<center><img src="http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/27563/console.jpg"></center><p>I just don't understand. I did not understand it in the B6 and I don't understand it in the B7. I dumped my B6 by May 2002 due to the horrible kneeroom, and they KEPT the same console for the new model? Excuse me, but I lost a bunch of cash on that pre-ordered car and still want to bitch about it. There is no more room than the width of the steering wheel! I have owned a B2 B3 B4 B5 and none had the kneeroom issues of the B6. I really think it is a defect, flame away. It seems the console is a copy of the A6 console with the unnecessary dual-climate and it makes room for NAV or whatever.<ul><li><a href="http://www.audiworld.com/news/04/b7a4/interior/content.shtml">http://www.audiworld.com/news/04/b7a4/interior/content.shtml</a</li></ul>
10-28-2004, 10:05 PM
No offense intended. But the B6 is perfect for me. However I'm only 5'10" and 140 lbs. I've never heard of anyone else complaining about this. Maybe an SUV would be better for you? I think it's challenging for auto makers to design interiors for all shapes and sizes, so they go for the average.
10-28-2004, 11:47 PM
Bet it would have been cheaper than the cash you lost. :)
10-29-2004, 03:53 AM
something different then most cars.
The problem I see with the A4/S4 is it almost forces your right leg/knee to be a in a different position then most other cars. The center console is too far into the footwell more so then other vehicles.
Is this the problem you notice as well ?
I would think with time you could get used to it by changing the position of your right leg but I wish they would change it. Auto magazines bring it up every now and then so it is an issue that should have been addressed but for some reason Audi has left it alone.
Here is the strange thing, I have the RX8 and that is considered a sports car and while the drivers area is tight compared to most sedans it is actually more roomy then the A4/S4
10-29-2004, 07:32 AM
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10-30-2004, 06:38 PM
Exactly, that is stupid.
10-30-2004, 06:39 PM
Tighter is better
10-31-2004, 02:44 PM
10-31-2004, 07:01 PM
I remember the topic arising back in the fall of 2001. I didn't understand it then and after two years of ownership of the A4, I still don't understand the problem. In all those years my knee has never touched the console unless I purposely go out of my way and perform a "bow legged" stance. But I don't know what the point in doing that is because it's such an uncomfortable way to sit in the car.
But I suppose we all come in all shapes and sizes. For instance, I don't like sunroofs because they take up much needed headspace for me. I'm not a particularly tall person overall but my midsection is slightly on the tall side. So I often opt not to get a sunroof, in favor of the additional headspace.
11-02-2004, 04:38 AM
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11-05-2004, 06:10 AM
You're doing something wrong :)
It's like that on purpose to allow the switches etc to be in a more comfortable location.
11-06-2004, 07:34 AM
to sell it and lose money so you can complain?
11-11-2004, 11:48 AM
I don't mind that part....but man you hate it. Time go get a saw? :)
11-14-2004, 03:46 PM
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11-15-2004, 06:44 AM
Shameless in Chicago
11-22-2004, 12:05 PM
When I drive my wife's B6, I find it intrusive. Never had the problem in any other Audi. I'm 6' BTW.
12-11-2004, 07:44 PM
Had the only new one at AqC Nazerath in 2001.