Replacing my review titled Be honest with customers. Cars.com doesn’t allow for easy removal or update of reviews. I fixed the issues with the car at my own cost. I had got the car at a good price anyway since when bought new it’s a car that costs over $100k. So I accept that, and since car drives great after the repairs think it’s appropriate to revise the ratings for Imperial Highline.
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.
We had a great, no pressure, experience with Matt and Mike. The price of the vehicle we purchased was priced competitively from the get go (we did weeks of online research) and they didn’t mind us getting the car inspected by an independent mechanic. One of the best car buying experiences I ever had!
The RS5 is a head turning 450 hp Ferrari-buster!
by TizJon from Los Angeles, CA
March 19, 2018
One of just a few 3 second cars 0 to 60. The understated but stylish sheet metal lulls the exotics then blows them away. Fastest car I’ve ever owned and also the best looking. 450 hp without turbo, super chargers or chips. Beautiful Daytona gray pearl paint.
Excellent service, great vehicle. JJ was fabulous to deal with. Thanks
Premier Automotive for the wonderful experience. I will definitely be returning to purchase my next vehicle.
Most reliable sports cars I ever had
by Nicolas from New York
January 7, 2019
The car is super fast:
FASTER & BETTER THEN M3 or M4
ROAD HANDLING is BETTER then C63AMG \\\\\
0 to 60 = 3.9 seconds
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