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Are you iritated by the S5 first gear jerkiness?

26302 Views 71 Replies 44 Participants Last post by  Terminator X
I have a meeting with a regional director of Audi re this issue on Friday of next week. There are many compliants about this "antio stall" feature on the forum, but I don't believe many people have actually reported it back to thier dealer. If you are irritated with the difficulty of smooth take off and smooth driving in stop/start traffic, then please let me know before next friday and I will pass this on. I don't know how to set up a proper pole on this site so either let me know by responding to this thread or possibly some other member in the know could set up a pole for me. Ideally I just need to know roughly where you are based in the world and how long you have had the car.

Many thanks
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The problem isn't exclusive to Europe; The S5s here in the states also have this ridiculous anti-stall. If I was such a bad driver that I was incapable of driving without this crazy 'feature' I'd have bought an automatic!

I've taken to starting off by letting the clutch our part way briefly, allowing the car a moment to start moving, then re-releasing the clutch. It does smooth things out, but I can't imagine it's going to be good for my clutch plate.

So, add an American from New Hampshire to your list of complainers. I'll mention it to my dealership and the Audi of America rep, too.
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