My nogaro B5 S4 was in the shop when the shop burned down last week (read all the details in the S4 forum). So I'm in the market unexpectedly. I'm still depressed that I'll not have a manual trans again. I've narrowed things down to a S5 Sportback or the C43. So who else has crossed shopped?
The C43 test drive was a good one. Fast. Nice and tight. Wierd little shifter and windshield wiper stalk on the left. No spare. Trunk is ok size I guess. Felt like a "Mercedes" if that makes sense.
Drove an A5 Sportback today to get the feel for size (I can get the dealer's order for the first S5 Sportback). I would expect the S5 performance to match the C43. Feels like an "Audi" for sure, which I like.
Part of the dilemma is that I can get a huge (but yet undetermined) discount through a Merdedes-employed relative.
So what have the rest of you seen in a comparison? Or any other suggestions for that matter......