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Deep Sea Blue, Panoramic sunroof, Parking Plus, Cruise control, 3 zone climate, Hill hold, Folding door mirrors, Climate cup holder, Manual rear blinds, tyre pressure monitor, Int light pack.
More to follow but very pleased so far...
 

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Congratulations Andy! Really nice, the S line trim really looks good on a Q5, but I have to ask - whats the ride like? not too firm? Is there anything you didn't spec but wish you had now?

Your pictures show really well how much back room there is, it's one of the reason I chose the Q5 over the Avant.
Anyway thanks for the pics, I've about 4 more weeks to wait
 

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Thanks amack!
So firstly, I picked it up yesterday morning from the dealer. Spent over an hour there going through everything including all of the controls. I had the car autoglymmed for a small cost which looks great and also the dealer retrofitted the AMI as it was left off the order.
The drive - In one word, great! Yes the ride is firm but I certainly wouldn't consider it too firm. I've been driving the wife's Golf for the last few months and I don't consider it much firmer than that, in fact I like the firmness. The S-Line sport seats really help as they are very supportive and comfortable.
The rest of the good - High driving position is great as it's my first SUV
The S-Line daytime running lights really set the car off and definitely draws attention. Also as this becomes more common on other cars there is a setting to turn them off

The panoramic sunroof is definitely worth the money and really makes the interior look light and airy even with black leather
The S-tronic box is taking a little time to get used to especially when you set off - I think mostly due to the torque at 1500rpm! The gear changes are very smooth and you don't notice them apart from visually with the quick downward movement of the rev counter
I certainly haven't thrashed it yet but there is good power and acceleration to be had, certainly more noticeable than the 2.0D I drove.
Hill hold does it's job and worth the ?45 or whatever it is.
The sound from the stereo is fab - unless you're a real audio freek, I can't see the point of spending the extra on the B&O. Plugged in my 4GB SD card (not SDHC version) and it all came up on the display and away we went.

The bad - Very little really. Wish I had ordered the cargo storage nets behind the front seats - big mistake!
I didn't order the sat nav as you can't add speed camera locations to it, so IMHO, useless and even though impressive not worth the extra my TomTom does already - although I suppose it would have been nice to have the stop/start button!
Still getting used to pulling off with the s-tronic as sometimes it appears to race off and when you want it to race off it doesn't although I think that's experience.
The rear legroom is OK, but be warned if you have someone with long legs in the front the rear legroom is minimal especially with a car seat in the back.

Generally, I'm thrilled with it and would recommend it to anyone and certainly I think the S-Line spec gives the car that extra high end look and feel.

Anyway, let me know if you have any questions......
 

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Andy It looks great!!

Do you know if the audio system reads SD cards bigger than 4GB. Does it support SDHC?
 

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Thanks Kaine and Aff.
I understand that they only take normal SD cards (and MMC cards apparently) up to 4GB and not SDHC ones. I found this out on another Audi forum that seems to have alot of knowledgable people about Audi in-car entertainment.
I purchased a 4GB standard Transcend SD card from Amazon for a fiver, converted some of my iTunes albums to mp3's and copied them onto the card and they all show up in separate artist folders and album sub folders and play fine.
I would go as far as to say, as the SD card reader is standard there really isn't any need to have the AMI apart from you can only get around 500 songs max on the SD card although as they are only a fiver each, you can just buy a few more.
 

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Is there a plastic tray under the boot floor Andy? I saw a post on another forum which was discussing the position of the B&O sub woofer and there was talk of an optional dirt resistant tray in front of the spare tyre. The UK brochure only offers a load liner for the boot floor but the audi website configurator shows a dirt restant tray as an ?60 optional extra. My salesman never mentioned this was an extra.

So I was wondering is it standard fit in the UK or optional extra? I suppose I could just ask my dealer but thought as you have a Q5 S line you could confirm what was under the boot floor.
 

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I can confirm that the boot floor tray was missing from mine as was the chrome tips, awaiting Audi to retro fit. did you get either?

also love that colour, that was the one I liked but the wifey didn't !

Gutted I didn't get the hill assist fitted as it seems so obvious, the first I knew about it was when I got to the garage on saturday....and for 45? even more annoying

The jumpy starts I am slowly erradication, its so much quicker than I imagined....
 

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Yes, the plastic tray is there and very useful it is too especially for muddy shoes! If you want a picture, let me know.

Rahoo - how's your fuel consumption going? I've only done 150 miles but in town I'm getting only around 18-20mpg and that is driving really carefully and 10 mins on the motorway at around 70 was giving me an average of around 26mpg
 

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can you send me a pic of the tray and also your chrome tips (if they are there)

yes ..mpg...hmmmm...not great ..maybe should have got a diesel !
 

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Will send you pics.
Count yourself lucky, 1 S-Line turned up last week at the dealer's I purchased from with only one exhaust!

I wonder how Nova and any other 2.0TFSI owners are getting on with fuel consumption??
 

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Im coming up to 2000 mls and fuel consumption is gradually getting better although no where near what Audi state I have a mixture of country roads and motorway to work and Im currently averaging about 24-25 mpg.
Interested in the tray your talking about like to see the picture, I forgot to order the reversable bootliner that has the fold out bumper protector which was ? 80.00 (6SJ) if ordered with the vehicle the dealer charged me ? 152.00 stating they had to get it in from Germany (yeah right all parts come from there anyway! steer clear of Huntington Audi). I got a broken windscreen which was finally replaced last week for the princely sum of ? 480.00 and currently only available from Audi dealers direct so hopefully no one suffers that problem.
You can import the mp3 files from your SD card into jukebox and then re-use the cards no need to buy extra. Im still not enjoying the overly firm ride which has given me terrible back ache something I have never had with any other car but there is no denying the build quality of this vehicle so far in all other respects.
Tip if you get a rattle in the back check the warning triangle which is in the tailgate, a couple of soft foam strips wedged in stopped the slight rattle which occurred on country roads.
 

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Rahoo, amack, here is a slightly dark picture of the boot tray as it was getting dark. The chrome tips will follow when I remember to take a picture as I leave for work!
 

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Thanks Andy, I'd seen that tray on the demonstrator at my dealers and assumed it was standard. It'll certainly come in handy, I'll not feel like I need to bring the dirty boots into the house to clean them - just leave them in the car!
 

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thanks for the pic andy I have sent off to the dealer....
 

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muchos gracias
 

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Andy / Rahoo
Over the last three days I have racked up a further 600mls (now at 2600) and the fuel economy has seen a marked improvement today averaging 31.6 the first times its gone above 30 on a mixture of motorway & country roads. On Wednesday I towed our new caravan for the first time and was expecting savage fuel economy but its was much better than I expected averaging 22-23mls. The car towed brilliantly with steep inclines barly noticable and showed this engine to be a match to diesel in the claimed torque from 1500rpm. Hang in there as your engines bed in Im sure your economy will improve.
I dont have the plastic tray in the boot under the floor but maybe its because I have the tow bar which fits up under the bumper.
 

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Thanks Nova, that's really good to know.
I was just resigning myself to the fact that I had a very fuel inefficient car with lower than ?400 car tax

I've only done just over 300 miles and even driving like a granny, I'm getting around 21mpg so this gives me a good incentive to get out in it more!
Glad to hear the towing is going well - it certainly seems to have that diesel torque
 
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