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hayde_bre 01-09-2019 08:41 PM

What is one thing that you wish you had while driving Q7?
 
Just one thing, the biggest thing you miss... what is it?
For me, it's HUD, Absolutely miss it, beating myself for not going with Prestige at the expense of not getting the color I wanted. Everything else I can live with, but having to look away from the road to the MMI display is very distracting, compared to HUD.

achayan 01-09-2019 08:46 PM


Originally Posted by hayde_bre (Post 25259660)
Just one thing, the biggest thing you miss... what is it?
For me, it's HUD, Absolutely miss it, beating myself for not going with Prestige at the expense of not getting the color I wanted. Everything else I can live with, but having to look away from the road to the MMI display is very distracting, compared to HUD.

I am with you, I did the same, for that red color I din't gone for Prestige, I miss HUD and adaptive cruise control.

charlesw325 01-09-2019 09:59 PM


Originally Posted by hayde_bre (Post 25259660)
Just one thing, the biggest thing you miss... what is it?
For me, it's HUD, Absolutely miss it, beating myself for not going with Prestige at the expense of not getting the color I wanted. Everything else I can live with, but having to look away from the road to the MMI display is very distracting, compared to HUD.


So far auto hold is the one I miss the most , I wish auto hold is on US cars .

Gani 01-10-2019 04:00 AM

why would they remove autohold for usa?

Force-1 01-10-2019 04:21 AM


Originally Posted by charlesw325 (Post 25259677)
So far auto hold is the one I miss the most , I wish auto hold is on US cars .

When stopped at a long light, doesn't simply engaging the e-brake accomplish the same thing? I do that in my S5 sometimes. I don't do it in the Q7, as it disengages start/stop, and since it's a long light I'm okay with engine shutting off.

Corgiman 01-10-2019 04:29 AM


Originally Posted by Force-1 (Post 25259719)
When stopped at a long light, doesn't simply engaging the e-brake accomplish the same thing? I do that in my S5 sometimes. I don't do it in the Q7, as it disengages start/stop, and since it's a long light I'm okay with engine shutting off.

If you use the parking brake your stop lights aren’t illuminated.

BigKutta 01-10-2019 04:57 AM

Better Headlights
 
I mean, I've gotten used to these and the white is very white, but the fact that they don't move with the turns and level up and down while going on hilly roads is something I miss. I've gotten used to that with BMW.

I can see how someone can miss HUD if you've had it before. This is my first car with HUD, and now when I drive any of my other cars, I keep looking ahead for the speed!

andrewmr 01-10-2019 05:43 AM

A Q8......

:-)

anilx783 01-10-2019 05:43 AM

Air Suspension - May be better
 
I have prestige with a steel suspension. Don't take me wrong its comfortable... However, sometimes I wonder I should have gone for Air suspension and 4 wheel steering option to make it "more" comfortable. Then immediately my "financial controller" inner voice kicks in to convince me it's not worth it... :):p

Lectoid 01-10-2019 06:06 AM


Originally Posted by anilx783 (Post 25259757)
I have prestige with a steel suspension. Don't take me wrong its comfortable... However, sometimes I wonder I should have gone for Air suspension and 4 wheel steering option to make it "more" comfortable. Then immediately my "financial controller" inner voice kicks in to convince me it's not worth it... :):p

Same here. I also told my self fixing that suspension would cost a lot more down the road. I'll likely drive this car in to the dirt so I was thinking long term.

scfz1000 01-10-2019 06:27 AM

rear door shades...a $150 option (silly option...should be standard) but i bought my 2018 used from the dealer and very few of their cars have it....note in 2019 it is now standard on the top model.....can't retrofit it either....grrrr

BigKutta 01-10-2019 07:09 AM


Originally Posted by anilx783 (Post 25259757)
I have prestige with a steel suspension. Don't take me wrong its comfortable... However, sometimes I wonder I should have gone for Air suspension and 4 wheel steering option to make it "more" comfortable. Then immediately my "financial controller" inner voice kicks in to convince me it's not worth it... :):p

Are some of you finding the standard suspension too stiff, or just dont like it? I have the standard suspension and it seems perfect to me. Its tuned just right.

Meyecul 01-10-2019 07:43 AM


Originally Posted by scfz1000 (Post 25259767)
rear door shades...a $150 option (silly option...should be standard) but i bought my 2018 used from the dealer and very few of their cars have it....note in 2019 it is now standard on the top model.....can't retrofit it either....grrrr

Be happy you do not have them. I wish I could take them out of my prestige. They are the biggest source of popping and creaking plastic in my Q. The thin plastic trim cover that you see on the door sill is very poorly engineered. A simple light press on it anywhere produces the most annoying crunchy creak sounds. Happens on its own in hot weather with expansion and contraction of the plastics or anytime when the car flexes enough on driveways, speed bumps or road joints etc.

scfz1000 01-10-2019 08:36 AM


Originally Posted by anilx783 (Post 25259757)
I have prestige with a steel suspension. Don't take me wrong its comfortable... However, sometimes I wonder I should have gone for Air suspension and 4 wheel steering option to make it "more" comfortable. Then immediately my "financial controller" inner voice kicks in to convince me it's not worth it... :):p

I find the steel suspension perfectly fine....i have the 20 inch rims and runflats on mine.

scfz1000 01-10-2019 08:37 AM


Originally Posted by Meyecul (Post 25259820)


Be happy you do not have them. I wish I could take them out of my prestige. They are the biggest source of popping and creaking plastic in my Q. The thin plastic trim cover that you see on the door sill is very poorly engineered. A simple light press on it anywhere produces the most annoying crunchy creak sounds. Happens on its own in hot weather with expansion and contraction of the plastics or anytime when the car flexes enough on driveways, speed bumps or road joints etc.

wow...has the dealer been able to address the issue....wonder if this is a common complaint with rear shades.

SarhoshAmiral 01-10-2019 08:43 AM


Originally Posted by BigKutta (Post 25259740)
I mean, I've gotten used to these and the white is very white, but the fact that they don't move with the turns and level up and down while going on hilly roads is something I miss. I've gotten used to that with BMW.

I can see how someone can miss HUD if you've had it before. This is my first car with HUD, and now when I drive any of my other cars, I keep looking ahead for the speed!

They do adopt the curves the with turning on/off different sections, at least my 2019 does. My 2012 Q5 used to have the actual turning ones and I think Q7's provide better visibility especially to immediate surroundings. I haven't paid attention to hills though. There is also auto high beams which are useful in night driving, I usually turn it on since it does a good job of toggling it quickly based on cars nearby. None of this will matter in 2020 models since they will get the matrix headlights.

anilx783 01-10-2019 08:50 AM


Originally Posted by scfz1000 (Post 25259838)
I find the steel suspension perfectly fine....i have the 20 inch rims and runflats on mine.

Same here...I am happy with it.. and also want to keep the car long term.. so don't want to deal with the costly repairs if any associated with air susp... However its the thought ...am I missing something better?

JT4 01-10-2019 08:52 AM

Although I feel the Q7 rides good (IMO it would be great with conventional tires) I would like to have the air suspension. I didn't order mine so the only air suspension Q's available at the time had every conceivable option, most of which I didn't want so I passed...

AudiFanFL 01-10-2019 08:53 AM


Originally Posted by Meyecul (Post 25259820)


Be happy you do not have them. I wish I could take them out of my prestige. They are the biggest source of popping and creaking plastic in my Q. The thin plastic trim cover that you see on the door sill is very poorly engineered. A simple light press on it anywhere produces the most annoying crunchy creak sounds. Happens on its own in hot weather with expansion and contraction of the plastics or anytime when the car flexes enough on driveways, speed bumps or road joints etc.

Strange - I never had that issue...

AudiFanFL 01-10-2019 08:55 AM

The thing I'm missing the most is a factory remote starter.

dohturdima 01-10-2019 09:28 AM


Originally Posted by AudiFanFL (Post 25259850)
The thing I'm missing the most is a factory remote starter.

Ditto.

Nemesis Autosport 01-10-2019 10:07 AM

I wish the gate would open higher. My SQ5 opened higher. Didn't do myself any favors by lowering it. Hit my head on the latching mechanism too many times than I like.

charlesw325 01-10-2019 10:26 AM


Originally Posted by Force-1 (Post 25259719)
When stopped at a long light, doesn't simply engaging the e-brake accomplish the same thing? I do that in my S5 sometimes. I don't do it in the Q7, as it disengages start/stop, and since it's a long light I'm okay with engine shutting off.

engaging the e-brake willl make it become a “manual hold” as you will need to do it every time . The point of auto hold is it engages automatically .plus , it will probably keep the brake light on ? never actually confirmed myself .

hayde_bre 01-10-2019 10:47 AM


Originally Posted by scfz1000 (Post 25259767)
rear door shades...a $150 option (silly option...should be standard) but i bought my 2018 used from the dealer and very few of their cars have it....note in 2019 it is now standard on the top model.....can't retrofit it either....grrrr


Originally Posted by Meyecul (Post 25259820)


Be happy you do not have them. I wish I could take them out of my prestige. They are the biggest source of popping and creaking plastic in my Q. The thin plastic trim cover that you see on the door sill is very poorly engineered. A simple light press on it anywhere produces the most annoying crunchy creak sounds. Happens on its own in hot weather with expansion and contraction of the plastics or anytime when the car flexes enough on driveways, speed bumps or road joints etc.


Originally Posted by AudiFanFL (Post 25259849)
Strange - I never had that issue...

No noise issues with mine either.
Funny I don't remember adding them as an option in my P+, must have been part of one of the packages. We are happy with them, it helps avoid direct sunlight since the rear door windows are huge on Q7.



charlesw325 01-10-2019 11:05 AM


Originally Posted by hayde_bre (Post 25259908)
No noise issues with mine either.
Funny I don't remember adding them as an option in my P+, must have been part of one of the packages. We are happy with them, it helps avoid direct sunlight since the rear door windows are huge on Q7.


It's a part of the warm weather package I think. it's on my Prestige. I never had the noise issue either. It's a must have feature for me since I have small kids in car seats , I need this so I don't need to stick anything on the window. I had it on my previous X5 and found it really useful.

thornapple 01-10-2019 11:12 AM

How about storage? No center console,? not even a sunglasses holder? Seriously....what were they thinking.

AlbertQ7 01-10-2019 11:16 AM


Originally Posted by Nemesis Autosport (Post 25259885)
I wish the gate would open higher. My SQ5 opened higher. Didn't do myself any favors by lowering it. Hit my head on the latching mechanism too many times than I like.

Are you sure your tailgate is opening all the way? Mine opens high - I can't imagine hitting my head on it unless you're REALLY tall. It can be programmed to not open all the way so it doesn't bump in the case of a low garage, for instance. Perhaps yours was accidentally set to not open completely? I can't remember the training/programming process, but it will be in the manual.

Nemesis Autosport 01-10-2019 11:19 AM


Originally Posted by AlbertQ7 (Post 25259922)
Are you sure your tailgate is opening all the way? Mine opens high - I can't imagine hitting my head on it unless you're REALLY tall. It can be programmed to not open all the way so it doesn't bump in the case of a low garage, for instance. Perhaps yours was accidentally set to not open completely? I can't remember the training/programming process, but it will be in the manual.

Pretty sure. I've pushed it further up and held the button, but nope. I'm 6'3". It was fine before lowering, so lets say 6'4" when open all the way. Now lowered, I'll clip it.

Perhaps I need to review it again to make sure, but it's been that amount since new.

AlbertQ7 01-10-2019 11:22 AM


Originally Posted by Nemesis Autosport (Post 25259927)
Pretty sure. I've pushed it further up and held the button, but nope. I'm 6'3". Perhaps I need to review it again to make sure, but it's been that amount since new.

So, when you push it up further, does it actually go up further? If so, then it may not be saving the programming. You need to push the trunk-close button on the rear hatch for 3 (or 5?) seconds to program it (not the key-fob button to program).
I'll check mine later today to see whether I can push it open further beyond what I think is considered fully open, but I don't think I can.

Nemesis Autosport 01-10-2019 11:24 AM


Originally Posted by AlbertQ7 (Post 25259928)
So, when you push it up further, does it actually go up further? If so, then it may not be saving the programming. You need to push the trunk-close button on the rear hatch for 3 (or 5?) seconds to program it (not the key-fob button to program).
I'll check mine later today to see whether I can push it open further beyond what I think is considered fully open, but I don't think I can.

I can a little bit, but doesn't have the same resistance as in another position. I recall trying at lower height to see if I did correctly to confirm, and worked, but not to the full extension. Will try again this afternoon.

Meyecul 01-10-2019 11:30 AM


Originally Posted by AudiFanFL (Post 25259849)
Strange - I never had that issue...

Hmm.. glad to hear others do not have this issue. I have brought this up to two dealers more than once and cannot seem to get anything done about it. Get the usual it's normal compared to other Q7s tested on the lot line.

Here is a video I made showing what I am dealing with...


hayde_bre 01-10-2019 12:15 PM

Wow, that is loud! Sorry to see that. I am not going to be pressing on my doors to see if creaks, though. Maybe all it takes is just one push for things to start creaking and squeaking.
I hope you guys can find a solution soon, it really sounds like something didn't line up in there or separated.

mi_sat 01-10-2019 12:26 PM

I wish I had an Audi dealer that would stop fighting me about fixing squeaking brakes that I pointed out to them within 30 days of purchase. First and last Audi.

smacky 01-10-2019 01:27 PM

I wanted the dynamic turn signals and the matrix headlights, but that is a regional issue and Euros have it, and maybe Asia, too?

I was spoiled by our S550's interior and old Lexuses we had prior with the leather quality/softness. I thought the Luxury package would add the softer, more supple leather akin to the Napa leather in the S550 (W222) and our B7 (F01) but I was wrong. For a $5K option, it's not very good. The alcantara lining is nice and soft and the leather seats are "soft" but it's not on the level of MB, Lexus, or even BMWs from 7 years ago. It still has a decent amount of "stiffness," especially in the cold. Or maybe it's not the leather itself but the amount of "stuffing" or cushioning in the seats bottoms, but it just wasn't what I thought it would be. The interior design of Audis is pretty damn good but I feel the comfort of the seats/leather is still lacking compared to its German colleagues. So I would reconsider the Luxury Package at $5K upgrade.

We were also questioning the need for the Adaptive Chassis but that has been a welcome for us after a year of ownership. I don't remember how the non-Adaptive Chassis demo cars we drove twice were like, but I just like air suspensions so much more. Especially when we all paid a premium for our Q7s. 4 Wheel Steering has saved my ass plenty of times in crowded parking lots. Other drivers might poop themselves as I back out of tight spaces in fear of their cars, but it's been good for me.

I'm no audiophile, but I gladly would've traded the $5K Luxury Package for the $5K BO surround sound. I think I would have enjoyed it more. The message feature on the Luxury Package is decent, not great, but I'd give that up as well since I often forget to use it.

Others here mentioned the HUD; I can't live without it either. It's on two of our cars and the third being the Q7 and it's so much easier and, I think, safer to look ahead for navigation directions and speed information. A family member recently bought an E400 Cabrio but did not opt for the third tier package MB offers, which had the air suspension and the HUD. The former is OK for a sporty convertible, but I do miss the latter the few times I take it out. And since I let it stretch its legs on empty highways from time to time, looking down at the cluster gets in the way of me looking up and around for troopers hiding under overpasses. So, basically a safety hazard to not have one.

My last gripe would have been the height of the armrests but I only recently found out they were adjustable and had two levels above being just flat against the bottom. So now that's good that not only does it extend forward but it can also be set two higher levels for those of us that lean a bit while driving.

HPMan 01-10-2019 02:16 PM


Originally Posted by charlesw325 (Post 25259677)



So far auto hold is the one I miss the most , I wish auto hold is on US cars .

This is an easy retrofit. I did it myself a couple weeks ago and was the best $160 I spent.

Force-1 01-10-2019 03:48 PM


Originally Posted by Corgiman (Post 25259723)

If you use the parking brake your stop lights aren’t illuminated.

There's always a car behind me, so I wait until they stop.

Force-1 01-10-2019 03:49 PM


Originally Posted by scfz1000 (Post 25259839)
wow...has the dealer been able to address the issue....wonder if this is a common complaint with rear shades.

Mine make no noise at all.

charlesw325 01-10-2019 04:14 PM


Originally Posted by HPMan (Post 25260028)
This is an easy retrofit. I did it myself a couple weeks ago and was the best $160 I spent.

Cool , never thought this is retrofitable ,I’ll do some research

charliehereforyou 01-10-2019 04:24 PM

A much quieter car. How much did Audi pay the reviewers to say it's "as quiet as a vault?" My old 2013 Infiniti JX-35 WAS as quiet as a vault.

V13T 01-10-2019 05:33 PM

Matrix LED in the US and air


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