2009 Audi A4 Avant: Doesn't Need the Shift Paddles
June 16, 2010
I've put plenty of miles on our A4 Avant and I've rarely found use for its steering-wheel mounted shift paddles. In fact, I actually forgot they were there until last night.
The transmission shifts plenty quick for me and it's not like the car is all that fast anyway. Don't get me wrong, I think the 2.0T engine is one of the best four-cylinders on the planet, but it doesn't wind up so quick that you're afraid to reach over and bump the shifter to change gears.
Ed Hellwig, Senior Editor, Inside Line @ 28,104 miles