2010 Audi Q 5
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An SUV that drives like a luxury sedan

by from Connecticut on January 29, 2010

My last 2 vehicles were 4 door luxury sedans, an Infinity G35 and a BMW 335i. With my 2 sons getting older (and bigger) I wanted something with more room but still drove and felt like a luxury sedan (...
My last 2 vehicles were 4 door luxury sedans, an Infinity G35 and a BMW 335i. With my 2 sons getting older (and bigger) I wanted something with more room but still drove and felt like a luxury sedan (not a truck). Although I wanted more roomm I didn't want a large vehicle either, so I quickly settled on the 5 seat crossover SUV category. I spent many weeks researching and reading reviews on sites like cars.com. I tested drove several vehicles that were in that category in my price range ($35-45k). I narrowed my choices down to 3 vehicles -the Nissan Murano LX, the Land Rover LR2 and the Audi Q5. The available end of year pricing and standard options on the LR2 were very attractive but I just didn't care for the boxy styling of the vehilce and its like of power, especially the latter. The Murano LX was very nice. It was loaded with options but was fairly expensive for a non-luxury SUV. The Audi Q5 had everything I was looking for in a vehicle. It is roomier than a luxury sedan but drives and feels just like one. Although the exterior is nice and classy with smooth, round lines, it's the interior that really stood out for me. I chose the cinnamon leather interior with black exterior combination. I can't tell you how many people that have commented on the combination and how classy is looks. The instrument panel is made with all quality materials and the kids love the dual panel sunroof. Another nice thing about the Q5 is that there aren't many of them on the street yet, so most people have never seen one before - adding to its alure. After 2 months of driving the Q5 I have zeroo complaints. I would highly recommend it to anyone who is looking for a luxury vehicle with a little more room without sacrificing your driving experience.
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Refined and solid...easily the best CUV

by from Toronto, ON on January 29, 2010

The Q5 does lean a bit on the pricey side - especially when you consider how aggressively BMW and Mercedes discount their cars and subsidize their leases. That said it offer the best ride and most sop...
The Q5 does lean a bit on the pricey side - especially when you consider how aggressively BMW and Mercedes discount their cars and subsidize their leases. That said it offer the best ride and most sophisticated style in its category. I bought it for it's many safety features and manageable size (relative to the Q7). Couldn't resist the S-Line package with its 20-inch wheels and performance tires (you'll need snows but you should get those anyway). Back-up camera and MMI system are best-in-class and the panoramic roof is fantastic. Even gets decent fuel economy averaging around 10.5 L/100km.
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Stunning, Well-Executed Sport/Crossover...

by from Colorado on August 30, 2011

The Q5 delivers an unmatchable combination of styling, performance, luxury, reliability and utility. The 3.2 liter V6 serves up plenty of smooth, refined power. The handling is incredible for this cla...
The Q5 delivers an unmatchable combination of styling, performance, luxury, reliability and utility. The 3.2 liter V6 serves up plenty of smooth, refined power. The handling is incredible for this class... solid and well-planted with minimal body roll. Not often mentioned but important in mountain driving, the Q5's brakes are firm and rock-solid... far superior to those of the RX 330 that we came out of. The well-appointed premium interior offers great luxury, comfort and convenience, and the premium sound system is stellar. Reliability has not been an issue for us with the Q5 performing flawlessly. It's been the "go-to" vehicle for us during our two years of ownership.
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Love this Vehicle

by from Bartlett, TN on June 11, 2014

this is one of the best purchases I have made, I am a very cautious buyer. I scrutinized this vehicle performance, quality and cost for 2 years before I bought it. Researched the maintenance cost, mos...
this is one of the best purchases I have made, I am a very cautious buyer. I scrutinized this vehicle performance, quality and cost for 2 years before I bought it. Researched the maintenance cost, most likely repairs, other owners reviews, and value. I get envious stares and unexpected waves from other drivers on the road. I love this vehicle. and the capacity...the features....I cant say enough about this vehicle. Great buy!!!
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So far no complaints

by from Branford, CT on December 19, 2011

I have owned a Q5 for a year and a half and so far no complaints. The Q5 has a great road feel as compared to other crossovers such as the Lexus RX 350. Very comfortable and nimble
I have owned a Q5 for a year and a half and so far no complaints. The Q5 has a great road feel as compared to other crossovers such as the Lexus RX 350. Very comfortable and nimble
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Amazing car!

by from Chicago, IL on October 9, 2009

I thought i would regret buying this crossover suv...but it is absolutely fantastic. Everything about it makes it perfect. The design of it is breath taking and impossible to miss, you cannot miss the...
I thought i would regret buying this crossover suv...but it is absolutely fantastic. Everything about it makes it perfect. The design of it is breath taking and impossible to miss, you cannot miss these LED's on the street so it is a head turner. It is so comfortable inside, but the backseats are not the best..but if you get the luxury package, they will be really soft and comfy. The cabin is just a great place to be in.
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MMI Navigation/Audio annoyance

by from Denver, Co. on August 15, 2009

Do not buy the MMI Navigation/Audio system unless you enjoy having it on every time you start the vehicle. You have two choices when starting your car. 1) The display comes on and the radio/media begi...
Do not buy the MMI Navigation/Audio system unless you enjoy having it on every time you start the vehicle. You have two choices when starting your car. 1) The display comes on and the radio/media begins playing. OR 2) The display comes on with an Audi advertisement screen and the radio/media is off. Trying to blank the Audi advertisement screen causes the radio/media to come back on. You cannot start the car with the display and audio off. This is extremely annoying! I contacted Audi customer care. The representative verified this operation. I was told this operation is normal and they have no plans to fix it. There is no software/firmware update available to address this problem.
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Fun to drive and very comfortable

by from Richmond, VA on November 4, 2013

This car is very responsive, super elegant, and just a pleasure to drive. It also looks as good as it drives and comfortably fits 4-5 adults.
This car is very responsive, super elegant, and just a pleasure to drive. It also looks as good as it drives and comfortably fits 4-5 adults.
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Does recommend this car!!

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MIL (malfunction indicator lamp)

by from Brampton, Canada on January 22, 2013

I bought a brand new Audi Q5 2010 and was very up to this point. My car is less than 3 years when an MIL - malfunction indicator lamp suddenly went off. Dealer requires for the whole engine to be remo...
I bought a brand new Audi Q5 2010 and was very up to this point. My car is less than 3 years when an MIL - malfunction indicator lamp suddenly went off. Dealer requires for the whole engine to be removed so that the secondary air cleaning can be done. I'm very fortunate that the car's still under warranty. The job will require 3 - 4 days of service and then it requires rebalancing afterwards. I was told this was common to the Q5's.
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Disappointed

by from Pittsburgh, Pa. on July 26, 2010

Bought a 2010 Audi Q5. Have it 6 months and have a problem. I like the car but it has a design flaw which Audi will not correct. Now, this is a nice car, but, when you open the hatch to the cargo area...
Bought a 2010 Audi Q5. Have it 6 months and have a problem. I like the car but it has a design flaw which Audi will not correct. Now, this is a nice car, but, when you open the hatch to the cargo area, snow, dirt, ice melt and water run off of the hatch hinges and over and down the rubber seal and into the cargo space and down the sidewalls of the inside area. It makes a mess and has to be cleaned and brushed to prevent staining. Audi states that this is the way it's supposed to work and the drain channel is overwhelmed with liquid. This is not the case. This is not the way one of the finest cars in the world is supposed to be. Audi will not do anything about it. Read consumer reviews if your contemplating purchasing one. Wake up Audi.
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