Audi S5 – could I live with it?

Audi S5 – could I live with it?

I’ve had the S5 for 3 days now. It’s a quattro (4WD) V8 with a coupe body. Kind of a competitor to the BMW M3, but $30,000 cheaper, and four-wheel drive. The question is, could I live with it. The power and noise I could live with. The looks are all sleekness and muscles, and that’s great. But how can engineers place a cup holder right in front of the gear stick? Anywhere else would have been fine – a pop-out thing from the dash like Holden/Saab, in the doors like many manufacturers do, etc. Just because I drive a coupe doesn’t mean I have a bodily reservoir like a camel. Perhaps I’m wrong – perhaps people ignore these things when they buy, then come to resent them over time. Having the luxury of driving lots of new cars, its surprising how common little foibles like this are, and how much they can be irritating even after just a few days.

I’ve had the S5 for 3 days now. It’s a quattro (4WD) V8 with a coupe body. Kind of a competitor to the BMW M3, but $30,000 cheaper, and four-wheel drive. The question is, could I live with it. The power and noise I could live with. The looks are all sleekness and muscles, and that’s great. But how can engineers place a cup holder right in front of the gear stick? Anywhere else would have been fine – a pop-out thing from the dash like Holden/Saab, in the doors like many manufacturers do, etc. Just because I drive a coupe doesn’t mean I have a bodily reservoir like a camel. Perhaps I’m wrong – perhaps people ignore these things when they buy, then come to resent them over time. Having the luxury of driving lots of new cars, its surprising how common little foibles like this are, and how much they can be irritating even after just a few days.

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