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Experience:  BEng hons Mech engineering, in auto industry 22 years
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A8 with the 5986cc petrol motor,2005reg with 79000m on odo,

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a8 with the 5986cc petrol motor,2005reg with 79000m on odo, are there any weak points as I have seen one for sale but how deep is the potential money pit, I wouldn t get an answer from a salesman, thanks in anticipation bob
Submitted: 1 year ago.
Category: Audi
Expert:  Matt replied 1 year ago.
Hello Bob in truth not that much to worry about:What to watch out forRide quality can be a bit harsh for a luxurious car. Best not to opt for the biggest wheels with lowest profile tyres. Most buyers for this class of car still opt for Mercedes S Class.watch out for corrosion on the door trimfaults can occur with the rear aerial booster ( poor radio reception) and the variable inlet manifold - although the latter will turn on the check engine light "Well known" problems include MMI phone control module and electronic throttle. so check for any hesitation on acceleration check for leaks from overhead lights console dripping onto gearshift, problems with intensity of headlights and headlights misting up.Rear electric parking brake motors are prone to expensive failure (at least £600 a side). Aftermarket warranty providers are re-thinking cover for this. Recalls5-11-2003: on 235 cars WAU***4E*3N000289 to 3N007474 and 4N000103 to 4N000482 cover of drivers airbag could injur driver if airbag deployed. Airbag and cover to be replaced.
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