There are sensors at the front of the car, also used for emergency braking & adaptive cruise control.BlueBoy68 said:Auto stop-start : mine restarts when the car IN FRONT OF THE CAR IN FRONT starts - how does it see it when I can't!!!! ‼🤔
I stopped behind a car today and the start/stop didn't kick in. It's quite warm and I noticed the outside temp was a few degrees higher than the aircon setting.stottycabanas said:Interesting stuff, DomesticExtremist.
I shall now set myself the task of fiddling with the aircon to try and get start/stop disabled! ☺
It is not so neat if it is frozen to the rear screen, I have disabled it in the menu before the frosts come.DomesticExtremist said:With the windscreen wipers on, even intermittent, when you select reverse (e.g. to park), the rear wiper is also activated.
It's a common thing in this part of the world - it saves the local authorities money by switching the lights off after a certain time at night. The logic that you need a streetlight mainly at night seems to have escaped them......Also a question : Why are the public streetlighs off, on some roundabouts in Crawley... it's pitchdark overthere.
Even with my LED headlights on I drive like a blind mole...getting passed on all sides
Worth noting as well, if you hold the gear up paddle on the wheel for a couple of seconds, it will switch back to automatic without waiting.Lampie said:In the FR , I have 2 paddles on the steering wheel.
Just click down, and the DSG is in manual M , for a minute or so, then back to D or E or S when you are not shifting up yourself.
I like this option on the highway, when driving with a trailer.
I don't use the manual side of the gear selector.
Click one gear down, before flooring the accelerator , build up some revs before overtaking.
The engine responds quickly , you cant over rev... then it's in automatic again, into the next gear.
I changed my interior lighting from white to red - and it stays white!Snowdaddy said:Creating a thread with features that you might not know exist.
Please add to the list with others
Some not on all specs, but some I have found
Can fold mirrors to go through narrow gaps like garage doorways by turning mirror button to fold
Can swap between drive and sport mode by flicking the DSG gearstick back
Can display 3 different mpg readings, since start of journey or since refuel, or long term by holding down thumbwheel then scrolling
If stopped with start stop active, restarts automatically when car in front moves off
Can change the door interior lighting from white to red in infotainment (but annoying no rear interior lights)
Changing the interval switch seems to affect the sensitivity of the auto wipers (not sure exactly what happens here unless the change causes a wipe screen regardless)
Can fold mirrors when leaving car by holding down close button
The sync button on climate control is handy for restoring the temperature when passenger is no longer in car
Seems to be a handy little net in passenger footwell which is great for putting ice scraper or sunglasses case in
Offers to find petrol stations on the map when you are low on fuel