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Well guys had 8 days down to Le mans and a few days touring and just got to say the A5 was just great to live with superbly comfortable MPG average 48.8 decent luggage space loads of admiring looks even had a nice young French lady swooning (THE CAR) IMHO its the perfect car for long distance Continental touring :D
 

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Sounds great - I nearly made it this year, but will be going next year for sure. Last time I went was back in 1991 I think when Mazda won with their screeming rotory Group C car.
 

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Having did 18,000 miles in the car now, what's starting to bug me is the offset pedals.

On long journey's it's just so uncomfortable... feels like i'm sitting at a twisted angle, and sometimes I just can't wait to get out of the car.
 

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Sounds great - I nearly made it this year, but will be going next year for sure. Last time I went was back in 1991 I think when Mazda won with their screeming rotory Group C car.
The Mazda got totaled in Thursday practice they spent hours upon hours on rebuild come to think of it do not remember it running at all. Really close race at the end with Audi victorious by 1 lap, Astons winning GT1 class:D
 

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Having did 18,000 miles in the car now, what's starting to bug me is the offset pedals.

On long journey's it's just so uncomfortable... feels like i'm sitting at a twisted angle, and sometimes I just can't wait to get out of the car.
It does not seem to bother me I must be twisted come to think of it;)
 

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Having did 18,000 miles in the car now, what's starting to bug me is the offset pedals.

On long journey's it's just so uncomfortable... feels like i'm sitting at a twisted angle, and sometimes I just can't wait to get out of the car.
My long distance mileage has upped in the last couple of weeks and I've noticed this too, but not to the point of discomfort. I'd never really looked in the footwells before and was stunned to find that those of us in RHD models are losing something like 4"-6" of width in the footwell compared to the passenger side.
 

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I spent a couple of night sleeping in the car when touring Spain......It's no camper van....Now I'm twisted.
 

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I enjoyed the drive from Ohio back to Texas in my A5, right off the dealership lot. The total distance was about 1100 miles. The ride and comfort was VERY unexpected. Far more comfortable and pleasurable than I ever expected! It makes a great touring car.

Dunno about sleeping in it though ;)
 

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'MPG average 48.8'

hilly10 - do you really mean 48.8 or should this be 38.8? This seems very high compared with other comments re the 2.7tdi, although I have a 2.7 on order I'm getting cold feet over the diesel/petrol price differential and am seriously considering cancelling the order and waiting for the 2.0t multitronic (November according to the French Audi site) But if 48.8 is achievable then I'll probably stick with the diesel.
 

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'MPG average 48.8'

hilly10 - do you really mean 48.8 or should this be 38.8? This seems very high compared with other comments re the 2.7tdi, although I have a 2.7 on order I'm getting cold feet over the diesel/petrol price differential and am seriously considering cancelling the order and waiting for the 2.0t multitronic (November according to the French Audi site) But if 48.8 is achievable then I'll probably stick with the diesel.
Having just done around 4k miles my fuel consuption was in the high 30s, however I attained speeds well in excess of everyday driving :D:D Won't say oin here what those speeds were but the book quote is about right :rolleyes:

If you were to tootle around at 70 then I'm sure mid 40's would be about right. I guess if you turn off the engine and roll down hills 50 is possible but if thats the case then maybe a punto would be better suited !!!!
 

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Hutch. I did the fill to the brim then refill worked it out 46 ish, the computer read out was 48.8. The drive was 120 miles A roads in France no traffic hold ups then 170 miles from Portsmouth to home motorway duel carriage way late at night 75mph average. Even commuting between where I was staying and the circuit (Le Man) i returned 40 ish and that was not hanging about. When filling up now the distance I get on the DIS is 580 miles. I am well happy:D
 

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Forgot to mention around town mostly normal driving with a little bit of a play in sport I get 36-38mpg
 

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Those figures sound very good hilly10, thanks for the feedback - appreciated. I'll be taking my A5, when I get it, to France regularly so looking forward to the empty, smooth motorways and some of the challenging 'B' roads (and the wine, food, sunshine, beaches............!)
 

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Those figures sound very good hilly10, thanks for the feedback - appreciated. I'll be taking my A5, when I get it, to France regularly so looking forward to the empty, smooth motorways and some of the challenging 'B' roads (and the wine, food, sunshine, beaches............!)

Don't forget your wallet !!!!!! Just got back and mine is now well and trully empty.
 

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Tell me about it its very expensive to eat out :mad: Diesel is about £1.14 ltr At least the wine and beer is still cheap at the Supermarket. thats what I like about the French they get their priorities right.:D
 

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2 pints in bordoux (Spelling) 14 euro's, 2 pints in orleans 13.4 euro's. I would book an hotel next to a supermarket and drink in the car park !!!
 

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2 pints in bordoux (Spelling) 14 euro's, 2 pints in orleans 13.4 euro's. I would book an hotel next to a supermarket and drink in the car park !!!
I agree its quite a shock. We did a tour in Sep 06 right from Calais down to Malaga god knows what it would cost now
 
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