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Audi A5 owner reviews

“The Audi A5 Coupe is sleek, stylish and luxurious but its driving dynamics are likely to leave the enthusiast a little cold”

Carbuyer Rating

4.0 out of 5

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Owners Rating

3.7 out of 5

Price
£33,865 - £63,830
67%of people would recommend this car to a friend.

Owner Rating

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Common Problems

  • Electrics (1 cases)

Owner Review

2 out of 5

Version

S Line 2.0 TDI ultra 190

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

15,000 – 19,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

60
Review
Car is lovely to drive, and stunning to look at. With over 70MPG London to Nottingham is not to be scoffed at. I am experiencing a long list of electronic problems which Audi refuse to look into any further. Random electronic issues. Handbrake does not always engage, car does an emergency stop by itself when there is no obvious reason and it sometimes cuts the power for a few seconds at low speed, causing the car to just roll into the way of other vehicles. There are a huge list of other minor electronic issues, such as satnav crashing, window opened when I turned the indicator on, etc. Audi dealer as well as Audi UK refuse to look into the issues any further and Audi Finance recommended I keep the car off the road because it's "too dangerous".
Reliability

1 out of 5

Random electronic issues. Handbrake does not always engage, car does an emergency stop by itself when there is no obvious reason and it sometimes cuts the power for a few seconds at low speed, causing the car to just roll into the way of other vehicles. There are a huge list of other minor electronic issues, such as satnav crashing, window opened when I turned the indicator on, etc. Audi dealer as well as Audi UK refuse to look into the issues any further and Audi Finance recommended I keep the car off the road because it's "too dangerous".
Performance
The car performs really well, on par with my RX8. Being front wheel drive is a big let-down as it wheel-spins a lot more than my RX8 or Merc did.
Running Cost
Fuel consumption is astonishing for a car of this size. Not having serviced it yet, I cannot comment on that. Insurance is very high and a tracker had to be fitted "due to the high value".

Owner Review

4 out of 5

Version

2.0 tfsi coupe

Year of registration

2012

Average annual mileage

5,000 – 9,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

New
Review
Its a highway rocket and a really nice place to sit: quiet, good comfort and stable. I Have a 8-Speed automatic whit the 2.0TFSI front-wheel drive coupe. S-line chassis and 19inch alloy wheels. It has Milano leather interior beige seats and dark Brown Doors and front panel for a really luxurious feeling and comfortable and stable seats. Mine is the facelift whit the updated LED lights and phantom black pearl paint. Its a really nice and truly headturning car just because of the angry and mean look. But at the same time a luxury look and good design and nice body lines. The sad thing is that even that i drive 90% of the Time at 110-140kmh on the highway it drinks a lot of gas, i average about 500km between fill-ups and for an 8-speed gearbox that allows the engine to stay under 2300rpm at 140km/h its not so good. And when you want to Have fun and go in to sport mode go can almost see the petrol needle move. Otherwise the ownership and driving quality is really fun and you can feel the quality of a German engineering marvel. I absolutely love it and even if it is only front-wheel drive: when i put down the foot it moves and on small curvy roads it doesn't make me nervous and feels safe. I can really feel the sports suspension working and it doesn'nt understeer even though Audi is 'famous' for it. As an everyday car i would recommend it truly as long as its only you and one passenger the car is perfect (mine is a coupe 2door). I would not recommend it as a family car even the 5door models are a bit small in the back for such a big car. Have not had any Mechanical problems with it. I service mine every 10,000km even if it is not necessary but it makes me feel good to give it new oil and filters. I don't like long-life oil and don't want to drive 30,000km between services even if it can do it with no problem. The car has its issues of course, it's disappointing that such an expensive car doesn't have LED fog lights or even nice blue/white lightbulbs. It has bluetooth but not music streaming, doesn't Have navigation and the on board computer isn't well designed. I wonder why Audi cheaps out on such things, i think it should be standard when you buy such a expensive luxury big ”sports” coupe. On the other hand all german cars Have the same problem that its extra equipment that small cheaper cars have as standard. As a roundup of My opinion/review I really love it and would recommend it to everyone. But make sure that you get one with a leather interior and don't be afraid of the small motor it packs a punch! Beware of early TFSI engines – I've heard they can suffer from unreliability. I give it 4/5 stars and its not getting a fifth star because of the high fuel consumption and the lack of features like navigation and Bluetooth music as standard.

Owner Review

5 out of 5

Version

2.0 TFSI S-Line

Year of registration

2017

Average annual mileage

10,000 – 14,999

Owned

Less than a year

Bought Car

Used

Typical MPG

43
Review
Excellent car to drive and own. Very well made and very reliable with high quality fittings and equipment. Excellent economy with 43mpg average but often up to 50 mpg on commute to and from work when traffic is light.
Reliability

5 out of 5

This is my third Audi A5 and I have no problems with the latest model or previous model a5 at all.
Performance
Performance is understated but more than adequate with strong in - gear acceleration that can make driving on A roads enjoyable and safe when overtaking.
Running Cost

5 out of 5

Fuel consumption is very good and service costs seem reasonable.

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