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      11-06-2012, 10:26 AM   #25
bruce.augenstein@comcast.
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Originally Posted by Team Plutonium View Post
I drove one, and I stand by my previous statement that the RS5 is a mediocre performer, obviously not compared to a Renault Clio, but for the price of that car. It looks great, sounds great, and it is luxurious - that's it.
Can you flesh this out a bit?

I'm not putting you down, but in general, the RS5 seems to be very slightly slower than the M3 in a straight line, and very slightly quicker around a race track. In addition, it's been characterized as being a bit more responsive around town, with a slightly more usable torque curve. Obviously, this doesn't translate into "mediocre" performance, unless you also think the m3 is also a mediocre performer, which I doubt.

It must be something else.

Can you describe it?

Bruce
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