S5: Window Tinting and Clear Bra Protection

Ever since I placed the order for my 2011 S5, I had been pondering whether or not I should get the windows tinted. I liked the idea of having the windows darkened so that it subtly alter the attitude of the S5 (make it a bit more menacing); and, I wanted to reduce the impact of the sun cooking the …

Help Wanted: Oregon Audi Enthusiasts

For a while now, there has been a large contingent of active Audi enthusiasts in the Puget Sound area in Washington, but it seems that Oregon isn’t quite on the map. This is pretty evident when you peruse through the various Audi forms that have sections dedicated to the Pacific Northwest (including NWQuattro and AudiZine). Now, there have been a …

S5: VCDS Mods and Proper Front End

One of the first significant purchases that I made for my S5 was to purchase a Ross-Tech VCDS license with a HEX-USB+CAN cable so that I could take care of a really annoying feature: the LED DRL wink when the turn signal is on. I think it’s kind of chintzy and detracts from the design of the Audis. It seems …

Three Audis that I would import

All car enthusiasts have always dreamed of various cars that one would love to own, drive and work on. As an Audi enthusiast, I have been drooling over several Audis that us Yanks do not get the privilege of driving. If I had the means and methods to get three Audis imported from the EU, it would have to be: …

2012 S5 Coupe: Good-bye Sprint Blue and Black/Silver Interior

After looking at Audi’s 2012 US Ordering Guide, I can say that I am glad that I pulled the trigger on ordering a 2011 S5 rather than waiting for the 2012 MY vehicles to come out. Outside of the obvious reason of not having to wait an extra year, I would not be able to order a 2012 S5 to my …

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 …