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Looking to buy new S5 Sportback Diesel (UK) - 2023

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Hi all, newbie here and its my first ever forum post!

I have been in the market for a new car and require a balance between performance and economy (i know its a contradiction!) but i think the S5 Sportback 3.0 Diesel option in the UK offers what I need.

I do a lot of long distance driving and make use of Adaptive Cruise alot in my current car and so would want this in the S5. This means finding a car with the Driver Asst. Pack - none of the used cars (2021 onwards) available on the market in the UK have this option which has lead me to go down speccing a new one. The frustrating thing ive found is that I have to sacrifice the flat bottomed steering to have this option which is annoying! Why do Audi do this!?

I'm being offered a good deal from my AD for a new one but one thing playing on my head is the age of the car model. I understand this model range has been out for 5-6 years (please correct me if I'm wrong!) soits really making me question whether i should take the plunge. I dont want to wait 6 months for a new car only to find that it is replaced within the next 12 months!

I'd appreciate some thoughts from others here, should I wait? Consider something else? or take the leap.

Note my plan is to keep the car for 3-4 years so its quite a big decision for me.

Thanks :)
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It's always hard to decide when you're not sure if a new model will be released anytime soon. Have you considered cross country auto transport if you find the vehicle you want outside your region? It may be worth considering if you're struggling to find a suitable car nearby. Ultimately, the decision is up to you, and it's essential to make the right decision as you plan to keep the car for several years. It may be worth waiting to see if new models come out, or you can take the leap and enjoy your new vehicle now. Good luck with your decision!
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