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#107 of 114 turbo 4 Audi A5
Mar 15, 2010 (4:32 pm)
I am considering an Audi A5 2.0 T. As someone who has never owned a turbo car I heard some information and am not sure which one is true and what is just a myth. Can someone with experience shed some light on which of these statements are correct
-Turbo cars are less reliable because there is more stress on the engine and more parts are involved, and are more expensive to fix and maintain
-You need to/should wait for a while before stopping the engine
-The acceleration is not going to be smooth because of something called turbo lag (whatever that means)
-On the positive side. You get better gas mileage on the turbo 4 than a NA 6 (I guess this on depends on how the car is driven)
#108 of 114 Re: turbo 4 Audi A5 [alljose]
Apr 17, 2010 (8:20 am)
I can speak as a 2000 Audi A4 owner. it had the 1.8T engine, and I am only just this week going to a new car after 210,000 miles, and 10 years. I had some minor electrical problems, and I had to replace a lot of sensors and modules in the last two years, but never had any repairs to my engine other then the scheduled maintenance and timing belt changes, etc.
NEVER had any sort of engine issue in ten years, but I was pretty religious abut service and used synthetic Oil for every oil change .\
I just bought an A5 2.0T Premium Plus, Fully loaded with nav/MMI, upgraded leather seats, B&O music system, etc. and am very happy with the look and feel of everything about this car so far (Less then a week). I fully expect that if I am good about the oil changes and regular service I will get 200,000+ miles out of this car too, and enjoy the fact that this time I bought a lot of the creature comforts and gadgets that I didn't the last time since I spend so much time in my car (90-120 mile commute each day considering round trip).
These 2.0T engines have been around in basic configuration forever, so you shouldn't worry about it. The engine growl is higher pitched then a 3.2 6 Valve engine, but you are quicker off the line. Either way you go the engine should be fine for you.
#109 of 114 2013 Audi A5
by claires HOST
Sep 14, 2012 (12:40 am)
"The 2013 Audi A5 receives a face-lift and a few minor interior revisions. Audi Connect mobile WiFi also debuts. The A5's 2.0T engine is a mixed bag. It gives this coupe and convertible class-competitive acceleration and great fuel economy, but it doesn't sound as refined as a six-cylinder at high revs and it transmits some off-putting vibrations through the steering wheel."
Read the full review.
Jan 03, 2013 (9:55 am)
I've recently bought myself the Audi A5 2.0TDI Quattro Sport from a dealer in Leicester which was both advertised and sold on the basis it was a quattro. The V5C also states this. However, there are no badges, markings or confirmation on the car what so ever and I'm not entirely sure this is the real thing. My suspicioun was raised having given a little too much throttle leading to a wheel spin which felt like front wheel only??
As you can no doubt imagine, I'm not mechanic or motor specialist but do enjoy driving a nice car. Having moved into a very rural place I was looking for something that was good for the city but could cope with the winter given my travels. Could anyone shed any light on how I could check this (in a language I could understand please - Idiot proof).
Thanks to all.
#111 of 114 Re: A5 Quattro Query [adam_quattro]
Jan 03, 2013 (1:08 pm)
It should show on your 'windows sticker' and your sales documents.
Is it a 2013? Coupe or Cabriolet?
#112 of 114 A5 comfort package worth the money??
Mar 30, 2013 (8:25 am)
Looking at buying a 2013 A5 cab. prem plus but it's hard to find one with both Sport package And Comfort package. Is the comfort package worth it? Does it make a meaningful difference? I live in MA so it's cool even in April.
#113 of 114 Re: A5 comfort package worth the money?? [kechal12]
by claires HOST
Apr 01, 2013 (9:30 pm)
Bet those neck warmers would come in pretty handy for driving with the top down during cool weather.
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#114 of 114 2013 Sport Pkg: worth it??
Apr 06, 2013 (5:00 pm)
Does anyone have an opinion on the difference in performance characteristics of the A5 cab with and without the Sport package?