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Forum: A7
12-09-2018, 02:21 PM
Replies: 2
Views: 855
Posted By Helmar

When building a Prestige model, the Audi website...

When building a Prestige model, the Audi website shows that the following is included:

HD Matrix-design LED highlights with dynamic DRLs and animation

Are they claiming to include a feature...
12-09-2018, 09:32 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 1,136
Posted By Helmar

Tachometer, time to ditch it?

Ok, Iím strictly talking street here, not track.

Of what value is a tachometer any more?

It would be nice in todayís virtual cockpits to have an option to not display it.

The only slight use...
12-09-2018, 03:34 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 7,554
Posted By Helmar

I like touch screeens, but agree that theyíre...

I like touch screeens, but agree that theyíre more distracting than buttons.

I test drove a 2019 A6 and E450 yesterday.

Starting the day, I was leaning toward the E. After the test drives,...
11-30-2018, 03:13 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 3,279
Posted By Helmar

Thanks for keeping the thread alive. Comng...

Thanks for keeping the thread alive.

Comng out of lease with a 2016 750 in July.

Bouncing between A6 and E450/53

Before my test drives, my research shows:

Audi A6
11-16-2018, 12:29 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,076
Posted By Helmar

I wish I still had my 2008 LS600hL. Thanks...

I wish I still had my 2008 LS600hL.

Thanks for the review. Did you notice any hesitation accelerating from a stop?

Iíll try driving one myself in a few weeks

HBH
11-15-2018, 09:27 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,076
Posted By Helmar

Iíd be very interested in your driving...

Iíd be very interested in your driving impression. Especially as to how smooth and quiet it is.....

HBH
11-15-2018, 09:06 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 4,076
Posted By Helmar

Very similar situation here. Same age range, same...

Very similar situation here. Same age range, same Lexus background, same desire for a smooth driving experience.

I plan on test driving an A6/A7 shortly.

I always go with the smallest wheel...
11-15-2018, 02:33 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,018
Posted By Helmar

Thanks, it is promising, with proof but a test...

Thanks, it is promising, with proof but a test drive away.

He did enthuse over 2 features that Audi has puzzlingly omitted from the USA: Air suspension and 4 wheel steering.

i have both in my...
11-14-2018, 11:58 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,018
Posted By Helmar

Thanks for the replies. I guess I'll just need...

Thanks for the replies.
I guess I'll just need to wait for a test drive to insure that it's TDI specific.
I l wish that they offered the air suspension here in the USA. I'll need to check the ride...
11-14-2018, 08:00 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,018
Posted By Helmar

Yes, here it is: ...

Yes, here it is:

https://youtu.be/V8xK8GZKeiA

HBH
11-14-2018, 05:15 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 7,018
Posted By Helmar

Major problem with new A6/A7?

I just read a YouTube review that mentioned a significant (1-2 second) delay when accelerating from a stop (pedal to the metal), reguardless of what mode was chosen. This was specifically NOT a turbo...
Forum: A7
11-10-2018, 01:47 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By Helmar

Thanks for your reply. My concern was that Audi...

Thanks for your reply. My concern was that Audi has decided to not make it available in the USA.

i have to decide whether to get an Audi WITHOUT it or, perhaps, an E class WITH it.

HBH
Forum: A7
08-20-2018, 06:56 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,740
Posted By Helmar

How rough is non-air suspension A7?

So, moving from a 2014 A6 Prestige ===> 2016 750 xi ===> 2019 A7, delivery July 2019...

Issue: No air suspension or 4w steering on USA A7?

I have both on my 750 and like them.

Question: How...
05-07-2018, 03:11 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,089
Posted By Helmar

Too distracting

Iíve found this feature to be pretty useless.

Althouth it works exactly as intended, Itís more distracting than useful.

Itís nighttime and extra attention to the road ahead is important,...
02-04-2018, 06:19 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,325
Posted By Helmar

Custom color for my 2019 A6

I've chosen a custom color for the 2019 A6 I'll be ordering next year.

It's called Morning Dew Green Pearl Effect.

Here it is on an older Audi:
...
01-12-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,537
Posted By Helmar

Audi A6 vs Subaru Legacy

I had a 2014 Audi A6 Prestige, and wish I still had it. After the lease, I replaced it with a 2016 BMW 750, which is just too large a car for me.

My wife has a 2015 Subaru Legacy with the...
07-26-2014, 03:28 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By Helmar

I stand corrected. After the replies, I went...

I stand corrected.

After the replies, I went out and made several tests and concluded that the above statement is indeed how it works. If it never "Saw" the object moving, it won't notice it.
...
07-25-2014, 09:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By Helmar

ACC does indeed see stopped objects, except for...

ACC does indeed see stopped objects, except for the hill.

Every other time I approach stopped cars while the ACC is engaged, and there's no hill preceding it, the ACC sees the stopped cars and...
07-25-2014, 09:18 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By Helmar

Thanks for your reply, but it would seem to me...

Thanks for your reply, but it would seem to me that a radar system would either see or not see a stationary object ahead, without any training.

It's obviously not seeing it, as the "small car...
07-25-2014, 08:24 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 2,288
Posted By Helmar

ACC Safety problem - repeatable

I'm wondering if anyone else has experience this safety issue with the Active Cruise Control system?

Normally, the ACC functions flawlessly, in all situations.

Problem Scenario:

1. Driving...
10-25-2013, 04:37 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,964
Posted By Helmar

In my experience sometimes it stops late and...

In my experience sometimes it stops late and hard, and sometimes it stops gently and smoothly.

My previous Lexus was just like this.

It seems to be when the car "notices" that there's a car...
10-18-2013, 08:13 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,871
Posted By Helmar

THAT might explain it! Anyone with the...

THAT might explain it! Anyone with the innovation package that works with an internal EZ Pass?
10-18-2013, 06:54 AM
Replies: 20
Views: 3,834
Posted By Helmar

What's the objection to touchless washes?

I had my previous car for 6 years and used a touchless car washe once or twice a week.

I avoided brush washes to prevent spider web scratches and other marks.

I was completely satisfied with...
10-15-2013, 07:19 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 9,871
Posted By Helmar

EZ Pass doesn't work with QUATTRO Audi

I just purchased a NH EZ pass for my 2014 Audi A6 3.0 Quattro.

The pass doesn't work, so I went to a local EZ Pass service center.

There, I was informed that the internal EZ Pass won't work on...
10-07-2013, 10:15 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 523
Posted By Helmar

Mark current location

My previous car had a touchscreen navigation system, and on the screen was a "Mark" button.

When pressed, it marked your current location, and later, you could enter that marked location as a...
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