What alternatives should I consider to a used Audi A5 coupe?
Alternatives to the A5 Coupe include the BMW 3 Series Coupe, which in time became the 4 Series Coupe. This is the most logical rival to the A5 Coupe, although underneath the skin it’s rear-wheel drive, where the Audi is front or four-wheel drive. The Beemer rides and handles well, though, and the diesel engines are both punchy and economical. However, those same diesels can be a little gruff at times, and there’s not as much room in the back of the 3 Series or the 4 Series as there is in the A5.
The Mercedes-Benz C-Class Coupe of this period rides and handles well, if not actually in a sporty fashion, and its running costs seem reasonable. Countered against that, the infotainment system, where fitted, could be slicker and rear seat space is tight. There's a question mark over the reliability of Mercedes-Benz cars of this period, too, and although it's good to drive it doesn't have the sporting appeal of the BMW or the Audi.