I posted about this a little while ago, but still need more info.
My newly-acquired 1991 A4 2.8Q (14,000 miles) has very erratic, jerky and
unpredictable throttle response, especially when starting from a stop. I
never know how it will respond. My wife nearly had an accident due to
throttle delay, and I hate driving in close quarters, like when parking.
The car is likely to do nothing at the first application of throttle, then
leap ahead. It's impossible to provide smooth acceleration, unless you
apply the throttle so slowly and carefully that you are willing to be the
last one away from the traffic light, with the car behind eating your
bumper. Mid-range throttle is better, but still poor, compared to any other
car I've driven.
The dealer had the car for a day, and said it was "normal". Screw that --
if it's normal, I want them to buy it back! They did a throttle adaptation
(I think) and that seemed to help a tiny amount (maybe) for a short time,
but then it was back to the old tricks. I'm beginning to hate driving this
I've read other complaints about something similar -- mainly throttle lag --
in various forums, but haven't read of anything exactly like this, nor of a
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