Stretch Your Dollar: 2003 Audi A8L

While they’re no longer the largest, fastest or most luxurious executive sport sedans on the market, the D2 Audi A8/S8 does still offer enthusiasts a substantial package for a very unsubstantial amount of money. While I’ve spent a lot of time previously covering my favorite S8 models, the normal A8 and stretched A8L tone down the sport but also come to the market at an even more budget-friendly price. To maximize your value, look towards the A8L models. These were expensive sedans back in the early 2000s, though today’s prices really dwarf the MSRP of $67,200 for the lang model. They came mostly loaded, but there were still some options that you could select such as the 18″ 5-spoke wheels shown on this 2003 example. With low miles, in a classic silver/black color combination that channels the original ASF concept that signaled the A8’s then futuristic shape and design, and in fantastic one owner shape, they don’t get much nicer than this:

CLICK FOR DETAILS: 2003 Audi A8L on eBay


Year: 2003
Model: A8L
Engine: 4.2 liter V8
Transmission: 5-speed automatic
Mileage: 95,140 mi
Price: No Reserve Auction

Offered for sale is a 2003 Audi A8 L !! This 2003 Audi A8 comes complete with Low Miles! Fully Loaded with all options. We Have Competitive Financing Rates Available on Approved Credit and Do Take Trade Ins!

The car has a beautiful finish, the paint just and received a fresh detail that looks great. This car has stunning body that is straight as an arrow and is free of any damage. This A8 has always been garage kept and pampered its entire life and really shows.

The beautiful black interior and is all original and looks extremely clean. The car has all of its original floor mats, and books. Everything works in the car lights, gauges, radio, seats, windows, locks, a/c blows ice cold, etc.. NON SMOKER

Mechanically, this Audi is in perfect condition and runs and drives great. It has very healthy and very strong 4.2L 8-Cyl Engine w/ around 360HP that is very strong and a automatic transmission that shifts perfect. This car is very clean under the hood and really shows how its previous owner took excellent care of it.

This car is ready to go! The car is in excellent condition inside and out. T If you are interested in this car and want to purchase please call us now to make a deal.

Please Call (480)370-5333 to view this vehicle at our indoor facility in Tempe Az!

**We take all Trade-Ins**

**COMPETITIVE FINANCING AVAILABLE**

If you have any additional questions please call Mike at (480) 370-5333. The car is located in beautiful sunny Tempe, AZ. Please email or call with any questions and I welcome international bidders WE EXPORT! I can also help with shipping quotes and arrangements. We ship cars all over the world! We have lenders we work with that can get you financed, please call or email if you are interested.

One of my favorite feature listings was a 2001 A8L I wrote up back in 2014. Similarly equipped and with a near faultless history, the discussion of value with the seller was an unfortunate tale. Fears of transmission failure and a general lack of appreciation for older Audi models (especially large automatic sedans) meant that prices for these A8Ls really topped out in the $5,000 – $6,000 range back then. Today they’ve dropped even more, but at least in look this A8L is close to the match of our feature listing car. No records are disclosed so you’ll want to factor in an expensive timing belt change and transmission service, plus the A8L has some unique bits like larger brakes which can be pricier than the normal A8 bits. Still, the current bid on this no reserve auction is $50 below $4,000 at time of writing with two days to go. Is it possible to get more car in this condition?

-Carter

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7 Comments

  1. Gorgeous and what a used car for the money — as was that prior one, I sure remember that one.

  2. I remember that one too…sigh.

  3. Seller is a little optimistic on that 310hp engine being 360hp.

  4. Seller’s Website has an ask of $8,995, but auction is no reserve. I’m guessing the auction won’t get anywhere near the seller’s ask. It’ll be interesting to see if it really goes at a no reserve price.

    http://www.approvedautoaz.com/inventory/view/9203825/2003-Audi-A8-4dr-Sdn-4.2L-Quattro-AWD-LWB-%2A95K-MILES-%2A1-OWNER-Tempe-AZ

  5. $7,100 at the final gavel. I’d say not too bad. Definitely a lot of car for the money. But if above-noted Pearl White over Tan sold 18 months ago for less than the $6,500 asking price (from a private seller who had all service records no less), and if prices on these D2s have continued to depreciate, then this seller did OK…especially for the Bay.

  6. Frankly, quite a bit more than I expected. Still a good deal compared to S8 prices where equal condition to this would be double the price and this isn’t half the car.

  7. This is still up on the seller’s Website. That could mean various things. However, I find it interesting that the seller has dropped the price from $8,995 to $7,999. It has not been relisted on eBay. Makes me suspicious of the “no reserve” auction.

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