2020 Audi S5

Old May 11, 2020, 7:12 pm
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Talking 2020 Audi S5

Redeemed one reward day at PAE location. Booked Premium Elite Suv. Got offered this beauty by super friendly and helpful staff.
Took it to the San Juan Island and really enjoyed it.
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Old May 11, 2020, 7:39 pm
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An S5, nice find!!
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Old May 11, 2020, 9:42 pm
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WHAT?!??!?!?!
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One day wouldn't been enough
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Old May 12, 2020, 12:43 pm
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An S5, nice find!!
When they asked me which car I want, and offered an option for S5. Feel so lucky!
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Old May 12, 2020, 12:45 pm
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One day wouldn't been enough
Wanted to extend one more day, but that is gonna cost me $300 more
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Old May 12, 2020, 2:47 pm
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That is an awesome find! And it's not black or white: I've rented a dozen Audis over the last few years and almost every single one was white or black. Think I got a rare silver one once.

Good thing it has real exhaust tips unlike the SQ5.
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Old May 12, 2020, 7:04 pm
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Wonder if they pulled this from Enterprise Exotics in SEA. Nice find!
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Old May 14, 2020, 12:11 am
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Wonder if they pulled this from Enterprise Exotics in SEA. Nice find!
Actually it is! The guy said the car was in the exotic fleet. But billed as full-size elite, same as BMW 3 series.
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Old May 14, 2020, 3:16 pm
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Nice find! I've got a 2019 A5 and love it. Driven the RS5 but not the S5, how was it?
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Old May 14, 2020, 7:44 pm
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Nice find! I've got a 2019 A5 and love it. Driven the RS5 but not the S5, how was it?
RS5 is definitely a different type of animal! S5 is great in terms of handling, 350hp is good enough for its body. The 4wd just lets you unleash the power through all the fun corners. Good fuel economy: 22-26mpg
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Old May 15, 2020, 11:27 am
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RS5 is definitely a different type of animal! S5 is great in terms of handling, 350hp is good enough for its body. The 4wd just lets you unleash the power through all the fun corners. Good fuel economy: 22-26mpg
Good to hear! I want to upgrade to the RS5 in 2021 but the GF has her eyes on a ring, SQ5 and a house in the next couple years so my upgrade may have to wait. SOunds like the S5 could be a good option in the interim.
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Old Oct 19, 2020, 2:17 pm
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Got lucky this weekend and managed to snag an S5 for a couple of days. The classification was UXAR (premium elite) so same as Audi A6, Lincoln Continental and Infiniti Q70.

Setting aside the Miata, the S5 is by far the best handling car I've ever rented. It grips so well that you can't really come close to its handling limits on public roads. It was so much fun to drive in the mountains.
The other highlight of the car was the exhaust: in dynamic (aka sport) mode, it crackles and pops when up shifting or letting off the gas at above 4000 rpm.
The only downside I would say is the ride - it's a bit stiff on bad pavement.

In terms of best handling cars in the National fleet, I would put the Miata and S5 at the top. The next tier would be the ATS, CTS, and Mercedes CLA.
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Old Oct 19, 2020, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by kxc262
Wonder if they pulled this from Enterprise Exotics in SEA. Nice find!
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Actually it is! The guy said the car was in the exotic fleet. But billed as full-size elite, same as BMW 3 series.
Something about Enterprise at SEA. I booked a Nissan Versa ("or similar") and got offered a Volvo S60, which I grabbed of course. (This was for a 7 day road trip). But it was white.
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The other highlight of the car was the exhaust: in dynamic (aka sport) mode, it crackles and pops when up shifting or letting off the gas at above 4000 rpm.
I have the regular 2018 A5, and the dual-clutch gearbox is awesome. Blips the throttle on downshifts like a perfect heel/toe and I get crackles and pops even with the base 252 hp four. Low end torque is phenomenal and it's just over 5 seconds to 60.
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