2018 Audi A 5
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Good - but lacks personality

by from Tallahassee, Florida on December 13, 2017

I traded a 2010 A5, prestige version, in on a 2018 A5 prestige version. The engine in the 2018 is orders of magnitude better; it is smoother, feels stronger, doesn't burn oil, and is quicker (much qui...
I traded a 2010 A5, prestige version, in on a 2018 A5 prestige version. The engine in the 2018 is orders of magnitude better; it is smoother, feels stronger, doesn't burn oil, and is quicker (much quicker than the published 0-60 numbers). I have the steering set at the tightest it can be, and it's great - as is the dual clutch transmission. The driving characteristics are outstanding. The electronics are excellent, although much of it is wasted on me. What I don't particularly like is, first, I think the 2010 was a more beautiful car, and I miss that beauty. Next, the straight dash and lower console where it meets the dash, lack the cockpit feeling I personally like - and the interior seems sort of generic, i.e. it could just as easily be in a sedan or an SUV. And last, Audi always had a zillion little red lights in the cabin, and now nearly all are white, which adds to the feeling of a generic interior that could just as easily be in a Ford or Mazda. Overall, I think the car's driving characteristics are absolutely great, but the appearance isn't as beautiful as its predecessor, and the interior lacks the character or personality of the previous model and seems sort of bland.
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Amazing daily driver

by from Miami, FL on January 23, 2018

I have a 2018 A5 coupe, black on black. I was in the market for a new stick shift sports coupe and this and the BMW 430i were the only ones that caught my eye. While the bmw is slightly more engaging ...
I have a 2018 A5 coupe, black on black. I was in the market for a new stick shift sports coupe and this and the BMW 430i were the only ones that caught my eye. While the bmw is slightly more engaging to drive, the Audi had a special presence to it. The interior is sleek, modern, high quality, and I fell in love with the 12 inch Virtual Cockpit cluster. The standard panaroma roof and Quattro allwheel drive were big advantages over the BMW. The BMW 4series, while nice, is aged by comparison to the Audi so it was an easy choice for me. It's great to be able to get a fully loaded German coupe with a standard transmission these days, definitely plan to hang on to this one for a while. Will update with reliability info (mine only has 1,500 miles on it now) as time progresses.
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Mister

by from Lincoln Rhode Island on April 23, 2017

The A5 handled nicely, the vertical cockpit is amazing. Very quiet, sound system is wonderful. The features easy to use
The A5 handled nicely, the vertical cockpit is amazing. Very quiet, sound system is wonderful. The features easy to use
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Been waiting for the model change - 2018 is IT!

by from Lawrenceville, GA. on May 31, 2017

This 2018 A5 is not like all the other Audi's you see on the road. Great styling, new safety features, awesome sound system, great acceleration; this baby eats up the road and loves it. The perfect s...
This 2018 A5 is not like all the other Audi's you see on the road. Great styling, new safety features, awesome sound system, great acceleration; this baby eats up the road and loves it. The perfect sports car, this convertible really enjoys getting around Atlanta traffic and enjoys the curvy roads of North Georgia. A real head turner!
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Sexy but functional A4 Upgrade

by on November 18, 2017

Moved into Sportback from 2017 A4. This car is definitely more sculptured and sexy than A4 and the hatchback allows a lot more flexibility for storage and overall use. Fit and finish superb with loads...
Moved into Sportback from 2017 A4. This car is definitely more sculptured and sexy than A4 and the hatchback allows a lot more flexibility for storage and overall use. Fit and finish superb with loads of tech yet excellent mpg on highway (35 mph). Likely most beautiful car Audi is currently offering
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Great new technology

by from SHORT HILLS nj on September 17, 2017

Smaller engine requires more transmission effort. More standard features that used to be optional. Like folding mirrors, full sun roof, air conditioned seats, heated steering wheel, foot operated trun...
Smaller engine requires more transmission effort. More standard features that used to be optional. Like folding mirrors, full sun roof, air conditioned seats, heated steering wheel, foot operated trunk all since my last 2014 s5. ok
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Enjoying my first luxury

by on September 24, 2017

Great car so far. Good pickup, comfort, stylish, convenient, and tons of technology. Like the write pad for navigation/phone search.
Great car so far. Good pickup, comfort, stylish, convenient, and tons of technology. Like the write pad for navigation/phone search.
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Dreamy AWD Convertible

by from St Louis, MO on August 20, 2017

We replaced our original 2005 A4 Cabriolet with the 2018 A5 AWD convertible, and WOW! 'Easy handling' is an understatement. Love the quick movement of the convertible top - I have opened/closed whil...
We replaced our original 2005 A4 Cabriolet with the 2018 A5 AWD convertible, and WOW! 'Easy handling' is an understatement. Love the quick movement of the convertible top - I have opened/closed while driving. We haven't driven it through a winter yet, or even long enough to need basic maintenance service, but the first month has been a pleasure.
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Beautiful cars

by from Vermont manhattan on June 9, 2017

The car handles well looks Great very well made and technically up-to-date it's good on fuel and is very quick
The car handles well looks Great very well made and technically up-to-date it's good on fuel and is very quick
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Good but too many bells and whistles

by from Charlotte, NC on June 7, 2017

Great driving car with too many features. Stiff learning curve to master all the bells and whistles.
Great driving car with too many features. Stiff learning curve to master all the bells and whistles.
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