May 30, 2018
Full disclosure, I've only owned this RS5 for about two weeks so far. That's the only reason I docked a star in reliability. If you do some research you will find that these cars are very reliable, but very expensive to work on, even routine maintenance.
I docked one star for performance because there are cars faster and more capable than a RS5, but they are almost exclusively pure sports cars, like a 911. In a straight line this car is a monster, especially at highway speeds. In a canyon it's capable but if the road surface isn't in good shape it doesn't feel as precise as a more pure performance car, like a WRX or a Miata.
I bought the car in Southern California and drove it home to NE Oregon and never climbed out of the car sore. My wife and I spent 10 hours in the car on the first day and were able to stay comfortable all day long. This car has an Audi badge and it has the level of comfort you would expect.
The fit and finish is excellent and everything is laid out in a logical way making the car easy to use. It has all of the options you would expect to find in a Prestige level S5 plus a V8 engine. Again the car has an Audi badge and it lives up to that.
In summary you can probably find cars faster or more luxurious than this car, but probably not both. At least not one that a middle class person can afford. I love this car.