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Stevie 21st September 2013 05:46 PM

Start/Stop ...
 
RTFM today and noticed that there is a start/stop cancel button. Interestingly that seems to imply that the car has start/stop? I've not noticed it stopping, maybe need to pay a bit more attention.

On a more interesting note, if it has stop/start then it should have a lower CO2 and tax disk than it currently does... Will investigate ....

Architex_mA8tey 21st September 2013 09:49 PM

If it's anything like the start stop I had on the A7 then you need to be stopped and keep your foot on the brake in drive for a set amount of seconds before it cuts in. I used to find it always cut out just as you wanted to drive off again and found it fairly infuriating. It switches the engine back on when you let your foot off the brake before you accelerate away. I used to turn it off regularly driving around own and use it mainly on longer journeys at junctions etc.

Stevie 25th September 2013 07:35 PM

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Originally Posted by Architex_mA8tey (Post 62003)
If it's anything like the start stop I had on the A7 then you need to be stopped and keep your foot on the brake in drive for a set amount of seconds before it cuts in. I used to find it always cut out just as you wanted to drive off again and found it fairly infuriating. It switches the engine back on when you let your foot off the brake before you accelerate away. I used to turn it off regularly driving around own and use it mainly on longer journeys at junctions etc.

On mine it never stops :Confused: Might be my first trip to the dealer for an under warranty check.

Stevie 6th October 2013 08:35 AM

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Originally Posted by Stevie (Post 62155)
On mine it never stops :Confused: Might be my first trip to the dealer for an under warranty check.

Ok, I think I know why it doesn't stop/start. The car is idling at about 900RPM I think its too high.

I engaged the auto park on a slight hill yesterday, both feet off the pedals, next thing I know its disengaged and started rolling forward. :tuttut: I've gotten a bit paranoid so I caught it before I did a low speed ram of the car ahead. So I think its a case of the idle being too high. (I thought all this sort of stuff was electronic?).

Dezzy 7th October 2013 03:02 PM

I don't know mate it's too new and complicated for me but it sounds as if you’re not enjoying your 8 experience so far.

Stevie 12th October 2013 10:54 PM

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Originally Posted by Dezzy (Post 62731)
I don't know mate it's too new and complicated for me but it sounds as if you’re not enjoying your 8 experience so far.

I love the car, just the weirdies with the gearbox. On the road it definitely ticks all the boxes.

Stevie 21st October 2013 12:04 PM

Car is now booked into the main dealer to check out stop/start and also look at my percieved vaugness with regards to gear selection. Will report back when the dealer pronounces.

Stevie 21st October 2013 12:11 PM

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Originally Posted by Dezzy (Post 62731)
I don't know mate it's too new and complicated for me but it sounds as if you’re not enjoying your 8 experience so far.

Was driving round town this weekend and other than the obvious care you need when parking. The 8 is actually a very nice town car, the low speed ride is really good, with the sound deadening it is quite peaceful. Nice ... +++

Dezzy 21st October 2013 10:37 PM

Thats good to hear, glad you've bonded, now you can relax and enjoy it

snapdragon 25th October 2013 04:55 PM

When I had one, you just braked to a stop, and then pressed the brake pedal a bit more to stop the engine. Silence is golden, but not sure it saves much fuel.


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