2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Its Own Favorite Playlist

September 27, 2012

It never fails. Whenever I get in either an Audi or Porsche (I know, poor me and my first-world problems) and connect my iPhone, it selects my "Chill" playlist. Rather than pickup on the song I last listened to, or even going to the top of my music library, it starts in with La Mujer di Mi Hermano Theme.

Riswick ridicules my modern electronic music, saying that it sounds like the stuff the German auto makers play before every press unveiling. Perhaps it's just the German cars trying to recreate that uber-cool vibe?


Magrath has the same issue. It plays one of his playlists every time, too. I'm guessing it's whatever playlist is on top alphabetically, since "Chill" is on top of my list. In any case, it's not a big deal. It's not like I hate that playlist, but if any of you have the same issue and know a fix, let me know. You'll earn my undying respect for at least a few days.

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor

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