Thankyou for your response. We acquired this car a short time ago but having owned many vehicles previously, are surprised at the need to constantly avoid relaxing the foot to the point of making driving very tiring. When activated by hand or more precisely, finger tip, the pedal does not appear to have any impediment but your point about the actuator is worth considering.
You mentioned having the throttle readapted, what does that mean and will it provide resistance at the pedal?
No, the check light is not on but thanks for the tip.
Are you suggesting that there may be fault codes stored regardless of the fact that the check light is not on?
Incidentally, the car originated from Japan and we are in New Zealand.
Hopefully for you this may be our last question. Our main problem occurs from starting off or accelerating away at slow speeds in city traffic. Are we to understand that the throttle adaptation, as you described, is the most likely cause and is it a relatively straight forward exercise. We don't wish to drag this issue out but as we intermittently experience a thump when the box changes from first to second, and never at another time, could the erratic throttle be responsible or is this just an Audi thing? the rest of the vehicle seems to be close to faultless.