Reader Review of the Week: 2010 Audi A5
“Coldspring” from Indianapolis loves the 2010 Audi A5, but has a warning for potential buyers: if you’re trying to keep a low profile, don’t bother. Leered at in traffic and frequently stopped by car fans, Coldspring has discovered that the A5 turns a lot of heads. How does it hold up on his day-to-day commute, though? Read the full review to find out how the good-looking A5 behaves. When you finish, be sure to post your own review here.
“I've had my Audi A5 2.0T Premium Plus for four months now and have no regrets. Do not buy this car if you are self-conscious — you will get looks at every stoplight and will get stopped everywhere you go to talk about the car. If you're stuck in the city traffic most of the week like I am, don't fret with the automatic, but the Sport Package is a must so you can get through the gears with the paddle shifters on the open road.
“The suspension tweaks and handling are also a joy with the Sport Package (not to mention it has some of the finest wheels I've seen from a manufacturer in quite a while!) The transmission is magnificent and turbo lag is minimal.
“My only legitimate complaint would be the placement of the cruise control: it is blocked by the steering wheel, and you cannot see it while driving. It's fine once you get used to it, however. The features and performance are similar to the other German car manufacturers, but it has the distinct styling that sets you apart from the herd of other $40-50K car owners. You'd have to spend $80K with the other companies to get similar styling in a coupe. Audi has certainly hit the mark with this car.”