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    More WhatCar weirdness

    Quote from a recent long term drive test report on the A3:

    "I hadn’t realised the on/off/volume knob can be knocked left and right just like the main MMI rotary control."

    Er - what? The main rotary control can be knocked left and right? I don't think so... I'll check tomorrow though!

    They have had a few strange 'facts' in their reports, it's a bit strange. I'm not sure where their info is coming from! They claimed a while ago that the rotary dial vibrates when you get an incoming call - which I tested and turned out to be nonsense.
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    Quote Originally Posted by cemerson View Post
    They claimed a while ago that the rotary dial vibrates when you get an incoming call - which I tested and turned out to be nonsense.
    Ha, yes I remember that too. I'm sure there were a few people testing out the imaginary vibrating knob in their car after they published that!
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    But the knob can be used to move tracks can't it? This photo here certainly suggests it does volume and track selection

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...B225255D-1.jpg
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    Quote Originally Posted by Itguy View Post
    But the knob can be used to move tracks can't it? This photo here certainly suggests it does volume and track selection

    http://www.benzboost.com/images/impo...B225255D-1.jpg
    Yep, you can change track with the little knop.
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    Yes, but he's saying the main dial does the same thing - it doesn't!
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    I'm sure in some cars a little knob changes the track.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PilotAudi View Post
    I'm sure in some cars a little knob changes the track.
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    Kept meaning to post back here - I tested this, and it is of course nonsense
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    Damm, I want a vibrating knob, where was that on the options list?
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    Is whatcar talking because they've got the tech pack and has advanced mmi features?

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    No, I have the tech pack too
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuke2u View Post
    Damm, I want a vibrating knob, where was that on the options list?
    Try Ann Summers.
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    Made me chuckle, I think we should make a rule that all ASN threads should contain smutty innuendo
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    Quote Originally Posted by Joetidman View Post
    Made me chuckle, I think we should make a rule that all ASN threads should contain smutty innuendo
    Why are you talking about Italian suppositories Joe?

    I thought the OP was talking about knobs!
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    Quote Originally Posted by snakehips View Post
    Try Ann Summers.
    I tried her a few years back, didn't have anything in my size or colour...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cuke2u View Post
    I tried her a few years back, didn't have anything in my size or colour...
    We thought you were atypical ;-)

 

 

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