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    Buying used R8 tomorrow, questions

    Good evening everyone.

    I am coming from a new 2013 Audi S5 and probably purchasing tomorrow a 2008 Audi R8 with 22K miles R-tronic. I am getting a fairly good deal as I used to work at the dealer. I have a few last minute questions that will make or break the decision for me so I am hoping you guys can give me your honest opinion. To be honestly I liked the "raw" feeling of the R tronic over the S-tronic as far as auto transmissions go, but it will definitely take some practice to get comfortable in.

    1. They are throwing in (at my request) the following:
    A. Ipod connection
    B. Audi Care Plus Service Plan
    C. 3 year 36 month platinum audi warranty
    D. Tint
    E. Matte Black Wrap

    -Is there anything else I must get? I have had them check the tires and brakes and they appear to be in good working order.

    2. The quattro hop, as the dealer called it, is horrendous when I make tight turns I assume this is typical for an 08 Audi R8? Is there anyway to get rid of it (probably a dumb question). I drove an 2014 and didnt notice it.

    3. I only drive about 5,000 miles a year, is there a particularly "landmark" service or problem I may hit in the next 2-3 years with the car?

    Thank you!!

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    Re: Buying used R8 tomorrow, questions

    What kind of iPod connection?
    a) through the CD port
    b) AMI
    c) bluetooth

    b is what you really want, but your radio might not be equipped to deal with this. In which case, try for c.
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    Re: Buying used R8 tomorrow, questions

    The only iPod connection in the 2008 is a plug in the console storage compartment. Unlike your S5, you will not see the tracks displayed on the MMI screen and there are no controls for the iPod. The only way to change the tracks is using the actual iPod buttons. A far as quattro hop- that's normal.
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    Insist they check the front shock towers for cracks. This was a problem on pre-2010 models.
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    Re: Buying used R8 tomorrow, questions

    Thanks for the responses guys! Next question for the experts, what are the most popular aesthetic mods for the 08s?

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