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One of the experiences of buying a new car is choosing the options you want , but having just ordered a new A5 it appears that the options list are severly depleted . Its okay to have versions with the most common options but with the deletion of the edition 1 you can now only have electric seats with the vorsprung model , I know of one person that was paying over £6000 for the top spec model to get that option .
Also having deleted the conventional 3.0tdi , except for the S5 ( why no petrol ) its only a less powerful 2.0ltr petrol ; or diesel and if you want a bit more pace without the S5 its only available as the A5 45 tfsi at a relatively large cost over the same slightly detuned engine in the 40 tfsi .
Luckily I got my order in for a new edition 1 cabriolet 45tfsi before they dropped the trim level .
Might be my last Audi though ?
 
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This is the exact problem I was in today. I don't get their thinking at all. I wanted another S5 cab but there's no way in hell I wanna hear a diesel engine when roofs down. This pushed me to look at the A5 45tfsi vorsprung to get what I wanted but that was some £65k (from memory) all in which was nahhhhhh, it's not even an S model. Thought it was done with Audi at that point.
 

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I agree with you both, I prefer the older cars!!!! Do we really want ad blue and all that crap????
 

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Actually no S5 cab available at moment .
I was told that the use of the 3.0tdi instead of the petrol for the S5s meant that te overall emissions for the model was reduced , but of course the petrol versions are available in other countries .
I have had a 2.8 ltr A4 as well as 3.0ltr petrol and 3.0ltr tdi , the only 2.0ltr petrol previously was in a calibra turbo , very fast but lacked the low down pulling power of the bigger engines before the turbo cut in .
I am hoping the 45tfsi doent suffer from this .
 

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Guys, I fear that the UE has lost the plot big time!!! I worked for many years selling devices to test lungs so I was always in contact with many specialist lung doctors and experts. They told me about the madness the Euro 1 2 3 4 5 6 and whatever legislation means to your lungs. The requirements (for instance) determine ever-smaller particles to be emitted from a diesel engine. BUT it is well known that our lungs can repel particles above a certain size, if instead they are much smaller then they pass straight through the lungs into our blood and can then do untold damage INSIDE our bodies!!!

So this is progress???? DO me a favour.
 

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Just picked up new 2021 A5 cabriolet , drives and looks fantastic BUT a couple of things I am going to miss
1) different tones for front/rear parking sensors
2) CD / DVD player ( blanking plate in glove box for missing unit ?)
3 Built in hard drive
4) no where to store loose change
5) spare wheel , why fill the boot space with expanded polystyrene rather than leave it as a storage place ?
6) leather wallet for handbook etc , if I would have realised it was a crappy piece of cardboard I would have kept my old one
7) with no hard drive manual not available with MMI in vehicle
8) no rear cup holders between rear seats , not replaced by third seat though
I guess these are minor issues and I generally hate change , but it does seem a bit of penny pinching
 

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I agree, picked up a ex demo A1 for my niece late last year and it comes with a bog standard spec for such an expensive car. Ended up going or a higher spec one just for a few more toys at £23k
 

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Morski mate cannot agree more!! The old Audi A2 was an amazing car, the new A1 is just a Polo copy for more money!!!! RIP OFF or what. I bought a Polo recently for my lad and he loves it, it even has the lovely pan roof and a super spec.
 

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yes the VW also gives you so much as standard. And the silly bit... paid £2700 for her insurance for a A1 1.0l and for £2500 ins we could have put her in a polo GTi and for about £4k less.
Wrose bit is the Audis were selling fast and the dealers knew this and were and still are useless.
 
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