2009 Audi S5 Long Term Road Test

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2009 Audi S5: Effortless cruising

March 01, 2010

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Made a quick trip to Vegas over the weekend for a friend's birthday celebration in our long-term 2009 Audi S5.

And it's a great car for a highway trip with a controlled ride that's not too firm, and that terrific 4.2 V8 with more than enough power. If you get stuck in stop and go traffic (inevitable) that doesn't come to a complete stop, you can lug the engine in 2nd and the engine will pull without protest. You can also climb moderately steep grades at speed in 6th without the need for downshifting, something our long-term Challenger doesn't like.

I met several people out in Vegas, one of whom was lucky enough to fly on his friend's Citation bizjet. The S5 is like your own personal land-based aircraft, cruising effortlessly and quickly with style.

But I would have rather flown on the bizjet too.

Albert Austria, Senior Engineer at 18,200 miles

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