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2012 Audi Q5 SUV

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24 of 73 people found this review helpful
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By claimbo
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2012 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


Review

The Audi Q5 is a wonderful addition to the Audi line up. This vehicle is traditional Audi with all the bells and whistles that makes an Audi and Audi. Great pick up and tight steering.
It drives just as a German car should drive. The 8 speed automatic transmission is very smooth. The keyless entry and push button actions are what one would expect from a luxury vehicle.
It is fun to drive. Mine came with the technology package which is a bit disappointing.


Best Features

I like the 2 liter turbo engine. It starts up and it runs. What else can you expect from a German motor. The stereo system is fantastic. With 500 watts or sound, I can hear all the notes all the way up the power band. Front seats are comfortable. Rear seats should have more leg room. There is plenty of room in the rear cargo area. My Q5 came with roof racks chrome exhaust tips. There are many accessories for this truck.


Worst Features

The MMI system needs work. It is confusing to use. The MMI system should boot up to the navigation map. Instead you get the last location you put in. The voice activation is minimal at best. It will only dial a number. It does not work the temperature controls or the radio. This is standard equipment on cheaper cars. Here is where utility of the truck. he other luxury cars shine over Audi. The brakes stop well but there is a lot of brake dust. Im not sure how to fix this. Using harder brakes will ruin the soft stopping ability of the truck.


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My last car was a BMW X5, Audi rules!
15 of 49 people found this review helpful
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By rosiegirl
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2012 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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I think my title says it all! My last car was a top of the line X5 , with everything on it. I paid cash for it brand new. I owned it for 7 years....problems, little niggly ones, all the time. Trim that didn't fit, rattles, BMW issues! I loved driving that car though.
My Q5...leased it as I was wary about buying...everything has been perfect since day one. The fit and finish are perfect, driving it's wonderful and the dealer is 100% hassle free.Including the free car washes!


Best Features

Quality, styling, drive.


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Good but room for improvement...
19 of 28 people found this review helpful
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By realpicky
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2012 Audi Q5 SUV 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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This is a very nice car/cross over.
Fun ride but you can feel all road blemishes.
It handles extremely well.
Very responsive steering. It has surprising acceleration. Excellent headlights.
Not a wimpy looking cross over so as a guy, you won't be embarrassed.
The Multi Media System... well lets just say they blew it (see below).
My wife can't figure it out so she sticks with FM stations.


Best Features

Fun car to drive. Comfortable front seats. Great sound system. VERY solid feeling. Responsive steering. Quiet in the cabin. Climate control works well.


Worst Features

** The Multi Media System (MMS) is my biggest beef. I own a technology company so I'm not a neophyte with computers and technology in general. First of all, the MMS is improperly located. All the buttons and control are on the console between the driver and passenger. That means to change anything you must take your eyes off the road just to locate the right button. In addition, there are too many button and dials all integrated into one big mess. I will leave it at that. ** Brake dust is easily caked on the wheels. Very frustrating. ** The second row seat is not very comfortable and they should have sculped the front seats to give passenger more leg/knee room in the second row.


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2012 Q5 2.0T Premium
14 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By peteq5
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2012 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Recently purchased the Q5 Premium with what appears to be the standard Option list in my area of Heated Seats, Sunroof, and Convenience Package.
Only other option was the Monsoon Grey paint (I hate the extra charge for Paint).
Car drives like an A4 with better utility.
Gas mileage has been on the higher side (I drive mainly on a Parkway - with Stop & Go Traffic).
Deceptively fast as you almost always feel you are going slower then the Speedo indicates, and quite smooth for an CUV.
I should have ordered a Premium Plus stripped for the same base price, but did not want to wait 6 extra weeks.


Best description, a Sports sedan in CUV body!


Best Features

Interior is very nice considering this is the base model. Never had Bluetooth before, but it is a dream and much better than a Bluetooth head set. Transmission is super smooth so far, barely feeling any shifts. Keeping my fingers crossed based upon other reviews.


Worst Features

Wish the MMI controls were on the console instead of the dash (no NAV). They also could be simplified, but a time goes on, I am getting used to them. For this class, HID's should be standard. Would have preferred Michelin's over the Dunlop's.


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Great car, bad brake!
17 of 54 people found this review helpful
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By charles98
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2012 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


Review

Purchased the car new. Love everything about the car with the exception that from day one the brake squeaks, especially before it is going into a complete stop. In addition, the car produces a ton of brake dust: it will coat all the wheels with this dark metallic powder just a few days after cleaning, which completely messes up the appearance of the car, makes you feel like dressed up in a piece of brand new suit matched with a pair of stinky, worn out sneakers!


Best Features

Great looks both inside and outside, fun to drive.


Worst Features

Fix the brake!


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