2008 Audi A5 and S5

Discussion in 'General Motoring' started by travolta002, Jun 23, 2007.

  1. travolta002

    travolta002 Guest

    It comes as no surprise, then, that Audi chose the S5 as the launch
    model for its new A5 coupe range. The S5 goes on sale here in November
    and will be joined...

    http://automobnews.blogspot.com/search/label/Audi
     
    travolta002, Jun 23, 2007
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  2. It comes as no surprise, then, that this idiot keeps spamming the
    newsgroups with this crap.

    It also comes as no surprise that Audi is foisting yet another piece of
    shit onto the automotive world. Oh, it drives like nobody's
    business-when it's working.

    Audi--what Daimler was trying to get for themselves when they bought
    Chrysler.
     
    Elmo P. Shagnasty, Jun 24, 2007
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  3. When did Audi get bought by Toyota?
     
    Hachiroku ハチロク, Jun 24, 2007
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  4. travolta002

    Adrian Guest

    () gurgled happily, sounding much like they were
    saying :
    Woo. Yet another Golf.
     
    Adrian, Jun 24, 2007
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  5. travolta002

    SteveH Guest

    Erm, no.

    It's the first car on the new B7 platform - which will give us the next
    gen. A4. (Very different to a Golf - the B7 platform is a proper Audi
    with longitudinal engine and proper 4wd.)
     
    SteveH, Jun 24, 2007
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  6. travolta002

    Ed Chilada Guest

    I thought the current gen A4s were B7? B5 was the old platform of the
    old RS4 Avants, then there was the B6 which had no RS4, but introduced
    the V8 N/A S4. Then there was the B7 which introduced the new round
    grill (amongst other things of course) and the current RS4.
     
    Ed Chilada, Jun 24, 2007
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  7. travolta002

    Ed Chilada Guest

    Except for the fact that they've never done this before, and
    traditionally Audi launch the S ranges at least a year after the 'A'
    variants have been on the market.
     
    Ed Chilada, Jun 24, 2007
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  8. travolta002

    SteveH Guest

    You're right.

    I hadn't realised that the B6 facelift had been designated B7.
     
    SteveH, Jun 24, 2007
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  9. travolta002

    Ed Chilada Guest

    Funnily enough, I'd have thought that the Audi reputation to exactly
    the opposite of what you're saying. They're ultra reliable but a
    relatively staid driving experience compared to say a Porsche, TVR or
    even a BMW. So the reviews usually say anyway.
     
    Ed Chilada, Jun 24, 2007
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  10. travolta002

    Adrian Guest

    SteveH () gurgled happily, sounding much like they
    were saying :
    <yawn>
    Pardon? Did somebody say something? I must have dropped off for a moment.
     
    Adrian, Jun 24, 2007
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  11. Research "coil pack recall". <G>
     
    Bonehenge (B A R R Y), Jun 24, 2007
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  12. travolta002

    SteveH Guest

    Research 'Bosch coil pack failures' and find out that it affected a
    large number of manufacturers and wasn't a VAG specific issue.
     
    SteveH, Jun 24, 2007
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  13. travolta002

    Depresion Guest

    And the number of manufactures that had the problem, it wasn't just the VAG
    group cars, BMW, MB, AR, Ford too name but a few. The thing is people expect
    ARs and Fords to stop working randomly so that was no disapontment.
     
    Depresion, Jun 24, 2007
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  14. My buddy was really underwhelmed with the way Audi treated him. He
    ended up paying to replace all the parts before the recall came out.
    The car was sold by the time the recall was released.

    VAG seemed to wait an awful long time before they owned up to the
    issue.
     
    Bonehenge (B A R R Y), Jun 24, 2007
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  15. travolta002

    Depresion Guest

    It wasn't there issue, no other manufacture acted any quicker and most
    couldn't do anything as the supplier of the duff units didn't have enough
    stock to forfill the extra demand. As most of the vehicles had been designed
    specifically for that unit another supply couldn't just be magiced up. It
    wasn't an uncommon view in dealers of any brand to see the coil packs being
    taken from the cars in the show room, the demonstrators or even new cars that
    had a week or so before they were picked up to fix customer cars. This did
    have a problem as some of the packs coming out of these cars were still from
    the problem batch so the cars would then exhibit the same problem later down
    the line. It's just like the Fabia/Ibiza/Polo thing the Fabia always come out
    higher on customer satisfaction with relation to reliability despite the fact
    that for the past few years it's had exactly the same underpinnings as the
    other two, Skoda still don't have the reputation of VW so people expect less
    and when a problem crops up they are more prepared for it. The same is true
    for consumer goods last time I was looking for a new washing machine there
    were a couple of ones that I was looking at one from a more budget end of the
    market one from higher up, after some investigation the budget branded model
    had a higher customer satisfaction on "quality of wash" and "service life"
    despite both units being identical bar the control panel. I don't for a
    second believe the budget one was better but it didn't have the major
    "premium" brand image or 250 price excess so perceptions as to what you will
    receive were a factor.
     
    Depresion, Jun 24, 2007
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  16. travolta002

    dizzy Guest

    Huh? "Ultra" reliable? Audi?

    Put down the crack pipe.
     
    dizzy, Jun 26, 2007
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