I just received my new A4 1.8T 3 days ago. It's equipped with a
I've read in the manual that because of the transmission (no
differential lock), when starting from a complete stop on an UPHILL
you should use the parking brake in order to avoid the car giong
I've noticed this is extremely noticeable. The car needs maybe 2-3
seconds of throttle in order to start moving forward, and if brake is
not applied during that time (and released gradually) the car will go
back for a couple of meters.
I've been driving automatic transmissions for many years, and this is
(on uphills) worst than a manual.
Also, I have noticed that even starting from zero in a flat surface,
the car is not very responsive (I think it's the combination of the
turbo lag and the multitronic. Once the car is going I have no
complains about it responsiveness or the transmission.
I'd like to ask if this is the normal behavior (because of what the
manual says) and I just have to get used to that or if it is a defect
in my car and it shouldn't be noticeable?