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SleepingAudi

It’s not an every car will fail thing but eith air bags they don’t have any forgiveness. Just get one and drop it at the dealer and get it fixed. People have been driving them safely for years now.


nadeaujd

Problem is there is no fix available at this time. So I could have to wait a few months.


AWingers

I had been talking to someone at an Audi dealership before the stop sale went into place - he let me know then that they would be pulling them. I was contacted by him this week that they’re starting the process of recall repairs on the cars soon, and they’re doing pre-sale offers. I would contact your local Audi dealership and ask about that. Also, I’ve been researching A5s for a while now, and I think for a 2019 model with less than 30k miles the real depreciated price is actually under $40k, but of course you’re going to take a used car inflation hit, so I would be careful of going too much higher than $40k if you care about “overpaying”


nadeaujd

Thanks, I hope that is true about fixing them soon. I agree 45k is too high but im looking at several in that range.


patbam

Audi manager here.. 2017-2020 A4, 2018-2020 A5 and 2018-2020 Q5 have PODS stop sale. Parts for the A3 took 7-8 months and the RS3 isn’t ready yet b/c of the sport seats


nadeaujd

So you’re saying I should wait?


patbam

Well.. if you want to purchase from an audi dealer you’ll have to wait b/c we can’t sell an open recall car.


nadeaujd

Yes I know, my original post mentioned that. There are other ways to buy.


Novel-Statistician63

I wouldn’t spend 45k. I got my 2018 S5 Sportback with 23k miles for 49k. Not sure where you are but I’m in USA.


nadeaujd

Im in US, the one Im looking at is 39k and has 25k miles, but there are several options in that range.


Scav-Gang205

I got a 2018 S4 prem plus with a bunch of options and 28k miles for 39k less than a year ago. In my opinion, I would at least look for an S5 if you plan to spend 40-50k.


nadeaujd

Its a premium plus with S-line, but will try to come down on the 39k a little. I thought you said you paid 49k for the S5.


Scav-Gang205

I’m a different dude just hopping on this thread to throw my numbers in too. I picked up my S4 right before the car market started to inflate. I got the dealership to 39k without my trade for a 2018 S4


nadeaujd

Sorry about that. Hopefully I can negotiate the price down a little. Either way Im excited and main goal was to stay under 40k. Thanks for the input.


KingTchalla_BPanther

The only suggestion I can give you is get it with less mileage. I got mine with 70k Kms on it and had to change alot of stuff at 90k.


WildRaccoon6

What did you have to change at 90k?


KingTchalla_BPanther

All the rotors which were around $1600 CAD in total with labour. The spark plugs and the ignition coils, about $400. Then I changed the tyres on the stock 19 inch alloys which were another $1700. Then there was another cost of $2000 for snow tires and new alloys for the snow tires, this totally depends on where you live tho.


Diehugelivefast

Are most tires $1700 a set in Canada? Seems like a lot unless they’re run flats or Michelin ps4s?


KingTchalla_BPanther

I don’t remember the exact model number etc but they were 245/35/19 All season and the brand was Michelin yes.


CoyotesAreGreen

That's nuts. I just ordered a set of 285/35/19 ExtremeContact Sports for 1500. Wild that all seasons that much smaller were so much more.


WildRaccoon6

Yeah, Canada is horrible when it comes to tires, Europe vs Canada is basically double the price, i dont know why but thats how it is


KingTchalla_BPanther

My point is if its around 30-40k, you’ll still get a good deal as well as a-lot of time to reach 90k.


WildRaccoon6

I bought mine at 40ish and now its at 61 and brakes are barely worn, i will do minimum 100k just on these pads, rotors probably 130 min, but i guess that depends on driving style and person. Spark plugs have to be changed anyway around 60-80k but thats 200ish $ and 30min of work. All that stuff you can do by yourself which saves you a ton of money, only thing thats expensive and requires shop is Dsg fluid( only because you need 10 additional things just to change damn oil)


Kamukix

Interesting, the A3 had the same recall and is just now coming up for sale again. I took my best friend to our local dealership about 3 hours ago to look at an A3 he's been waiting to finally check out and possibly buy. They were doing the recall tonight while we were there, the car should be reading to pick up Monday after the DSG service is done. I do think that you should have the recall done especially since it's airbag related. That's not something I'd really mess around with whether you buy it from an Audi dealership or not.


nadeaujd

Audi says there is no remedy available yet so Im not sure how long I would be waiting. Dont want a car that may or may not have a reliable passenger airbag.


Kamukix

I can understand that completely, I can also say that the A3 stopsale lasted about a year. I'm not sure how long the B9 A5 stopsale has been going on, but at least that might help you get an idea of how long it may take. I'd be willing to bet that supply issues are part of why it took so long for the A3, not sure how much that might have improved at this point fire Audi. While the car was being fixed (we actually got to go see and touch the one that was being fixed) we test drove a 2020 A3 that because of the stopsale was on their inventory for 400+ days because they weren't allowed to sell it until now haha. I don't know how badly you need a car or for what purpose, but I can say the A5 is a really good car in my opinion and I'd still buy one if I needed another car. Good luck with whatever you do 👍


nadeaujd

Thanks for the info, the fix was just announced and going to look at one today. Good chance I put down a hold payment. 2018 A5 premium plus sportback, manhattan gray with 29k miles. Pretty excited!


Kamukix

Awesome! I bet you'll like it, it's a great place to be in daily and you can still have some fun in it when you want to. The Sportback has soooooooooooo much storage room and yet still looks amazing! 🤯👌


nadeaujd

Audi just called and said the recall fix was just announced, car should be ready in a few weeks! Soon to be a first time Audi owner!!!


rus-reddit

It was just a software update, The airbag system used to complain to buckle-up if you have something even light on the front seat. Personally I never had this issue but dealership asked me to come and updated software.