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      08-16-2008, 02:13 PM   #1
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S5 test drive

test drove the S5 today, and have decided 100% on buying the M3!!

the S5 is a great looking car inside and out. very comfortable with a gorgeous interior.

but the decision was made right after the first hard turn I took with it.

it was rolling all over the place, unlike the E92 I had drove earlier.

M3 FTW!!!!!
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      08-16-2008, 03:33 PM   #2
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Exactly. Good looking car inside and out, BUT "S" stands for soft on the S5. I found it to be way too soft. Only the RS's from Audi can hang with the Ms. I also didn't like how soft the clutch was. I think it should considerably stiffer with a V8 like that.
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      08-16-2008, 04:15 PM   #3
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i just like the looks of the s5.
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      08-16-2008, 04:55 PM   #4
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i just like the looks of the s5.
Agree. But as a driver's car, M3 FTW.
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      08-16-2008, 07:07 PM   #5
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test drove the S5 today, and have decided 100% on buying the M3!!

the S5 is a great looking car inside and out. very comfortable with a gorgeous interior.

but the decision was made right after the first hard turn I took with it.

it was rolling all over the place, unlike the E92 I had drove earlier.

M3 FTW!!!!!
S5 does look good, but am I the only one who when the first S5 drove buy it reminded you a lot of the e92 335i? Its like they saw the BMW and copied it or something. I know they didn't because they were developed at the same time or close, but when I first saw it both in person and in pics it looked very, very similar to the 335i minus the "kink".
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      08-16-2008, 07:57 PM   #6
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The S5 is pretty but its not in the same performance league
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I drove one too and was VERY impressed. but it would not have pulled me away from the m3. it would however be great competition and maybe surpass a e46 M3.
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      08-16-2008, 08:51 PM   #8
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It's too expensive for its own good (MSRP and "market demand"). It should be competition for the 335i, not even try the M3. Lets see what audi does with the RS5.
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      08-16-2008, 10:19 PM   #9
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S5 is beautiful, but the more i see them on the road the more i get tired of the design...M3, I wasn't impress with the design at first, but the more i see it, the more i'm loving the design....
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      08-16-2008, 10:42 PM   #10
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IMHO, it should be compared with the E92 335 not the M3.
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      08-16-2008, 11:30 PM   #11
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IMHO, it should be compared with the E92 335 not the M3.
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In fact in my mind, I never compare it to the M3, I sometimes catch myself getting confused why people compare the two because I forget that they are in the same "class".
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      08-17-2008, 01:53 AM   #12
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IMHO, it should be compared with the E92 335 not the M3.
yes - or the e46 M3 .....Never Follow????
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I drove one too and was VERY impressed. but it would not have pulled me away from the m3. it would however be great competition and maybe surpass a e46 M3.
i wonder if that is praise to the e46 m3 or a diss to the S5. how many years later and it is being compared to a car that much older?
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      08-17-2008, 05:38 AM   #14
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s means soft M means mean :P
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      08-17-2008, 05:58 AM   #16
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I find the S5 to more of a grand touring car, like a 6-series. A buddy of mine just bought one over a 650i he test drove. He found it to be a much better car at more than $20k savings over the 650i. He absolutely loves it. It is definetely a damn good looking car, inside and out. Sounds really good too.
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s means soft M means mean :P
i disagree "M" stands for "monster"
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