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Old 05-18-2014, 02:35 PM   #1
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Default WTF? Toenail clipper storage pocket?

No, really? I was poking my head under the glove box and noticed that either I'm not very observant, or burglars broke into my car and installed an elastic mesh pocket by the passenger's left foot? On the center tunnel of the car? I'm sure this wasn't mentioned in the manuals. I couldn't have missed something THAT peculiar, could I?

WTF is supposed to be carried in that tiny mesh pocket?

An airline bottle of scotch, for emergency use only?
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It is used to store the ipod that is connected in the glovebox. I actually think it is quite nice.
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But there's a niche IN the glovebox for the iPod. This would require slamming the glovebox door over a wire, not a very good way to do things.

That doesn't make sense to me.
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I misunderstood, so i went out and looked at ours. And you are correct indeed, a very small mesh pocket in the footwell. It sure does not seem very useful.
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Umbrella. That's what I use it for.
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I have asked that question a while back in the following thread:

http://forums.audiworld.com/showthread.php?t=2850274
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I have a small LED flashlight in there.
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The owner's manual says it is for an umbrella, but I live in Southern California, so I don't have a use for one of those.
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The must have deleted that from the new manuals. I found no mention of it and called Audi-US to enquire. "Oh, that's a non-specific multi-purpose storage net."

THEY sure don't know anything about umbrellas for the garden gnomes either.

You may have an umbrella holder, but I have a...what they said, now. And they're absolutely sure, there's no accessory sold to fill it.

They've also deleted the multi-purpose hangar hook, so your 2010 is a valuable classic now, loaded with equipment that's no longer available at any cost. (G)
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The only umbrella that would fit in there wouldn't even keep your ears dry--I tried every collapsible we had and not even close. It's one of the only truly dumb features in this car, because it could have been made functional with very little effort.
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The only umbrella that would fit in there wouldn't even keep your ears dry--I tried every collapsible we had and not even close. It's one of the only truly dumb features in this car, because it could have been made functional with very little effort.
The odd thing is that they sell an umbrella case for that spot, which would seem redundant if they expected someone to use it for something like that. And as has been mentioned, nobody can fit anything behind that net.... Unless maybe the net is for hooking something onto (and not for putting something behind it), but since when has anyone made a storage net to be used like that?

My compact umbrella lives in the driver's door, seems to be happy there.
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Both my 2013 Q7 & the wife's 2013 TTS have this net in the passenger footwell, but they're configured differently. In the TTS, her iPad Air fits perfectly since the net top loads. The Q7 front loads & is smaller so it is pretty much useless (I think I even tried putting the owners' manual in there & it wouldn't fit .
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As I had mentioned in the previous thread - FWIW - There's a a pic of the AHP682 personal umbrella from the Audi Collection in my Q5; seems to fit fine to me. Granted, this is not a very large umbrella but will certainly do the job for 1 person.
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should be listed under: most useless feature in your Q5!!
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Perhaps we should all complain--individually--to AudiUS that the Limoge (Waterford, Villeroy & Bach, whoever) leaded crystal bud vase was missing from the bud vase holder at the time of delivery?

It is an odd place, but it is about the right size for a bud vase. Rolls used to install those on the B-pillar.
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Since this is obviously a problem I think you should sell your cars and buy one with no stupid net in it. On the other hand if this is all you can find to complain about, the Q must be an ok vehicle after all.
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I have a chef's knife in mine.
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What did you do with the rest of the chef? :-)
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What did you do with the rest of the chef? :-)
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What did you do with the rest of the chef? :-)
Well given the SQ5's range, I wasn't able to take him very far
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