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      11-08-2011, 11:27 AM   #23
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F10 in M sport guise would be my choice even though the interior on the A7 looks more futuristic than F10.
It was the interior that finally swung it to be honest - a very nice place to be and the google map sat nav looks fantastic!

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So there is also a digital speed readout

Can you find out if you can change the readout from mph to km/h?
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So there is also a digital speed readout

Can you find out if you can change the readout from mph to km/h?
The DIS can by cycled through different displays such as phone info, nav directions, compass, digital speedo, etc by using the steering wheel buttons. Pretty sure the units could be changed to km
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Good choice Paul!

As you can see, I have become a convert to Audi and I really like the A7...probably out of my budget for the forseeable future but one I would aspire to!

Love that F10 too, one of the best I've seen. I really like the extra grip from the quattro though (without wanting to get a proper 4x4). I wish BMW would bring the awd 3 and 5 series to the UK!!
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The Audi looks very nice
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Nice car Paul, i'll keep an eye out for it.
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Does the Nav screen in the Audi flip up and down ?
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I really like the F10 but as much as i look at it a really dont like the A7 at all

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Nice

Did you compare to an A5 sportback - pretty much the same size apparently from the spec sheet, though not compared them myself in the metal. One is around 10k less than the other for the same engine etc.....I guess the A7 is generally more upmarket, though I would not think of an A5 as feeling cheap.

What are the numbers 123456 for next to the gear lever? I rather like the interior.
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Nice car Paul, i'll keep an eye out for it.
You still frequenting Stafford then Will? Let me know if your local again soon!!

The M3 is still with me until next May so no need to start looking for A7's just yet
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Yep, flips out when car starts, looks very trick. Button on the dash folds it away if not needed or your one of those tidy freaks ha ha!
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I really like the F10 but as much as i look at it a really dont like the A7 at all

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No worries Martin, each to their own mate :thumbs up:
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Nice

Did you compare to an A5 sportback - pretty much the same size apparently from the spec sheet, though not compared them myself in the metal. One is around £10k less than the other for the same engine etc.....I guess the A7 is generally more upmarket, though I would not think of an A5 as feeling cheap.

What are the numbers 123456 for next to the gear lever? I rather like the interior.
I did look at he A5 yes, and whilst it was very nice I just preferred the A7. A lot of it is down to it's rarity I think and for me the interior makes it!

Not sure if the A5 is as well spec'd from standard? I guess not but didnt really look at them!

The 1-6 is the mmi touchpad. I didn't get chance to play lots with it, but the numbers appear to be able to be used as shortcuts, but in general it's a track-pad type area. If you want to dial someone you can literally trace the numbers with your finger and it will dial the number. A bit like character recognition I suppose?
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Looks good Paul, I do like the A7.

I echo your thoughts about the steering and handling of the f10 I tried a 530d msport touring for the day when looking for a replacement for the x5, I really didn't like the feel it was very fake with very little feedback and it felt like a barge especially compared the 335d touring which has got hydraulic steering.

I looked at the a4 and a6 touring but couldn't find one I liked and preferred the handling of the 335d and the engine

Also Audi drivers are cocks
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The DIS can by cycled through different displays such as phone info, nav directions, compass, digital speedo, etc by using the steering wheel buttons. Pretty sure the units could be changed to km
Yup, units can be changed in the DIS. The dual trip computer in the Audi is also very useful and it's easy to add additional features (although I dare say the A7 will have everything anyway) using VCDS which costs around 200. That would let you adjust the steering sensitivity and a whole load of other stuff.
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Nice cars and nice choice!

No doubt once the snow hits I'll start looking at Audi's again.....
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I'm getting quite excited about getting an A7 too

A4/A5/3-series doesn't seem big enough for me any more.



Oh and what is the spare tyre situation on the A7?
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I'm getting quite excited about getting an A7 too

A4/A5/3-series doesn't seem big enough for me any more.

Oh and what is the spare tyre situation on the A7?
Have you actually ordered yet then or still browsing

The spec says that the sub-woofer is located in the spare wheel well so I am guessing that it is a tin of gunge and a compressor supplied?

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No doubt once the snow hits I'll start looking at Audi's again.....
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Looks good Paul, I do like the A7.

I echo your thoughts about the steering and handling of the f10 I tried a 530d msport touring for the day when looking for a replacement for the x5, I really didn't like the feel it was very fake with very little feedback and it felt like a barge especially compared the 335d touring which has got hydraulic steering.

I looked at the a4 and a6 touring but couldn't find one I liked and preferred the handling of the 335d and the engine

Also Audi drivers are cocks
I am not a big fan of the A4 or A6 to be fair - they look too 'samey' - you could argue that the front of the A7 fits into that category also but it is the rear that does it for me - I really like it's ass!!

I will hone my 'cockishness' in readyness for the car arriving

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Have to say that I am looking towards Audi when it comes time to change myself, the interiors are just superb and the BMW interiors are just leaving me cold to be honest.

I would be looking at A5 coupes myself as I don't need anything as big as an A7 but even these interiors make my E92 look dated and bland, I am eagerly awaiting pictures for the F30 interiors as I've seen the F10 and I have to say I am not impressed with it at all.
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