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Old 29th October 2017, 12:17 PM
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Default average age of private A8/S8 owner

anyone ever tried to estimate this based on the membership here ?
from his comments I know that tc4332 is nearly as old as I am and from mentions of retirement there are a number who must be 60 plus but I suspect that there are not too many youngsters
in case anyone wants to try estimating I can offer 78 !
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Old 29th October 2017, 12:50 PM
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I'll respond with 55.
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Sold! 2008 S8 D3 5.2 V10 - Engine: BSM, Gearbox:KLW, Colour:LY7F Suzuka Grey Pearl Effect, Interior:Black/Black with Silver/Black valcona leather with carbon atlas inserts, Bang & Olufsen, Heated windscreen, Soft-close doors, TV, DAB, AMI, Quad Zone, Auto Boot, Auto dim Mirrors, Keyless entry, PDC with rearview camera, AFS II Headlights

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Old 29th October 2017, 01:47 PM
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I'm 47 and 1/4


I've owned 8s (all 4.2 V8s) for about 15 years now so I started fairly young I guess. I've always preferred larger cars though. I owned 2 XMs before the 8s, the first of which when I was only in my mid-twenties.
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Old 29th October 2017, 02:04 PM
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Ive just turned 36.

I think was 32 when I got my first A8.
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Old 29th October 2017, 03:40 PM
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I'm nearly 53, the car is to technical for me and the nearly acquired vcds is taking some getting used to, thank god for people on here.
I bought my first audi at 21 85c coupe 1.8 from audi an dealer at Lincoln.
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Old 29th October 2017, 04:15 PM
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Well I'm 26 now, think I got my first D3 when I was 21/22 then the D2 S8 a couple of years later and now this D3 for the last couple of years.
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Old 29th October 2017, 05:18 PM
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50
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Future work on "Red Dwarf": Fridge, solar sunroof, radio-controlled clock, interior and exterior dimming mirrors, Alcantara headlining/pillars/rear shelf, rear US outer lights, passenger memory seat, rear electric (lumbar and headrest) heated seats, Servotronic.
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1st Place Winner - A8Parts Annual UK Meet 2018
1st Place Winner - A8-Freunde Annual German Meet 2018
2nd Place Winner - A8-Freunde Annual German Meet 2019
2002 A8L D2 - "Evergreen" - Irish Green Pearl (TBC) - magnolia leather seats with magnolia door cards/door trims, magnolia leather head-lining, extended leather pack 3 (dark green leather dash, upper door cards, steering wheel, lower dash, centre tunnel and rear parcel shelf), factory black external trim (in lieu of chrome), self-levelling suspension, Servotronic, Brembo brakes, "gullideckel" / "man-hole cover" / "pie-plate" 8Jx18 polished 10-hole design wheels typically seen on the W12, Park Distance Control, heated windscreen, multifunction steering wheel, Vavona burl (burr-walnut) wood inserts with cream/magnolia door switch trims, phone preparation to the front with Nokia 6091 phone, phone preparation to the rear with Nokia 6091 phone on the central rear console, third phone preparation in the rear centre console, rear blinds, rear headrest release feature, rear electric heated seats with lumbar and recline function (the rear passenger seat has the facility to move the front passenger seat forward), BOSE audio, Rear Screen Entertainment (RSE) with dual factory fitted Alpine screens, integrated DVD player (under the centre of the rear bench with 4 DVD storage slots) and two remote controls (the controls and inputs for the RSE are in the rear centre console and the screens can operate independently of each other,) factory supplied leather headrest covers to hide the rear screens, rear vanity mirrors (standard A8L), dark green rear wedge footrests with cream piping, front passenger memory seat, dark green floor carpeting and mats – piped in cream, rear slumber pillows for the headrests, integrated fridge with integrated tumblers inside the rear centre headrest bar compartment, solar roof, auto-dimming interior and exterior mirrors, factory driver’s seat fire extinguisher, tire pressure monitoring system, first aid kit, 12 V socket in the boot, TRACKER, derestricted – top speed is 155mph plus
2007 A6 Allroad C6 3.0TDI Quattro - Highland Green (Audi Exclusive Colour) - Cream leather interior with Wood, Advanced MMI, Keyless, Bose, Advanced PDC, Sunroof, Heated Memory Seats, Adaptive Xenons, Adaptive Air Suspension, Servotronic

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2002 A8 D2 2.8 Quattro Sport - "Big Red" - Tornado Red (Special Order) - Twist Interior, PDC, Passenger Memory Seats, Symphony II with BOSE, Heated Front Seats, Bi-Xenons, Auto-dimming Mirrors, 20" FE Wheels, Servotronic Steering
2002 A8 D2 2.8 Quattro Sport - Aqua Blue Pearl - Twist Interior, PDC, Sat Nav Plus with BOSE, Multi-changer, Heated Front Seats, Bi-Xenons, Auto-dimming Mirrors, Avus Wheels

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Old 29th October 2017, 06:04 PM
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Well, I'll admit to 65. So that just bounced the average up to 51.15 so far
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Old 29th October 2017, 06:22 PM
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Why? Isn't ageism illegal? We get a massive mix at the meets, from maybe late 20s and early thirties to 60 plus (I'm 63 if it really matters). Shall we do do a sex audit, a race audit, an economic audit? We're just '8 enthusiasts who seem to get along pretty well, despite any differences in age or any other criteria.
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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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Old 29th October 2017, 06:30 PM
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Why? Isn't ageism illegal? We get a massive mix at the meets, from maybe late 20s and early thirties to 60 plus (I'm 63 if it really matters). Shall we do do a sex audit, a race audit, an economic audit? We're just '8 enthusiasts who seem to get along pretty well, despite any differences in age or any other criteria.
We're supposed to relax as we get older Jim, cool your jets man

You're never only ten years older than me mind!! Must be all that pent up anger that's aged you....
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