Ownership Verified: 2018 Durango GT and 2013 Audi S5

carrrnuttt

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First off, I'd like to acknowledge the hulking elephant in the room. I posted in the thread for it, but me wanting to post about my new toy is how I found out about Viper007Bond's passing. 😢:viper:

Love that that man is the reason I can be here to share this. HATE that he won't get to share in our new automotive joys—at least here. I know he's whoopin' and hollerin' with his V10 somewhere, right about now.

With that being said...

I originally came in here to post about my new (to me) B8.5 Audi S5, but since the Durango I bought new last year was parked right behind it, I figured I might as well.

So let's start with the 'Rango:



She's in sore need of a wash. Hasn't been washed since our last rain a few days ago:



You can kind of see the Audi lurking right in front of it. Here she is (I deeply apologize for the sorry state of my garage 😞):



For proof, here is the same sheet of paper I used with the Durango:



I was actually looking at a newer RS5 before I got the S5. Besides the fact that I had shitty help from the place that had the RS5, I am simply just a manual guy. This was the one and only stickshift 3.0 TFSI in my whole state, and I had to jump on it (they had older, stickshift S5's but the V8 ones). It had to be the V6 supercharged since they're SO much easier to get up to the power of the RS5.

As a matter of fact, the Chipwerke piggyback tuner I ordered is set to be delivered in the next hour or so. :devil:

For those wondering about the black car next to it, I originally posted about it years ago here: https://forums.finalgear.com/threads/my-2009-rx-8-r3.53841/

Here's how she looks now, under the sun:



And here are my two favorite children side-by-side (again, sorry for the garage):



And the all-black cars thing? A TOTAL coincidence! Seriously.

I mean, I guess I'm drawn to them, and maybe the Durango wasn't such a coincidence, but it was what they had at the lot at the time, and I didn't ask if they had any other colors. The Audi? I'd have bought the only manual SC S5 I could find when I was looking if it was some other (normal) color. What's funny is, my Mazda's color is listed as Brilliant Black...and so is the Audi's.
 
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carrrnuttt

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So what does a guy have to do to get Verified™ around here?
 

CrzRsn

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A mod just needs to come through and mark your thread as good. You've done what you need to do (aka the proof photos).

What motor is in the Durango? 5.7L? 6.4L?
 

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What motor is in the Durango? 5.7L? 6.4L?
Nah - nothing that exciting. :(

It's "only" the 3.6 liter V6. Mind you, it's still a peppy one. Easily outlaunches my RX-8 with its AWD up to most street speed limits. From a roll, I've even beat a newer V8 Silverado who was trying come around me prior to a merge. Also capable of towing up to 6,200 lbs.

I did talk to the wife about moving up to an SRT next trade cycle :devilish: — we traded in a 2014 Durango for this one.
 

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Oh, and btw - since I posted this thread, I've ordered a set of these in 20's for the Audi (stockers are 19's):

 

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Welcome back, despite the circumstances! Hereby verified! Also, yes, very much yes to the SRT with the next upgrade :p
 

carrrnuttt

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So - not to pollute this thread, but in light of everything I wanted to be a site donor but could not find where to do that.

Help?
 

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Nice cars! I still think those A5/S5s are the prettiest cars Audi's ever done (and definitely better looking than the new ones).
 

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Nice cars! I still think those A5/S5s are the prettiest cars Audi's ever done (and definitely better looking than the new ones).
Thanks.

I've wanted an S5 for quite some time now, and I found the right one just at the right time.
 

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Nice cars.

Perhaps you could create separate threads for each one? While not a hard rule, it's the preferred format.

Second, please only make one thread per car here (bump your old thread rather than starting a new one). It's also preferred that you create a separate thread for each car rather than a single thread for your whole garage. It makes discussion easier to follow.
 

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Nice cars.

Perhaps you could create separate threads for each one? While not a hard rule, it's the preferred format.
Hmm.

Didn't know about that rule. I only came in here to post about the S5, really. I just ended up doing both since I ended up taking pics of both.

I'll consider this my S5 thread.
 

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I was considering an S5 when I got my A5, but it would require doubling my budget. :(
 

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I was considering an S5 when I got my A5, but it would require doubling my budget. :(
I've been planning this purchase for years now. I've probably spent hundreds of hours daydreaming on Autotrader, finding a "perfect" car, then realizing "not yet." 😞
 

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10 years for me, ever since the first release. And it had to be a pre-facelift one, I just can't love the look of the B8.5 as much as the B8.
 
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