T O P

Remnants of my car after the trees were removed.

Remnants of my car after the trees were removed.

fingapapits

It’s just more aerodynamic now


Month_of_Sundays

My husband suggested just making it a convertible.


TommyKruel

I think it happened to a VW Golf once, that’s how the Scirocco was invented.


Month_of_Sundays

I used to have a Scirocco. Loved that car. But it was also a coupe, and it was a \*%\^# to get two car seats in the back. Had to go to a Taurus station wagon for a few years. After an Acura TSX, FINALLY got back to a coupe, even if it was automatic. \[No, paddles are not a substitute for a manual transmission, IMHO\]


TommyKruel

Manual transmission fan? Is that common on this sub? My A6 is not even available with manual, at least not the 3.0 afaik. And I’m in Germany, here are way more manual transmission cars on the road than, say, US, but I wouldn’t ever go back from automatic. What’s your reason for your preference? Just curious.


Month_of_Sundays

Control. And I like driving a manual. I would also shift at different points than the automatic transmission, depending on the road condition and the traffic. I had a six-speed TSX before this, but at 16 years old, there was no more babying it along with a regular commute.


ouchmythumbs

For me, it’s the fun of it. I had an A6 with the 2.7 twin turbo engine in a 6-speed manual and enjoyed trips with it (despite the nightmares of problems I had). But, I think I’m with most others that wouldn’t want a manual if I were spending most of my time in traffic; but can’t say I don’t miss driving it.


TommyKruel

Stop and go traffic for hours is just a nightmare with manual transmission


mashani9

Yeah, I love driving manuals, my last 3 cars were all manuals - but at this point in time I have to drive through some traffic that makes it a manual really annoying, where adaptive cruise that actually functions without constant intervention makes it tolerable. So I joined the DSG team. If I got a 2nd car to just hoon around for fun, I would get another manual though.


TommyKruel

Nah, both of ours are automatic, except efficiency there is not one reason for manual imo. Even regular Tiptronic switches gears faster than I ever have.


ProfoundDonut

ya manuals can be a pain sometime, just bought a manual a5, best decision ever


CiDirkona

A buddy of mine did a manual swap into a C5 A6. Still tempted to buy it off him...


ouchmythumbs

>No, paddles are not a substitute for a manual transmission Amen. Sorry for your loss.


Tre_Fo_Eye_Sore

While I love the fun of rowing my own gears, pretty sure the paddles on my S5 get the job done faster than I could manually. Even if it’s not a proper “manumatic”. Shifts are near immediate aaaaand… I don’t suffer in a traffic jam.


ouchmythumbs

I'd have to agree; it's likely faster, especially the DSG's. There's just something about a manual that exudes excitement.


Month_of_Sundays

Not suffering in traffic between Virginia and Maryland is the reason I went with an automatic. My left leg was literally bigger than my right.


Fluffymufinz

F1 swapped to dual clutch because even the absolute pinnacle of drivers couldn't outshift a computer. So no, you can't do it as fast as your DSG, lol.


BroJutsu

That's the main reason why I hate coupes!


cloudclimber24

Drop top


the_cajun88

less goooo


TommyKruel

That physically hurts to look at


r702cyclingninja

It’s fine. That will buff out.


Month_of_Sundays

I want to meet your auto detailer. He has GOT to be good.


drunkwasabeherder

Narrator: It did not buff out.


Month_of_Sundays

My previous post; [https://www.reddit.com/r/Audi/comments/pcc7ix/thats\_my\_2018\_s5\_under\_those\_three\_trees\_a/](https://www.reddit.com/r/Audi/comments/pcc7ix/thats_my_2018_s5_under_those_three_trees_a/) That's what's left. I am sick.


Good-Letterhead8279

Saw this one yesterday, thanks for the follow up. RIP!


OGTinnie

Wow. That’s insane. I am so sorry. Honestly I’m impressed that it doesn’t look a lot worse after seeing what landed on top of it but still. Is a microburst pretty common around the hurricane season?


Month_of_Sundays

Not around here. It's just been super warm and humid and it's been building up.


roll_wave

Are you on the Eastern shore of Maryland? My parents live in Easton and during the storm yesterday lightning blew up a massive tree in their back yard. Fried all their exterior lighting around the property. They said the storm was gnarly. Very sorry about the car :(


Month_of_Sundays

No, near Towson. This little microburst got my neighbor's house (trees went through and collapsed the roof), my car, and one other neighbor lost a 25 foot tree.


jelde

I too am sick.


danthemana4b8

Is this the new Audi skysphere?


Month_of_Sundays

Thank you for the chuckle. I needed that today!!


danthemana4b8

I’m sorry for your loss. What’s the flip side of this for you? Same model or changing to something totally different ?


Month_of_Sundays

I'm probably getting the same thing, unless I can find an S5 for a reasonable (hah!) price. I just can't put another $11K in cash in to upgrade.


Nineties

omg lol


PotatoCooks

Take it to Los Santos customs, man can fix anything


Altruistic_Profile96

Pay and Spray for the win!


MrBlueB9

Opportunity for a new car!


the_wacky_introvert

F


DarkLinkLightsUp

F


catesnake

Buy it from the insurance if you get the chance. 95% of valuable parts are undamaged.


WAUZZZtron

Yeah engine and transmission are probably completely fine.


SeatleSuperbSonics

Someone’s Miata about to get an upgrade


WAUZZZtron

ngl a 2.0 TFSI quattro build in a Miata sounds amazing


SeatleSuperbSonics

Can some crazy Canadian please get on it? Maybe the guy putting a twin turbo engine in a lawn mower


outoftheMultiverse

The arborist: you should not have parked your car there when you knew what we were doing. Sorry pal


yourgifmademesignup

Damn. Imagine being inside when it happened 😳


FizzyBeverage

Pass.


MannyFresh45

DAMNNNN..Smokey voice


RenZ245

God wanted it to be a convertible


angrypooka

You can just slide right under toll booth arms now.


Month_of_Sundays

I hadn't even thought of that one


RivyGucci

Went from an Audi to Innie


Month_of_Sundays

That was awesome! Thank you for that relief!!!


ToffeeMunchAndCrunch

Not an S5...


Month_of_Sundays

Sorry! You're right. A5 prem. plus with sports package.


Thethingsyouseewhen

Bruh…


I_smell_burnt_toast2

Rip


Ksan1

Metal cars look all strong until a wooden tree is involved


Smooth_South_9387

Welcome to august in Maryland


pistofernandez

Hey ... you can cut the top and join a LeMons race now


agarc

Audis belong in a garage. :(


Month_of_Sundays

Yep, but my husband's 66 Catalina and Harley won on that won. He even has his BMW M3 outside ...


thatcarnerd2

Next week in Facebook marketplace: lightly used Audi, low miles, all highway, I know what I got don’t try to low ball me


Month_of_Sundays

I don't need this right now. Shame on you.


SwaggyK

Would it still drive if you tried?


NowLookHere113

Apart from the obvious, the suspension and drivetrain were probably massively stressed by all that weight crushing it down, would expect it will probably start and move, but likely more like my old Subaru (post crushing)


Month_of_Sundays

You are probably right. I just can't get in to even try.


NowLookHere113

Bad luck dude, I'm so curious to see, where are the hydraulic pincers when you need them? :)


Month_of_Sundays

I actually think it should because the power train is still good.


ILAudiPorscheguy

I want to cry now


Month_of_Sundays

Awe, I did. It did not do much for my Thursday evening.


fourringsaddict

My condolences


Schnoipah

Sorry for your loss hope everyone is ok


DannyTanner88

Convertible?


Pinksocket44

I’m sorry for your loss.


ioncannon_

Wtf happened


Month_of_Sundays

3 trees. See the prior post, [https://www.reddit.com/r/Audi/comments/pcc7ix/thats\_my\_2018](https://www.reddit.com/r/Audi/comments/pcc7ix/thats_my_2018)\_s5\_under\_those\_three\_trees\_a/


reeeeedyy

Flex tape can’t fix that


g-henk

I'm so sorry for your loss


myrs4

Hopefully your insurance company handles this swiftly and painlessly


Cyanomelas

Oh no!


versezdayne111

Oof I’m sorry for you , I hope you will have a brand new Audi soon :)


thepontiff_

😐😐😐 is my response…. Condolences OP


fatalerror_tw

Ow


kays234

My heart hurts looking at this


Trisket_Rose

I'm so sorry 😞


bradley0088

That'll buff out


RLara8

Damn, this made me feel sad… I hope y’all okay tho


samuraidogparty

That poor car.


BattleToadsPauseSong

Well the good news is that it'll buff right out.


lord_xl

Thank God you weren't in it when it happened


EfficientGuarantee49

Oh nooo!


joeftzy

sorry .. that's awful ... I hope insurance one way or another gets you back in another quickly


OkManner3777

😢😢😢😢😢


xcptnl55

That can be buffed out. 😆 I am so sorry-that is the saddest picture.


cautious_cowbell

Holy Moly! Hopefully everything works out with insurance!


i_pysh

It's convertible time


_fits

That'll buff out


FizzyBeverage

… I thought Hurricane Ida was tomorrow…


Vocalscpunk

Well that's a fuckmeFriday if I've ever seen one. Hopefully whoever did it had insurance?


Month_of_Sundays

The tree did not carry insurance, and I'm going to let my insurance company battle it out with my neighbor's insurance company.


Vocalscpunk

I misread thinking someone was removing the trees and one got away, went back and saw it was storm damage. Should be covered by most home owners. Best of luck buddy!


Outrageous-Rhubarb-7

You said it's totaled in previous post, but the front looks kinda OK, sad if it's totaled


Downunder-redit

☹️😟😔😞😩😭😢🥺


PapaSYSCON

Dibs on the engine/drivetrain...


llllllllllol

you should post this in /r/maryland. with the strangely crazy storms we've had over the past few weeks, people there will definitely sympathize with you


mondobobo01

Rip


_SAKE

My guy said remnants like the whole thing is gone 😭😭. It’s still here bud, just in a different form 😂


Vitamin-A-

My friend had the exact same thing happen, and somehow the cities insurance covered it. 🤷🏼‍♂️ Hopefully you come out unscathed!


Month_of_Sundays

I wish - two of the trees were mine, but the biggest one that brought down my trees was the neighbors.


Vitamin-A-

Will your homeowners insurance cover it? Storm coverage perhaps?


Month_of_Sundays

No, I have separate claims for the house and the car


-AV8TR-

Make sure your insurance gives you \*market\* value of your car right now when they do a payout. Market values are sky high for used cars at the moment, so don't let them try to give you the bare minimum of what your car is worth. Sorry this happened, but silver lining is you should get way more than your car would be worth if the market wasn't so low on inventory.


Month_of_Sundays

Thanks! Good advice!


DoodMonkey

I pray every day for a tree to fall on top of my Audi. I'm a poet and I didn't even know it.


wadza

That should just buff out


BroJutsu

Ooh ouch those damned trees right?


SR71BBird

F


King_Chimo

Gosh damn it. We need trees to clean the air so we can breathe. But gosh damn smh.


renragwmr

just….sorry


eri_kderik

Please build a Roadster out of it


FameTrigger

NOOO :(


unemotional_mess

It'll buff out, nothing to worry about


big-spongebub

Now you got a nice cab


Nikpop93

Not trying to be mean or rude. But when ever I see an Audi get damaged like this; it makes me wanna roll up in a ball and cry in the corner of my bedroom.


No_Sir_1606

I don’t understand people that have nice cars and don’t sure their garages to protect them


Alarming-Parsley3425

DIY Sportback Modication.


Jaboy75

RIP. Spills beer.


247emerg

hmmm I wonder what euro ncaap and nhtsa/iihs rates the roof strength on the a5, doesn't look like it held too well


jdurbzz

Against a tree that weighs multiple tons?? Yeah nothing is going to survive that, not even a car with a roll cage lmao


Month_of_Sundays

I have to agree with that one. Rolling wouldn't put the force on it three trees did. I have to give the tree credit for landing smack dab in the center of the roof.