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Audi Q5 - A Fantastic Estate Car
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic (Review date: 10th January '13)
I wanted the practicality of a medium estate car with the raised driving position of a 4x4. The Q5 delivered a perfect compromise.
Ok, so it will cost more at the pumps and wont have the same amount of interior space as an estate car, but this is something you have to realise when choosing a car like the Q5.
Ride is hard (think sporty hatchback) but for motorway cruising it is superb.
Just ordered the new Q5 with improved fuel economy and a slightly softer ride which will make this car 6 star!
Audi Q5 3.0 ADT
AUDI Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro SE 5dr S Tronic (Review date: 19th January '12)
Fantastic vehicle slightly let down by boot size
AUDI Q5 3.0 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic (Review date: 31st October '11)
We bought this vehicle because we had a 4 month old baby and our BMW 325d had just been stolen. We were looking for a high quality SUV that was nicely equipped, quick, drove like a car and had enough space to store all the modern-day baby accessories, including a pram, a travel cot and all the other "necessary" paraphernalia.
Driving: From a driving perspective, we loved it! The 3.0 litre diesel engine made the Q5 very quick (although it mostly driven conservatively), the S-Line suspension made it handle with aplomb and the S-Tronic transmission was very quick-changing (the steering wheel paddles are unnecessary though). Fuel consumption around town was, on average, about 27mpg.
Interior/Space: We had a lot of equipment (except sat-nav), including electric/memory/leather/heated seats and a panoramic sunroof, so it was always a pleasure to be in. The seating position was great and we were never uncomfortable. There was plenty of leg room in the rear, although anyone sitting in the middle of the rear seat would suffer with the "hump" running through the centre of the floor. the only draw back was that the boot was smaller than I would have liked. Once the aforementioned baby accessories were in the car we had to remove the parcel shelf when going on weekends away, although we did just about fit two couples, our baby, all the baby accessories and our luggage!
Costs: The 3.0 litre version obviously costs more to run over the 2.0 litre variant, but for us it was worth it to have the extra speed and power in reserve, when needed. As mentioned before, we achieved 27mpg in town and about 36-38mpg on the motorway at 70mph.
Reliability: The water pump had to be changed, so I have to give 4/5, although a replacement car was provided and it was all very civilised.
Conclusion: My wife and I both loved it. The size is just right, it feels luxurious, the 3.0 litre engine gives it the right amount of power and the S-Tronic is excellent. Highly recommended.
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr S Tronic (Review date: 30th October '11)
Gorgeous car, very comfy, lovely to drive in an automatic good response for big car! Nice looking interior in the s-line model with usual Audi special bits! Very disappointing when it comes to boot space and interior space for a so called big car! Not enough space for dogs and child without a roof box.
Audi Q5, to buy or not to buy?
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro SE 5dr S Tronic (Review date: 22nd March '11)
The Q5 is a decent car but is let down by an unpredictable ride quality,overly complicated switches and a gearbox that sometimes pauses when moving out of a junction.The ride quality is by far the biggest issue and is worse at faster speeds,though varies considerably between different road surfaces. When its bad ,its enough to make you want to ram a sledge hammer through the bonnet in frustration as it will judder and jerk away any enthusiasm you may have had to drive the car !We've owned our Q5 for 9 months now and it's been back to Audi twice to try to sort the problem with the gearbox pausing at junctions etc,the second time having a software upgrade which has helped lesson the problem but not cured it! The most frustrating controls are the heated seats which take 3 separate operations to set and the stupid electronic oil level reading device which 50%of the time answers NO DATA AVAILABLE.,GIVE MA A DIPSTICK ANYTIME! Having said the above, fuel economy ,build quality,seats,boot,and residuals are all good.Would i buy a Q5 if i had the benefit of hindsight,then my answer would probably be NO.My advice to anyone thinking of buying a Q5 is to make sure you test drive the vehicle at as many speeds/road surfaces as possible to make sure that you live with the ride quality.
Driving an Audi is just a great as the ads on TV!
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI Quattro S Line 5dr (Review date: 15th March '11)
This Audi Q5 I bought new after having driven 2 TT's, going from speed to comfort is a change but driving many miles, safety and comfort are priority nr1. Sitting higher above the road is fantastic and gives you a better overview of what is happening and thus gives you faster response time when driving in heavy traffic conditions.
It is very comfortable inside with enough leg room in the front and back, the rear seat drop down if you want to transfer large stuff, the boot space is large but becomes even bigger then.
The car drives nice and light, has got 6 gears so when in overdrive you hardly hear the car.
In wet conditions the car stays stable as well but in snowy conditions you have to take care. Although it is a 4x4 Quattro it won't help you as much when having independent transmission to the wheels. The handbrake is only a switch so correction the old fashioned way is nearly impossible.
The running costs are ok, it depends on your droving style, I would say about 17-20 pounds per 100 miles, Although with current diesel prices driving a lot in 6th gear and having cruise control is almost a must.
This car has got front and rear parking sensors on screen, you need the back sensors, the car is large so parking can be difficult. Because of its size it uses up most of a parking space, I always try to find a spot length wise or further away from other cars.
If you have got Audi Sat. Nav. you have to get used to the lady being a bit late with the final direction when already on the roundabout, the previous sat navs were better than the new one.
I must say overall a great car, loads of space in the car, comfortable, it also takes up some space on the road but if you are careful it will drive you anywhere safely!
Understated class and quality engineering
AUDI Q5 2.0 TDI  Quattro SE 5dr (Review date: 2nd March '11)
This is my first Audi after a series of BMW's (3 and 5 series). I chose it over the X5 because it of its relative (to the X5) understated looks. Every part of the drive and whole feel of the car is quality. The build and engineering are noticeably better than anything else Ive driven. The boots a bit tight for two sets of clubs and carts but dropping the back seats down is another engineering masterpiece of ease and quality. I opted for the automatic rear tailgate lift as an extra and its so nice having the tailgate open as you walk towards the car and pressing the button and walking away as it shuts by itself - love it.