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post #1 of 3 Old 3rd January 2017, 02:19 AM Thread Starter
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Return from The Dark Side...

Good morning all,

According to my A5OC status, it was 9th Sept 2013 when I last logged in to the forum. Time flies...
The reason for this extended interlude was that the lease expired on my Ibis White S Line 3.0 tdi Quattro (with toys) and having had a couple of A5's (and before that, A3's), it was time for a change of brand. I went for a 435d M Sport (again, with toys) which was a great drive, but a bit 'boring' at the same time (typical of many saloons and coupes these days I think).
I am now back to Audi thankfully and await my recently ordered S5 Manhattan Grey to arrive mid March, coinciding with the end of the lease on the Bimmer. I went for pan roof, red brake calipers, B&O, privacy glass, magma red seats and Light and Vision pack (inc Virtual Cockpit).

Seems odd ordering a car that I haven't yet seen in the flesh, let alone sat in or driven. All my local dealers still haven't got stock so I am still in the dark

Anyone ahead of me and driving one of these new 5's yet? And if so, what are your thoughts? And how dark is Man Grey? So difficult to tell from the online configurator!


ps - good to be back

2017 S5 Coupe, Manhattan Grey, Panorama Roof, Red Brake Calipers, Light and Vision Pack, B&O, Virtual Cockpit.
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welcome back... there is a manhattan s5 at Huddersfield Audi. Registered 21st December as a demonstrator, available end of April. theres no photos yet though....

Huddersfield Audi Leeds Road
HD2 1UA Huddersfield
Phone: 01484 350000


cant be a million miles from you, if you wanted to take a look.

either way, unlike most audi drivers you wont be in the dark with a magma interior..........

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Thanks Rackingman

Yeah, Huddersfield Audi is only a 1hr drive so might have a trot down there this weekend for a sniff.
I think the Magma will look good against the Manhattan but I can see myself getting bored of it before the 36 month lease is up!

I do like the understated look of a dark grey S5 (or any Audi for that matter). However, if I had the option, I would go for Nardo all day long..... Shame

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