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Old 03-26-2014, 02:48 AM   #1
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I just traded my RS5 in on a new 911 S. The RS was a great car, but it never really turned me on. Take care everyone.
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The new 911 is quite a car. Be safe!
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Good luck. I also have pangs for a Porsche- a Cayman in particular. They're rarer than S5's. Audi is making too many cars that look the same and slowly killing my love for my S5.
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Good luck. I also have pangs for a Porsche- a Cayman in particular. They're rarer than S5's. Audi is making too many cars that look the same and slowly killing my love for my S5.
I test drove a Cayman S in February, then immediately placed an order. My car enters production on 4/11, supposed to land in Houston on 6/13 (but dealer claims most orders make it in about 2 weeks ahead of schedule).
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Very nice - congrats.

I'm a big fan of the 991 - the interior in particular is leaps and bounds ahead of any previous 911.
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Good choice! Porsche 911 is no substitution. I went to Audi S5 because cannot get a 911S.
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I just traded my RS5 in on a new 911 S. The RS was a great car, but it never really turned me on. Take care everyone.
i have an RS5 on order and am concerned that the car will not turn me on as well. What is it in particular that you are getting from the 911 that you are not getting from the RS? and for what you are getting with the 911 does it make up for the lack of exclusivety that you will lose as a 911 is a dime a dozen at least in this part of the country?
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i have an RS5 on order and am concerned thThe 911at the car will not turn me on as well. What is it in particular that you are getting from the 911 that you are not getting from the RS? and for what you are getting with the 911 does it make up for the lack of exclusivety that you will lose as a 911 is a dime a dozen at least in this part of the country?
Well I went to the RS% from a 2008 Z06 and it just never cut it. Not a lot of low end torque and driving it just did not excite me. The 911 has a feel and sound all it's own and just feels better all around. As far as being exclusive, sure not a lot of RS5's and most do not know what they are or are capable of. The 911 is a head turner and a genuine sports car. The RS5 was boring to drive unless you really turned it loose, and even then no big deal.
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^Sounds like misaligned expectations. The RS5 is a GT coupe, where as the 911 is a sports car. It comes down to what you are looking for, but the RS5 and 911 are in two different categories. The 911 base price is also way north of the RS5, so I sure hope that it shows.
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Well I went to the RS% from a 2008 Z06 and it just never cut it. Not a lot of low end torque and driving it just did not excite me. The 911 has a feel and sound all it's own and just feels better all around. As far as being exclusive, sure not a lot of RS5's and most do not know what they are or are capable of. The 911 is a head turner and a genuine sports car. The RS5 was boring to drive unless you really turned it loose, and even then no big deal.
Why didn't you keep the Z06 and just add the RS5 for everyday use..that is what I did...best of both worlds..in my opinion.
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Why didn't you keep the Z06 and just add the RS5 for everyday use..that is what I did...best of both worlds..in my opinion.
agreed, my S5 is my daily driver but I take out my Shelby GT500 when I want to tear up the roads and scare small children.
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The RS5 was boring to drive unless you really turned it loose, and even then no big deal.
No offense but...then you aren't driving it right. To each his own.
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No offense but...then you aren't driving it right. To each his own.
A man who has owned and driven a ZO6 knows what is what on performance.
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I must say I agree about "Being boring to drive". The transmission is a huge letdown for me. I bought one without test driving it, Unfortunately.

Once I got it, it was already too late. I'm not a big fan of Porsche either, unless it's GT3... but that's out of my price range for right now.

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I must say I agree about "Being boring to drive". The transmission is a huge letdown for me. I bought one without test driving it, Unfortunately.

Once I got it, it was already too late. I'm not a big fan of Porsche either, unless it's GT3... but that's out of my price range for right now.

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so if you had to do it over again what car would you be in now instead of the RS5?
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I must say I agree about "Being boring to drive". The transmission is a huge letdown for me. I bought one without test driving it, Unfortunately.
I find it relaxing when I don't want to get on it, am stuck behind some Sunday drivers or have my wife in the car who doesn't enjoy g-force as much as I do :-) and more thrilling than the comparable slow shifts of a traditional manual transmission when ripping thru a canyon. Different perspective I guess.
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so if you had to do it over again what car would you be in now instead of the RS5?
2007 997 Turbo... or try to find 2007 GT3 used with more miles.

New M3/M4 is also an option... but I wouldn't get it first year... probably 2016.
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I find it relaxing when I don't want to get on it, am stuck behind some Sunday drivers or have my wife in the car who doesn't enjoy g-force as much as I do :-) and more thrilling than the comparable slow shifts of a traditional manual transmission when ripping thru a canyon. Different perspective I guess.
See, the thing to me is, I love manual cars and the sound it makes when you change gears. My 02 M3 had SMG transmission, which to me, is the best transmission ever made. Yes, I'm sure a lot of people will tell you they had issues with the pump, but it sounded like true Manual. It has that "breath" when going from gear to gear... that rpm drop and nice transition.

Then I bought 2009 M3 with DCT... I was hoping it would be like SMG... well it was even better. When stopped, it rolls back a little just like manual. The shifts are nice and smooth and the transition is awesome.

In audi, It's pure automatic to me. I have to hold the brake at the stop signs as it goes forward... when driving, around 30mph it's in 7th gear. When going to a stop it jerks until it downshifts. In manual, same thing...

Again, this is just my opinion. Some may judge it on a different level... and they may love it over the others. Good Thing we're all different.
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See, the thing to me is, I love manual cars and the sound it makes when you change gears. My 02 M3 had SMG transmission, which to me, is the best transmission ever made. Yes, I'm sure a lot of people will tell you they had issues with the pump, but it sounded like true Manual. It has that "breath" when going from gear to gear... that rpm drop and nice transition.

Then I bought 2009 M3 with DCT... I was hoping it would be like SMG... well it was even better. When stopped, it rolls back a little just like manual. The shifts are nice and smooth and the transition is awesome.

In audi, It's pure automatic to me. I have to hold the brake at the stop signs as it goes forward... when driving, around 30mph it's in 7th gear. When going to a stop it jerks until it downshifts. In manual, same thing...

Again, this is just my opinion. Some may judge it on a different level... and they may love it over the others. Good Thing we're all different.
I don't have experience with the M3 DCT. The RS5 is my first sequential gearbox. Had only manual transmissions before. With 6 shift programs, though, I feel like I would inevitable be in the wrong mode at any given time. I have to channel Steve Jobs a bit here. Simplicity goes a long way. The shifts should be modulated through the throttle, which the S-tronic does pretty well, but you have to train your muscles and you have to drive the car for about 8000 miles to let the transmission adapt and the engine to fully open up.

I'm surprised you liked the SMG, but complain about jerky shifts in the RS5. As you probably know, with the SMG, BMW just took their manual transmission and bolted on a mechatronic unit. Great for the track, but universally viewed as largely undrivable in every day situations.
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Don't know about anyone else, but when I want to 'drive' the car I ALWAYS have it in manual mode and Dynamic (to hear the Sports exhaust).

My RS5 is not a daily driver so on the odd occasion where I am just tootling around in it, I will just drop it into Comfort and leave it in drive and let the car do its thing. Actually think it does a fairly good job of being a conventional (and smooth) auto in this mode.
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