
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Old 29th September 2017, 07:53 AM
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Just seen this car advertised again and I am quite interested if only I could get a handle on the size of possible future problems. Has anybody ever had a V10 out in order to recondition it major wearing components? And are the gearboxes also good for this sort of milage and more?
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