Purchased on July 14, 2007, once the order guides became available. Picked it up on October 15 in Ingolstadt, Germany. Performed the break-in period on the A9 Autobahn and did some restrained driving around the 140mph range. Have driven the S5 (Audi's not mine) on California Speedway's inside track last year and was impressed with the precision in the steering. It has servo-assisted steering and gets heavier as the speed increases but can be a little light when doing lower speeds (i.e. parking lot) but it's actually welcome when parallel parking or maneuvering in tight spaces in San Francisco.