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AUDI Q5 8R Q5 2013 - light and artificial steering

Hello folks I can see that complaints from A4A5 owner on this electro-mechanical steering started around Autumn 2012. Q5 thread httpwww.motor-tal...e-t4344697.html A5 httpwww.motor-tal...g-t4269900.html A4 audi recognized the problem httpwww.motor-tal...16post35793417 httpwww.motor-tal...17post35796388 httpwww.audizine....sues-2013page2 httpwww.audizine....oose-on-highway httpforums.audiwo...d.phpt2838265

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 BMW 335ix Coupe vs. Audi A5

Since BMW North America has decided that I cant buy the Sport seats and a heated steering wheel together (the Sport Package is going away the only way to get Sport seats is to buy the M Sport Package and that precludes the heated steering wheel) Ive decided to look at other options. One that caught my eye is the audi A5. Has anyone here looked at it given it a test drive How does it compare--both pluses and minuses--to the BMW 335ix Coupe

When I was shopping for a car last year I tested out A4 S4 and S5. I didnt test out A5 but Ill share my impression New audi cars have needlessly complicated electronics. And I love tech toys in cars... The nav system is not as intuitive as BMWs. Too many buttons are required to navigate through the screen. And fan speed and seat heaters have to be adjusted using nav screen. For example when you turn

AUDI A5 8T 8F Anybody interested in a new Audi TT style wheel

All I have a brand-new OEM audi Multi-Function Flat-Bottom Sport steering Wheel with S-Line emblem AIRBAG and shift paddles for the transmission. 875 This S-Line steering wheel is wrapped in perforated leather and has the audis rollerball-style volume control for the audio and telephone system. This steering wheel will also directly bolt on to many audi and even VW vehicles If your car already has

AUDI A5 8T 8F 2009 A5 Order Guide

I found out that if I order an A5 now it will be a 2009 model. Does anyone have any information on the 2009 options if it is any different from 2008 models I want certain options but not others. If I go by the 2008 guide I have to get every option. I was also wondering about this new silver taking over for the Avus silver. I think it might be called Monza but I cant remember.

There are not too many changes as far as I can see. The biggest differences are 1) audi side assist is now a part of the Technology package. 2) The seats in the S-Line package will now have alcantara inserts. 3) The Navigation system is now voice controlled. 4) There is now the audi Drive Select package that includes the dynamic steering. I cannot see any change in the silver. I see a Sahara Silver

AUDI A5 8T 8F A5 Cab Voice Control Upgrade

I have the new 2011 A5 Cab with MMI 3.0 but because it is a cab the voice control is turned off by the factory. My understanding is a VAG-COM cable (USBCAN) version can flip this on. but there is some confusion about if it is 1 or 2 bits that need to be changed and the exact steps required. Has anyone done this can provide steps know where in Atlanta I could get it done or get a access to a cable

I modified these instructions from what I found in about 3 places on line. An just to be complete those guys rock for providing the information. It took them some time to figure this out and I certainly appreciate it. So to insure it stays as up to date as I can provide heres a step by step guide to what I did to enable Voice Control on my A5 Cab (and enable the battery monitor). I bought the latest

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Audi A5 vs. e92 BMW 335i

Looks like audis coming out to compete w the e92 the back looks almost the same as the e92... 4.2L v8 wonder how much it will cost... httpwww.autoblog.com20070220meet-the-audi-a5 Here is the new s5 coming to compete w the new e92 m3 httpwww.autoblog.com20070220a...ked-a5-images I like the back of the car because...well weve all seen that back before on the BMW so creativity is somewhat lost but I guess

Quote Originally Posted by DenverNoob I agree the BMW driving dynamic out of the box is superior to its comparable audi and there are a number of reasons for this not the least of which is AWD and the understeer inherrent in the system. wieght bias is also an issue (the next generation of audis should address this nicely) for sure... There are other considerations too - I used to own a 4000CSQ and

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 Anyone wish they had (or considering) an A5

Just wondering...it seems that the 328i especially is VERY low hpcar for the money and getting lamer and lamer with bmw taking nice amenities off that were once standard...Not to mention they have become SO common suddenly... Any of you looking at new or used A5 as an alternative yeah I know - the 328i still handles better - but what about you guys for whom handling is NOT the top priority (I am addressing the current or potential 328i crowd here not the 335i owners)

Quote Originally Posted by Snareman Here was my take on an A5 when I considered them before I got my current 335 last year. Taken from my comparison post httpbimmerfest.comforumsshowthread.phpt318232 audi A5 Ive been ogling over one in the garage at work for a few months and started emailing with the audi dealer. They say they cant keep them in stock and only get an allotment for one every 2-3 months.

AUDI Q5 8R Audi SQ5 PCP and Audi Complete

Hi Guys New to the forum and I am looking at ordering the SQ5. Have been offered a PCP deal of &163612pm for 48 months and 22k miles per year with a 2k deposit. No options so far as I am testing the water but got about 5k in options I would like to add. For full maintenance with tyres its &163160pm extra. From peoples experience does this sound like a good deal and is the maintenance worth it Has anyone

JosĂ on 03 March 2014 - 1001 PM said In terms of options absolute musts are Tech Pack High (expensive but contains A LOT of required things - NO ONE has an SQ5 on here without it). Hill Hold Assist (only 65 and makes it much nicer to drive in stopstart traffic) audi Drive Select (actually lets you change the exhaust note onoff all the time otherwise you only get it when the gearbox is in S - dont confuse

1018 PM said Tech pack hi and ADS are both on my list. I am not bothered about hill hold though as I had it on the A5 and rarely used it tended to use the e brake when I needed to. I was thinking of parking system advanced but from what I see you get parking system plus anyway so not sure its worth 340 extra just for rear view camera. Had it on the A5 but was a nice gimmick I suppose. Others are audi

AUDI Q5 8R AUDI Q5 Official Details

Source World Car Fans - httpwww.worldcarfans.com9080419.003 ... o-revealed Quote Surely making cars in China is nothing new for audi but recent reports of a new assembly plant in Changchun northern China intended for Q5 production puts the Q5 as the first German model made in China for export. As a result the sanctity of the Made in Germany slogan which has become synonymous with quality products could

Quote Originally Posted by ritual I agree on the numb-steering that was the single biggest turn off for me with audi. They make a beautiful (and more unique than 3ers) product but the steering is light loose and reminded me of a Ford Escape I had recently rented. Im not finding that in the S4 with the Drive Select Option that includes adaptive suspension damping system dynamic steering system audi

Quote Originally Posted by beden1 Im not finding that in the S4 with the Drive Select Option that includes adaptive suspension damping system dynamic steering system audi drive select controls and sports rear differential. When you drive it in the dynamic mode the steering rivals the BMW IMO. In the standard drive mode the steering does feel a bit loose until you get it up to like 35-40 MPH. I think

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 2009 A4A5 vs. e90e92 328335i -- looks good.

Looks like audi has gone the right way and finally placed the engine and trans. further behind the front axle one of the reasons many bmw owners did not consider audi. Its now official the A4S4 will be on the same platform as the A5S5 and it looks good and will be good competition for BMW. Also the quattro is now 6040 split similar to BMWs which will make the drive more rear wheel based much more enjoyable

Originally Posted by akhbhaat I dont like how it looks. Too many of the swoopy lines that Ive become accustomed to seeing on Korean cars. And again I dont want AWD. Ugh. Thats the second reason (next to the goofy engine placement) that Ive always eliminated them from my shopping lists. Whats with their damn quattro obsession I know its a trademark but is that their only competitive advantage audis

Quote Originally Posted by desertdriver audis problem is that they chose to use FWD platforms and adapt them to AWD for the more powerful versions. It was a corporate strategy long ago. You cant have rwd its either AWD or FWD. Because the AWD cars are heavier they use shorter wheelbases to help the steering feel quicker the car feels less heavy. They cannot compete with a RWD car on weight the FWD

AUDI A6 Please help with rim selections

I recently got my 2002 audi A6 and im looking forward to some personalization starting with the rims all i am asking if for an expert to tell me if some audi S6 rims will fit in to the 2002 audi A6 i have looked for the answer in the forums without luck. the expecifications for the new rims in question httpwww.finishlinewheels.comspec...18x8%29Black 18 x 8 with bolt pattern 5 x 112 but no offset given and if they fit what tire size is the appropiate for them on the A6 thanks

I found those rims but in size 8.5x19 with offset 48. I wish my listings would let me look by rim size but I have to look at the different series A4-A5-A6-A7-A8 TT etc and then click wheels and check sizes. So it takes a while and unless I missed it I dont see that wheel in that size and offset. Can you get the part number off the back of those rims in your picture As to fitment Im no expert on this

BMW SERIES 5 E60 E61 Checking the Competition

The lease on my 550 is up in April and Ive started thinking about its replacement. The E60 has been the single best car I have EVER had - outside of some sensor failures it has been dead nuts reliable and is as solid and as much fun to drive today as the day I took delivery. Still Im having a hard time getting psyched about another E60 with the F10 around the corner. (Yes I like the LCI facelift -

showroom I found myself thinking this is it - I am in LOVE with this thing. Then the test drive. My God what a disappointment The ride and handling were like a Camry. I have had GM rental cars that were 100 times more fun to drive. Shortest test drive Ive ever taken - within 10 minutes I had the car back at the dealership. The dealer said Yeah we dont have many BMW owners switch to Jaguar. YMMV. audi

showroom I found myself thinking this is it - I am in LOVE with this thing. Then the test drive. My God what a disappointment The ride and handling were like a Camry. I have had GM rental cars that were 100 times more fun to drive. Shortest test drive Ive ever taken - within 10 minutes I had the car back at the dealership. The dealer said Yeah we dont have many BMW owners switch to Jaguar. YMMV. audi

VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT B5 Name that KNOB

All innuendo aside.... I was shooting around the net looking at pictures of passats and ran across this. What did that come out of and how can I get one...

really want to find this no info from the guy on vortex as he only ever made 7 posts then disappeared. I cant figure out his flickr account from the picture either. He gave plenty of info Originally Posted by masuurik Hello mates. My 99 wagon. From outside Nice racing green 17inch highline factory wheels votex sideskirts votex front spoiler custom plastik doorplastik(not rubber) b5.5 rear lights audi

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 2009 335i M-PckgSports-PackgPremium-Packg

Hi all I do not own a BMW but am in the market for one. I have long been debating between BMW 3 series or audi A5 and I think I have made up my mind. Now Im looking for a BMW to buy in the next 3 months tops. The deal I found is from this guy who is going through some financial hardships and is looking to cut down on expeneses. The car is garaged kept mint conditions and has 43k miles on it. Never

BMW SERIES 3 E90 E91 E92 E93 335is fail

BMW has become an appearance company. From M turbocharging to M SUVs and SAVs to the M3 competition package that is just a set of cast wheels to the 335is that is just a body kit and an 8% software tune to the new 5 series that is basically a limousine 7 series theyve lost their way with driving enthusiasts. Ironically the one car that could have had club racing potential (the 1 series) has been given

Quote Originally Posted by CT For awhile West your threads were an interesting aside to the normal HPFP complaints and never-ending supply of what gas should I use questions. Lately though it seems youve resorted to using this forum as a sounding board for your latest fanboyisms of the audi variety. Is this all youve got left for us Have you nothing more interesting to tell us than You should drive

FIAT PANDA Silly world - silly reviews

I saw a video review of three small cars one of them was Panda with Mark Webber hismelf doing the driving and wording his impressions. It occurred to me how silly is the world we live in and we dont even notice. Imagine this situation. I am about to review a brand new Mercedes S type. Now Mark Webber seemingly logically criticised the three small cars like they are junk not real cars. This is my review

you All or none of the above I like my Panda MJ and realise that although its not the best car going it does exactly what I want it to do. A Mercedes S Class or similar would use too much fuel not fit on my drive would be a pain to park in the centre of Manchester and Id soon get fed up dragging around an extra ton of car with nothing in it. The same would apply to BMW 7 Series Jag XJ and audi

BMW SERIES 5 F10 F11 Ipod and stereo mistake - help

Folks This is a great forum and I hope you can help me I took delivery of my new 520d today. I have left my audi A5 behind to meet growign family needs I love the car and I got a great deal but I think I have made a terrible mistake. I think the stereo is rubbish - I have the standard one and the Ipod controls I am baffled by. They were so easy in the audi. I have looked around but cant find what I

BMW SERIES 3 F30 First Drive is in for the 435i from Edmunds.com - Read the Review

We knew it was only a matter of time until the first driving review of the 435i came out - and here it is from edmunds.com Quote It isnt sheer power that makes the 2014 BMW 435i the car it is but the chassis engineering inside it. BMW worked on creating a body-in-white that was about the same weight as its predecessor but had 60 percent more torsional rigidity and a 5050 weight distribution. Total

Quote Originally Posted by rdkind62 I was really glad to read this The steering feels even better sorted than the suspension the electric system finally delivering the sort of intuitive tacking that BMW lost in the switch from hydraulics. Yeah but then discouraged to read this from Autocar Quote In pure driving terms it is every bit as engaging as the audi A5 coupĂ and Mercedes-Benz E-class if not

BMW SERIES 5 E39 Philosophically what is BMW concerned about when it comes to our babies

This thread today made me realize I really didnt know the answer to the question of what BMW cares about. In that thread a guy who was considering trading his Harley for an E39 was asking about reliability to which I had flippantly answered Quote Originally Posted by bluebee I dont know Harleys but reliability isnt something BMW was or is ever concerned about. BMW is only concerned with handling performance

None of us can speak for what the company cares about - but I doubt it has broad philosophical interests BMW is a mass-produced premium brand that like the others relies on sharing parts and platforms across as many model lines as it can conjure up. Its body-in-white is made no differently from any other brand premium or other wise - its the same unibody CAD-designed for lightness stiffness and crashworthiness set-up every car marque uses today. What makes it premium is the more you pay the more lightness you buy (I put that in quotes because the more BMWs are the heaviest but I digress) you get more aluminum in the suspension body panels and use of high-strength steel. You also get more faux luxury with goofy stitching not-so-great leather softer plastics and lots of consumer-grade electronics (and electronic systems) not designed for the harsh long-term use an automobile can throw at it. What separates BMW from the other tony brands is a reputation for dynamic integrity a certain marriage of braking steering and handling ... that while contained in large amounts in my 2006 ZHP convertible seems to be diluted in the newer models as the brand clamors for a larger less knowledgeable demographic. If I were shopping premium brands today for the first time in 14 years since I bought my first bimmer Id be shopping one of the other marques - Id be hard pressed to not go Merc or audi - they seem to have premium down pat - especially the A5 convertible what a beauty

marriage of braking steering and handling ... that while contained in large amounts in my 2006 ZHP convertible seems to be diluted in the newer models as the brand clamors for a larger less knowledgeable demographic. If I were shopping premium brands today for the first time in 14 years since I bought my first bimmer Id be shopping one of the other marques - Id be hard pressed to not go Merc or audi

KIA CEED ED Ceed Angel Eyes

Has anyone fixed a set of angel eyes on the Ceed If yes do you have any pics and tips on how to do this They should look quite nice considering the Ceed comes with two circles in each head light...

to change the regular lights with the ones from the pro ceed concept. I think they have LED lights on the side and a focus lense inside (xenon perhaps). Unfortunately neither LED nor xenon are a option on todays ceeds but who knows maybe this will change with the arrival of the exceed (cabrio) or or the ceed II (if they will decide to do it one day) Angel eyes or LED lights like the ones the new audi

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