Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

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Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by SteveG » Sat Apr 30, 2016 8:19 am

Hi Chaps,

I want a R8 V8, can anyone please spend a minute giving me the lowdown on what spec/colours issues are best/ best avoided. Also I have an imposed budget of circa £40k so if there are any good bargains available then please do share details. Also how important is an Audi warranty for these cars?

Thanks guys for your advice

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by vestax32 » Sat Apr 30, 2016 11:14 am

You will def be wanting a proper Audi warranty....
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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by RS6chris! » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:29 pm

You want a V8?

You need a V10.
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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by Stelongy » Sat Apr 30, 2016 10:41 pm

Nothing wrong with a V8, fantastic car! Ignore the 'V10 only brigade' :bash:

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by SteveG » Mon May 02, 2016 6:03 pm

Thanks guys,


Yes, id be happy with either. I don't particularly thrash my cars, so on the limit thrills of driving are not what this will be about for me. My missus likes the car, so I need to get her one.

If anyone has something suitable, then I would really prefer an enthusiast owned car so get in touch.

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by SteveG » Mon May 02, 2016 10:07 pm

I just put a deposit down on this Mugello Blue V8.

http://www.inchcapesignature.co.uk/used ... 1459771129

What do you think ?

Did it belong to anyone on here ? If so then I hope it is a good one. Please do share anything you might know about it and its past.

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by Stelongy » Tue May 03, 2016 1:23 pm

Can't see it buddy, car is removed from there site

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by SteveG » Tue May 03, 2016 7:50 pm

Wow. They don't waste any time taking it off sale. Its a 2008 blue with cream leather R tronic, apparently the last owner was a dentist. The plate starts with the letters TOM 10. The mileage is 29k. The plan is to collect towards the end of next week.

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by Stelongy » Tue May 03, 2016 10:52 pm

Congrats buddy, you must be super excited! I did a 7.5hr train journey for mine. Was well worth it! :biggrin3:

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by HYFR » Tue May 03, 2016 11:45 pm

Well if the previous owner was a dentist then you have no problem

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by TobyRS4 » Wed May 04, 2016 12:58 pm

HYFR wrote:Well if the previous owner was a dentist then you have no problem
The journey to collect will surely be one then done with "gritted teeth"....... il get my coat...... :bash:

The R8 V8's are now at a very keen price point, let us know how you get on as I'm tempted to replace the B7 RS4 with one in the future.
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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by SteveG » Wed May 04, 2016 9:08 pm

I asked the Mercedes incape dealer that i am buying the car from to check the car for how many launches have been done or any stored over-revs etc. I am coming from a 997 so thought I would see if these things could be checked for on a R8. The sales lady came back by email and said that she had spoken to their Audi dealership, and apparently this car does not have a launch control feature :? .

The car is an r-tronic march 08 reg car. Is she correct about no launch feature? Not sure myself hence this Q to you more knowledgeable guys. Please help me out here.

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by doodlebug » Wed May 04, 2016 9:15 pm

That's correct. R-Tronic is the manual gearbox with an actuator on the single clutch. If you've not tried one, it might be wise to do so. Not everyone gets along with it.

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by SteveG » Wed May 04, 2016 10:26 pm

Thank you fella for confirming that for me. :thumbs:

Is there any similar R8 specific question I should be asking the dealer which may give me some insight into how hard a life the car may have had?

PS apologies for all the noob questions here.

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Re: Thinking of buying a V8, advice please

Post by doodlebug » Wed May 04, 2016 10:28 pm

Tyres, clutch and brakes.

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