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2014 Audi Q5 SUV

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Trade to newer Q5 soon!
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By Russ Andrews
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2014 Audi Q5 SUV 3.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.0L 6cyl S/C 8A)


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Being picky, the only drawback to this fine car is the computer behind the nav system. Steep learning curve and not easily used info input system


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$55,000.00 Vibrator
4 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Bart Andeer
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2014 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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No, it will not be satisfactory for that either! Seriously, I traded my 2002 Audi S8 which had massive engine failure at 118,000 miles for a new '14 TDI. I commute from Tampa, FL to just beyond New Orleans, LA. I was looking for the ability to tow a small trailer, get good mileage and like all wheel drive. Seemed pretty good, but there was a huge catch. Vibration. There is something called vibration tolerance. It seems the longer a human is subjected to vibrations, the more aggravating the particular vibrations (generally low in frequency) become. Every trip I made (10 - 11 hours total trip time) I was feeling pretty bad upon completion, nauseous and jittery. I've owned diesel cars before and have been a ship captain for many years. I'm accustomed to diesels. I've never had this issue before. This is not something that could come as a surprise to engineers. It is well known. I got the impression that accountants were running the engineering. It's called "Value Engineering". After being fully prepared to follow Florida Lemon Law, Audi corporate made be a generous offer to trade for a 2015 Audi SQ5. Most regrettably I accepted this offer. You may be interested in my review of the 2015 Audi SQ5 when posted. At present I'm engaged with the Lemon Law process but suffice it to say I'm more convinced at ever that Value Engineering is the single overriding "Truth" in their engineering.


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LUV my Q5
1 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By patti
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2014 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Just buy it! You'll luv it, too!


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Q5 Quality Has Gone Down Significantly
11 of 14 people found this review helpful
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By audi4me2
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2014 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Bought my 1st Q5 in 2010 (3.2, in Canada), and had to sell when we went overseas. Came back to US and leased a Q5 again since 1st time it was so great. But things have just gone downhill for Q5 quality:
- Check engine light came at 3000 miles
- Multiple trips to dealer to fix it
- Rear tire starting showing low pressure
- Again, multiple trips to fix it
- Other rear tire BURST...yes just BURST on the highway at high speed....lucky to be not hurt
- Stayed for 30 mins on hold before Audi roadside assistance could finally help
- Got home and dealer basically not even responding to have the tire replaced ! No am not talking free....but a fully paid one from me? wtf !


Best Features

- Heated seats - The car does not have that many features now compared to even basic cars like an Accord...it is embarrassing that when friends come with us that we can't even do basic things like connect our phones to it, have a backup camera (unless you pay thousands extra) - Audi has not added or improved the existing features since they launched the Q5 in 2009...it is really really outdated now


Worst Features

Other issues I have noticed: - No USB ! Come on..even a basic car has one - Outdated software in the MMI...cannot even recognize my iPhone 5...basically they have not updated ANYTHING in the car since I first bought it in 2010...Milking it for all its worth Audi - 2.0 feels lighter and seems like they have taken stuff out of it that it there in 3.2... and the car is just not the same... - B&O system sounds ordinary now...it used to be awesome in the 2010. I think they either tuned it to what they think are "American" likes or they just stripped something from their music system...clarity is gone now...more bass less clarity Not buying another Audi again.


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Brakes at 31,000 Miles
47 of 71 people found this review helpful
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By srubin415
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2014 Audi Q5 SUV 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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At 31,000 miles, the dash indicator screen told me I needed brake pads. Over a third of those miles were put on during 2 road trips. Yet when I questions Audi both at the dealer level
and at the corporate level, I was told that on the Q5 & Q7 models, the brake pads must be replaced around 25,000 to 30,000 miles. I have owned many automobiles including 5 other Audi cars. I have never had to replace brakes at 25 - 35,00 miles


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