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post #3796 of 14924
naa, i live in toronto.
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I just drove both an Audi A/S5 Convertibles. Wow, I really enjoyed those cars. The trunks are surpisly large with the top down. The base radio is not that great but the Bang something for $850 option is a must have. As much of a performance convertible guy I am. I would probably buy the A5 with some toys over a base S5. The A5 was silky smooth and acceraled fairly well. But it also can handle just as good as the S5 if staying within the law.

~Kurt
post #3798 of 14924
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I just drove both an Audi A/S5 Convertibles. Wow, I really enjoyed those cars. The trunks are surpisly large with the top down. The base radio is not that great but the Bang something for $850 option is a must have. As much of a performance convertible guy I am. I would probably buy the A5 with some toys over a base S5. The A5 was silky smooth and acceraled fairly well. But it also can handle just as good as the S5 if staying within the law.
~Kurt

haven't driven an S5, but from what I've heard it's the opposite. People always tell me that S5 is the way to go simply because the A5 is underpowered. I drove the A5 and it wasn't grossly underpowered, but it didn't push you back into your seat either.
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Originally Posted by KurtS90 View Post

I just drove both an Audi A/S5 Convertibles. Wow, I really enjoyed those cars. The trunks are surpisly large with the top down. The base radio is not that great but the Bang something for $850 option is a must have. As much of a performance convertible guy I am. I would probably buy the A5 with some toys over a base S5. The A5 was silky smooth and acceraled fairly well. But it also can handle just as good as the S5 if staying within the law.
~Kurt
The Bang & Olufsen sound system that Audi uses is indeed a must have. It's amazing.
Edited by JayJay - 3/25/12 at 5:59pm
post #3800 of 14924
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The Bang & Olufson sound system that Audi uses is indeed a must have. It's amazing.

I would argue that it is the best of the upgraded sound systems of its class (definitely much better than the lincoln one..even the Infiniti)
post #3801 of 14924
When I test drove them, it was the typical 3 miles in traffic... The S5 did pull allot harder, V6 Supercharged. I did get it up to about 65 behind the lot and slammed on the brakes (nice brakes). But every corner and turn at intersections, I would not touch the brakes and the cars just felt solid. From the quick test drive and impression I had was save the money. A5 is more then enough for traffic with occasional beach or interstate drive.

I was really impressed with trunk size, comfort, driving position, and the AC seats worked well. I just wish I could afford it... Friend of mine dragged me in to look at a Q7 and I could not get my eyes off the A5 Convertibles.

~Kurt
post #3802 of 14924
I was at the Audi dealership last weekend. Talked to a salesman about the A8 and S8 but looked at some other cars on the lot, too. Audi's craftsmanship on their interiors is superb. I left impressed.
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Some pics of the latest acquisition. I couldn't find the memory stick for my camera, so these were taken with my iPad3:

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I was at the Audi dealership last weekend. Talked to a salesman about the A8 and S8 but looked at some other cars on the lot, too. Audi's craftsmanship on their interiors is superb. I left impressed.

how would you say the Audi stacked up to Benz (IIRC you currently have a Benz) ?
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how would you say the Audi stacked up to Benz (IIRC you currently have a Benz) ?

The S8 won't arrive until late summer, so I didn't do any test drives. However, the fit and finish and the technology on the A8 are far superior to Benz.
post #3806 of 14924
I'd really like to see some of the Audi LED headlights in action.
post #3807 of 14924

as I posted a few pages ago, the new S8 is at the top of the list. the new m5 a not so close second

 

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post #3808 of 14924
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

I'd really like to see some of the Audi LED headlights in action.

They're pretty impressive, I saw the ones on the new A6 driving around at dusk - they make that car (with all the other aesthetic options of course - S-line kit, the ground-finish 2-tone rims, etc) look great, truly futuristic. I can't believe I like an A6 that much, but I do. I think I'll stick to admiring them on the street though, wouldn't want to own something that big unless it had big power too.

FWIW, Hyundai makes a clustered LED headlamp for the Genesis sedan and it was pretty impressive the first time I saw it too. I guess LED's are a nice way to dress these cars up. There will be good and bad versions but I think the A6 ends up pretty good looking.
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as I posted a few pages ago, the new S8 is at the top of the list. the new m5 a not so close second

Top of my list, too. I'm not sold on the M5 though it does look pretty good.
post #3810 of 14924
Not an M5 fan but even this review makes me want to drive it.
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