I find that the length of time before returning to "D" is affected by the car's situation, sensed by accelerometers. The paddle shift logic seems better than my previous Audi A3 with the DSG transmission.As for shifting with the paddles while in D, what I understood from the manual is that it'll hold the gear for 7 seconds before returning back to D.
Look on page 5-19 of the manual for more info.
Excellent find!also to keep accessories on when u are about to park. leave the car in neutral then hit the start/stop button. then shift into park. that will keep your car accessories on. to keep your phone charging while u wait to pick someone up. or keep listening to the radio without interruption/
No need to do this, as the later post (and mine would have) mentions that the "N" trick before "P"If you park your FOB into the key FOB holder slot in the glovebox, start the car, then turn it off, power stays on so you can power up/down the windows.
No power to radio or sunroof though.
It ends once you open the door or remove the FOB from that slot (which you must do to lock the car)
I usually stop the car and put it in park, not neutral, when waiting curbside. This way the ignition system and acc are off, and only power to the windows is left.No need to do this, as the later post (and mine would have) mentions that the "N" trick before "P"
Yep, been doing that for a month or so - I absolutely MUST drive with the headlights on, it is a SAFETY PRIORITY for me. I do this on ALL my cars. I forget the exact figures, but your something like 600% more likely to be noticed than without lights - just might keep the goobers from pulling out in front of you a time or two.turned the lights on this morning (usually kept in 'auto') because I think it looks good to have them on all day (DRLs, here I come!)...sure enough, left the lights on the 'on' position when I got to work...came back after 8 hours, car started fine, no problems.
got back home and tested...no audible warning....the lights shut themselves off after 30 seconds....flippin' sweet! now i'm just gonna leave them in the 'on' position for good.
Actually I think this is more a feature of the PHONE than the car, the BT connection is dropped on shut down and the phone simply turns on the handsets speaker and mic.If you are on the phone (connected via bluetooth) and you turn the car off, the call transfers to your phone. Hence, you are not disconnected.
Holding down the "talk" button (not the green phone pick up button) will put you in and out of privacy mode for the non nav models.If you are on the phone (connected via bluetooth) and you turn the car off, the call transfers to your phone. Hence, you are not disconnected.
You can also force the call off of the speakers by hitting the "Private" button on the Nav's phone screen (Nav equipped models - I don't know on the non-Nav). You can send it back to the vehicle speakers by hitting the button again.