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#99 of 114 Audi A5 vs Audi TT ?
Jul 01, 2011 (5:02 am)
Ok, Let me first tell you about my situation. I am Single 28 yrs old, just recently got a job and want to buy a new car. It should have sporty features but should also be a good value for my money.
I have test driven a few cars and have made my mind on 2012 Audi A5 and 2012 Audi TT. I am planning to finance this car for about 5 years and then maybe sell it off.
Please let me know which car would you recommend as my first sports/luxury car.
a few points that I have in my mind for these cars is as below:
1. Audi TT has been one of THE sports cars offered by Audi but Audi A5 is a little more spacious.
2. Both the cars have and I-4 engine, 212 HP and 258 lb-ft of Torque hence there is not much of a differentiation here.
Which one would be the right car to invest today as per my needs.
Or do you think i should go for a more powerful engine such as a V6 offered by BMW 338i coupe or Infiniti G37??
Any advise is highly appreciated.
#100 of 114 Re: Audi A5 vs Audi TT ? [nash4u]
Jul 06, 2011 (8:18 am)
I think the TT would make a better sports car
The A5 more livable; in 2 years you get married have kids...they'll fit in the back. Want to go out to dinner with another couple...the seats are fine.
I haven't driven the A5 with the 2.0T...but the 3.2 felt real nice (and the S5 felt Reeaalll nice).
I haven't taken either for an extended time on the highway but i would *guess* the A5 is a little more tolerable for long periods of time.
I've been watching the used car market for the A5 since it's come out and the prices haven't dropped very much. I haven't compared any numbers versus other vehicles, but it appears as though the A5 retains its value (relatively of course).
If you want to take your *new* car to auto-cross on the weekends...then the TT may be the car for you.
I vote for the A5...but wouldn't pause for a moment if somebody else suggested the TT.
The TT seams more of a niche vehicle...but as the saying goes...buy the car for your self, not the next person.
#101 of 114 ? sport package
Sep 10, 2011 (5:44 am)
looking the 2012 A5 premium plus....... does any one have any experience they would share of the sport package.......... is it worth it... Thx
Dec 24, 2011 (3:09 pm)
I'm about to purchase an A5 next week. I usually keep my cars for 5-7 years to get the best value out of them. To those that have A5s do you plan to keep your A5 for a decent amount of time? Any reliability or maintenance issues that concern you?
Thanks in advance and Happy Holidays to all.
#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.