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What the sales people don't tell you.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By geffroy
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2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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My Audi Q5 burns about 1 quart every 4K miles and we've owned it for about 1 1/2 years and has 22,000 miles. Audi says that as long as it's not more than 1 quart per 1,000 miles it's ok and in the mean time they won't do anything. Moreover, in the owner's manual (page 273) it states the following under the oil consumption section: "Depending on the way the vehicle is driven and the operating conditions, oil consumption can be up to ¬Ĺ quart per 600 miles. Consumption may be higher within the first 3,000 miles."
I expect more from a $50,000 car and Audi is washing their hands off on this issue.
If we had know, we would have bought another car.


Best Features

size, and shap. It drives nicely.


Worst Features

redo engine so it doesn't burn oil and pollute.


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Still loving my Q5 after 15k miles!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By bjterp00
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2011 Audi Q5 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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I have put 15k miles on my Q5 since taking delivery just over 8 months ago, and I am loving it!
The design is great inside and out -- an extremely handsome car.
The interior fit and finish is impressive, especially the special order ash wood inlays.
The Bose audio, built-in nav and Bluetooth systems are all great.

The Q5 handles very well for an SUV -- very car-like, and the 3.2 L V-6 is very smooth.
The transmission responds well whether driving leisurely or aggressively.
The S setting on the PRNDL really kicks it up a notch by holding gears to redline during acceleration.


Best Features

Interior design Bose audio (worth the $850) Bluetooth -- as good as landline speaker phones Automatic lift gate Handling


Worst Features

Cargo space is a little tight Side mirrors are a bit large (but nice after getting used to them) Background hiss with iPad hooked into audio system (but no hiss present with iPod or iPhone)


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2.0T Q5
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By 330zhp
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2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Quiet, comfortable daily driver.
Averaging about 24mpg.
Love the steering (easy to turn in parking lots and slow turns).
No effort to drive.
Would not like this in a sports car, but works well in this application.


Best Features

Quiet, comfortable. B&O sound very good. MMI system very easy to negotiate and use. Decent acceleration for a small turbo four hauling a 4000lb SUV. Gotta love Audi front LEDs. iPod interface very good.


Worst Features

Handling could be a bit better, but then you lose that nice ride I suppose. Seat heaters not that great.


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Replacement for my Beloved Audi Allroad
9 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By reddingct
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2011 Audi Q5 3.2 Premium Plus quattro 4dr SUV AWD (3.2L 6cyl 6A)


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After driving (and loving) my Audi Allroad for 6 years - I was looking for a replacement.
Didn't expect to convert to the "Q" but after looking at my alternatives outside of Audi I became a believer.
Had looked at the BMW X6 (great drive but too expensive for what you get) as well as the Volvo XC70 (only Allroad alternative...but not) and new Porshe Cayenne (no GTS) - but kept coming back to Audi (this is my 6th).
I finally sat in a Q5 and realized what a good fit it was.
Roomy interior (no kids so back seat doesn't impact me) - and enough storage.
I opted for the 3.2 engine as I highway drive and need the power. Inside quality/design/technology are pure Audi. Ride is smooth and quiet.


Best Features

Technology, pano roof, quality of interior, power of 3.2 engine, Bang/Olufsen audio system, quiet smooth ride


Worst Features

Wish the Q5 came with the 3.0 turbo Voice recognition could be a bit better Side mirrors are so large they block view! Really like the car but do miss the Allroad


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First Audi, not my last if it holds up.
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By chromeseeker
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2011 Audi Q5 2.0T Premium quattro 4dr SUV AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 8A)


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Traded a 1998 ML320 for a 2011 2.0T base model. Looked at new and used diesel ML's, Touareg, Highlander Hybrid, Venza, Pilot, MDX: Q5 was way better, especially on a twisty road. Amazing zip for a 4, and awesome brakes! 3000 miles to date and no problems. Really fun to drive compared to prior suv's, including ML, Pathfinder and Volvo XC 70. Plenty of power driving over the Cascades from the valley, and passing on the interstates. 31 mpg at 65-75 mph on a recent 400 mile trip down I -5, fully loaded with 4 people and luggage. Base sound system with ipod is more than adequate. Panoramic sun roof doesn't cause interior overheating in the Northwest with temps to 90. Couldn't be happier so far.


Best Features

Handling, acceleration, braking, interior comfort, highway fuel economy is hybrid like, safety/crash test results, controls and trip computer.


Worst Features

Roof rack system is OK. Would prefer an open rail to allow easier use of Yakima towers and bars.


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