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Looking to buy an A5

Discussion in 'A5/S5/RS5 Forum' started by anthonyr, Jan 4, 2014.

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    [Jan 4, 2014]
    hi all,

    i am on the look out for an A5 and have seen a 3.0 tdi quattro sport which i might be going for....
    a few typical newbie question:

    1. what should i look out for?
    2. can LED or facelift rear lights be retrofitted to the (it is a 2008 car)?
    3. what kind of BHP would stage 1 take the car to?

    i am selling my BMW e92 325i (3ltr) which i have upgraded from a SE to M sport (plus a few other things).

    thanks in advance :)
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    [Jan 4, 2014]
    Just joined the forum too and have the exact same questions apart from the lights and also stage 2
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    [Jan 29, 2014]
    im selling my 3.0tdi 2008 audi a5 at the minute.

    Cracking car with remap, exhaust, coilovers, window tints. really well looked after.

    72k miles with full service history.

    If you want some pics i can email you if youre interested.
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    [Feb 1, 2014]
    Look out for gearbox / clutch issues, tumble flap motor issues and general wear and tear.

    Remap should see 300bhp, and yes the lights can be face lifted.
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    [Feb 12, 2014]
    I've had my A5 three weeks now, love it but it's not perfect!

    My only criticism is if you go for a manual is the heavily offset pedals and lack of space around the pedals due to the transmission eating into the drivers footwell. Also think the seat could be comfier, miss my old S3 Recaro seats! But still love the car :)

    If you can get one with the tech pack it's awesome, wasn't fussed by it at first but wouldn't have one without it now! Also interior light pack is a nice touch.
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