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      07-27-2007, 12:14 PM   #45
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Not if it makes me look seriously uncool like the dude in the picture.
The A5/S5 looks surprising similar to the 3 coupe in person except it has less distracting lines.
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      07-27-2007, 12:15 PM   #46
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Not too familiar with Audis but they seem to love chroming everything out. The front grill chrome always looks distracting to me, detracting from the front look of the car.

And the side-view mirrors in these pics aren't painted to match the body color. Def. a sportier type of look, almost like how the 350Z's door handles aren't painted to match either.

Interior looks pretty nice though.
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      07-27-2007, 12:58 PM   #47
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And the side-view mirrors in these pics aren't painted to match the body color.[/QUOTE]

I believe Audi does this with all of their S-Line and RS-Line models to distinguish them from others in their lineup.
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      07-27-2007, 01:01 PM   #48
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A5/S5 is one hell of a beautiful car....
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      07-27-2007, 01:49 PM   #49
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wow that could be my next car.....damn its sexy....
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      07-27-2007, 02:18 PM   #50
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I just read over on one of the Audi forums that dealers are saying the car will be about $63K, fully optioned out with all taxes including gas guzzler. Base price is said to around $55,900. Ouch!
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      07-27-2007, 02:37 PM   #51
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Looks like there are a lot of buttons for the car functions down by the shifter. Too many buttons considering you'd have to do them all by feel (and memorize which are which). Otherwise, you're looking too far away from the road to use them.

Other than that, I think the interior looks pretty nice.
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      07-27-2007, 03:02 PM   #52
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Haha i was joking man..



The S5 is a hot car, i love that interior, and i'm gonna get blasted for this.


but it looks better than the E92
Yeh but i'm still anti-Audi. Bad past experience with that company...too many reliability problems with an '02 A6 2.7T. And like the earlier post said, they'll never have the "magic touch"...and that side view definitely looks like a hyundai!
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      07-27-2007, 03:08 PM   #53
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Its a really nice looking car--good looking interior--but I really am not a fan of those headlights. Other than that,
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Very nice.
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      07-27-2007, 03:24 PM   #55
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If the S5 were out when i was picking out cars...it would have been in the discussion for sure....Been a BMW guy my whole life but might have gone to check out the audi

S5 in black with those Mustang Brown seats...I Like
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Big fan of e90/92, but this audi a5 seems to be a really good alternative, the quality of the a5 is very good and better than e92. The biggest weapon of the e92, driving dynamics, seems to be not effective on A5, tests show that a5 is as good as e92, even better in handling

When you look at the A5, it seems to belong to an upper class with its build quality and dimensions.

What do you think of A5, do you change your e92 for A5/S5?
















Yes, this car looks like it belongs to a higher class than the 335. I love both cars, and I also love the G37. But when i look at the 3 of them I cannot help but think the S5 is on a higher class, at least when it comes to looks inside and out.
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wouldn't it be "would you switch your E92 for the A5?" or "would you switch your M3 for the S5?" since those are in the same class?

we're talking S5, not RS5
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I looked at the S5 before placing my 335 order last month.

Handling and feel both inferior to the 335. They are clearly holding a bit back for the RS5.

S5 petrol gives 12 mpg around town.

The Audi dealer network and customer service is rubbish - even worse than BMW!
how did you decide that?
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      07-27-2007, 03:37 PM   #59
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The A5 interior is awesome, I stopped by an audi dealership to check one out with a friend. The exterior sucks IMHO. Plus its not a small car and my friend went with a 335 on the lot because he said the Audi looked like an old guys car.

That and those Daytime running lights, when they're on, remind me of a spaceship everytime I pass one.
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The A5 interior is awesome, I stopped by an audi dealership to check one out with a friend. The exterior sucks IMHO. Plus its not a small car and my friend went with a 335 on the lot because he said the Audi looked like an old guys car.

That and those Daytime running lights, when they're on, remind me of a spaceship everytime I pass one.
the A5's/S5's are out in showrooms already?
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      07-27-2007, 04:29 PM   #61
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im not gonna lie.....the s5 is beautiful. I saw one in real life in NYC and it looked a ton better. The interior is stunning, the car is much more up class then the e92. Yet one thing the audi will never have, the magic touch and the love for driving that the e92 gives its driver.
You just described exactly how I felt when I first saw it. I approached the car from behind on the freeway and thought, "What is that? Is that a E92? Looks really nice. mmm reminds me the rear of the e92." I caught up and saw the audi badge and pulled along side and thought "Wow this car looks really good. It looks like E92 coupe under airbrush on the center fold of playboy"
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How can anyone pass judgements on the A5/S5 driving dynamic if they've never driven one???? It'd be presumtious at best to assume it drives like the current A4/S4 since it's a new platform. Time will tell...I think it's gorgeous. Wish the S5 was about 10k cheaper but oh well...
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Audi does a lot of things right, interior design is one of them. To me this interior looks about 5 years ahead of the e9x. Unfortunately the car will be nose heavy and underpowered (excluding the R, RS models).

My last three cars have been Audi, and I will stand by their quality and design but in the end their performance, and feel have always been lacking, which is why I jumped ship. The A5 is a gorgeously designed car and will hopefully sell well for Audi, but for now I will happily stick with my e92 (should be here in late Aug ) because at this time and in this price range, no one can touch it for performance and handling.
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How can anyone pass judgements on the A5/S5 driving dynamic if they've never driven one???? It'd be presumtious at best to assume it drives like the current A4/S4 since it's a new platform. Time will tell...I think it's gorgeous. Wish the S5 was about 10k cheaper but oh well...
im paying 50k for 335 translating into $820 a month in lease payments. The S5 will probably be 10k higher, but it will not translate into much more lease payment.

Im waiting to hear reviews, but i think it's an awesome car
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Audi does a lot of things right, interior design is one of them. To me this interior looks about 5 years ahead of the e9x. Unfortunately the car will be nose heavy and underpowered .

To help with the current nose heavy dynamic, Audi has pushed the engine back some. It's a new chassis so hopefully the balance is better.

This from Edmunds:
To its credit, Audi does bias the Quattro system to deliver 60 percent of the power to the rear wheels. And like the A5 upon which it's based, the S5 has its engine located slightly aft in the chassis to improve handling. The suspension has also been tightened up
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