Button, Button, Who's Got the Trip Reset Button? - 2009 Audi A4 Avant Long-Term Road Test

2009 Audi A4 Avant: Button, Button, Who's Got the Trip Reset Button?

August 10, 2009

2009 audi a4 avant gas station

While I was filling up the A4 Avant today (after an uneventful weekend of mild family car duty), I noticed that the usually annoying television screen above the pump was silent. It was sort of heavenly to stand there pumping gas into the wagon and not have to tune anything out. Then I gave a little cry of joy when I got back in the car and started the sometimes arduous task of figuringout how to reset the trip odometer in a car I don't drive every day. But waiting for me right where I could find it easily was a clearly marked physical button with "0.0" on it. I pushed it and the trip meter zeroed right out. Hurray! With the advent of driver command centers and complicated interfaces for controlling so many of a car's functions these days (this Audi's MMI being one of them), the simplicity was refreshing.

2009 audi a4 avant trip button

Am I turning into a Luddite? How do you feel about trip odometer buttons?

Bryn MacKinnon, Senior Editor, Edmunds.com @ 16,665 miles

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