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Just got my Q5. Can't believe how stupid the Speedo orientation is.

It starts at 0 at 6 o'clock with 120 mph at 12 o'clock and would you believe, 180 mph at 3 o'clock !!

So the lost important speeds 30 and 70 are cramped on the one side.

Normally a speedo starts at 0 at 8 o'clock with 80 and 12 o'clock

What were Audi thinking of ??
 

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It didn't bother me when I test drove the car. My RX-8 has only Digital with a Tac., so I'm sorta used to not seeing a actual speedo.
 

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Just got my Q5. Can't believe how stupid the Speedo orientation is.

It starts at 0 at 6 o'clock with 120 mph at 12 o'clock and would you believe, 180 mph at 3 o'clock !!

So the lost important speeds 30 and 70 are cramped on the one side.

Normally a speedo starts at 0 at 8 o'clock with 80 and 12 o'clock

What were Audi thinking of ??
Worse than useless and in my opinion quite dangerous...
 

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Preference for 'Digital' or 'Analogue' speedo read out.

Personally i use the digital setting on the DIS permanently on my 2009 Sline model .

I know Audi have updated the MPH analogue configuration layout on later models after criticism of early version.

Does anybody use the analogue speedo anymore? - especially you guys with SQ5's.
 

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The facelift MY13 speedos have been modified and are much better.

0 is still at six o'clock, but 45mph is at 9 o'clock and 85mph is now at 12 o'clock. They seem to have managed this by compressing 100mph to 160mph (now at 3 o'clock)

Also the speedo now displays actual numbers for all full speeds from 0mph to 100mph
 

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I use digital most of the time.

Even with satnav, you can still get digital to come up in DIS and just use the larger screen for satnav.

ZED
 

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My A3 and Q5 are the same so as mentioned it's just getting used to it.
 

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I am using the km/h speedo and yes it is a bit strange; but not so much the positioning and waste of space (between 3 and 6 o'clock), mainly the changing scale when going faster; I can understand why (more accuracy at lower speed), but still strange to watch

anyhow, I also look at the central digital display
 

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Mine seems to have 0 at 6 o'clock and 80 at 12 o'clock, then the scale runs round to 160 at 3 o'clock.
 

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Speedo, wassat ha ha ha!!!!
 
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