S5: 10 months and 10K miles

It has been just about ten months since I’ve had my lovely 2011 Audi S5. On the way back from this morning’s Cars & Coffee Portland event, my car crossed the 10,000 mile mark on the odometer. I have, and continue to, enjoy every minute and every mile sitting and driving the lovely car. I have found that I am best at …

S5: Frameless Windows and Rain

Like many other recent coupes and all cabriolets, the S5’s two doors do not have a frame that goes around the window. From a design and styling point of view, it makes a lot of sense; as well as it makes it easier and less expensive to make a cabriolet version (as the doors can be re-used). From a practical …

The $75K question: BMW Z4 35i, BMW M3 coupe, Audi TT-RS or Audi RS5?

Since I already answered the $64,000 question with the purchase of my S5 (when compared to a BMW 335is coupe), I’ve been wondering what I would get if my budget were around $75,000. My requirements would be: The car must be purchased or financed new The price must include a four-year maintenance plan Manual transmission a near-must, but I’ll consider …

S5: Finding Motoring Bliss

Motoring bliss: the nirvana-like feeling that a driver gets while cruising under the perfect conditions and surroundings. I think I achieved motoring bliss this morning while I was cruising down I-205 southbound in my S5. I had the windows down, moonroof cracked open, the engine humming at around 2800 RPM in fifth gear, speedometer floating around 62 MPH, it had …