A5/S5 Reviews


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I thought I'd do new members a favour and post this one over my lunch break (@Sandra , can you make it a sticky?)

It's always useful to have a easier way of finding good reviews rather than trawling google news, especially the more niche sites, so please feel free at add more links to those below


Automobilemag http://www.automobilemag.com/news/2018-audi-s5-first-drive-review/
Edmunds https://www.edmunds.com/car-news/first-impressions/2018-audi-s5-first-drive.html
Drive http://www.drive.com.au/new-car-reviews/2017-audi-s5-coupe-new-car-review-20170323-gv4vq8.html
Autocar https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/s5

S5 Sportback

Evo http://www.evo.co.uk/audi/s5/19201/audi-s5-sportback-review-finally-a-proper-drivers-car
Autocar https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/s5/first-drives/2017-audi-s5-sportback
CAR http://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-reviews/audi/audi-s5-sportback-2017-review/
Top Gear https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/audi/a5-sportback/s5-quattro-5dr-tiptronic/first-drive

S5 Cab


A5 Coupe

What car http://www.whatcar.com/audi/a5/coupe/review/
Autoexpress http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a5
Top Gear https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/audi/a5
Autocar https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/audi/a5
Sunday Times https://www.driving.co.uk/car-reviews/audi-a5-coupe-review-2017/

A5 Sportback

Telegraph http://www.telegraph.co.uk/cars/audi/audi-a5-sportback-review/
Autoexpress http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a5/sportback
Whatcar http://www.whatcar.com/audi/a5/sportback/review/
Top Gear https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/audi/a5-sportback
Parkers http://www.parkers.co.uk/audi/a5/sportback/review/

A5 Cab

Autoexpress http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/audi/a5/99135/audi-a5-cabriolet
Top Gear https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/audi/a5-cabriolet



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Some very 'meh' reviews there. Interior and quality predictable praised, but the driving experience seems to have a consensus view of being poor.

Can't be that bad surely.


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Which ones are you reading? The latest S5 Sportback review by EVO was pretty good I thought. I find that you have to read between the lines with car journos since they tend to fit into one of two camps...the 'evos' or the 'what cars'. The evos have certain default views which include that manuals are better than autos, rear wheel drive is best, and makes a real 'drivers car' etc etc. They also have a default view of Audis, which is nice interior, goes quick but no driving feel, not enough fun, but yeah it's pretty good and then recommends the beemer or merc (with 1980's interior or chintzy respectively). The whatcar journo always recommends the smallest diesel available in the smallest wheels since this is the sensible choice for economy and ride and therefore can safely be ignored unless you need something specific for them. So as long as you know this you can still glean some usefulness from the reviews ;)

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^^^^ not forgetting that a BMW is always the drivers car isn't it? They always forget that 99.9%** of drivers will never drive a car to its limits or care about that. They want smiles in everyday driving and for the cabin to be a great place to be.

The A/S5 appears to be less value for money vs say the BMW models as the finance on the latter is cheap as chips as it is due a facelift/re-model.

** OK I exaggerate- 99.0%