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Here we go,

I am new here as many may notice, but have been lurking & learning for a while
I am about to sign for the following (I'm in the UK)

Q5 S-Line 2.0 TFSI Quattro
S-tronic
Phantom black
privacy glass
Nappa leather- black
Comfort pack (cruise control, electric tailgate, Bluetooth)
Technology Pack (High)
Storage pack
Interior light pack
Audi parking advanced pack

The dealer says - March/April 2011 delivery, which is when i wanted the car to start with

My wife's birthday & time to save


I am no audiophile - so didn't bother with the sound package, especially with the S-Line's better audio system than standard cars.
Did i miss some must have options?! What would they be. The car will do low mileage (10,000 per year) and will be mainly driven on city roads - minimum motorways.

Your advise is welcome both in terms of specs as well as colour combination

Thanks
 

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welcome

You have all the main key options covered to help resale later on - as in it will look great


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Thanks Kaine
It was difficult to resist some other options, but i had to stay within budget


I was particularly in two minds between upgrading the 19" alloys to 20" or not?! But i read some reviews about the ride being hard as it is,
(to the extent that Audi themselves made the Sport Suspension a no cost option on the S-Line) - so decided to stick with the 19"
 

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Here we go,

I am new here as many may notice, but have been lurking & learning for a while
I am about to sign for the following (I'm in the UK)

Q5 S-Line 2.0 TFSI Quattro
S-tronic
Phantom black
privacy glass
Nappa leather- black
Comfort pack (cruise control, electric tailgate, Bluetooth)
Technology Pack (High)
Storage pack
Interior light pack
Audi parking advanced pack

The dealer says - March/April 2011 delivery, which is when i wanted the car to start with

My wife's birthday & time to save


I am no audiophile - so didn't bother with the sound package, especially with the S-Line's better audio system than standard cars.
Did i miss some must have options?! What would they be. The car will do low mileage (10,000 per year) and will be mainly driven on city roads - minimum motorways.

Your advise is welcome both in terms of specs as well as colour combination

Thanks
The nappa leather is a good upgrade


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The nappa leather is a good upgrade


Rich
The only reason i went for the nappa (Despite not seeing/feeling it in person) was that the car i test drove had the standard Milano leather, which felt hard and cheap for a premium car like this

So i decided on nappa in the hope it'll be much softer & richer - let's hope i'm right.

The Alcantra is better than the Milano leather in my opinion
 

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The only reason i went for the nappa (Despite not seeing/feeling it in person) was that the car i test drove had the standard Milano leather, which felt hard and cheap for a premium car like this

So i decided on nappa in the hope it'll be much softer & richer - let's hope i'm right.

The Alcantra is better than the Milano leather in my opinion
We have nappa in our a4 and it was the first option we added when ordering,agree with you on how the milano felt
 

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Just to future proof - I think about adding the DAB option if you listen to the radio lots? If you miss it now, it's a PITA to retro fit.
 

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I would say DAB is very essential to future proof beyond 2015.

Did you consider the concealed factory tow bar.....useful for carrying bikes oh and towing I suppose...

Both of these options are apparently very expensive to retrofit. So if you're going to do it it's got to be now.
 

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Thanks all for the advise

I listen to FM - there is a misconception that when analogue is switched off, FM will be off too
http://www.digitalradiotech.co.uk/dab/fm_switch-off.htm

I never use the car to towing, and if i did i'd definitely buy a diesel and in particular the 3.0 TDi; so a tow bar is an unnecessary expense for me.
 

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Here we go,

I am new here as many may notice, but have been lurking & learning for a while
I am about to sign for the following (I'm in the UK)

Q5 S-Line 2.0 TFSI Quattro
S-tronic
Phantom black
privacy glass
Nappa leather- black
Comfort pack (cruise control, electric tailgate, Bluetooth)
Technology Pack (High)
Storage pack
Interior light pack
Audi parking advanced pack

The dealer says - March/April 2011 delivery, which is when i wanted the car to start with

My wife's birthday & time to save


I am no audiophile - so didn't bother with the sound package, especially with the S-Line's better audio system than standard cars.
Did i miss some must have options?! What would they be. The car will do low mileage (10,000 per year) and will be mainly driven on city roads - minimum motorways.

Your advise is welcome both in terms of specs as well as colour combination

Thanks
Go for collapsible spare wheel ?100 factory fit. ?525 dealer supply.

Hope this helps Neil.
 

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Go for collapsible spare wheel ?100 factory fit. ?525 dealer supply.

Hope this helps Neil.
I will and will add the tyre pressure monitor as well

Thanks a lot
 

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Good luck with the 6%,the way the Q5's are selling it might not be that easy.
If the OP is willing to wait until March/April 2011 for delivery, he may as well go through a broker. The usual suspects (inc drivethedeal) are offering Q5s again at around 6% off list.

I'd agree that it would be difficult if he was looking to pick something up from a dealer with earlier unsold allocation - but not for 9 months from now!
 

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If the OP is willing to wait until March/April 2011 for delivery, he may as well go through a broker. The usual suspects (inc drivethedeal) are offering Q5s again at around 6% off list.

I'd agree that it would be difficult if he was looking to pick something up from a dealer with earlier unsold allocation - but not for 9 months from now!
Indeed, went through a broker for 8% discount
 
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