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Delayed accelerator response

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I had a 2009 2.7 Diesel A5 for 10 years. It was buttery smooth, loved it. In Jan 2020 I sold it and bought a 6 month old A5 Petrol 40 (1996cc). I bought it because I really enjoyed driving the A5 and I like to go on tours. However, this car is NOT a joy to drive. In important situations like entering a roundabout or at busy junctions, there's a 2 to 5 second delay in the accelerator response, and then it takes off like a rocket. I consider it verging on dangerous.

It's also jerky on normal to hard acceleration from slow speed. It's like a learner driver missing the clutch.

I'm about to put it in the hands of my local Audi dealership who will charge me £120/hr to diagnose the issue. Has anyone else come across this and what are the likely causes? Would it be something covered by warranty? Just trying to get a heads up before I take the plunge with the dealership.


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Purely a personal opinion but driven dsg boxes in all the VAG marques and convinced they are not designed for UK roundabouts
From the UK highway code.
  • give priority to traffic approaching from your right, unless directed otherwise by signs, road markings or traffic lights
  • check whether road markings allow you to enter the roundabout without giving way. If so, proceed, but still look to the right before joining
  • watch out for all other road users already on the roundabout; be aware they may not be signalling correctly or at all
  • look forward before moving off to make sure traffic in front has moved off.
It's the second point that confuses them.....they think you are slowing down to come to a stop whereas you are slowing down to filter in. You then try to accelerate to fit in with the traffic flow and the gearbox responds with WTF!!!!

On the other hand I am sure Herr Ingenieur Getriebegehäuse will adamantly point out that the gearbox is not faulty, but the way us brits deal with roundabouts is not approved by audi....or VAG....or the EU, which we are no longer part of, so its our fault for voting brexit.
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Hey Heylin.....Confused whingeing pom say nothing wrong with Dsg, but a throttle controller does improve things a little,

How does that help, if there's nothing wrong with it?

To be clear, the only issue I have with dsg is the roundabout thingy and it seems from other comments I am not alone. There's probably a knack to get round it that I never discovered.....
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