Help Me Old B. Juan, You’re My Only Hope: 2009 Audi S5

I know, I know, no one can help someone with a problem unless they recognize they have a problem; and they want help.  As a friend, I want to help, but I’ve given it my best shot and failed.  I’m begging for help from our readers to find suitable alternatives to this Audi S5 a dear friend has fallen in love with, as shown here on Craigslist, in Arkansas for $17,300 (but haggled down to very close to the DT self-imposed limit of $15,000).

The friend of DT purchaser will NOT be doing any of his own maintenance and is uninformed as to incredible maintenance costs which are lurking.  That said, the allure is simple; too many Jason Statham movies and youtube videos of the incredible siren song of the 4.2 V8

The picture above is specifically designed to attract the uninformed as its composed to focus the eye on the bling factor of the wheels and the V8 badge. I’m having a hard time turning his eye from the candy.

All of the above is just foundational.  Please help save a young guy who is getting ready to step out into the world and eager to spend his $15K of hard earned DT cash.  I’m seeking the horror stories of direct Audi V8 experience and suggestions of other cars within a 500 mile radius of 73069, that would still give this guy all the joy of some muscle, some luxury, some handling, but a whole lot less time spent crying over repair bills..  You guys are my last hope to save a dear friend.

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