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Considering a S5 2018!

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Hi all,
I've owned a M2 for just under 1.5 years & I haven't greatly enjoyed owning it. It's far to bumpy for a daily driver in the current state of UK roads. As a track car it would be sublime but sadly I'm not wealthy enough to worry about a track car. So I'm getting rid of it.

I'm torn between 3 cars atm & starting to do my research & would be grateful of your comments on owning a S5; out of interest I've listed my current list of cars I'm considering:

1 - Nissan 370Z 50th Edition (had a 350Z for 15 years & it was my pride & joy).
2 - Audi S5 - it seems to tick many boxes what I'm after, I'm just a little concerned it doesn't look too special & know nothing on what it's like to maintain. Never owned an Audi before & a little concerned with the reputation they have for consuming oil.
3 - Mercedes C43 AMG - On paper this ticks all the boxes; however I'm not over the moon with it's aesthetics; also many of these on the roads.

So how have you found owning your S5? What should I look out for? I watched a video last night where the driver's were commenting when you really push it the car hesitates a little; as if the computer is figuring out what to do. I'm an enthusiastic driver, however the main reason I'm outing the M2 is there are not many opportunities to put the foot down.

Grateful of input to your experiences.
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Thanks Eric, yes I'm in the UK, I think it's the B9 version.

What defers you from the B9 version?
Thanks for all your input. The main things I dislike about my M2:

1 - It's too bumpy on bad roads.
2 - I also wish the interior was a better insulated with sound.
3 - This sounds a bit silly, but when I shut the door it sounds like I'm shutting the door of a 1980's fiesta.

I'm not very pleased with the build quality of BMW's. I believe they came 17 out of 20 on reliability; which does not surprise me in the slightest.
Thanks guys, yes I think I'm going to rule out the old 350Z on the base of the interior. The 50th anniversary does look sublime.
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