Recent content by Vertigo1

  1. Vertigo1

    Engine cutting and coasting even with Stop/Start disabled?!

    Well I can confirm my car is not only doing this but also there is no option in the updated MMI (touch-screen, no wheel) to disable it. My next question is whether this can be turned off via VCDS as I'd buy it just for this tbh!
  2. Vertigo1

    Engine cutting and coasting even with Stop/Start disabled?!

    I'll have a look but I'm sure I checked everywhere and couldn't see any option like that. Maybe they've removed it in later revisions? Traditional stop/start is indeed for when you come to a halt and that's what I switch off every time I start the car as I despise it. I was just shocked at...
  3. Vertigo1

    Engine cutting and coasting even with Stop/Start disabled?!

    So today, whilst on the motorway, I noticed that, if I lifted and coasted, the gear indicator would first vanish (i.e. 'D7' becomes just 'D') which usually indicates the clutch has been disengaged and you're 'coasting' then, a second or so later, the green stop/start symbol would appear next to...
  4. Vertigo1

    Parking brake functionality seems to have gone backwards

    Ok well some progress. It seems that, if I pull up to a stop, keep my foot on the brake and then turn the engine off, it puts the parking brake on and the gear selector into 'P'. I've not done this enough to work out if this is reliable or not just yet. Also doesn't seem to do it after having...
  5. Vertigo1

    Parking brake functionality seems to have gone backwards

    Well now I have no idea what's going on. I tried keeping my foot on the brake when turning off the ignition and nowt. Then, for the first time ever today, I pulled onto the drive and put it in P and the handbrake immediately applied. First time it's ever done that!
  6. Vertigo1

    Parking brake functionality seems to have gone backwards

    In my old S3, when I stopped the car, put it in P, turned off the ignition and removed the key, it would automatically apply the parking brake. Together with the auto-drive-off function, this meant I very rarely had to even touch the parking brake switch. My new A4 doesn't seem to do this when...
  7. Vertigo1

    Audio settings question

    So I've taken delivery of my new A4 Avant today but have a question about the sound settings. Whilst I can adjust the bass, treble, sub settings and so forth, these appear to be 'global' and not on a per-source basis. Is this correct? Rather annoying if so as I'd like to tweak music sources...
  8. Vertigo1

    yourAudi - Track New Car Order

    Spec is an A4 Avant S-Line 40 TFSI S-Tronic with Comfort & Sound pack. Afraid I can't help on specifics as it's a lease so I can't check anything directly with Audi or the dealer and don't have access to build weeks etc. The lease company got periodic ETA estimates from the dealer which they...
  9. Vertigo1

    yourAudi - Track New Car Order

    Well it appears mine is being delivered on Wednesday, allegedly spec-complete, after a 7 month wait.
  10. Vertigo1

    yourAudi - Track New Car Order

    My A4 is a lease so I don't have tracking information unfortunately and only have their estimated "arrival at dealer" date to go on. This has been slipping slowly and is currently 6th Sep but god knows whether it'll stay that way. I've also had a couple of emails (a few weeks back, ended up in...
  11. Vertigo1

    Leasing advice?

    My new A4 is a lease, arriving in the next few weeks. I basically treat PCP and leasing interchangeably as I'd only ever give the car back at the end of a PCP agreement anyway so they're much the same to me. Just a question of which is cheaper. This time leasing was the best option and no PCP...
  12. Vertigo1

    Audi A3 Question

    Lol this thread is a bit confusing. PFL had no dynamic indicators anywhere. FL had them at the rear as standard FL had them on the front only as part of Matrix LED lights Wing-mirrors never had them :)
  13. Vertigo1

    Rising used car prices.

    I paid about £39k for it new so it's more like 64% residual value! Should clear about £5.5k after paying off the remaining finance.
  14. Vertigo1

    Car feels sluggish after using e10 petrol

    I've had a couple of tanks of E10 now and can't say I've noticed any performance difference, nor is there any logical reason there should be. What has been widely reported is worse economy with E10.
  15. Vertigo1

    Audi Beam - LED Door puddle lights RINGS come as standard ?

    Yep, were standard when I ordered mine but, when it arrived, whilst they were fitted, the box for them was in the car containing the standard lights as the dealer had obviously had to fit them as the factory hadn't. Chucked the old ones straight in the bin :)