Published on July 20th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Look like a millionaire without having to pay a lot for a used car
AudiS8 2001 for below RM49,000 will make you look like a rich person
In 2001, Audi introduced an S8 to challengethe Mercedes-Benz AMG tuned S-Class. This was of course designed for theEuropean and North American buyers who do not need to worry about road taxyearly payments.
Of course, at the time there were enoughmillionaire Malaysians who wanted to be driven (chauffeured) around in a superluxury German sedan and so this Audi S8 came to town. Definitely as a privateimport and definitely for a very rich person who saw no issue with highmaintenance and high yearly road tax payments.
BTW if you need to ask what is the yearlyroad tax, you cannot afford this luxury machine….or can you?
Well, think about it. This low mileage wellmaintained luxury sedan is selling for a negotiable RM49,000. We reckon withenough haggling you could drive it home for RM40,000 cash. Now the yearly roadtax fee is RM7,404.00 and since it is a rather rare car all you need is 3rdparty insurance which will be about RM1,100. This means you need just RM8,500.00a year to own this car. No monthly installments because you paid cash and thenthere is periodic maintenance (cars like this it is best to service with thebest lubricant and more often than necessary to ensure trouble free motoring) andpetrol bills to think about.
Let us take a look at the alternative ofthis. What about buying a used 2.0L 5-year-old German executive sedan on loan.Costs about RM160,000, which means 1st party insurance of about RM3,000a year and road tax of less than RM400.00. Monthly installments will be aboutRM2,300 which translates to RM27,600 a year. Total cost of ownership is RM31,000a year.
Take this yearly fee and use it for theAudi S8 periodic maintenance and you will have (RM31,000 yearly payments minus Audiroad tax and insurance of RM8,500) RM22,500 which is about RM1,875.00 a monthfor petrol and maintenance.
So, instead of buying a used 5-6 year old 2.0LGerman executive sedan that will depreciate to RM50,000 in the next 5 years youcan buy this super luxury Audi S8 and pretend to much richer than you reallyare.
The design is timeless, the drive is divine, the curbside impression is attention grabbing and the relatives and in-laws will be saluting you whenever you arrive.
If you want to purchase this Audi S8, contact www.dsf.my and we will share the sellers details with you.
Somefacts about this Audi S8
Although it shared the standard model’splatform, it featured a re-tuned, 360 PS version of the standard V8 engine, are-tuned suspension with larger wheels and upgraded tires, enlarged brakes anda re-calibrated version of the 5-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro drivewas standard. Production of the first-generation S8 ended in 2003, shortlybefore the introduction of the D3 platform A8.
Audi’s factory performance claims for theS8 indicate a 0-100 km/h time of 5.8 seconds. This would put it in acompetitive range with the Mercedes-Benz S 55 AMG and the S600 (powered by atwin-turbo V12) and the BMW 760Li (powered by a naturally-aspirated 12 cylinderengine).
The S8 came to popular prominence after themovie Ronin, starring Robert De Niro, where its dramatic speed combined withits size became a useful plot element, and gained the car much internationalattention.