Deaths Head wrote:Are you buying a new one or 2nd hand? Before I bought my BMW I was considering an A5 but in the end decided not to get one because we already had another Audi (an A6) and wanted something different. A neighbour bought a new A5 and after looking at it a few times I felt the looks were dated, and glad I got the 3 series coupe instead.
I suggest you give it a test drive. The A6 is absolutely lovely to drive and has a really nice cabin so I would imagine a fairly high spec A5 could be similar. I guess it comes down to what you are looking for. You may think the A5 looks great, but most of the time you will be inside so looks are really for the benefit (or envy) of others.
Definitely thinking about second hand. A 3-5 year old one, probably.
I don't think it looks quite as good as the F30 3 series, but it checks all my boxes in that it's a five door with a good boot, reasonably economical and is supposed to be a decent drive.
Nothing's set in stone yet, though. Just looking and starting to test drive a few different things.
I was catching up and reading in the previous car thread. I noticed some of you mentioned about Audi and for some reason I really like the new Audi A3 saloon. It looks really nice, but lately one car catch my eye is Volvo V40 R-Design.
I'd consider adding both cars on my list for my next car in the future.
Drove behind one a few weeks back, I hadn't even realised they were on the road yet. Just like a baby S4 but without the stupidly huge engines. I liked it a lot. A saloon's no good for me, mind, but I think they've nailed this one.
I caught a really crap video of me entertaining myself in the Liverpool tunnel at 1am the other week
I of course only made it to 30mph, but that was more than enough for me to hear the induction going. Induction on a turbo is honestly one of my favourite noises, I love it so much. If there wasnt police sat at either end of the tunnel Id absolutely smash it through there sometime.
Unfortunately the phone mic got a bit drowned out so you cant hear the flutter as you lift off the noise pedal. But its heaven.
And my accelerator has started clicking, but Im not sure if its a problem with the switch actuation or the travel guide on the depression. Ill have to figure it out this weekend, but its driving me insane as its right at the top of the action.