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    1. 02-11-2020 02:50 PM #3276
      Quote Originally Posted by masa8888 View Post
      Smooremin is accurate that it'll probably be a PITA to get your kid in and out of a child seat in the back. I like the S5 styling better, but the S4 will likely be a better option.
      Honestly, this is why I love The Vortex. I didn't know the thing about bumping my head. Now I'm going to go have a look at that for myself. It may be a deal breaker.

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      02-11-2020 03:22 PM #3277
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      If I'm gonna buy an electric car it's got to do 0-60 in under 4 seconds, otherwise what's the point???

      But I agree it did not need the self driving package. That was excessive.

      Tesla is just too boring looking interior-wise. Couldn't live with that minimalism for years.
      The S5 is rated for the same 4.4 seconds 0-60 as the Model 3 LR AWD. I would like to see the 0-30, 0-40, first 300' specs. The other evening I was coming home in the Bolt and a Fiat Spider Abarth (Mazda Miata) thought he could beat me stoplight to stoplight. It was no contest. The Bolt just jumps off the line and the Fiat driver gave up after 200'-300'. I suspect all EVs are much quicker off the line than almost any ICE powered car.

      But I do agree on the other off putting aspects of the Tesla.

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      02-11-2020 04:19 PM #3278
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      If I'm gonna buy an electric car it's got to do 0-60 in under 4 seconds, otherwise what's the point???

      But I agree it did not need the self driving package. That was excessive.

      Tesla is just too boring looking interior-wise. Couldn't live with that minimalism for years.
      Not to push you to a Tesla you don't want to live with, but you could always see if Tesla is still offering the paid "Acceleration Boost" upgrade for the $66,000 LR AWD Model 3. Claimed 3.9s 0-60, 3.8s measured.

      https://electrek.co/2019/12/19/tesla...er-and-torque/
      https://www.iphoneincanada.ca/tesla/...tware-upgrade/

      $65,990+Tax = $74,570
      $2,700+Tax = $3,050
      Total = $77,620

      And at ~$0.02/km driving cost vs. ~$0.13/km pumping Premium into an S4/S5, it would be significantly cheaper over an ownership period. 50,000km ~$5,500 saved.

    5. 02-11-2020 05:02 PM #3279
      I don't know if this has been mentioned, but is Stelvio being considered? I'm seeing great deals on slightly used models. Used QV maybe?

      We're expecting twins and her MK7 GTI is going to have to grow up slightly (she's not into big hulking cars/SUVs). Used Stelvios are definitely on our radar.


      edit: just saw my sig for the first time in more than a year I've posted. Ah the irony
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      Supercar, f*ck kids.

      The only whine I like to hear comes from superchargers and straight cut gears.

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      02-11-2020 05:10 PM #3280
      Quote Originally Posted by j31izzle View Post
      I don't know if this has been mentioned, but is Stelvio being considered? I'm seeing great deals on slightly used models. Used QV maybe?

      We're expecting twins and her MK7 GTI is going to have to grow up slightly (she's not into big hulking cars/SUVs). Used Stelvios are definitely on our radar.


      edit: just saw my sig for the first time in more than a year I've posted. Ah the irony
      He supposedly doesnt like SUV's

      On a side note, I wouldnt dismiss the GTI. Unless you want an SUV for the height benefits (easier getting them in/out). Room wise the GTI has same amount of leg room as Stelvio (actually 1/3" less to be exact) and GTI actually has more front leg room than the Stelvio.. It's trunk is only a tiny bit larger as well

      Source: owned a MK7 GTI and currently have a Stelvio.

    7. 02-11-2020 05:33 PM #3281
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      He supposedly doesnt like SUV's

      On a side note, I wouldnt dismiss the GTI. Unless you want an SUV for the height benefits (easier getting them in/out). Room wise the GTI has same amount of leg room as Stelvio (actually 1/3" less to be exact) and GTI actually has more front leg room than the Stelvio.. It's trunk is only a tiny bit larger as well

      Source: owned a MK7 GTI and currently have a Stelvio.
      I think it was your thread that made me look into them.
      Yes, trunk space is the main reason for getting something bigger even though Stelvio's is not much bigger overall. Our biggest issue is fitting the huge double stroller into the GTI. First, you gotta take off the wheels and pray you find that one position where it just fits in the GTI
      We might look at some in the next few weeks. Another option is 2020 Tiguan R-Line after seeing my coworker's which completely changed my mind about Tiguans
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      Supercar, f*ck kids.

      The only whine I like to hear comes from superchargers and straight cut gears.

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      02-11-2020 06:06 PM #3282
      Quote Originally Posted by j31izzle View Post
      I think it was your thread that made me look into them.
      Yes, trunk space is the main reason for getting something bigger even though Stelvio's is not much bigger overall. Our biggest issue is fitting the huge double stroller into the GTI. First, you gotta take off the wheels and pray you find that one position where it just fits in the GTI
      We might look at some in the next few weeks. Another option is 2020 Tiguan R-Line after seeing my coworker's which completely changed my mind about Tiguans
      Yea tiguan should be larger. The problem with the stelvio is the rear wheel arches make it smaller. Our CX-5 is wider and makes it much easier. Or get the uppababy vista stroller




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      02-11-2020 06:09 PM #3283
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      Or get the uppababy vista stroller
      Cannot imagine what that costs
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
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      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.

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      02-11-2020 07:33 PM #3284
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Cannot imagine what that costs
      Never mind that the lower kid will look at pictures later in life and realize that the top kid was tops. And also need therapy to understand their claustrophobia and fetish for eating ass from a full diaper.
      Quote Originally Posted by 20aeman View Post
      No, the real enthusiast vehicle would be the RX8. It combines V12 Lamborghini gas mileage with Hyundai Genesis 4cyl. performance.

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      02-11-2020 07:44 PM #3285
      Quote Originally Posted by Double-V View Post
      And also need therapy to understand their claustrophobia and fetish for eating ass from a full diaper.
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
      Quote Originally Posted by ChillOutPossum View Post
      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.

    12. 02-13-2020 05:32 PM #3286
      Here are the 3 and 4 year lease numbers for the S5 in CDN$


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      02-13-2020 06:00 PM #3287
      oof is that at MSRP...? Here's a US lease for comparison


      2019 Audi S5 Sportback: $63,365 MSRP | $623/Mo +tax | $2600 DAS + MSDs
      **MSRP: $63,365
      **Selling Price: $56,662
      **Monthly Payment: $623+tax
      **Cash Due at Signing: $2,600 (1st Month, Registration, Acquisition, Taxes)
      **MSD: $6,300 (9 MSD’s)
      **Incentives: $2,500 ($1000 Lease Cash, $750 Loyalty, $750 Loyalty Enhancement)
      **Months:36
      **Annual Mileage:12,000
      **MF: .00190
      **Residual:60

      **Region: So Cal
      Last edited by absoluteczech; 02-13-2020 at 06:03 PM.

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      02-13-2020 06:04 PM #3288
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Cannot imagine what that costs
      Almost $1k if you get it during a sale you can get about 20% off.

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      02-13-2020 06:09 PM #3289
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      oof is that at MSRP...? Here's a US lease for comparison


      2019 Audi S5 Sportback: $63,365 MSRP | $623/Mo +tax | $2600 DAS + MSDs
      **MSRP: $63,365
      **Selling Price: $56,662
      **Monthly Payment: $623+tax
      **Cash Due at Signing: $2,600 (1st Month, Registration, Acquisition, Taxes)
      **MSD: $6,300 (9 MSD’s)
      **Incentives: $2,500 ($1000 Lease Cash, $750 Loyalty, $750 Loyalty Enhancement)
      **Months:36
      **Annual Mileage:12,000
      **MF: .00190
      **Residual:60

      **Region: So Cal
      Your numbers are way off
      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Asking OT for relationship advice makes about as much sense as asking TCL what car to buy.
      Quote Originally Posted by ChillOutPossum View Post
      About 5 oclock I realized I needed to go to Costco for some white people stuff.

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      02-13-2020 06:10 PM #3290
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Your numbers are way off
      Those arent mine. i just looked for some S5 leases on leasehackr. i know we're comparing apples to oranges with it being 2020 and in Canada.

      https://forum.leasehackr.com/search?q=Audi%20S5
      Last edited by absoluteczech; 02-13-2020 at 06:12 PM.

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      02-13-2020 07:16 PM #3291
      Quote Originally Posted by j31izzle View Post
      I don't know if this has been mentioned, but is Stelvio being considered? I'm seeing great deals on slightly used models. Used QV maybe?

      We're expecting twins and her MK7 GTI is going to have to grow up slightly (she's not into big hulking cars/SUVs). Used Stelvios are definitely on our radar.


      edit: just saw my sig for the first time in more than a year I've posted. Ah the irony
      The stelvio isn't really that much bigger than the mk7 inside.

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      02-13-2020 11:00 PM #3292
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      oof is that at MSRP...? Here's a US lease for comparison


      2019 Audi S5 Sportback: $63,365 MSRP | $623/Mo +tax | $2600 DAS + MSDs
      **MSRP: $63,365
      **Selling Price: $56,662
      **Monthly Payment: $623+tax
      **Cash Due at Signing: $2,600 (1st Month, Registration, Acquisition, Taxes)
      **MSD: $6,300 (9 MSD’s)
      **Incentives: $2,500 ($1000 Lease Cash, $750 Loyalty, $750 Loyalty Enhancement)
      **Months:36
      **Annual Mileage:12,000
      **MF: .00190
      **Residual:60

      **Region: So Cal
      That’s not as far off as you think. 60% vs 56% residual. 4.56% interest vs 3.98%. MSD totalling 10 months of payments instead of one. 12,000 vs 16,000 miles. $623+tax vs. $762+tax (converted to USD). Yes it’s more but not that far off (most things are more money in Canada).
      Last edited by Mike!; 02-13-2020 at 11:29 PM.

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      02-14-2020 06:12 AM #3293
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Your numbers are way off
      Just out of curiosity, what would be more accurate? Living in a country where an S4 Avant starts at USD 108,660 (exchanged today from €102,000), I'm always a little envious of the prices for these vehicles you pay across the pond. More so even when it comes to M- and RS- versions of cars.

      [edit] took S4 Avant because S5 Sportback is apparently not in the configurator at this time (it was before, though).
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      02-14-2020 11:08 AM #3294
      I'm biased to the S4 but really liking the '20 exterior refresh. The interior ruins it for me though as they removed the MMI dial, added piano black everywhere, and made it touchscreen. That said, at least 'down here', the used RS5's are dipping into the mid-60's w/ low miles. I just want an RS next go round...but not a 3


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    21. 02-14-2020 12:20 PM #3295
      Quote Originally Posted by 300_munkeys View Post
      The stelvio isn't really that much bigger than the mk7 inside.
      Inside the cabin? Trunk?
      Our concern is the trunk depth, really.
      I believe the trunk volume numbers are similar (I'm seeing GTI being slightly larger??) but I'm just curious about the depth comparison and if that stroller would fit without her having to take the wheels off and play tetris in the GTI.
      Plus Alfa
      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      Supercar, f*ck kids.

      The only whine I like to hear comes from superchargers and straight cut gears.

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      02-14-2020 12:30 PM #3296
      Quote Originally Posted by j31izzle View Post
      but I'm just curious about the depth comparison and if that stroller would fit without her having to take the wheels off and play tetris in the GTI.


      Stroller dimensions
      Folded without seat attached: 13″L x 22.3″W x 36″H

      w/ seat attachment it barely fits at 17"L

    23. 02-14-2020 02:58 PM #3297
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post


      Stroller dimensions
      Folded without seat attached: 13″L x 22.3″W x 36″H

      w/ seat attachment it barely fits at 17"L


      Quote Originally Posted by Roketdriver View Post
      Supercar, f*ck kids.

      The only whine I like to hear comes from superchargers and straight cut gears.

    24. 02-14-2020 03:55 PM #3298
      Went and checked out the facelifted A5 and at the Toronto Auto Show this morning. It looks amazing. In fact the A5 would look good enough on its own to buy it without needing the S, were it not for the fact it doesn't have enough power. I need to go test drive one now and see how that feels.

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      02-14-2020 03:58 PM #3299
      Quote Originally Posted by Hawk View Post
      Went and checked out the facelifted A5 and at the Toronto Auto Show this morning. It looks amazing. In fact the A5 would look good enough on its own to buy it without needing the S, were it not for the fact it doesn't have enough power. I need to go test drive one now and see how that feels.
      A5 w/ S line and get a tune?

      APR Stage I 95 RON 288 HP 363 FT-LBS +66 HP @ 3,900 RPM +93 FT-LBS @ 2,950 RPM
      APR Stage I 98 RON 299 HP 375 FT-LBS +75 HP @ 3,050 RPM +104 FT-LBS @ 4,700 RPM

      It's definitely no 3.0 V6 with 350hp but it gets close
      Last edited by absoluteczech; 02-14-2020 at 04:03 PM.

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      02-14-2020 04:02 PM #3300
      Quote Originally Posted by absoluteczech View Post
      A5 w/ S line and get a tune?

      APR Stage I 95 RON 288 HP 363 FT-LBS +66 HP @ 3,900 RPM +93 FT-LBS @ 2,950 RPM
      APR Stage I 98 RON 299 HP 375 FT-LBS +75 HP @ 3,050 RPM +104 FT-LBS @ 4,700 RPM
      Except then you are TD1ing it. Your better bet is to go with a quality piggyback like a JB4. Close to the same power an drivability as a tune, but removable when you go to the dealer.
      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk
      this is due to your inexperience with performance driving . . . you really do have to take a car to a performance driving event, track day, autocross, ice race etc to get a feel for how a car actually performs. and you have to have the knowledge and skill to be able to manipulate the car in such a way as to get it and keep it at the edge.

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