We get a lot of great tips this past weekend and I thought it would be difficult to determine which car should get the coveted Monday 10:30AM PST posting spot…but then this next car just obliterated the competition. It starts with the car that was the star of the 1998 feature film Ronin…forget DeNiro — he is an extra when compared to the D2 generation Audi S8. And this next example Audi’s V8 powered quattro flagship is equipped with the elusive 6-speed manual gearbox (which you can’t get in any other generation of S8). Find this 2002 Audi S8 offered for $18,400 in Denver, CO via craiglist. Tip from FuelTruck.
There are few things that depreciate faster than a high powered Audi S-car…they are (in no particular order) lettuce, Seaborgium (radioactive element 106 on the periodic table with a half life of 14 minutes), and a tweet on the twitter. That’s about it. Everything else on this hunk of rock we call the earth maintains is original value longer. This might be a problem if you like heading to the Audi dealer to get your V10 powered super sleds, but it is NOT a problem if you enjoy haggling for used on cars on craigslist or reading German wiring diagrams. What is the German phrase for “your momma is as reliable as a VW/Audi coil pack?” Find this 2007 Audi S8 offered for $13,750 in Milbrae, CA via craigslist.
If you are a car guy and have never enjoyed the Robert De Niro and Jean Reno classic Ronin (1998) you need to schedule yourself a few hours and pick up a copy on Amazon. The D2 generation Audi S8 was the feature car that was driven in anger by Skipp Sudduth’s nerdy hacker/driver character who insists on getting a custom nitrous system and then hauls the giant sedan through small cobblestone covered French streets. It is fantastic — and you can watch one of the S8 scenes in a clip on youtube here. After watching Ronin a few times, you’ll get the kind of itch that only an all-wheel-drive V8 powered Audi can solve…and this next one is a bit janky, but it does have a manual gearbox swapped in from another Audi. Find this 2001 Audi S8 Quattro offered for $6800 near Minneapolis, MN. Tip from Cory.
A huge engine in a medium size car is a formula that never seems to get tired. With the advent of modern turbo set ups, the old adage of there is no replacement for displacement is being put to the real test though. Back in the mid 2000s, Audi and BMW both deemed that a […]
Got $20k burning a hole in your pocket? You could go buy a new Honda Civic or few year old used Ford Mustang — but what if you want a car with a six figure street presence, a Lamborghini V10, and an annual maintenance budget greater than a Vegas casino? Find this 2007 Audi S8 […]
If you are a car guy and have never seen the Robert De Niro and Jean Reno classic Ronin (1998) you need to schedule yourself a few hours and pick up a copy on Amazon. The D2 generation Audi S8 was the feature car that was driven in anger by Skipp Sudduth’s nerdy hacker/driver character […]
For all the complaining we do about overpriced classic VW Vans, you’d think we would pass on a $50k Panel Van with crummy photos. Except…this one is powered by a 360 horsepower V8 from an Audi S8…so it gets a pass for being totally bonkers. Find this 1990 Volkswagen Type2 (T3) Panel Van offered for […]