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New Audi owner on the scene!

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by devilchef1981, Jan 20, 2012.

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    Hi guys/girls, iv recently become the proud owner of an Audi A3 se 2.0ltr Diesel DSG, in black with paddles, full leather etc etc Its in great nick with FASH , 100k for £5k. That sounded reasonable to me

    Ive had it a couple of weeks and still love driving it, its such a joy to be behind the wheel and in comparison to my previous car (Ford Mondeo) its immense! I've always admired Audi's but always thought it was out of my price range but when I saw this, the minute I sat in it i was buying it.

    I do, however have a few questions if I may:

    1. The auto gearbox seems to have a delay from a standstill or a crawling speed. When i put my foot down it takes a good 3/4 of a second to kick in, which sometimes is crucial to get away from islands, junctions etc. Especially living in Birmingham! Is this normal? I have owned auto's before but never noticed it, only with this.

    2. I have the RNS-E unit built in, which is fantastic, it also has Bluetooth capability. I can connect my iPhone 4s to it and make calls but no one can hear me. I have full sound of the person the other end. I do have a mic stuck next to the interior light but i cant get it to work. Also, i must add, when i connect my phone recognises it as a parrot? Thought that may be a point worth mentioning as i was expecting it to display "Audi" or such like.

    I cant bring any other to mind at the mo, there probably is some but ill leave it at those 2 for now

    Cheers!

    Matt
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    Hi and welcome!

    gearbox sounds normal to me, there's always that slight delay when 1st gear engages but once you get use to it you plan for it and it becomes manageable

    Worth checking though that the box has had its oil and filter changes at 40k & 80k
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    for a min ...I was a bit pissed that I did'nt have DSG...But now your making feel happy that I don't have it. :happy:
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    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Hi matt, welcome to ASN. Hope you enjoy the forum.
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    Although if you want to get away quickly check out the launch control feature explained in the manual
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    [Jan 20, 2012]
    Car pics?
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    [Jan 21, 2012]
    Cheers for the replies and thanks for the welcome. I was a regular user on the talkford when i owned the mondy but I've now gone up in the world. :icon_thumright:

    I kinda thought it was the norm for auto boxes and I'm already adjusting to get away quickly. The box had its oil change etc on it major service 1000k ago, that was something I checked when I bought the car after some DSG research. I spotted the launch control in the manual, sounds like fun. Does it have any detrimental effect on the gearbox though?

    I really want to post some pics but I'm waiting for the weather to dry out so I can give it a good clean & polish :icon_thumright:
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    [Jan 21, 2012]
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