Originally Posted by Lookout
2005 A6 Questions:
I am planning to purchase an 8800 in the next week or so and I own a 2005 A6. I've read on the BB site that there may be some false ring problems. My question is are you having any problems? Also, is your phonebook uploading to the car?
Thanks in advance for your help.
Unfortunately it's not that simple, a lot of it depends on the version of the MMI software your vehicle is running, have you had it updated at all? One easy way to ensure that you do get it update is by asking about the newest version of the Navigation DVD. If you buy it I believe they have to update your MMI to a newer version. Are you active on AudiWorld? There is tons of MMI version discussion there.
All of that said I'd call the integration flawless. The ONLY gripe I have is that I can't use the car system to access the voice dialing commands within the phone, I have to rely on the car's voice control system, considering how well the voice system in the car works I'm getting pretty nit-picky to say that I have an issue with it.
Like I've said before, use the address book transfer features to COPY your most commonly used numbers into your car's memory and set up a voice prompt to dial them. To be honest if I have to call someone other than those I have copied in (which are who I call 95% of the time) the I just use the phone itself to dial, it's far faster to find an entry that way than to scroll through MMI when you have 300+ contacts like I do.
Oh yea, one more thing. I can't tell you if the phone will or won't work on an older MMI version, just that it DOES work on the newest version (which also happens to have a few more features), it may work fine on the old version, I just can't tell you if it will or won't as my car was updated prior to me getting my 8800.