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Dear Audi...

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I think im going to look at a S5 tomorrow,

I saw a A5 coupe and i really love that car.

I think its that time in my life were i deserve to drive a nice car. It comes out to be 56k sticker with 360 hp and a 6 speed. In Pearl Black with red interior. Ahh, What a beautiful car. Its a guilty pleasure i must say. I don't know why i like it so much. My CD's end next Monday so i will have 40k and if i put 40k down then its like paying for 16k car for 3 years. I really want to do this. what do you guys think? I called the local audi dealer and set up the test drive. I think im going to sell the 95 camaro and pick up a sports car. Kimberly likes this over a Vette and its more practical. should be quick too. Its going to be hard to sleep tonight. Or should i get a Koenigsegg CC8S? In 4 years I might be able to get a used one. Some one talk me out of it.

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Should I?

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Yes you should.

Don't forget the S5 gets hit with the gas guzzler tax. Price it out on edmunds to see that added to the cost. I think it's about $1700.

Also, A5's/S5's are in extremely high demand and hard to come by right now. If you order one it will be *at least* 3 months. Don't forget the back seats are more/less for show. The trunk is huge though. The mpg is also quite terrible.

None of that really matters though. Get a hot car while you can. In a couple years it will be too expensive to operate one of these cars.

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Im a closet Audi fan, so yes, if you can, you should. :AH-HA_wink:

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Yes, if you can afford it and you really want it, you should treat yourself.

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Yes.

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No argument from me. That's a sexy car. :yes:

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Yes.

And I know the temptation. I found an 2005 A4 in London this past weekend for fifteen-thousand. Oh so tempting indeed. :yes:

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A used K-egg would be sick!

But as far as the S5 it's quite a car, so long as you don;t despise

fat, ugly B-pillars & glued in rear side windows like on a $15,000

Kia hatchback.

Personally I'd rather spend that kind of money on a classic car,

esp. with the recent dip in muscle car prices.

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I don't know. I loved the car. Seats are a little weird at first. The Clutch is very precise and i love the quick throws of the shifter. I know i will die in this car. The salesman was not happy with my driving. The ride sucks on Michigan roads which Kim did not like. I'm Going to think it out maybe go take another test drive. After driving it, I don't think I like it that much. Its a excellent car, but some guys know that if the person that has your balls in their purse doesn't like it. then you cant get it.

Gas mileage and back seat room don't matter.

68: I love classics but I want something thats comfortable, handles well, and is fast. Most classics don't fit my wants Im looking for. maybe it was never meant to be.

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09MY A5's/S5's will have Audi's Drive Select as an option. Among other things, that includes an adaptive suspension. Might help that rough ride some. Though with the roads around Detroit, there is only so much you can do.

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Cap- Three sets of Three Letters: STS, DTS, CTS...

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Cap-

As much as I like Audi- I'd say no.

I'd you are going t spend around 40 grand-I'd go with a G8.

I just test drove one before the baby-I loved it. Plus, it will be easier to ride in all year round...

OR

If you like the Camaro-put one of the CDs back for a little while.....then you could order a Z or Z vert... :scratchchin:

Take the other half and buy that classic( or kinda one). Maybe another Caprice (Save another one from ending up on dubs)

Older GM Classic (cheville, nova)

Older Caddy or Buick...

Or, if you like the Lesabre-You could pick a Lucrene CXS (good deals on them now), put on a nice set of wheels, and represent the D (since they are built at D-Ham) :AH-HA_wink:

Just a few ideas....

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Cap- Three sets of Three Letters: STS, DTS, CTS...

Just DTS or CTS- the STS simply won't do.....

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Im a closet Audi fan, so yes, if you can, you should. :AH-HA_wink:

I'm a closet Audi fan also, I'm just dieing to buy a clean first gen TT (My son Joel turned me on to these and I also can't sleep jights thinking about them).

Good luck and post pics...

Chris

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I don't know. I loved the car. Seats are a little weird at first. The Clutch is very precise and i love the quick throws of the shifter. I know i will die in this car. The salesman was not happy with my driving. The ride sucks on Michigan roads which Kim did not like. I'm Going to think it out maybe go take another test drive. After driving it, I don't think I like it that much. Its a excellent car, but some guys know that if the person that has your balls in their purse doesn't like it. then you cant get it.

Gas mileage and back seat room don't matter.

68: I love classics but I want something thats comfortable, handles well, and is fast. Most classics don't fit my wants Im looking for. maybe it was never meant to be.

Audi's do shift really sweetly...

Chris

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hell yes.

+1

Chris

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I like the A5/S5, but I'd drive other cars around that price range to so that I was sure I was making the right decision on where I was spending my $55-60k.

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How does the normal A5 ride? If it's more softly tuned it'll still handle well and absorb the bumps. Oh, and he said he wanted something that could actually handle, the DTS is out...plus its sucks anyway.

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WOW..quite a change from an old Caprice that I thought was your ride. The S5 is an incredible car...I'd go for it. I love Audis.

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Cap- Three sets of Three Letters: STS, DTS, CTS...

Hah uh...2 of those cars cant even remotely hold a candle to the S5.

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Hey if you can swing it, why not? Reward yourself for all that work.

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I say go big or go home! If that's what you really want, why not treat yourself to something nice? I myself have been heavily considering trading in my Jeep for an A3...granted a used one, but Audi builds some great cars with beautiful interiors...

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The A/S5 is one of the sexiest cars on the road today.
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