Skip advert
Advertisement

Used Audi A5 (Mk1, 2007-2016) review - What do owners think?

Strong scores across the board for the Audi A5 in 2017's Driver Power Used Car Survey

Coming 35th in the 2017 Driver Power used car survey was good for a decade-old car, with reliability and build quality the highlights, along with exterior fit and finish. Owners like the engines and transmissions, too. The A5 didn’t score too badly in any area, although the lowest score (60th) was for running costs.

Reliability

Together, the Audi A5 Coupe and Cabrio ranked as the 114th-best car to own in the earlier Auto Express Driver Power 2015 customer satisfaction survey. Although Audi finished 13th out of 33 in the manufacturer rankings – it snuck ahead of arch rival BMW by one spot and trailed Mercedes by two places. It was a disappointing result, but things improved for the A5 when the Sportback finished an excellent 26th overall.

However while it came 16th for build quality, the Sportback still managed only 57th for reliability, which wasn’t a brilliant performance.

If you do encounter any reliability issues, Audi’s dealers weren’t rated especially highly – the network finished 26th in the Driver Power countdown, falling short of its competitors again. The result is surely not where the Audi brand wants to be, and is somewhat at odds with the premium image of the product and its advertising profile.

Skip advert
Advertisement
Skip advert
Advertisement

Most Popular

Car Deal of the Day: sensational BMW M2 is a bargain at this price!
BMW M2 - front tracking
News

Car Deal of the Day: sensational BMW M2 is a bargain at this price!

Our Day of the Day for 18 April is the formidable BMW M2 performance car
18 Apr 2024
New Nissan Qashqai gets angry, as best-selling family SUV receives aggressive facelift
Nissan Qashqai reveal - front
News

New Nissan Qashqai gets angry, as best-selling family SUV receives aggressive facelift

In addition to its new much sharper design, the Qashqai now features Google apps and voice assistant built in
17 Apr 2024
New 2024 Audi A3 takes the fight to BMW and Mercedes with £32k price tag
Audi A3 Saloon - front action
News

New 2024 Audi A3 takes the fight to BMW and Mercedes with £32k price tag

The updated Audi A3 is available now, with the hot S3 version due from May
16 Apr 2024