Trip computer info

Brett Dikeman quattro at
Tue Sep 12 22:44:50 EDT 2006

On Sep 12, 2006, at 7:14 PM, Richard Thomsen wrote:

> I bought a 2006 Audi A6, and have been looking at the owner manual. It
> shows a switch at the end of the windshield wiper control arm that
> changes the display for a trip computer

The folks have a 'new' (06) A6 as well, pretty stripped options- 
wise.  Yours have an excessively bouncy ride as well?  Don't get me  
(or my mother) started about how you have to "acknowledge" a warning  
every time you want to use the damn radio.  Or that the seat memory  
buttons are where you usually push.  Anyway- the car knows what its  
mileage is and such, as it gives "miles to go" in the info cluster,  
but there appear to be no other trip computer functions.

While I was trying to figure all this out, I came across a model-year  
change press release from AoA.  Ever seen one?  It's hilarious.  A  
never-ending shell game of what's included in what package, what's  
standard,  this ugly-wheel-from-the-s-line-package-now-standard,  
boring details only a German marketdroid could find interesting like  
"front spoiler enhanced with ridge to reduce drag", or some new  
"feature" that really was a "problem" with last year's model.  Like  
the stunning ability for the changer mechanisms to play mp3 data CDs,  
something most aftermarket head units have done for half a decade, at  
least.  Last year, I slapped my forehead when someone told me that  
the "nav plus" radio head units were not iPod compatible.  After all,  
those iPods are so new-fangled and rare, with Apple selling at least  
several million units a year...


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