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What I don't like about my 18 s5 sportback

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Old 05-21-2017, 05:10 PM
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Cup holder position is too far forward
The glove box is way too small. Doesn't even hold the manual package
Gas tank is small as hell. 30$ on premium to fill up

Love everything else
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Get use to frequent weekly fill up trips if this is a DD. The combo of a small gas tank and so-so gas mileage, particularly when driving in SPORT, if its anything like the B8.5 supercharged S5.
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Gas tank: Based on Audi's tech spec for the SB:

B9 A5 SB: 14.3 gallons
B9 S5 SB: 15.3 gallons

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B8.5 A5/S5 Coupe or SB: 16.1 gallons.

Glove box: Too small. Welcome to Audi!
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There is a storage area left of the steering wheel that fits the manual.
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Originally Posted by SYMAWD View Post
There is a storage area left of the steering wheel that fits the manual.
I had to show my sales guy that storage area. I put my owners manual in there along with a small umbrella.
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Thanks for telling me about that storage area. Would have never seen that
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Originally Posted by Nathan Taylor View Post
Cup holder position is too far forward
The glove box is way too small. Doesn't even hold the manual package
Gas tank is small as hell. 30$ on premium to fill up

Love everything else
All 3 are accurate...and i think the car is amazing.
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I do wish the MMI screen would retract into the dash as it does with the A7. Being fixed exposes it to sunlight and heat when parked outside. Over extended periods, it can't be good for the screen's health.

The steering wheel adjustment is manual with a lever that takes some effort to unlock and lock. A7 uses an electronic button to adjust steering wheel.

It's like a baby A7, but those two lacking features are a bit of a shame, and I have the Prestige version. Otherwise, I love my new Sportback!
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Interesting that other B9 cars, like the new SQ5 have the larger MMI touch pad where the cup holders are and left those to stay between the center console. Wasn't aware that the fuel tank size was decreased on these cars. I suppose the higher MPGs makes that possible and smaller tank = lighter weight which I'm a fan of. My last few cars needed the 18.5+ gallons getting an average of 12-13 MPG from my driving style.

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Love my SB....but I agree with your comments. I'll add that the center console is also pretty lacking, storage overall is minimal.
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