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      10-31-2008, 08:27 AM   #45
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Originally Posted by jaiman View Post
You realize that the reason why there are no deals and long waits for the S5 is because Audi is making realative few of them and demand is very high. They don't need to do anyhting to sell the car.

As for the idea that a DB9 or Conti GT is a substitute for the RS5, you are out of your mind. You may be able to buy a DB9/GT out of the States for close to the same initial purchase price (though with the dollar at 1.2288 and a 6% import duty I don't think you can) but the running costs are astronomical. Call a Bentley or AM dealership and ask them about maintenance. You probably can't get an AMV8 out of the States for less than what the RS5 will go for.

Good luck in trying to service an imported Aston or Bentley at GTA in Toronto!An RS5 could be in my future plans as the Quattro & 7 speed DSG could be very good for year round useability for my wife to replace her E93.I will have a 4x4 P/U for winter use so AWD is not a large issue for myself as it is her.