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2009 Audi S5: Two Little Things

September 14, 2009

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Audi's new running lights on the S5 and R8 are sure tough looking but I think they add an extra measure of safety the dim DRLs on other cars can't.

This weekend I was cruising the streets of Lakewood, California (read tree lined suburbia) and on more than one occasion I saw a driver start to pull out in front of me then do a double take and stop. If it were just 23 year old dudes I'd say it was b/c they were impressed by the S5 and wanted a closer look - but it was a dad in a minivan, grandmother in an Intrepid and a teen-age girl in a Geo Storm. I'm thinking the bright running lights helped to avoid an accident - can't say for sure but that's what I think.

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The second little thing I really like about this car is the power seat switch mounted on top of the seat - no stooping over to move the seat all the way up when hauling rear seat passengers. Here's the best part, when you press the switch that's on top of the seat, that seat moves forward or back more quickly than if you use the switch that's mounted at the bottom. Nice!

Brian Moody, Automotive Editor

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