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Beautiful A5! I have a 2008 2.0 TFSI, and I was initially looking at buying a 3.0TDi like yours, but I got the A5 for a price that I couldn't refuse (with Xenons, Sat Nav, Leather, etc).
My Brother owns a BMW 645Ci, which does 0-60 in 5.6 secs, whereas, the A5 3.0TDi (like yours) does 0-60 in 5.9 secs. The 0-60 times are very similar, but what's astonishing is that the BMW is a 4.4L Petrol, compared to the Audi, which is a 3.0L Diesel. Whats the power/acceleration like on the 3.0TDi? Does it sound like a BEAST?
Welcome aboard, forbesy. Like you, I came out of a long-term relationship with a 3-series BMW. It took me a little while to get used to the "Audi way" of doing things but, now, I couldn't imagine going back to a non-Quattro car.
The good news on the sound front is that there's lots of handy info here on improving that. Even better, there's also lots of info about lifting performance from merely "quickish" to "weapons grade"! Just in case that relaxed drive and ride starts to wear a bit thin, you understand...
Aargh! Not the most reassuring start to the ownership experience. Please tell me that you've at least got the manual 'box, so you're not facing the prospect of selling your children to fund the fix!
A bit sad i know but sometimes it is satisfying to fix something even as simple as this.
Also going to get him to plug his OBDII gizmo in as the Nav DVD won't eject, not sure if this will work though as although its a all singing and dancing type it''s not the VAG one that some folk say is required.
Can't beat a satisfaction fix, knowing you done good & little fault is now working as it should be.
I used an OBDII & app to unlock sat nav & brought an original 2016 map dvd from eBay
I too have a 2008 silver A5 but mine is the 3.2 FSI and I love her to bits!! I too had a BMW for several years and several VWs before that. I find the A5 great fun and I have the same Y spoke wheels on mine, 19". All good until new tyres are required and I recently replaced all 4, and Pirelli P Zeros cost me almost 1000 Euro gulp.......
Hey I would be a bit careful with budget tyres on a car like this......Years ago my sister got talked into fitting some chinese Green something onto her A3 TSi with 200 horses and it became like trying to guess where it would head on a corner......so I insisted that she changed to some decent tyres and the car returned to normal.