I've been watching a 2002 Audi S8 sit on the dealer's lot since February of
this year. When I first test drove it, they wanted $59,000. They've
dropped the price a bit, but are still asking $54,000. It has about 25,000
miles on it, and has the Silver exterior and black Alcantra leather
interior. Nice car with 19 inch wheels and chrome after market look.
I think this car, if it hasn't rotted by sitting for almost a year, should
sell for about $44,000 if what I'm seeing on the internet is correct.
I was looking at a new A6 in the $50,000 range. I was hoping to get a 6
cylinder under $44,000 but that doesn't look possible, and the 4.2 as they
are coming in are over $55,000.
I'm thinking that a 2002 S8 might be a better car than a new 2005 A6, and
more fun, but I've never owned an Audi.
Would you trust a 2002 Audi S8 mechanically, electronically?
Would you buy one over a 2005 six cylinder new A 6 for roughly the same
What do you think a good price on a 2002 S8 with 25,000 miles that's been
sitting on the lot for 9 months should be worth?
I've driven both, and they are both wonderful car. The 360 hp S8 seems to
be a more breath taking experience, but the new A6, even in the six cylinder
is a wonderful car.
Thanks very much.