Been around Audis a long time but new to the B8 platform and the coupe. Looking at 2011 A5 around 75k miles, finding them around $16k (nothing specific yet; likely pre-facelift to save money but I do like the 13's of course). Probably a Prestige, and S Line. Currently driving an 07 S4 6 speed. So my questions -
Overall reliability - i know the 2.0T is a good motor, and timing belt job would be looming. What else? Any other areas of maintenance or trouble to know about? How was the oil consumption issue in 2011? Is carbon buildup an issue on these 2.0TFSI?
Power - I know i'm losing about half my horsepower (360 now) and definitely a few ticks off the quarter mile. What is the average hp and quarter mile specs for chip and exhaust on these? Maybe downpipe, but likely no front mount or big turbo. Consensus on best tuner (bang for buck)?
Trans - How is the paddle shifting 8-speed? Will i miss the manual too much? Is there a trans chip for it? Worth it?
THANKS in advance for any comments. I know its all been covered here on the forums, but I didnt see a Sticky for this type stuff and just dont have time for all the searches.
long shot... Anyone selling one like this? Prefer black, white, dark gray, and with chip and exhaust already would be nice!
long shot... Anyone want to buy a 2007 S4 DTM, black on black 6 speed with cats and exhaust? 75k mi, $19k