Ten Audi/AudiWorld things that you can count on...
Ten Audi/AudiWorld things you can count on (in no particular order):
1) The average AudiWorld forum participant knows approximately 3.7 times more about their Audi than the average dealer salesperson, 2.1 times more than the average service writer and 1.3 times more than the average service tech. (Note that these are averages).
2) Despite "Truth in Engineering", some things will just not work as expected. Ever.
3) Not everything can be changed as desired with VCDS (Vag-Com).
4) Most problems will disappear as soon as you enter the dealer service dept. entrance.
5) 67% of owners will not read the complete manuals. 78% of those that do, will forget much of it.
6) It's easier to start a new forum thread with a question than first checking the manuals, doing a search or Googling for the answer.
7) The level of frustration expressed to a service person is inversely proportional to getting things done to your satisfaction.
8) Complaining is a right and proportional to the amount of money invested in an Audi.
9) All Audi dealers are out to get you unless they're not.
10) You can please some of the Audi owners all of the time, all of the Audi owners some of the time but you cannot please all of the Audi owners all of the time. -A. Lincoln (sort of)
- 2013 A6 3.0T Prestige, Quartz Gray/Black, 19" Sport, Driver Assist, LED headlights,Cold Weather and B&O;
Bridgestone RE970AS tires; XPel Ultimate full front, mirrors and rocker panels, Opti-coat Pro - 2002 allroad 2.7t - 13y/50K mi and still like new - 2009 A4 3.2 Prestige w/Nav (sold at 4y/48K mi) - 2001 A6 2.7t (sold at 8y/98K mi)
I'm surprise the percentage that read it is that high ;-) considering the lack of the manual as a PDF.
I have to compliment the people who post here. After being on another car forum and reading countless threads on "how do you turn the headlights on?" and similar stuff that is easily answered by taking a moment and reading, people here really seem to know their cars. Some may attribute it to the sophistication of the average Audi owner but it makes this interesting to read and learn. I always try to figure my car out then read the manual cover to cover sans the common sense stuff such as how to buckle your seatbelt and tie the little ones down.
2014 A6 3.0t Prestige
Cold Weather Package
Formula One 35% Tint
One thing I have grown to dislike about the A6 manual is it is clearly a global manual and thus often hard to determine when certain things pertain to the US model vs. other NA models or Euro models. I think many would read it more if it were in PDF, I know I would as I can read it more conveniently than ranking the manual out of the glove box.
__________________ 2014 A6 Prestige Ice Silver on Black w/ Driver Assist, Full LED, Black headliner
3M Crystalline 40% Tint all around, Akebono Euro Ceramic brakes
Hartmann HS5-209-GA:M wheels and Michelin Pilot Sport A/S 3 tires
Most recent rides:
2011 Infiniti M37 Sport, 2009 Acura TL SH-AWD Tech
2008 Acura TL Type-S (#2), 2008 Acura TL Type-S (#1), 2007 Acura TL Tech
2007 Camry Hybrid (don't ask)
2006 Acura TL Tech, 2004 Acura TL
2002 Infiniti I35, 2000 Infiniti I30
and over a dozen more before these.
2013 Audi S6, Phantom, 20", Innovation, CW, Full LED, Carbon Fiber, Sunshades, Rear Airbags, Black headliner (Delivery - Jan 5, 2013) 2010 Audi Q7 TDI Prestige, Orca, 20", CW, Rear Airbags, Tow Package, InVision Entertainment
2008 Audi S5 V8, Brilliant, Manual, Nav Plus, Tech Package, B&O, Carbon Fiber - SOLD Nov '12 2003 Infiniti FX35 - Black, AWD, 20", Xenons, LED Tails, Nav Package, Rear DVD Entertainment, Adaptive Cruise Control
2001 BMW X5 - Silver - SOLD
2000 Audi A4 - Silver - SOLD
1998 BMW E39 M5 - Carbon Black, MT, Xenons - SOLD
1997 BMW E36 M3, Sapphire Black, Auto, 4-door - SOLD
1996 BMW E36 M3, Avus Blue, MT - SOLD
1995 BMW E36 M3, Dakar Yellow, MT - SOLD
1994 BMW 525i - SOLD
1992 BWW 323i - SOLD