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Old 07-08-2014, 06:42 AM
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The RS5 has 35% more hp.
There is no discount for RS5 from the Audi Club. There is a 6% discount on S5.
thus, the RS5 costs 35% more.

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I like the crystal silver exterior, black sports exhaust option, the grill, the sound and the HP even though I have never driven one.

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I like the chestnut brown seat option which is not available on the RS5 (would get black ventillated seats).

The RS5 is $20k more. Is it worth it? How much will I get back on resale?

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Old 07-08-2014, 07:54 AM
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When I bought my Audi my ONLY thoughts leading to what to buy were :

What do I really love about this car ?? I'm going to get exactly what my HEART tells me to order, not what is more of a value now or long term. With me, buying my first Audi was a love affair...........and it remains so even today. The car is sooooooo satisfying in every way that I just don't care about what all the investment stats say to do one way or another.

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Buy want really turns you on and forget all the other stuff.
You won't regret it...........not for a minute !!
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You need to test drive both.
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I traded a 2012 S5 (V8) for a 2013 RS5. No comparison and worth the extra $.
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Well, let me put it this way. I test drove an S5 and ordered an RS5 w/o test driving it on the same day and even did European Delivery. I'm not looking back. The high-revving V8 in the RS5 gives you a driving experience that can only be matched by the R8. The only reason to go for the S5 is if the RS5 doesn't agree with your financial situation.
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Nothing beats a V8 - I went out and ordered a RS4 back in 07.
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Originally Posted by KarlFEvans View Post
You need to test drive both.
Found the only RS5 in Colorado and have a test drive scheduled for Thursday.

It is a 2013 with 20k miles. The dealership owners personal car.

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Originally Posted by PhilNotHill View Post
Found the only RS5 in Colorado and have a test drive scheduled for Thursday.

It is a 2013 with 20k miles. The dealership owners personal car.

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Excellent! I am an S5 owner who wishes he spent the extra money for an RS5-- however I have never driven one. A test drive does wonders for clearing your head.

Given there are 20k miles you should not feel guilty pushing the RS5.
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Originally Posted by PhilNotHill View Post
Found the only RS5 in Colorado and have a test drive scheduled for Thursday.

It is a 2013 with 20k miles. The dealership owners personal car.

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I had a 2011 S4, loved the car, supercharged V6, great engine. I traded it in for a 2014 RS5, I always liked the coupe better. The V8 another great engine, I just absolutely love this car.
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The only reason to go for the S5 is if the RS5 doesn't agree with your financial situation.
Or if you want a manual transmission.
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