Needle Need - 2012 Audi A8 Long-Term Road Test
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2012 Audi A8 Long Term Road Test

2012 Audi A8L: Needle Need

February 22, 2012

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Driving west in the morning or driving east in the evening. That's when the sun has a tendency to wash out gauges and nav screens. In the case of our Audi A8L, it's a few gauges.

So here's the question I needed an answer for this morning: "how much gas do I have?"

Instead of using a traditional needle to indicate fuel levels, Audi opted for some segmented LEDs. That's fine at night and in most daytime conditions, but when the sun hits it, here's no telling until you get it in some shade.

Call me old-fashioned, but this is one example of, "if it ain't broke, don't fix it."

Mark Takahashi, Automotive Editor @ 9,888 miles


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