Published on July 20th, 2019 | by Daniel Sherman Fernandez0
Look like a millionaire without having to pay a lot for a used car
Audi S8 2001 for below RM49,000 will make you look like a rich person
In 2001, Audi introduced an S8 to challenge the Mercedes-Benz AMG tuned S-Class. This was of course designed for the European and North American buyers who do not need to worry about road tax yearly payments.
Of course, at the time there were enough millionaire Malaysians who wanted to be driven (chauffeured) around in a super luxury German sedan and so this Audi S8 came to town. Definitely as a private import and definitely for a very rich person who saw no issue with high maintenance and high yearly road tax payments.
BTW if you need to ask what is the yearly road tax, you cannot afford this luxury machine….or can you?
Well, think about it. This low mileage well maintained luxury sedan is selling for a negotiable RM49,000. We reckon with enough haggling you could drive it home for RM40,000 cash. Now the yearly road tax fee is RM7,404.00 and since it is a rather rare car all you need is 3rd party insurance which will be about RM1,100. This means you need just RM8,500.00 a year to own this car. No monthly installments because you paid cash and then there is periodic maintenance (cars like this it is best to service with the best lubricant and more often than necessary to ensure trouble free motoring) and petrol bills to think about.
Let us take a look at the alternative of this. 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 RM3,000 a year and road tax of less than RM400.00. Monthly installments will be about RM2,300 which translates to RM27,600 a year. Total cost of ownership is RM31,000 a year.
Take this yearly fee and use it for the Audi S8 periodic maintenance and you will have (RM31,000 yearly payments minus Audi road tax and insurance of RM8,500) RM22,500 which is about RM1,875.00 a month for petrol and maintenance.
So, instead of buying a used 5-6 year old 2.0L German executive sedan that will depreciate to RM50,000 in the next 5 years you can buy this super luxury Audi S8 and pretend to much richer than you really are.
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.
Some facts about this Audi S8
Although it shared the standard model’s platform, it featured a re-tuned, 360 PS version of the standard V8 engine, a re-tuned suspension with larger wheels and upgraded tires, enlarged brakes and a re-calibrated version of the 5-speed Tiptronic transmission and quattro drive was standard. Production of the first-generation S8 ended in 2003, shortly before the introduction of the D3 platform A8.
Audi’s factory performance claims for the S8 indicate a 0-100 km/h time of 5.8 seconds. This would put it in a competitive range with the Mercedes-Benz S 55 AMG and the S600 (powered by a twin-turbo V12) and the BMW 760Li (powered by a naturally-aspirated 12 cylinder engine).
The S8 came to popular prominence after the movie Ronin, starring Robert De Niro, where its dramatic speed combined with its size became a useful plot element, and gained the car much international attention.