The dealer loaned me an A4 auto today. Whilst it was a decently specced barge with fairly good performance (3.0TDI), what staggered me was the Stop/start system.
Now I have stop/start on my 8V and had it on the 8P before. It can be a useful system I suppose but I rarely use it. As it only triggers if you put the car in neutral and let the clutch out, it's easy to not bother with it by simply leaving the clutch in if stopped momentarily. I'll only generally use it if I know I'm going to be stationary for a minute or more.
With the auto, it obviously can't work this way so instead it triggered when you came to a halt with your foot on the brake, then started again when you took your foot off the pedal. Except it was doing this within a second of coming to a halt! I was literally stopping momentarily at junctions to check the road was clear before pulling out and the damned engine was cutting out! It was easily the most annoying thing I've ever experienced in a car and could never live with it.
My question is, do the A3 S-Tronics do the same thing? It'd drive me bonkers!