We would never think of a day that we would replace our wonderful A8 for a smaller A4. But it’s going to be a cabriolet, since the summer is coming and the sun should be bright and warm in Northern CA, nothing better than driving the family in a 4 seater convertible, especially 4-Rings one. The kids love the test drive and the color. Anyhow, last night I took some pictures of our A8, it has always been good to us, now it leaks oil and smokes in stop and go trips (this one I know what the problem is, it can be fixed easily), the oil leaks, I don’t know where they come from and I don’t want to bother with it, just top the oil every thousand miles. The breather hose, both of them cracked, one seems to be fixable with hoses and other may have to get the original part from dealer. I don’t really want to bother with these also. The car just turn 175k miles.
The smoke due to crimped style clamp leaks under pressure from the expansion tank.
And the car has been garaged every night for last 7 years.
How stable, smooth and quiet is a 13 year old A8 with 175k miles?