Long time lurker here finally saying hello. I am shortly going to be in a position where I can buy another car - over the past few years, I have had to buy what the wife has pretty much deemed is acceptable, however, with an upcoming divorce on the horizon, I have decided to buy myself a happy divorce present following a decade of mental destruction. I like the A5 sportback shape. Tired of having saloons, which whilst you can drop the seats, you still have a whacking metal parcel shelf preventing the loading of any dogs or bikes. So, I was hoping I could get some opinions here as I am currently torn between the newer shape (dont know its chassis code) A5 and the S5. So my criteria is as follows I drive quite calmly in my normal car as I get my speed fixes at work (not my fuel, tires or mechanics). Petrol only - I have spent my time with the demon fuel and I am happy to go back to petrol now. I like a car which is comfortable and quiet when I want it to be, but one that also has some guts about it when I put my foot down, one which isnt shouty when just cruising, but when under WOT, I want the exhausts to talk to me. Ive missed having a talkative car. I also like a car which talks to me in relation to car feedback and control. I drive by feel when at speed. Economy is of some importance, so I think I am trying to find a balance between the two. So, A5 252bhp or the S5. Ive never owned a V6 so I am finding that very appealing. I wouldnt be driving WOT all the time, in fact, to be honest, I would likely be cruising the majority of the time. I am finding myself more inclined towards the S5. I like toys - the more the better. I was also thinking of an Alfa Guilia Veloce which feels fantastic on the road, although there was very little feedback through the wheel. So - S5? Performance aside, what realistic MPG would you be looking at when only stabbing the loud pedal occassionally? Even the A5 in the sportline trim doesnt look sporty enough for me. Would there be a massive real world difference in comfort and MPG between the A and the S5?