Magrath Is A Weirdo - 2012 Audi A8 Long-Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Magrath Is A Weirdo

March 13, 2012


As if you needed more reason to think so, just check out how he drives around. This is how I found the Audi's HVAC set up last night after he had it over the weekend. Don't get me wrong, I'm as big a fan of dual-zone climate control as anyone. But does any couple really need a 17-degree differential between passenger and driver? My wife wears a jacket when it's 70 degrees and I've never seen her do anything this radical when it comes to temperature settings. In fact, sometimes I think my colleagues do this stuff just to test me. Well Magrath, just so you know, I'm paying attention. And you're a weirdo.

More self-defeatism after the jump.


Because when the air blowing on your hands is ice cold, you'll certainly need a heated steering wheel to keep them warm. This is nuts. And it makes about as much sense as cooling the seat back and warming the seat bottom, which, near as I can tell, is the only thing the A8 won't let you do in its seats.

This car is awesome.

Josh Jacquot, Senior editor @ 10,875 miles

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