I am in the market to purchase a second hand R8 very soon and had some questions to ask.
1) I am sure this question has been addressed quite a bit, but what is the TRUE cost of ownership for the vehicle? Online calculators estimate the true cost of ownership to be about $22,000 a year, but I feel this is incorrect. I am stating this because I have been quoted insurance that is lower than what the calculator estimated it to be and depreciation seems to be a bit off.
In case you are wondering, I am planning on using this for daily driving and leisure with an estimated target yearly mileage of around 10,000~.
2) I am in the market for a R-tronic transmission version of the vehicle due to the convenience of putting the vehicle in automatic when needed. This brings up the issue of general maintenance. What type of maintenance costs can I expect on a yearly basis, included potential misfortunes such as the clutch going out and such?
3) Is there anything to look for or avoid when shopping for a second hand R8?