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Old 08-24-2018, 10:45 AM   #11
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Thanks! I am enjoying it quite a bit. Funny thing is that my new job involves ~7 miles of highway driving. I'm lucky that it's against traffic, but this open up two issues I never have to worry about before:

1) This car just loves to do triple digit speeds and when I hold it in the 70's even in 6th gear, it feels like it's ready to pounce and get to 100mph. Driving it for hundreds of miles in the Autobahn doesn't help. I really have to be careful with tickets. The section is also one of those 55mph zones that EVERY ONE goes 75mph and sometimes more. So cops can pretty much pull over anyone they want at any time for any reason. People do 70mph+ with impunity past speed traps. I'm afraid of one day "accidentally" doing 90 trying to get around someone doing 65 and getting a massive ticket. I know. That's dumb and I should just control my speed better.
You can set a chime to go off when you reach a certain top speed. Annoying, but maybe a good idea. I set mine at 80. Our highways are mostly 55, but even 80 is too slow to be safe in some instances. It is the wild west down here. Fun and terrifying at the same time.
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Old 08-24-2018, 10:53 AM   #12
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You can set a chime to go off when you reach a certain top speed. Annoying, but maybe a good idea. I set mine at 80. Our highways are mostly 55, but even 80 is too slow to be safe in some instances. It is the wild west down here. Fun and terrifying at the same time.
I noticed having my window down the freeway makes me driver slower
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Old 08-24-2018, 11:55 AM   #13
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I noticed having my window down the freeway makes me driver slower
Especially during Massachusetts winters
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:22 PM   #14
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Especially during Massachusetts winters
exactly, guessing he has seat warmers
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Old 08-24-2018, 12:53 PM   #15
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Thanks! I am enjoying it quite a bit. Funny thing is that my new job involves ~7 miles of highway driving. I'm lucky that it's against traffic, but this open up two issues I never have to worry about before:

1) This car just loves to do triple digit speeds and when I hold it in the 70's even in 6th gear, it feels like it's ready to pounce and get to 100mph. Driving it for hundreds of miles in the Autobahn doesn't help. I really have to be careful with tickets. The section is also one of those 55mph zones that EVERY ONE goes 75mph and sometimes more. So cops can pretty much pull over anyone they want at any time for any reason. People do 70mph+ with impunity past speed traps. I'm afraid of one day "accidentally" doing 90 trying to get around someone doing 65 and getting a massive ticket. I know. That's dumb and I should just control my speed better.

2) I am FAR more exposed to chips from fast traffic in front. I'm torn about paying for a full front-end wrap or just letting it be.

Additional, unrelated comments:

A) WTF is up with the "Efficient Dynamics" suggested gear indicator nonsense? The car displays your current gear - a helpful thing, so I am OK with that. But it also shows in smaller font and in gray, what gear you ought to be in to be most efficient. This morning, I'm doing ~32mph in 3rd (which is about 2krpm) and the car was suggesting I go to 6th gear. That's right. 6th!

B) I found out how to skip a track. The roller on the right side of the steering wheel can move you through your play list and then you just push to select. This works great for itunes music in my phone, but not when using Spotify. I still need to RTFM.
With pandora, you use the same wheel to move forward/backwards a track. You can't scroll through a Playlist, just go next or previous. You should see the forward and back arrow on the hud
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:23 PM   #16
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exactly, guessing he has seat warmers
In all four seats!
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:24 PM   #17
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With pandora, you use the same wheel to move forward/backwards a track. You can't scroll through a Playlist, just go next or previous. You should see the forward and back arrow on the hud
I'll try that.
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Old 08-24-2018, 01:24 PM   #18
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In all four seats!
Oo. That's nice. We have that for the X5, but not on the little 2. The 2 gets the short end on a number of luxo features. No HUD, for instance.

At least it has the heated steering wheel and front seats...
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Oo. That's nice. We have that for the X5, but not on the little 2. The 2 gets the short end on a number of luxo features. No HUD, for instance.

At least it has the heated steering wheel and front seats...
There were a few reasons why I ultimately decided to pull the trigger on the executive pkg: Adaptive LED lights with updated design/look, heated wheel, heated rear seats, leather interior, HUD. Other things I didn't want but came with it are surround cameras, automatic high beams, and some other park assist stuff.
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Old 08-24-2018, 03:39 PM   #20
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I sure hope heated steering wheel technology has improved in the past 10 years. My A6 had it, and it failed within the first 9 months of ownership. The failure resulted in a burn mark on my left hand which still exists.

Audi would not replace my steering wheel Apparently the "technology" was a metal band around the wheel, under the leather wrap that failed.
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