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2009 Audi S 5

2009 Audi S5

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better value used

by from northern new jersey on May 6, 2011

Bought a 2 year gently used coupe (only 5K miles) and couldnt be happier. A real head turner, I am the envy of my office. Car gets much better milage than expected (25mpg highway). Biggest complaints,...
Bought a 2 year gently used coupe (only 5K miles) and couldnt be happier. A real head turner, I am the envy of my office. Car gets much better milage than expected (25mpg highway). Biggest complaints, the car doesnt drive smoothly until its gets warmed up, especially in very cold weather, and the sport seats can be uncomfortable for long drives. I also, coming off a BMW, the sun roof is a lame attempt and a design flaw. The above are all minor complaints however as all other features on the car are superior.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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Audi has done it again!

by from Hartford, Connecticut. on April 25, 2009

I am an absolute car lover. I generally only buy Honda's and Audi's, and I generally buy a lot of them. I have had 4 Honda's before, and they have never disappointed me. They have never wow'ed me, but...
I am an absolute car lover. I generally only buy Honda's and Audi's, and I generally buy a lot of them. I have had 4 Honda's before, and they have never disappointed me. They have never wow'ed me, but they were solid reliable vehicles. I had a 2000 Audi A4 1.8T and that was a true drivers car. Upon recent decisions to sell a few of my older cars that I don't drive that often, I was now in the market to purchase a new vehicle. Now I'm a single guy, and I don't need any big SUV's or anything like that. A friend of mine suggested checking out the Audi A5. I have heard good things about it, and have seen a few, and in my opinion, they are absolutely gorgeous. No doubt about it. I decided to go for the Audi than the Honda, because I crave a fun ride, and the S2000, although an amazing car to drive, proves uncomfortable at times. Although it is still a good consideration. I took a day, and went to an Audi dealership near my house. Not only did they have the A5, but they had an S5. Jet Black with Black Leather interior. That's the car I test drove. And that's the car I fell in love with. From the performance to the comfort, and the dependability to the safety, this car has it all. Not to mention the great looks. Heads turn everywhere I go, and I love it. For me, there really isn't more of a perfect car. Audi has truly done something amazing here. Trust me.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

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Simply Great

by from Bowie, Maryland on February 10, 2014

I have never got as many compliments on a car in my life. When you first drive you think people are looking at you but they are checking out the car. The car has been extremely reliable. Depending on ...
I have never got as many compliments on a car in my life. When you first drive you think people are looking at you but they are checking out the car. The car has been extremely reliable. Depending on how I drive, I can get good mileage. In regular mode the car is fast, but when you slide it into sport its at 80-90 before you know it. I have the cold weather package and these are the best heated seats I've ever sat in. The breaks are great and stop with ease. I have the red magma interior and it has been called sexy by others. No problems getting around in the Maryland snow. Navigation can be operated while the car is moving by someone else of course. Bang radio is perefect. The sound is crisp and clear with good base if you need. If you choose this car you will not regret it.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does recommend this car

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Money Well Spent

by from NYC on September 1, 2012

I have been the proud owner of my S5 for over a month. Purchased CPO with 35k miles. The car is a joy to drive, giving you a reason to look forward to your daily commute. I have the 6spd manual with c...
I have been the proud owner of my S5 for over a month. Purchased CPO with 35k miles. The car is a joy to drive, giving you a reason to look forward to your daily commute. I have the 6spd manual with carbon fiber inlays and the Bang system. The system is top quality. The car has power , handles excellent and combines luxury and sport like no other. Highway driving is fun, passing other vehicles with ease. The cons - gas obviously but it is what it is. The clutch can be a bit sticky at times. If your thinking about purchasing , you wont be sorry.
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WORST PURCHASE EVER!!

by from Los Angeles, CA on June 12, 2014

I bought the car used with 60,000 miles on it. Since the time of purchase the satellite antenna has gone out and the Audi dealership never did figure out the problem. The car currently has 95.000 on i...
I bought the car used with 60,000 miles on it. Since the time of purchase the satellite antenna has gone out and the Audi dealership never did figure out the problem. The car currently has 95.000 on it and the manifold "came apart" according the dealership. When the manifold came apart two bolts came dislodged, ended up in the engine and the car is now a complete and total loss. Audi has yet to give any explanation as to how a car with less than a 100,000 miles on it just "comes apart." Needless to say the car was not paid for so I am now making payments on a hunk of junk. Anyone out there currently driving this car please be aware that it requires regularly engine cleaning every 20k miles. Apparently there is a design flaw of which both VW and Audi are aware and it prevents all of the fuel from burning causing carbon gunk to build up in the engine. This eventually destroys you intake manifold. The cleaning is a $750 repair every 20k miles which is why AUDI doesn't want purchasers to be made aware of this requirement. If your car is getting up in miles you would be best to trade it while it still is operational!!
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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most fun car I have ever driven

by from San Diego on August 28, 2009

I bought my wife a BMW 335 coupe last year and since I was driving a Toyota 4Runner every chance I got I would drive her car. Then the day came "why don't you get your own car" was uttered from my wif...
I bought my wife a BMW 335 coupe last year and since I was driving a Toyota 4Runner every chance I got I would drive her car. Then the day came "why don't you get your own car" was uttered from my wife's lips. I then set out to find a car for me. Obviously I didn't want the same car I got my wife so the M3 was out and since I am not old enough, and I actually enjoy driving, Mercedes was out. I saw an S5 on the road and once I figured out what it was it had me intrigued. I test drove the S5 and was immediately sold. It handles better than the BMW, accelerates better is is way more comfortable. I know this sounds stupid but sometimes when I am not just on the free way I turn the stereo off just to listen to the engine. The best part (and not to sound snobby) is they don't have a $400/month lease so you don't see to many of them. Any time I get in our out of the car someone asks about it. My only complaint is gas mileage...I know you don't get a sports car with a V8 and expect to get good mileage (the 335 got 28 MPG averaging 85-90 mph driving San Diego to Vegas) but the tank is too small. I get about 14 mpg and don't care, but the fact that I am hard pressed to get even close to 250 miles on a tank of gas sucks. None the less I plan to drive to Vegas in 2 weeks...just for the 1st time I will have to stop on the way for gas.
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"Blown AWAY"

by from Atlanta on March 2, 2010

After talking to a friend who suggested looking at an M6 and 335, I was a little disappointed in driving the M6. It seems to have a delay before jerking you back into the seat. I must admit after driv...
After talking to a friend who suggested looking at an M6 and 335, I was a little disappointed in driving the M6. It seems to have a delay before jerking you back into the seat. I must admit after driving the m6, I felt it was missing something. Upon leaving the dealer, I spotted an Audi S5 (White) parked near my car. I walked over and took a look. The car is just stunning inside and out. I asked the dealer if we could take it for a spin. "BLOWN AWAY" best described the test drive. Just to kill my curiosity, I told the dealer I wanted to drive a BMW 335 just to compare. While the BMW 335 was nice, it does not come close to the S5. Needless to say, I went back and bought the S5.
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Power and beauty, all in one package

by from Boston, MA on January 9, 2012

I spent months reviewing my options for a luxury sports car with AWD. Bounced back and forth between Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus and Mercedes, and the Audi came out on top. The ride comfort is incredi...
I spent months reviewing my options for a luxury sports car with AWD. Bounced back and forth between Audi, BMW, Infiniti, Lexus and Mercedes, and the Audi came out on top. The ride comfort is incredible, there is almost no noise in the cabin and the power in this car is amazing. I receive compliments everywhere I go and would make the purchase again. Keep in mind, the gas mileage is pretty bad. Avg. 13.5mpg city, 18 highway.
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Worth it

by from oa on January 26, 2009

Dont hesitate.... if you want a fast all season awd coupe, then this is the car for you. Put snow tires on in the winter and you will beable to make it anywhere. Back seats are uncomfortable for anyon...
Dont hesitate.... if you want a fast all season awd coupe, then this is the car for you. Put snow tires on in the winter and you will beable to make it anywhere. Back seats are uncomfortable for anyone over 6 feet tall.
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Incredible Car

by from Denver, Colorado on January 16, 2009

This is one amazing car!!! A blast to drive, definitely gets the looks! Just grabs the road and doesn't let go! Our 2nd Audi and it doesn't come close to disappointing!
This is one amazing car!!! A blast to drive, definitely gets the looks! Just grabs the road and doesn't let go! Our 2nd Audi and it doesn't come close to disappointing!
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Uses car for Having fun

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