05-22-2007, 09:33 PM
my mom just traded in her 03 3.0 cabrio for the '07 2.0 and i really like her steering wheel, my friend has an 05 with the T shaped steering wheel. Is it in only in the cabriolets?
I Love the car.
My mom has complained saying it "sounds like a race car", i know its the 4 cyl that will getting used to(esp. after driving the 3.0), but i do agree, it does seem a little loud when you get on her.
Its still in the break in period and i think that will naturally be fixed in a few thousand miles.
Did you guys notice that at all?
05-22-2007, 09:52 PM
and as far as I know, all steering wheels are that design. I'm not sure about the SLines
05-23-2007, 09:17 AM
I don't mind the engine noise during hard acceleration, but I do hate the diesel-like idle sound. It just doesn't belong on a car costing upwards of $40K.
05-23-2007, 09:47 AM
If expensive cars aren't supposed to sound like diesel engines, how do you explain A8's with diesels in them? :)
I agree that the 2.0T sounds a bit like a diesel at idle, but on the other hand, this is the base engine in a family car. In europe, this _would_ be a diesel engine.
The 2.0T sounds nothing like an actual TDi from the outside either.
My A4 is the quietest car in our family, at any RPM. The 2.0T is a fantastic engine Nothing you do to it will make it sounds as smooth as a 6 cylinder -- you can't fight physics. The benefits of TFSI surely outweigh the diesel-like sound you sometimes here. I never notice the clatter once the engine is warmed up and i'm driving anyway.
05-24-2007, 09:44 AM
my 3.2 has some stupid noise when shes sitting at idle, it sounds bad but hasnt gotten louder in 3000 miles so w/e but when i take her in for the first service im going to complain.