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Old 08-12-2018, 08:08 AM   #1
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This will probably interest no one ...

The title says it, I don't think this will interest anyone here but heck I putting it out there anyway. I have had this A5 loaner (yes in a boring color and boring wheels) with about 1600 miles on it for almost a week. I have to tell you it is a REALLY great car, it has the 4 cylinder Turbo with I believe 252 hp and I must be growing old because I really don't think you need a faster car then this and I even like the sound of it.
The power is always there, never once did I feel I need more power, I got into my A6 for the first time in a week and while I felt immediate power from take off with the supercharger (nothing beats the A6 off the line it is just immediate (excepts Matts new Tesla 3) it didn't feel faster though I think it technically is. The A6 for reference has the 3.0 Supercharged engine not sure of the hp but it is 300+.

I almost feel like a real carmudgeon because my wife & I went to Costco and really liked having a hatchback, at first when we came to the car with the wagon full of stuff my wife was like 'I think we should have taken my car(the MDX) and when I showed her the hatch the next thing you know she is like ... I think I found my next car.

The overall sporty feel with the super smooth ride and really nice handling made me think I found my next car too... my lease is up in a little less than 3 months, Audi keeps asking me to turn my car in early though I think I'll wait for the 2019's to come out ... also will probably go for the S5 version ... I have to test drive it first. If the A5 is this good the S5 has got to be great though it has a regular Automatic transmission instead of the DCT so we will see after a test drive how it is.

BTW this is pretty much the same car as my daughters A4 but with a hatchback instead of a trunk ... I knew I liked that car.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:36 AM   #2
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I would totally rock one of these as a DD with a manual trans.
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:41 AM   #3
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We rented a 2018 RS5 in SF and I absolutely loved it. Audis are cool.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:15 AM   #4
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We rented a 2018 RS5 in SF and I absolutely loved it. Audis are cool.
You rented an RS5 ... that is amazingly and probably crazy expensive ... I would love to try one out, who has these cars available for rent ??
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:28 AM   #5
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I gave serious thought to a B9 A4 as a daily. It would have been the logical choice.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:21 PM   #6
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You rented an RS5 ... that is amazingly and probably crazy expensive ... I would love to try one out, who has these cars available for rent ??
Yeah - who has those? That would be awesome to try once....
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:45 PM   #7
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I'm in favor of hatchbacks in general.
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Old 08-12-2018, 12:57 PM   #8
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We rented a 2018 RS5 in SF and I absolutely loved it. Audis are cool.
This seems pretty cool

https://www.audiusa.com/models/audi-...rtback-preview
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Old 08-12-2018, 01:40 PM   #9
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I was impressed with the power in the A4 we rented in Arizona. For a daily, you really donít need any more than that engine puts out.

The A4 was a great car; with a hatch back it would be even better. Itís too bad you canít get a stick in the A5.
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Old 08-12-2018, 02:49 PM   #10
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Had the previous-gen A5 Sportback been sold in the US, I very likely would never have bought the Tesla…
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