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Old 26th December 2020, 11:23 AM
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Default How much have you spent on your A8 this year?

I'm just wondering how much members have spent on maintenance/repairs/upgrades on their cars?

For example I've spent 5413.16 this year including having the timing belt done twice after a terrible bodge from the first mechanic that did it. This also includes upgdaes such as new amps, android radio etc etc. With insurance and storage costs it all came to 7k.. around 400 of this went to Prestige which I'm glad for.

I don't mean for this to be a bragging thread, I'm just looking to make myself feel better and that I'm not the only person crazy enough to spend so much on a 20 year old car.
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Old 26th December 2020, 01:04 PM
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160 on petrol for my FE S8. That's it

(plus the usual on insurance, tax and MOT, of course, but I don't think you meant that ).

Autos Autos everywhere...
(1) 2015 Tesla Model S: (was 85D, now 90D ). Silent and deadly, and very fast... But not as fast as Ian's -
(2) 2002 D2 S8 Final Edition: Bulletproof and faultless: Ebony Black with Extended (Red!) Leather. Three-times winner of Best D2 1st prize
(3) 1997 Fiat Coupe 20v Turbo: Scots (! ) Green. Fragile, but beautiful.
(4) 2010 Fiat Panda 100HP. White Pandamonium (Final Edition!!). Pure old-fashioned 6-speed go-karting.

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Old 26th December 2020, 01:14 PM
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Insurance, MOT fee, some tax and a bit of petrol. Might have fixed a potholed wheel/tyre too.
Everything else is going into the piggy bank for MJ in 2021 (hopefully).
2003 D2 FL S8. Irish Green Pearl/Beige. Solar sunroof, auto-dim mirrors, electric rear seat functions, ski hatch retrofit; extended leather. Aftermarket DVB-T, reversing camera and full XCarlink (Bluetooth etc.).
2016 Volvo V40 T5 Cross Country (4WD) with ALL the toys including adaptive cruise etc. etc. Osmium Grey with Blonde/Charcoal leather interior. Polestar performance "optimisation". (A much rarer model than a D2 S8 by the way!)
Finally: gone, but not forgotten.....
1998 D2 PF S8. AgateGrey/Platinum. Every option (I think) except electric rear seats, tiptronic steering wheel, ski hatch, towbar & dimming door mirrors.
e.g. Cruise control, NavPlus/TV, Bose, GSM, Xenons, Solar roof, Parking sensors, Alcantara/leather everywhere of course. (internal dimming mirror added later)
1998 (very early) Ford Focus 1.8 Zetec; ABS/TCS, Heated screen/mirrors, Aircon, Auto-dim mirror, Leather, Trip computer, Cruise control, OEM Ford SatNav with CD changer.

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Old 26th December 2020, 02:38 PM
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Standard Running costs-tax, insurance, MOT; 500 plus fuel. Maintenance of front suspension components and wheels, couple of sensors and some MJ upgrade parts about 850. So a cheap year so far!
2002 D2 S8 Aqua
1988 UR quattro
2003 A2 FSi Sport
2020 Seat Leon Cupra R ST Abt
1989 911 Carrera Cab
Couple of Mk1 Golf Gti's (in bits)
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Old 26th December 2020, 10:21 PM
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This year has been pretty light on the S8. Our corrado, on the other hand...
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Old 27th December 2020, 08:03 AM
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The only cost I've had is the electricity to run the dehumidifier! Laid up in Nov 19 for the winter and no reason to bring it out this spring. Started monthly to run up to temperature, so a little fuel. But otherwise SORN, MOT lapesed and no insurance.
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Old 27th December 2020, 08:29 AM
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My answer to that question, is "A lot"...... but firstly, its given the car what i hope is many more years of life by dealing with the potential '8 "killers" (timing gear pads/tensioners/power steering hoses/gearbox) and, secondly, as the advert says, "'cos you're worth it"
2002 D2 S8 Ming Blue, Valcona leather, Vavona wood insert, solar sunroof (to be fitted), Heated rear seats, extended leather pack, 18 Avus, ski hatch, Bose, auto dim rear view mirror, rear blind.
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Old 27th December 2020, 12:35 PM
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MoT, rear pads, new Ariel mast, service, 3k miles of fuel, tax, insurance, 2 car covers...tore one :/ ....my current garage project however.....more than I’m willing to admit but it now runs, has brakes and all of the steel work is where it should be....bit of suspension work, electrics and a full respray to go...unless I get giddy with modifications

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Old 28th December 2020, 08:38 AM
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Originally Posted by Ronin View Post
I'm just looking to make myself feel better and that I'm not the only person crazy enough to spend so much on a 20 year old car.
Up until May this year, my S8 was my daily driver and company vehicle. It's currently in storage so this will be the first year that I've spent relatively little on the car. However, in my 10 years of ownership, I've spent ridiculous amounts maintaining it -- some years in excess of 10K. I've never totted up the bills but I suspect I could've bought a brand new S8 with the amount I've spent on maintenance! Fortunately the tax man helped to pay for a lot of the maintenance costs since the car was used primarily for business.
2002 FE S8 Ebony Black Pearl

Cars Owned:
The Tesla Era: 2020 Model S Performance Ludicrous+ (present)
(Black, with all black premium interior and carbon fibre dcor, 21" sonic carbon twin turbine wheels and FSD capability)

The Audi Era: '97 A8 4.2 (Ming Blue) --> '96 A8 4.2 QS (Dark Green) --> '02 FE S8 (present)
The Citroen Era: '84 BX 1.6 RS --> '89 BX 1.9 DTR Turbo --> '94 XM 2.0L Turbo --> '96 XM 2.0L Turbo Exclusive --> '00 Xantia Activa 2.0L Turbo
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Old 28th December 2020, 08:59 AM
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Im claiming the fifth amendment! Actually, not too much this year as I had a load of work done MJs last year and the power steering hoses wont be fitted until 5th January 2021. But I certainly wouldt admit to the amount that I spend on my beloved S8 in case the information fell into the wrong hands!
2002 Final Edition S8. Ebony black with Silver Grey leather and myrtle wood trim.
Current mods: solar sun roof, 20mm rear spacers, 15 mm on front, red brembo callipers, 6k headlights, rear view camera, engine remap, alloy dash dial rings, alloy navi rings, tt/phaeton pedal upgrade, (and custom matching foot rest) dension ipod interface & parrot hands free kit (both fully hidden), av input, tv in motion switched thro' PF switch in blanking plug right of steering column, Audi 'quattro' sill covers, repositioned centre console switches, radio clock, .
Planned mods: auto-dimming rear view mirror, dash cam (as steamship's), fit the ski hatch, refit philips drl's (or maybe not).
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