Audi’s A5 – Buy Now or Later? PDF Print E-mail

Dear Barbara,

My wife and I are shopping for a new car and discovered Audi’s A5. We absolutely love the looks and how it drives. We were smitten as soon as we drove it. We understand there is a difference in performance between the A5 and the S5, but the car seems to be what we want.

Our question is: Have you heard anything about the A5/S5? A good build or so/so? We know it is on the A6 chassis, but this is a new design for Audi. Does this look like a model that will have to go through numerous years of maturation to get right or can Audi get it right the first time?

Any info you can offer up on this car will be greatly appreciated. It is way too expensive to make a mistake on it.



Dear Mike,

You obviously have your doubts about buying the new Audi its first year out of the gate, and rightfully so! I always tell everyone to wait until the second year of any new make and model no matter the manufacturer, so that it gives them time to get out all of the kinks. I have heard all of the hype about the A5 and think it will be a great ride once it hits the streets.

Audi made a ton of improvements in 2001 and I have always recommended and stood behind their product by giving the consumer all of the luxury amenities without breaking the bank. By waiting until the second year of this beast being out of the gate, you will save yourself a lot of time by not having to repeatedly go into the service department at your local Audi dealership.

Thanks for writing in,