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Not so obvious features!

I thought I would start a thread where we mention features that may not be immediately noticeable when you get the car.


Here are a few...

1. Pressing the lower left corner of the GPS screen let you choose between arrival time, distance to arrival and a third option I forget.

2. Pressing the lower right corner of the GPS screen allows you to see various speed information.

3. Pressing the upper left corner where it show the next direction it will allow you to advance through the rest of the directions. Helpful if you want to know how the GPS is routing you.

4. Pressing the headlight switch will turn on the rear fog lights.

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How about this one:

In "Player" mode while playing music from you IPod or other devise, press map button and you can have the music album cover, information and navigation map visible on the same screen.

push the directional indicator forward to engage the automatic high beam function
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I noticed something new yesterday while driving in manual mode. If I am at cruising speed and the engine speed creeps above about 2200 rpm, the word shift appears with a flashing triangle appears. It is located next to the right paddle graphic in the center info screen.

I'm not sure of the purpose. It is too small and unobtrusive to be a shift light.
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I noticed something new yesterday while driving in manual mode. If I am at cruising speed and the engine speed creeps above about 2200 rpm, the word shift appears with a flashing triangle appears. It is located next to the right paddle graphic in the center info screen.

I'm not sure of the purpose. It is too small and unobtrusive to be a shift light.
I was under the impression that this is when the computer calculates it's time for an upshift in gears, so it puts the message there to suggest that you can upshift. When driving manual, I go more by the feel and gradient of the road that I'm driving to determine when to upshift.
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Here's another...You can adjust the distance of the brake and accelerator pedals by pushing a button on the vertical part of the lower seat in between the driver's legs (and it will save to your memory settings)
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When in Sport and Manual Mode, shift indicators by the gear indicator tell you when to shift. However, it's shift recommendations are way too conservative to be "Sport", typically asking you to shift at 3000 rpms.
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Here's another...You can adjust the distance of the brake and accelerator pedals by pushing a button on the vertical part of the lower seat in between the driver's legs (and it will save to your memory settings)
Hm interesting if you wanna drive with the heel-toe technique although I don't know if thats possible with automatic gears... (the ghibli will be my first automatic gear car , I hope I can still drive with heel-toe since i'm used to do it that way)
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Heel and toe in an automatic?
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Heel and toe in an automatic?
yh I thought it would be a dumb question.
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The shift light is designed to maximize gas mileage. Does anyone who buys the Q4 actually care about gas mileage? LOL
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