Yes I agree, but to be honest it's only that last 15%? of the performance that is better than a 7.5R (my current car) and even when pushing the 8R at say 75/80% I still had to activate ESC Sport, something I dont have to do with my 7.5R, then add all the Gremlins in that are frequently talked about on VWROC forum and i'm sure it would pi** me off after a week or so
The ESC sport even when set as a shorcut is still swipe down, select, and confirm, add to that the fact that whatever mode you are in defaults to 'Sport' mode at every ignition on and the process after every start up of selecting 'probably' Individual or Special (if fitted with PP) and turning auto stop/start off would get tiresome
That sounds ridiculous. Sometimes car manufacturer move one step forward with tech but with 2 or 3 steps back on usability.
When i got my (now my wifes) s3 in 2014, it has stop start on as default, which means you have to deselect it every journey - just one button press but its annoying.
This is made even worse as the car has an eco drive setting which means every time you cycle the drive settings you have to deselect start stop again!
So glad i dont have this rubbish on the rs3
The yaris gr has similar stupidity in that the lane assist is on by default which you can manually deselect, but forgets once you have switched off the ignition. So you have to deselect it again every journey again
What is wrong with these car manufacturers !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!