2009 Audi S5: Sweet Comfort
January 22, 2010
Hate to admit it, but I'm officially old. I like our long-term 2009 Audi S5 in Comfort mode. It rides a little nicer, the throttle isn't as sensitive and the steering isn't as heavy. Just call me grandpa.
Truth is the Audi's Dynamic mode feels a little forced to me. The throttle tip in becomes so aggresive it's almost impossible to change gears smoothly, the steering heavies up pointlessly and takes on an artificial feel and for me the ride becomes almost crude with too much surface intrusion. To use a technical term, it becomes jiggly.
I'll leave the Dynamic mode for younger staff members. Meanwhile, I'll keep the S5's keys in my pocket. I've signed out the Audi and its Comfort for the weekend.
Scott Oldham, Inside Line Editor in Chief