What's Wrong With This Picture: If It Ain't Broke Edition

Edward Niedermeyer
by Edward Niedermeyer

I won’t lie, I was expecting something a little more… dramatic from the new Audi A8. On the other hand, if it weren’t a fundamentally understated car, it wouldn’t be an A8.

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  • JSF22 JSF22 on Dec 01, 2009

    I like everything but the LED DRLs, which after just a couple of years are beginning to look like caricatures of themselves.

  • Criminalenterprise Criminalenterprise on Dec 01, 2009

    There's something to like about not being noticed when you're driving around in flagship luxury. The 7 is garish, the S pretentious. LS says I read Consumer Reports and am beginning to grow fond of the delicious flavor of prune juice. The A8L says "I might be an A6, wait – no, yes, maybe. Nothing to see here in any case." And it says it to no one in particular, because no one in particular is noticing. The perfect car for a TARP villain.

  • V6 V6 on Dec 01, 2009

    hate the headlights and i think the front in general could have been sharper, it looks too soft and a bit clumsy. i am sure it will look much better in person though, audi always have a great stance/road presence. however i'm most keen to see a proper profile shot to check out how much front overhang there is

  • DearS DearS on Dec 02, 2009

    I like the interior more than before, but I'm sad that they let go so much of what made the old car great and replaced it with an over sized Sonata, albeit with an Audi grill. Its still a great car mechanically, but I've never been so turned off about a new car. I feel so indifferent when I look at it that I lose interest in getting any closer. I'm glad I feel this way, its new for me. I feel like I can relate to people who cherish looks over anything else.