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Audi A5 Coupe 1.8T FSI Black Edition 2d (2012/62)

Audi A5 Coupe 1.8T FSI Black Edition 2d (2012/62) - Owner Review

Front & rear parking sensors are really useful. Fuel economy is also very practical.
5

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Audi A5 Coupe 1.8T FSI Black Edition 2d (2012/62)

Summary

5 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
I appreciate quality and style and enjoy my driving.

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They think it looks very stylish, sporting and "sexy".

Would you buy this car again and why?
Absolutely - a great combination of style, performance and economy coupled with an Audi quality interior.

What are you likely to buy next?
It took me six years to find a car I wanted to replace my old A3 with. I've only had this A5 three months and am delighted with it so far, so I'm not even thinking about a replacement yet...

Buying experience

5 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Franchised

Did you buy this car new?
New

What price did you pay?
-

When did you buy the car?
September 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?
Audi retail finance offer made a new car purchase very attractive.

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
Style, previous Audi experience, engine power & economy.

What was the dealer like?
Very professional but also friendly.

Driving it

5 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
There's a lot more steering feel than on my previous 2004 A3. As expected, the ride on the Back Edition is quite firm with its stiffened suspension and 19" wheels and I preferred the softer ride of the SE model I tried, but it was a Black Edition model I wanted for the equipment and I'll put up with the suspension firmness. The new 1.8 engine is an absoilute joy. Its got as much torque as my old A3 2.0 TDI diesel so it pulls really well and the 0-62 time of 7.9 seconds is as fast as anyone really needs on the road these days. I took a gamble ordering the engine before it was available to test, but its been a great decision. Although the car's still loosening up, it averaged over 35mpg over the last tankful of fuel.

What's it like to park?
Given its size and the slight compromise to the view out from of the coupe bodyshell and the privacy glass, parking is straightforward, with great support from the parking sensors with screen display.

Living with it

5 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
No

What's most practical about your car?
Front & rear parking sensors are really useful. Fuel economy is also very practical.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Bang & Olufsen sound system - 14 speakers, two amplifiers and 550 watts.

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