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Location: London Docklands Audi.
Date 22nd November 2008 Time: 9.00am.

Audi Q5 3.0TDI SE Pearl Black, 20" 5 Star Alloys, Electric Sports Seats Silver, Panaramic Sunroof.
I must say the sports seat in silver were absolutely fantastic, they were very pleasing on the eye. The Sunroof was
great and the all round appearance was spot on. not to big and not to small, perfect if you like.

My Sales Rep Stuart gave me a brief demostration of the MMI system, he slotted in his SD Card into the dash and uploaded all his music at the touch of a button. He then connected his mobile phone via the bluetooth prep sys and all rather simple and easy to understand. Then came a brief look at the SatNav, menu, places of interest etc.....

Overall the cabin was just about perfect, airy, Light and very, very well build, When I tested the seats of the rear bench plus model in the showroom, the feel was solid. He then started the engine and we gently pulled away as we were going to change positions at the petrol station near by, Stuart was more exciting than me to drive this car !! I have to say the power in this car was phenomenal and my eyes were watering at the speed this car achieved in such a short amount of time. Remember, this is coming from a man that drives at 1.5 DCI 106 bhp Scenic !!!! I said to stuart "I didn't know you can have this much fun in a car"
!! He hit Dynamic on the Audi Drive Select and swung the car from side to side while doing around 60 mph and the car was unbelievably solid, I hardly moved from my seat !!. All of this before we got to the petrol station !

We changed postions at the petrol stations and I never felt so assured when comfortably seating behind this Wheel, everything at hands reach and in such a high quality feel and look. I slowly pulled away and we set the satnav for London City airport. I managed some high revs, and used the shift pandles engaging the 7 speed S tronic gearbox and this was smooth and very responsive. I tested the breaks which were very stable and gave a great feel of control. The 20" Alloys were a very comfortable drive and not to bumpy as some opinions have previously mentioned. It was so smooth and you hardly realize the speed that you are travelling at, Stuart had to remind me on 2 occasions to slow because of speed cameras, I could have sworn I was doing around 30mph when I was actually doing 45 mph


Overall the test drive was a great success for me and when we drove past a X5 on the way back I did not feel there was any competion, this car is 6K cheaper and much better looking IMHO. When we arrived back at the dealership the Sales manager was trying his hardest to get my deposit, The only thing stopping me was the fact I work at Citigroup just across the road !! and I do not know If I will be in a job next week but you can bet your bottom Dollar If I am the order is in


This is the car for me and I would urge all of you to go test drive, I will still Opt for the 2.0 TFSI S Line although the interior options are limited the styling is too good for me to give up. After looking at some pictures in the showroom the front and rear S Line styling is work of art and worth the upgrade over the SE.

Metin Ali.
 

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great read - I went to see the Q5 in the showroom today for the first time - its was an SE model in 'grey' which didn't sell if for me however it felt a very nice place to be when I sat in it. It was positioned next to a Q7 and I was actually suprised how big it looked in comparison as I thought the Q7 would dwarf it.
 

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Hi Kaine,

Lovely car hey mate !!! Good point you made there which I forgot to mention, I too saw the Q5 next to Q7 and the size wasn't that much diff, in fact the Q5 looked slightly wider at the front, with its great styling, for me that is what makes the Q5 the perfect size. I also had the chance to see all the colors I narrowed down my search too. Phantom Black, Meteor Grey and Daytona grey. All close together on a Q5, Q7 and S5. I did have my heart set on black but the Daytona look very, very nice and I thing I may be swayed
 

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Nice report Metin.
What was the Price....
There are 2 cars in my local Audi Showroom both 3.0TDI full options. List price of ?80,000 (?67,334)

I haven't had the chance to drive one yet...I'm holding on for the 2.0 ltr TDI Stronic....better deals in the new year ?
 

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Tractorboy said:
List price of ?80,000 (?67,334)


I raised the issue on the options prices yesterday with my dealer - unfortunately due to the used car market a Q7 looks a lot better value for money against the Q5 at the moment
 

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Whilst waiting for the 2.0ltr TDI Stronic which would be my prefered engine choice - I priced up a 3.0ltr TDI Stronic AVUS with my dealer as I may not be able to hold on anymore.....

Avus is the top spec model here.

So I'm looking at the following proposition...
Catalogue price: ?57,900
Options: ?2,020 (Tyre pressure monitor / Reversing camera / Heated and Folding wing mirrors / Sliding rear bench / Rear Sunblinds / Metallic Paint)
Eco Tax: ?750
Total Price: ?60,670 = ?51,000
5% max discount with some tough negociation bringing it down to ?57,637 = ?48,500

I just can't help thinking is it REALLY worth that just to drive backwards and forwards to work


Having never owned an Audi - Is it WORTH it
 

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Went to our local dealer yesterday with my wife they had one Silver car in the showroom not able to test drive it yet. I have to say in the metal this car looks much better than the pictures Id only seen before. The car was a 3.0TDI in SE spec with a sunshine roof and with roof bars in place.
The interior was immaculate the fit and finish and quality of materials would shame a BMW or a M-B, the size was larger than I expected but its proportions were perfect. I liked the rear bench plus, the electric tail gate, the size of the boot, im 6ft 2in and even with the seat adjusted perfectly for me the room behind the drivers seat was ample without my knees pushing against the seat although the centre seat in the rear would not be ideal for an adult on a long journey. The MMI is masterly with clear easy to use commands & controls.
After we went to the BMW dealer to see a 3-Series whilst there we also looked at the X3 and boy does it look dated by comparison. My wife was non plused about the BMs after seeing the Audi Q5 BMW will need to work hard to match this car.
I cant wait to drive it the dealer is going to ring shortly.
 

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I have to say coming from a Range Rover Sport. The Q5 is deceptively roomy inside and although it is physically smaller on the outside than the RRS. I don't think it gives much away on the inside. I was very impressed with the interior size. I can't help but think it will be even better with that cool glass roof!
Even the boot is big.

When I bought the first RRS I compared it to the Q7. But the Q7 was just way too big and I didn't need 7 seats....so thats why I went for the RRS.

But the Q5 is so much better balanced than the Q7 and RRS. So thats why I'm making the jump. Not to forget VEL and ecconomy are miles better even in 3.0 litre form. Plus the option to extend the warranty to 5 years for the cost that LR would charge for one year says something about Audis expectations!

 
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