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D2 A8/S8 (1997 - 2003)
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I have one
Posted by: esseight (1215) on 2018-04-08 02:56:24
In Reply to: Manual S8 - Who Has Driven One? posted by onewhippedpuppy on 2018-04-06 20:46:55

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Bought mine already converted, my second go around with a D2 after selling my first 7 years ago and only because I had the chance to get one with a 6 speed. Love it!

I'd like to say it transforms the car, but that's not entirely true as you're still piloting an over two ton vehicle that is ideally suited for fast and steady long distance cruising. That being said, responsiveness is much improved since you're able to select and keep a specific gear/rev range when needed. Being able to row your own gears gives me the satisfaction of being more in control and makes the experience that much more enjoyable. Someone once equated it to sailing a yacht without any crew, but I have no problem with this as I enjoy doing the work myself and think it's much more fun as a result.

I say do it if you have the opportunity!
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