2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 turbo


Sexy but not comfortable


It just started leaking from the driver's window under the soft top when it's raining hard! Noticed it once so can't be conclusive.

General Comments:

You get a lot of compliments from random people for the looks of the car. The new design is absolutely beautiful.

The torque and the turbo engine make the driving really fun. It speeds up really fast.

The seats are very uncomfortable for long drives. The gas and brake pedals are very stiff. Getting stuck in traffic is a disaster for your knees because of the combination of the above points, especially if you are a shorter person.

Even though it has four seats, it's basically a two person car; however you have more trunk space than most other convertibles on the market.

Winter driving very unstable: even though it never gets stuck in the snow because of the AWD, it slips as you speed more than 80km/h when other cars easily go at 100-120km/h, and it makes the driver feel that they don't have control of the car, and they have to hold the wheel with both hands and really focus hard to be safe.

Without the blind spot assist with the top closed, blind spots are easily missed.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 31st July, 2013

23rd Aug 2015, 01:00

2 years after my previous review and I still have to go through another year till the lease ends.

I'm just going to update the review.

The seats are still very uncomfortable... the knee problem is stabilized now... I finally found a stable position after a year and half! With the occasional need to change the seat position still, but it's been 4 months that I'm experiencing severe pain in the tail bone area. I am absolutely sure it is because of the seats... since I drive a lot and there are a lot of bumps on the road... you feel it all... so not the most comfortable car for long drives.

I have learned more about the handling of it with experience. So in the winter time I know what to expect of it and how to deal with its shortcomings.

As a conclusion, I have to say I would not get another A5 convertible, but mainly because of the seats.

25th Aug 2015, 18:17

I have to agree with you. It's a stunning car to look at and drives very well, but I got bad back ache after only a few miles (I did in the A4 as well) so couldn't keep it as I was dreading going out in it. I changed it for a Volvo C70 and haven't looked back since - superb comfort in comparison. Perhaps not quite as sexy or quite as good in the bends, but the superb comfort and value for money makes up for this in my eyes.

13th Apr 2016, 15:19

You guys must be old or in bad shape. I'm a 39 year old male with a 2014 A5 Cabriolet that I leased 2 years ago. It is my second A5 lease in a row. Absolutely no issues. No back pain or problems. This car is a lot more comfortable and I have more driver space than I did in my A4. I've driven this car for 5 hours straight without getting out of the car. No issues. For being a convertible sports car, the comfort is above average. You can't expect Audi A8 space and comfort in this category. Yes the trunk space is annoying, especially when you want to take a road trip and have luggage. Removing the wind deflector so that someone can sit in the back is also a hassle. But it is what it is. If you want a car that's this sporty and good looking, there will be some sacrifices.

2013 Audi A5 Premium 2.0 turbo


I would highly recommend this car to anyone



General Comments:

Where do I start?

This car is absolutely incredible. Everything from the driving experience to all the compliments you get from strangers of how beautiful the car is, and not to mention all the heads you turn driving this beauty.

I just bought the 2013 A5 with convenience and lighting package. My previous car was a 2010 Audi A4. Although I loved that car, this A5 is superior in traction and the feel of interior.

Although I've barely had the car about 500 miles and can't comment on the reliability, my previous A4 with the same 2.0T engine never gave me problems, and I traded it into the dealer with 31,000 miles. Aside from oil changes every 10,000 miles, I had to change front brake pads and rotors at 26,000 miles, and changed all 4 tires at 25,000 miles.

Keep in mind, this is a performance car that requires a little more frequent maintenance than a Honda or Toyota. If you're on a tight budget and aren't willing to spend about $500 dollars in maintenance every 10,000 miles or so, then do not buy this car! This car is like a gorgeous model girlfriend; she will be a little higher maintenance, but will be a show piece to have.

If you're looking for everyday cheap transportation, then this car is not for you; go buy Nissan, Honda, Toyota, etc. But trust me, those cars can never be as fun as this. You get what you pay for.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th July, 2012

26th Jul 2012, 14:50

Recommending a car after owning it for under 500 miles? It's still a VAG product, and likely to be very demanding of your cash.

5th Aug 2012, 00:18

I'm recommending the experience. I will recommend the reliability later. I also commented that I had an A4 with the same engine for 3 years, that never gave me problems.