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CliveH

S8 D2 prices

This could get some groans, but here goes...

Following on from the S8 D3 prices, has anyone seen the prices of these beasts lately?

From a bargain basement pre-facelift 'basic' spec 98 model at less than 4,000 to a fully loaded Final Edition 52 plate at 11,500

A lot of barge for your money...  
derdle

I wanted to vote two ways!
CliveH

LOL!  now, let me guess Paul - the 2nd & 3rd options...?
derdle

You got it in one Clive!  
CliveH

Go on, off with you then!
derdle

Clive - I haven't any more coats!
dubwhizz

how much car for your money? double or was it triple glazing. electric everything. and quick as you like too. mate had a silver one, with KW's on it was as nimble as you like. big ram air filter on and it make some right tasty noises.

get one bought, even for just a few weeks so you can say you've owned a V8 monster!!!!
mikey-s

I used to own this beast.. it was awesome. I'd have another anyday, but preferably with a couple of turbos fitted...  

quattronutter

nice one mikey,ronin spec ,i have the same spec 4.2 q sport,and also an 01 s8 in ebony black,they are true bargains at present
mikey-s

Yep, Ronin!  Bought it about 6 years ago with a dropped valve. Changed the engine on my driveway!  

mikeyquattro

Go on Clive.... You know you want to
CliveH

dubwhizz wrote:
how much car for your money? double or was it triple glazing. electric everything. and quick as you like too.

Yep, "twin pane" glass and electric and memory everything

I thought this might cause a bit of a stir...  
Paz

Some period info for the D2 . . .

http://www.any-cars.com/1998-audi-s8.html
buzzard

I have always liked.

Just a Grown up S4 IMO

2 or 3 near me and I always give them a 2nd look.
trevithick

Mahusive machine with lots of um well       everything!
One problem I recon it would get stuck west of Hayle and wouldn't be able to get out, then how am I going to get to the Scillys and RichRS6 will be trapped etc etc?
How much were they new?
T
Paz

There was a foxy housewife near where I used to live back in '99 who had a sleek silver D2 S8 and a grey Land Rover 110.

She preferred doing the school run in the S8 despite the narrow roads and the winter conditions.
mikeyquattro

Paz wrote:
There was a foxy housewife near where I used to live back in '99 .


Paz..... MILF fhunter  
trevithick

"Foxy housewife" thats way out dude man, 1967 here we come!!
Or did you "fix" her washing machine for her?

T
(sorry I've come over all cornish)
Paz

lol  
mikeyquattro

Top S8 money but worth considering?

http://www.pistonheads.com/sales/1071399.htm
Paz

Not that nice to drive really, it's a big barge, mind you I don't know what any A/S8 is like to drive to compare it to really.

Phaeton's have lots of nice leccy touches, and the new ones have decent-ish suspension but I doubt it'd be a patch on a nice big Audi of the same value.
quattronutter

s8 handles more like a big ur-quattro
liwi

after 2 A8'S I'm abig fan..go on Clive.. It is worth every penny and every nickel...very tempting isn't it??? Say I WILL...
mikeyquattro

liwi wrote:
Say I WILL...


Cheaper htna saing 'I DO'  
liwi

come on Mike! We are talkin about cars now.
But yes defo cheaper than sayin I do.. So what do u say Mr CliveH?
Paz

mikeyquattro wrote:

htna saing


Been on the meth again Mikey??
mikeyquattro

Paz wrote:
mikeyquattro wrote:

htna saing


Been on the meth again Mikey??


No,San miguel and bulmers snakebites  Ace!
Paz

Whoa, Snakebites!
Not had one of them since my college days.

Sacrilege using San Miguel though and I'm not a fan of cider much less the new-fangled trendy ones.
S4

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2000-Vreg-A...p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A7|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

only 64145 when new!
mikeyquattro

3 for 2 at Tescos. you gotta mix em Pazzer!
Stigter

I have to say without doubt the best car I have owned, only sold mine as it was getting over 10 years old and couldn't improve the performance further without major modifications. Have to say the build quality was faultless and just something really really right with it. I would advise that the D2 is awesome and so over looked.





3.7ltr and only front wheel drive - couldn't get insurance for s8 as was only 19 years old at the time, but even still such a good car.
ScottR

Big cars are worth feck all these days.

Merc S500: http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1048279.htm
BMW 750: http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1071649.htm
Jaguar XJ8: http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/983247.htm
Alpina B12: http://www.pistonheads.co.uk/sales/1066026.htm
quattronutter

the mercs and bmw's feel heavy and cumbersome compared to the a8/s8
RS4Jules

Awesome car
I'd love one but can't justify a 4th car.
Seen a few at the shows slammed on there arse with a massive set of rims

Big pimpin  
S4

S4 wrote:
http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/2000-Vreg-A...p3286.c0.m14&_trkparms=65%3A7|66%3A2|39%3A1|240%3A1318|301%3A1|293%3A1|294%3A50

only 64145 when new!


At 64k new, i would hope they would be awesome.


Darren
ScottR

quattronutter wrote:
the mercs and bmw's feel heavy and cumbersome compared to the a8/s8


Believe me, my mate's Alpina B12 feels every bit as nimble as a smaller car, let alone an A8.  I've seen speeds in that on bumpy country roads which I wouldn't even dream of in the S!
quattronutter

ScottR wrote:
quattronutter wrote:
the mercs and bmw's feel heavy and cumbersome compared to the a8/s8


Believe me, my mate's Alpina B12 feels every bit as nimble as a smaller car, let alone an A8. I've seen speeds in that on bumpy country roads which I wouldn't even dream of in the S!

those alpinas do ride nicely must admit,still prefer the s8 though
CliveH

quattronutter wrote:
s8 handles more like a big ur-quattro

interesting  
CliveH

evocos wrote:
Awesome car

Seen a few at the shows slammed on there arse with a massive set of rims

They look good on the 20" 9 spoke wheels
Paz

That would look most fab and groovy daddy-o!
Doug

A late fully loaded one would be nice - the earlier ones feel like an older audi. Has to have all the extras though
trevithick

Paz wrote:
That would look most fab and groovy daddy-o!


Far out man, I'm trimming the grass of reason with my purple piglet powered rock chopper.

Hey this 60s thing is great (due to the fact that most of Penwith is still in it).

I recon the S8 is the the nearest that Audi ever got to a pimp mobile.
Could you put NOS on one?

Hmm
T
CliveH

Doug wrote:
A late fully loaded one would be nice - the earlier ones feel like an older audi. Has to have all the extras though

The 'basic' spec of the later facelift models is pretty high, including leather interior, cruise control, acoustic parking (front & rear), electric heated front sports seats, satnav plus, sunroof.

The options list was consequently pretty short, the main ones being  :

BOSE sound system
CD changer
TV for satnav unit
Dipping mirrors
Memory systems (for driver's seat, etc)
Solar sunroof
Multi function steering wheel
Sun blinds
Tyre pressure monitoring
Xenon plus headlights
quattronutter

rare to find 2 with the same spec,late s8's also have sport button and gearbox doesnt have to be put into tiptronic to use the gearchange switches on the wheel,seen a few with electric rear seats too,theres loads of other little features on a8/s8 which make them pretty trick
CliveH

Well it's certainly got nearly 2/3 of those who dared open the thread thinking...
trikezx6r

Just sold mine

http://s897.photobucket.com/album...n=view&current=S8Sale013.jpg#!oZZ13QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs897.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac178%2Ftrikezx6r%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DS8Sale002.jpg%26
5potmad

Fit LPG and its almost driveable

would love to drive across europe to the ring in one ..........then drive back.
CliveH

trikezx6r wrote:
Just sold mine

http://s897.photobucket.com/album...n=view&current=S8Sale013.jpg#!oZZ13QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs897.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac178%2Ftrikezx6r%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DS8Sale002.jpg%26


Very nice too and almost identical to the one I had  

and the price was?
marc1

trikezx6r wrote:
Just sold mine

http://s897.photobucket.com/album...n=view&current=S8Sale013.jpg#!oZZ13QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs897.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac178%2Ftrikezx6r%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DS8Sale002.jpg%26


Looks stunning  
trikezx6r

CliveH wrote:
trikezx6r wrote:
Just sold mine

http://s897.photobucket.com/album...n=view&current=S8Sale013.jpg#!oZZ13QQcurrentZZhttp%3A%2F%2Fs897.photobucket.com%2Falbums%2Fac178%2Ftrikezx6r%2F%3Faction%3Dview%26current%3DS8Sale002.jpg%26


Very nice too and almost identical to the one I had

and the price was?


Got 7000 for it. Exactly what i wanted for it  
CliveH

That's a fair price, and worth every penny IMHO - an awful lot of car for the money!  Did it have all the toys?
trikezx6r

Bose, Blinds, Solar Roof, Servotronic Steering, Parktronic, Black Leather with grey alcantara inserts in the door cards, Mertyl Wood Trim, Rear entertainment with headrest screens and DVD in the boot, Probably more.. 77k miles FSH

Probably could have got a little more for it but it went to an enthusiast so i'm happy in the knowledge it'll be cared for
Moonwalker

I've got a one of a kind spec D2 with LPG coming up for sale on here very soon, watch this space
Well done on your sale Darren
Adrian E

What would be the considered opinion on top whack for an S8 today?  I'm talking for a low mileage car with reasonable spec, but not sensational on the toy front.....

Although there's a couple for sale around the 10k mark, will the market still stand for that price level for an 8 year old plus car?
CliveH

You can certainly get a low mileage reasonable spec for less than 10k - an awful lot of car for your money
Adrian E

I've seen one I like the look of - 2002, plenty of recent money spent (service in June totalling 2300!), has some nice spec although missing most of the rear seat toys like DVD screens, heated seats or recliners.  Does have the blinds.

Just finding it slightly tricky to justify spending not far short of 10k on an older car than S4s I've been looking at with similar mileage which are 2 years newer and a much newer design.  That's a factor on the SWMBO front!

I know it's difficult to put a price on something not terribly common these days (A8 or S8 that's not been to the moon and back) but I look at early S8s fetching under 5k with similar miles, so not sure if it's sensible to pay 10k for one irrespective of age/spec these days?  I would buy the older car, but need Isofix which they don't have.

According to trade guides the part exchange value is under 6k - sounds about right when an average mileage (80k) car would be worth about 6k retail too.  I'm thinking the low mileage will add a fair bit but is more than 8k a sensible price to pay unless it has every toy from the factory and the most immaculate history you've ever seen?

I really want to satisfy my V8 lust before I'm too old/sensible/skint to do so lol
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