I just bought my first Audi around 3 weeks ago – 2010 Le Mans2.0TDI Avant. The car is absolutely tip-top, with 1 previous owner and 30k onthe clock.
For the last 5 years I have been driving an ‘08 Golf 1.9TDIwhich I have found a fantastic car. The steering is heavy and firm, and makesthe car feel extremely solid on the road.
In comparison I have found the steering on the Audi to beextremely light and does not feel as solid as the Golf, which I found strange.On a few motorway journeys recently I have found that when I am up to 70/80mphthe car feels as though you are driving in high wind, even when a calm day. Itis better on a good surface, but on a patchy motorway or when camber of theroad changes, the car will slightly veer to one side…. making you feel lessconfident of driving at speed, and that you have to be more alert and aware tokeep the car straight. It does not do it constantly, just every now and again.
This has been really puzzling me…. So I tried pressing the ‘ESPOFF’ and the yellow icon flashes up briefly on the dashboard but then goes offagain, which I do not think is right?
I tried turning the ESP off on the Golf this morning, andthe yellow icon stays on constantly on the dashboard, and the car then goes abit more like the Audi, with lighter steering, until you turn it on again
So the question is….. as the light does not stay on on theAudi, does this suggest a fault with it? And with my description of driving theAudi, does it sound like the ESP is permanently off?!
Any advice appreciated, as we really love the car – but arejust a bit concerned about this!