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A car you can Drive all year round
By roadrunner42 on
2012 Audi A5 2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
There are cars you ride in and cars you drive. This is a driver. Skip the FWD car with the CVT transmission. You want the quattro version with the magnificent ZF 8HP transmission. Car feels solid like a block of granite, with little wind noise. Over MPH in winter time is around 22-25 on premium fuel. Turbo motor feels like a v6 or larger car, with no turbo lag. Interior is nice and heated seats are a must in cold climates, as is the back up camera, as the only thing you see out the back is the sky. B&O stereo is very nice but don't pass on the standard Audi stereo as that too sounds good
Beautiful design. The soft top enhances the overall lines of the car without sacrificing trunk space or wind noise. Build quality is outstanding, as are the road manners. Your driving 85 thinking that you are doing 60 and handling is superb. Rear seat is pretty good all things considered. Fit and finish are first rate and bad weather traction is great. Just don't think you can do things as if you were in a Jeep.
No remote start available, and installing an aftermarket voids the warranty a major omission for cars in very cold or hot climates. MMI info
and navigation systems are cumbersome and distracting, a dangerous situation . No radio preset buttons, must scroll through a thumb wheel stupid and dangerous. Turbo motor uses oil but there is no dip stick to check oil level. MMI tells you that you are low and you add oil, but then takes two days to get another reading foolish as you don't know if you have too much or too little oil. At least you can buy a dipstick and install it in the tube that is still there. Installing the key fob into a slot to start the car is stupid. Too many electronics