Last post on Jul 13, 2008 at 7:14 PM
You are in the Audi A5 and S5
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Audi A5, Audi S5, Coupe
#37 of 46 Re: when does it show up? [emale]
Nov 27, 2007 (8:13 am)
Should be around March for the A5.
Jan 10, 2008 (11:24 am)
anybody out there, hello? just wondering if any owners wanted to chime in on their S5 experiences/ownership...?
Jan 17, 2008 (1:09 pm)
Test drove the S5 a couple of times now. Finally got the nerve to go buy one and everyone is out of stock. The only one in stock in the boston area I saw - they wanted 3K about MSRP.
Looking at the 335xi and G35x. Those cars can not compare in terms of stlye and feal...love the S5. This is a must have car for anyone who wants performance and all wheel drive.
Feb 08, 2008 (3:49 pm)
edmunds have the best pictures of the newset and oldst cars , can you put this pictures in a bigger reslution 1024 x 768 thanks !
#41 of 46 Re: s5 [emale]
Feb 26, 2008 (8:29 am)
Just got my S5 in late jan and I love it. It's still a little too snowy here to really test it out but on the days when the roads are clear it's a fun ride. I will say that with the stiffer suspension (which makes for better handling of course) it doesn't ride nearly as smoothly as my A4 did but it's worth it.
#42 of 46 Re: s5 [brainmd]
Mar 03, 2008 (8:41 am)
brainmd, congrat's. assume you have the 6mt - there have been several comments referencing a long throw; in real-world driving conditions, a long throw can become tiresome. any comments on this? i'm not able to make the leap to s5 , rather looking at a5 but i think tranny experiences should be relevant. thnx for this and any other comments.
Mar 03, 2008 (1:31 pm)
I was a bit clumsy shifting the s5 on the track, but it was my first time in the car, and audi shifters are pretty different than BMW shifters.
#44 of 46 Re: s5 [packrfan]
Mar 09, 2008 (10:25 pm)
I haven't noticed that the throw is all that long but I haven't driven it all that much either so maybe it'll turn out that way. Overall I love the car (though my old man still wooped me in his Corvette Z06!) The seats are super comfortable and the interior as a whole is pure Audi with all the amenities. The nav system (which I assume would be the same in the A5) is very user friendly. I got the premium audio package and the stereo sounds great with an Ipod interface in the glove-box and controls on the nav screen. The one option I didn't get was the "technology package". I figure I can turn my head to back up and turn the key to start the car for 3 grand.
Good luck with the A5, I'm sure that it will be a fun ride. Sorry to hear about the packers and Favre. I live in Madison right now and it's as if someone really important died.
#45 of 46 Re: curbweights... [rayainsw]
Mar 14, 2008 (10:26 am)
There's a great video on youtube of a 335i vs S5 in which they essentially tie racing a small race course. Same driver same day. I imagine that the new M3 would be quite a bit faster than the 335i.
Hope this link works:
Jul 13, 2008 (7:14 pm)
I love the looks of the A5, but what's with the top speed being governed at 130 mph ? Why does Audi keep doing this ? I hear about American regulations, but then you have the S5 going all the way to 155 mph. BMW doesn't govern its 3-Series at 130 mph with the sport package.
My question is: does anyone know where to go to remove this top speed governor or raise it ? I think it's a joke that the A5 should be governed at 130.