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Welcome to all new members. Introduce yourself and let us know when your A5 is arriving or has arrived!
 

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Avid VAG owner and lover here. Waiting for the A5 release in March! I think the dealer will take a pre-order right now.
 

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Avid VAG owner and lover here. Waiting for the A5 release in March! I think the dealer will take a pre-order right now.
Yes the dealers will take orders now, however the car will not arrive until late March and into April.
 

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Hi Andrew and Rare.

Great to see an owners club up and running so soon.
I am not an Audi owner yet but have been waiting for a while to find a replacement for my CLK and am hoping the A5 may well be the one.
Roll on launch day

Andrew, as you appear to be the driving force behind this site could you please let us know if you have any official or professional connection with Audi other than as an owner/prospective owner?

Good luck with the site,

Jim
 

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Jim,

Welcome to the site. To answer your question I am just an avid car enthusiast with an Audi A4 2.0T six Speed and Miata six speed, wife has a VW Eos. I have my eye set on the A5 as I like two door cars and love my existing A4 but never found the TT to be to my liking. This site is independent and I hope it becomes a great resource for all of us.

Cheers,

Andrew
 

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P.S.: Let us know if you make the switch to the A5 from your existing CLK and how you like it!
 

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Hi,
Just found about this car and am really excited, I've owned a TT for the last 5-years and have outgrown it (well OK, my 14-year old son has outgrown the back seats) and currently can't make up my mind between an ugly 6-series, and underpowered XK8 or a steeply depreciating Massarati ....Audi to the rescue!
 

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Chas,

Welcome to the club. The Maserati will have more leg room than the TT for sure but I'm not sure it has more than the A5. Another car you could look at is the M3 but if I recall the back seats aren't much either. Let us know what you come up with and if you make the plunge!
 

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The M3, and even the 335 BMW coupe are both on the shopping list, but, I don't know, there's something about 3-series BM's that is just a little bit too junior management about them for me. Maybe its because I had a 318 back in the early nineties when I WAS a junior manager, and wore red braces.

I know that there's a whole lot of difference between the jm's 320 diesel and an M3/335, but there's something a bit more classy about an Audi, and the S5looks like it could be a decent option for me. A TT without the 'hairdresser' image and with a bit more leg room for those in the back.
 

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I personally think the S5 also looks a lot better than the M3. The M3 also looks a little too boxy for my taste.
 

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Well I ordered an S5 on Saturday so I thought I'd sign up :cool:
 

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Well I've bitten the bullit and just ordered an S5, metallic grey with red leather, have been given a build date of week 27, and expected delivery of 23rd July.
My dealer (Listers Worcester UK) say although they've already got a handful of holding deposits I'm the first to have specified a car. They went on to say that they wouldn't have been able to order the car from Audi (and confirm build/delivery dates) without full specification. Now I don't know if that's bull-sxxt or not, but heck, car's on its way, and I'm a happy boy.
 

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chas,

Congrats. You'll need to modify your name to chasS5 soon. Let me know and I can help you out.
 

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They told me June/July. The car is specced out and as I understand there were only a few early depositis before us. I'll see when I next hear from them. Might feel like a long few months.
 

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Great news and congrats to both of you on your orders. Hopefully they will get to you on time and we can see some pictures!
 

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Congrats and welcome to the site. Well worth the wait. What color and options did you spec out?
 

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I'm a year away from having the necessary funds available but I'm looking forward to owning the 3L TDI A5.

I've been a VAG TDI driver for 7 years and gone through as many cars.
 
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