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    Is it worth getting the DIS??

    Am going to order A4 Avant S-line this weekend and have already gone past intended budget with options I want to add. Am now questioning whether I should add DIS as well. What additional features does it add?? and are they worth having?? If not chosen can I still see outside temperature etc???

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    Hi, it will give you ave mpg, ave speed, miles left in the tank etc. I would have liked it myself but you do get the outside temp with out it. Save the cash!!!

    What else have you ordered?

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    Symphony
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    Lux pack - although we are having to upgrade leather to Valcona due the other half wanting all black seats - the S-line has grey inserts

    Wasn't sure what advantages DIS would have iro the auto check control etc - would it pick up problems with the car that wouldn't be apparant without DIS

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    Nah bulb warnings thats about it, people will probably expect a new A4 to have it tho, how much does it cost?
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    £235 for DIS, £335 if you want it in colour!!
    Another concern was that if I wanted to retrofit bluetooth etc, DIS would be needed and I don't suppose it can be retrofitted???????

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    I would get it at £235 - sack the colour, who cares. Would imagine that the Dis would be near as makes it impossible to retrofit as it will be linked to the ecu.
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    I wouldn't bother with the Symphony, the audio quality is VERY poor IMO.

    I wish I had of stuck with the single CD so I could put a Becker Grand Prix straight in. I think it's cheaper, and it's got the Bluetooth phone built in and the iPod link is much better than the Audi one. But it is only a single CD.


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    It's worth it imho. Getting it in colour isn't.

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    i drive an 8l A3 1.8T sport, and i have the DIS, my mum has a 1.9tdi A3 8l without it, and quite frankly, after driving mine, driving hers without the DIS is damned annoying..... i find miles remaining and av mpg very handy to have!

    i wouldnt get another audi without one, really surprised its not standard on new A4's

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    You get miles remaining and outside temperature as standard without having DIS.

    MPG would be handy but it's so inaccurate I just work out the mpg when I fill up. With DIS you also get bulb warnings and I think some other stuff like windscreen washer warnings. I ordered it on mine but it should really be standard

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    If you think you might want to do an RNS-E retrofit - get the Symphony II (it's double DIN so it makes it much easier and cheaper to do the upgrade) and the colour DIS (the red DIS on the B6/B7 A4 has a SW bug that means you have to turn the RNS-E off/on to get the instructions to appear on the DIS).
    2006 RS4 Avant (Phantom Black), RNS-E (2010 version inc SDS, HW 070, SW 0220) with AMI (250GB hard disk), Bluetooth + iPhone 5

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    I have the Symphony II with BOSE i think it sounds great!
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    i have colour diss nice!! gimimck

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    Thankyou all for your posts. Ordered car today and DIS didn't get a tick - I don't think It was really neccesary and other things seemed more important.

 

 

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