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Well I finally got to go round a Q5.
First impressions....well bit dissapointed with the Audi stand and that killed it really.
Only 2 Q5's on display with one being inaccessible to the public and the other somewhere under a heaving mass of people
Not that I didn't expect crowds but come on...only 1 car to look round for such a major release ? With 4 million visitors expected, I expected more


Anyway it was an "Avus" model (top of the range designation here in France), 2.0ltr TDI in Ibis white with exterior S line kit.
What did I think, well, not much really. I didn't come away with that " I gotta order this tomorrow" feeling which surprised me. Having never owned an Audi I was just expecting more. Build quality yes is good but it just lacked something...which I can't describe....perhaps I was hoping for too much. The car on show had a OTR price of about ?58,000 which is just silly. Yes it had all the options but this car is never worth that.

As I am unable to really define anything I'm sure the reason I'm dissapointed is down to the fact that it was just a horrible venue to see the car. Once you are in the calm of a dealership and having a drive about I'm sure my enthousiasim will return. In terms of Audi I came away prefering to buy an A6 Avant or the new S4 Avant - same money.

The best things I saw though...Lotus Evora and the new Skoda Octavia estate. Skoda amazingly well built / practical / good interior layout / ...in fact I couldn't tell the difference in build quality between the Skoda and the Q5.
So I've hatched a plan - Skoda for the daily driver and the rest on a Lotus Evora for the weekend
My parents live near the Hethel factory in Norfolk so I can even pick it up


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do I put it all into an S4 Avant ? I think I need confused.com

Anyway here are some pictures..sorry they are not great but it was BUSY

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disappointing to hear about the show - did intend to try to get over, however maybe I'm glad i didn't

I do like it in White though - very nice
 

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agreed...white is the colour of the moment. Nearly every manufactuer had 2 or 3 white coloured models on display.
I have to say it suits the audi well. As I said I'm more up for an A6 Avant 3.0TFSI Quattro now,in Ibis white, just as they had on display at the show
 

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The car on show had a OTR price of about ?58,000 which is just silly. Yes it had all the options but this car is never worth that.
As I am unable to really define anything I'm sure the reason I'm dissapointed is down to the fact that it was just a horrible venue to see the car. Once you are in the calm of a dealership and having a drive about I'm sure my enthousiasim will return. In terms of Audi I came away prefering to buy an A6 Avant or the new S4 Avant - same money.
Wow! is that really ?58K or 58K Euros? Both sound really expensive.
I agree, a car show is never the best place to look at a car as most people are just keen to sit in as many cars as possible and not necessarily interested in buying.
At that price I would definitely be interested in the S4 Avant
 

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Wow! is that really ?58K or 58K Euros? Both sound really expensive.
I agree, a car show is never the best place to look at a car as most people are just keen to sit in as many cars as possible and not necessarily interested in buying.
At that price I would definitely be interested in the S4 Avant
It was ?74K euros if I remember correctly...so yes...?58K....silly.
 

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Glad from these pictures I ordered Ibis White, I have gone for S-Line with quite a few options and my car is at ?38,400 so this show car must have everything on the options list!
 
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