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Old 07-24-2014, 05:49 PM   #1
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Default Being talked out of buying the 2015 S5

My friend has the S4 and swears by it.
He's telling me that sitting in the S5 is uncomfortable because your down low and the whole two door inconvenience etc;
Hey folks please give me the advantages and disadvantages between the S5 and the S4.
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Old 07-24-2014, 06:50 PM   #2
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Wait till 2016 S5 comes out haha
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My friend has the S4 and swears by it.
He's telling me that sitting in the S5 is uncomfortable because your down low and the whole two door inconvenience etc;
Hey folks please give me the advantages and disadvantages between the S5 and the S4.
Thanks !!!!
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Old 07-24-2014, 11:09 PM   #4
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Well, the S5 being a coupe is more sporty and as most coupes, it looks much better than its sedan counterpart. It's lower and has a wider track, so it handles better. Wider track = more grip when cornering and lower means lower center of gravity, so less roll and better handling as well. It's harder to get in and out of the coupe obviously, but once in, there's nothing inherently less comfortable. There is less headroom due to the lower sloped roof line, so if you are a tall fellow you may need the additional headroom a sedan provides. Also the doors are longer, so it can be tough to get in and out in narrow spaces.

The S4 being a sedan is obviously more practical if you have a need to haul people around. 4 doors makes it easier for the rear passengers and there is more legroom in the rear. Front doors are shorter, so it is easier to get in and out in narrow spaces.

At the end of the day it comes down to this. You are either in the market for a sport sedan, because you need the practicality and room it provides or you are in the market for a sport coupe, because you want something that looks and feels more sporty and you are not in the business of hauling more than one passenger most of the time.
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Practicality aside. 4 doors vs. 2 doors.

Ask yourself, when having parked the car, will you glance back at it once or twice?

With the RS5/S5, you will do just that.
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Now if we can only get the S5 sport back in the US
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Practicality aside. 4 doors vs. 2 doors.

Ask yourself, when having parked the car, will you glance back at it once or twice?

With the RS5/S5, you will do just that.
I agree with you 100 %...Now do I wait for the redesigned 2016 model or bite the bullet and order the 2015 in Black with Magma Red-Black interior,Black optic package,Carbon inlays
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My friend has the S4 and swears by it.
He's telling me that sitting in the S5 is uncomfortable because your down low and the whole two door inconvenience etc;
Hey folks please give me the advantages and disadvantages between the S5 and the S4.
Thanks !!!!
If you are going to haul more than one passenger...get the S4. If not get the S5 or the RS5. Please note there is no longer an RS4 in the US.

I have a '14 S4 and have ordered a '15 RS5 to replace the Outback.

Personally I love convertibles but not with back seats. My pick would be the v10 R8. But alas I already have two roadsters.

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Old 07-27-2014, 05:10 AM   #9
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the look of the S5 trumps any concerns you will have. the driving position is great and getting kids in the back seats is pretty easy. adults, not so much but that's a rarity for me. I traded in an A4 for the S5 simply for the looks. The s5 is a beatiful car.
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That's a tough choice. Choosing between a sporty coupe and a fast sedan. Can't go wrong with either. I would say go for whatever feels the best for you at your price point. Cars come and go. You can always trade in for the other one down the road.
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What you're asking here is totally PERSONAL.
Only YOU know your tastes, your needs, your finances, etc.
This isn't something decided by committee.
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What you're asking here is totally PERSONAL.
Only YOU know your tastes, your needs, your finances, etc.
This isn't something decided by committee.
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I had 2011 S4, loved the car, but I now have the RS5, I always wanted the 5 series coupe, but the S4 was more practical for a younger family at that time. Visually there is no comparison, RS5/S5 wins hands down.
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What you're asking here is totally PERSONAL.
Only YOU know your tastes, your needs, your finances, etc.
This isn't something decided by committee.
I could not agree more...we all have our own personal tastes and needs. And in choosing between an S4 and S5 we are literally talking about the same engine and drivetrain so the issue comes down to the pros and cons between a four door and two door.
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wait for S3?
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I think that instead of letting a friend persuade you into buying another kind of car. Check them both out and see which one you are most comfortable in.
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There is no choice - S5 6MT or bust.
Previous posts indicate why one might choose the S4.
Don't be like your friend, better him/her by getting the S5.
I'm 6'4" (36" inseam) and even with a helmet on, I have no issues with headroom in my S5 with the sunroof.
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Old 08-14-2014, 03:13 PM   #17
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While the new A5 will be introduced in 2016 the S models usually come out later. I'd say the next generation S5 won't see showroom floors until 2017.
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Old 08-15-2014, 01:52 AM   #18
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Just ask yourself...Who will be driving the car, you or your friends? Pick the one you like and want to drive. As long as it fits your needs that is what matters.
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Default Just bought the s5, traded in the s4

I just gave up my 2012 s4 - the lease was up and I really loved the car. It's practical hauls ***, eats tires, loved the 7 speed dual clutch, sport diff, the B$O stereo is awesome, and the car is special to you and Audi owners.

I got the same options and set up with a '14 S5 Coupe and it hauls *** and is just as special. The coupe is less practical for every day use if you haul things and others around. The improved mmi is better with Bluetooth audio and streaming Pandora is cool.

At high freeway speeds the S5 coupe with it's shorter wheelbase tends to dart more and rides more sporty than the sedan. The V6 in the coupe is much better than the V8 I drive years ago- it's the same drive train as the S4.

I would have leased another S4 but I didn't want to drive the same car when within a year or so the new 4 series is coming out. I haven't owned a coupe.

Insurance costs are higher with a coupe too.

Both cars give you comments- that's a bad *** car!

If this is your first S Audi and you are going to drive others around, You can get a better deal on a sedan and have the same awesome experience.

But what gets your ya ya's going? Its what makes you happy- get either one!
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Not true about the S4 more comfy than the S5. The S5 handles better because it is a wider car than the S4. I could drive 5 -6 hours on my S5 without getting tired - just a fun drive as the best cruising coupe out there for long long drives. The S4 is a narrow and taller car and does not handle anywhere like the S5. The S5 is both comfy and handles better than the S4.
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