Audi A5 Reviews from North America

2013 Audi A5 Cabriolet 2.0 turbo

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 3 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired10 kilometres
Most recent distance27500 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz C-Class

Summary:

Sexy but not comfortable

Faults:

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

2013 Audi A5 Premium 2.0 turbo

Model year2013
Year of manufacture2012
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2012
Engine and transmission 2.0 turbo Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired18 miles
Most recent distance500 miles
Previous carAudi A4

Summary:

I would highly recommend this car to anyone

Faults:

Nothing.

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.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 2 reviews