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Used 2012 Audi A5 Consumer Reviews

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4 out of 5 stars

A car you can Drive all year round

roadrunner42, 02/21/2014
updated 08/24/2021
2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
22 of 24 people found this review helpful

There are cars you ride in and cars you drive. This is a driver. Skip the FWD car with the CVT transmission. You want the quattro version with the magnificent ZF 8HP transmission. Car feels solid like a block of granite, with little wind noise. Over MPH in winter time is around 22-25 on premium fuel. Turbo motor feels like a v6 or larger car, with no turbo lag. Interior is nice and heated seats are a must in cold climates, as is the back up camera, as the only thing you see out the back is the sky. B&O stereo is very nice but don't pass on the standard Audi stereo as that too sounds good Update 8/23/16 Still love the A5 but one has to wonder if the people who design these cars actually drive them. For instance the window drops down when you open the car. Know what happens in the winter when at work when it sleets out. The window freezes up and will not drop down so you can't open the door, or if you can open the door you can't close it. Of course remote start would help but Audi will not offer one even though VW does. Another thing, eighteen inch low profile tires. I'm on the third set in 20,000 miles. Hitting a pot hole rattles the fillings, and then you can expect side wall damage or an outright blowout. Does not matter what brand of tire either. Water pump failure at 30K would cost over $1000 if not under warranty. Crank case ventilation valve bad at 35K have to replace the entire valve cover, really? Yep. Warped brake rotors a 35K miles. I do love this car but, but when we went shopping for an SUV instead of buying an Q5 we purchased a Venza. 7 years in and this car is still tight and drives like a dream. Water pumps are a major issue on these cars. On number FOUR with less than 80,000 on the car. Audi has paid for them all but, a PLASTIC water pump, really Audi.

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4.25 out of 5 stars

bluetooth, terrible

kgoeller, 02/10/2013
2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
12 of 14 people found this review helpful

all in all, a great car. love it , but the bluetooth connection to any phone is awful! . all other manufacturers have it figured out. i used to hink because i have the cabriolet the cause was the vibration in the pliiars, but no. its all about the microphones. supposedly they are recalling them, but its been 2 years ! come on........... i drive all day and use my phone all day. I need a bluetooth that works. I may sell the car just because oif this reason, arrrrgggg

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4.75 out of 5 stars

Dreams wrapped in metal

2012audia5, 09/27/2011
2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)
82 of 124 people found this review helpful

This car is simply amazing. It is everything you could ever want in a grand touring sports coupe. You get looks everywhere you go. The car is super smooth and gets great gas mileage. The A5 is one of the most comfortable cars I have ever owned/ridden in. The sport package is a must because the seats are that much better then the standard offerings. I look forward to many years of bliss with this car.

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5 out of 5 stars

solid car

John Strade, 09/01/2019
2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Coupe AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
4 of 5 people found this review helpful

I bought it new and have about 60,000 miles. It is surprisingly quick for 211 horsepower, corners very well (.94g on the skid pad) and my combined mileage is about 26. It is also a great looking car. I live in Colorado and have no problem climbing or accelerating at 10,000 feet or above like some non turbo cars I have owned in the past. I have had no major issues and would certainly purchase another Audi.

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4 out of 5 stars

Smooth ride, set ride

Cindy French, 07/02/2018
2.0T Premium quattro 2dr Convertible AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)
5 of 7 people found this review helpful

It needs high test to perform assy is peak. Biy Michelin tires, made ther fixer smooth and quiet. The navigation is difficult, probably will use google. The are no USB ports, not made for gadgets... only one cigarette lighter charging. MMI does have connection for an Ipad in the glove box.

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