Thats a very nice looking car! Perfect timing with the weekend starting…. :racer:
Cheers, let's just hope we have some sunshine!
Interesting read, just done a similar swap, from an A4 (B7) to and A5, being a generation ahead, the car is smoother, quicker and quieter, but I'm sure I will kick myself at some point for getting a coupe and ditching the Avant and favoring looks overt practicality, doing building work and playing with properties means an avant is more useful, but I have a nice old Land Rover I can put my kitchens and bathrooms in and 8X4 sheets of plasterboard in.
haha, yeah, the estates are so practicle, an S4 avant would have been on the cards as the 3.0TDIs are strong money for a well speced on, I had roof racks for bikes for my avant, but i need a new feet pack, this A5 does have a detachable tow bar though, so I could put a rack on that.
[QUOTE=Inked;2125550]It has arrived!
Inked your car looks awesome. Good work!! And it sounds like you got a great deal too!!
Only after looking at the pics of your car and thinking that looks like Amersham Audi did I realise you're from Bucks!! I've been reading this thread for a while, small world.
I was considering trading my S3 for an A5 or the new S3 but Warren has convinced me to go for an S5.... the only problem is that I need to save a few more pennies now :(
Enjoy the car, it looks lovely and hopefully I'll see you around sometime
Lovely car Inked, how are you getting on with it?
Managed to scuff an alloy within days of picking it up but Audi repaired FOC.
The tech pack is a big improvement over the one on the A4 and I've now given up using my iPod for music and have moved over to SD card (only used it for Sat Nav on the A4) with movies stored on the hard drive.
Hoping to see an improvement in fuel economy as after the first full tank I only managed 33mpg which is less than I expected
Wow, looks amazing! Love the A5 and in BE form...unbelievable.
Oddly enough I had a dream I traded in my S3 for an S5 last night....maybe this is my subconscious telling me something!
Ah go on... you know you want to... ;)
@Inked, glad you are enjoying the motor, I guess fuel economy will improve once it is fully run in... or maybe you are just enjoying it a bit too much. ;)
Rubbish about the alloys, but glad they were repaired. Was that as part of a smart repair type deal or just because they were being nice(!?).
LOL .......... maybe the S5 fuel economy aint so bad after all :)
Recommend that you hard reset both Trip-1 and Trip-2 and let it start over.
Cars that are new will be quite tight, and MPG can be at least 10% under the kind of figure you'd expect (e.g. Not manufacturer lies).
I've found with new cars it can take as much as 2500 miles for the MPG to settle completely so don't get to did ponder as the car looks fantastic.
Wouldn't mind but the A4 with practically the same engine/setup ( which should have been less efficient) was getting 39mpg from the day I picked it up.
No 2 engines are completely the same, there are quite a range of tolerances. Hopefully there is nothing wrong, but I've had 2 of exactly the same cars (2 Leon Cupra R's, 2 Audi S3's) and both cars have felt different in a number of ways (as one was newer there may be revisions to the bits in the engine). You can see variations in BHP / LB-FT and MPG, but I'd give it a week and if you're still concerned return it to Audi and demonstrate how out of tolerance it is as they have a duty to ensure it sits with x% of a certain tolerance.
Yeah, I'll give it a few more fill ups before I take it back in.
Geeeeeeeeez I try NOT to look at my MPG and watch the fuel needle go down instead :)
Can be as low as 16 mpg around or as high as 32 mpg if I can keep her steady around 70 mph on a flat motorway.
As the Guys say, I do think it has improved a touch from what it was initially brand new.
Just filled up my second full tank and realised that my fuel calc app was set to odometer rather than trip, so my last fill up was better than I thought at 34.7mpg. This second fill was calculated at 36.3mpg so a bit of an improvement
I reckon with a bit more creative accounting you'll get it to 55mpg in no time! :laugh: ;)
In all seriousness though, keep us posted if you wish and hopefully it will carry on going up. :)
I'd be delighted with that mpg considering what I currently get!! I reckon you'll be in the 40's once the "newness" and the "right-foot-in-a-new-car problem" wears off :)
38.7mpg over 408 miles on the third fill (although that was with premium diesel). Getting better :)