I am about to buy a used 2.0L FSi Sportback which I test drove this afternoon. All was good except for an odd moment where I approached a corner too quickly in 4th gear, slowed down and as I came out of the corner, I changed down a gear. This seemed to trigger some effect whereby the power of the engine was limited and even in first gear, I could not get the engine to go about 2000 revs.
The only solution was for me to switch the car off and start it up again. Thinking back, I remembered that there were a couple of lights on the dashboard - one was the "slippery road" symbol and the other was the ESP. Having trawled these forums, I understand that ESP must have been turned off based on these symbols.
With the ESP off, is this normal behaviour? Also, is restarting the car the only way to "reset" the state of the car to normal?
Apologies if these are newbie questions - this car is going to be my first car!
Many thanks in advance!!