2010 Audi A5 2.0T Quattro Cabriolet is a very satisfying car. I love to drop the top and drive this car, if I do not have an errand, I'll cruise to Home Depot for a stroll. It's a bit underpowered if you want to be the first off the line at a redlight, but all the looks and functionality far make up for it. Regarding a comment about the soft top wearing out early, I cannot support that review. I'm on the original soft top at 77000 miles and it show no wear or disintegration. Plainly stated, it is fun drive and my best car buy of my life.
Before you buy this wonderful car, please be aware that your convertible top will desintigrate in about 25,000 miles. It will cost you approximately $ 8,000 to get a new one. My dealership got it down to $ 4,000 .I am suspicious . It is not covered in the warranty. Otherwise I have enjoyed driving this car. It is a 2010 A5 with 25,000 miles up. I am hardly ever here hence the low mileage. It is parked in the garage of my building. It does not receive any bad weather and is hand washed. My only other gripe is that you cannot pop the trunk from inside the vehicle. I was going to buy another Audi . Maybe an A7 . Now I am thinking that because Audi made no attempt to explain why my convertible top had to be replaced . I can no longer trust Audi . If that happens , what else could happen? I am now looking at BMW , volvo , and Jaguar. Just beware.
Dreamed of car since Nov. when seen at auto show. Beautiful car, lots of comments. Only wish I had opted for Quattro. ENORMOUS amount of torque steer and cvt is not very enthusiastic or enjoyable to drive for this price. Wish had test driven quattro more, but in short supply at dealers. Have had top issue from factory not installing hydraulic lines for top appropriately. Otherwise, I love this car. Would have given up some of the fantastic millage for performance and real transmission. Audi missed here and now I can't afford to change. Quattro would have been perfect, as I had opportunity to drive quattro while mine was being repaired. Radio/climate controls take attention from driving
Exceptionally comfortable ride. Handles well in town and on hi-way. Soft top allows golf club storage in trunk with top down or two carry-on bags for weekend travel. MMI intuitive and ergonomically organized. Safe, smooth transition from radio, cd, dvd, nav, phone. Looks great. Engine solid with no sense of gear change in CVT. Not as powerful from a dead stop through an intersection but quick and agile on highway.
Thoroughly enjoying wonderful machine with Premium Plus Package and NAV. It handles superbly and is absolutely a pleasure to drive especially for tall people (I'm 6'4"). Incredibly quiet with top closed and the baseline Bose sound system is amazing.
2.0T Premium Quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
Options on test vehicle
Premium Plus Package ($3,500 -- includes 18-inch five-spoke alloy wheels with all-season tires; xenon plus headlamps; LED daytime running lamps; LED taillamps; Bluetooth hands-free phone interface; tri-zone climate control; heated front seats; HomeLink universal garage door opener; Audi music interface including iPod integration; and rain/light sensor); Navigation Package With Camera ($2,500 -- includes Audi navigation system with color LCD screen, 40GB hard drive, 3-D topography, color driver information system, real-time traffic audible route guidance, voice control and color driver information system; rear back-up camera; and rear parking sensors); Premium Package ($1,750 -- includes driver seat memory with steering wheel, outside mirror and seat synchronization; two-way driver seat power lumbar support; coat hanger on driver's headrest; eight-way power front-passenger seat; power up-folding second-row seats; premium stitching on meter hood; xenon auto-leveling headlights with adaptive front lighting system; HomeLink universal transceiver; aluminum roof rails; and outside mirror with reverse tilt-down); 19-Inch Sport Package ($1,450 -- includes 19-inch 5-Y-sport wheel with high-performance tires, front sport seats with lumbar and sport suspension); Dark Walnut Wood Inlays ($400).
Turning off electronic stability control allows higher revs for launch but doesn't produce significantly better results. This engine feels better with partial-throttle driving than during wide-open-throttle acceleration.
Solid, consistent pedal with short stopping distance. Impressive.
Slalom: Quick responses and excellent manners between the cones. Easy and predictable to drive until electronic stability control steps in, then spin intervention makes car late for next cone. Not fun and not defeatable. Skid pad: Outstanding grip at the limit, but balance leans heavily toward terminal understeer.