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post #1 of 57 Old 01-18-2015, 08:18 PM Thread Starter
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Another Q3 Surprise?

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I was doing the weekly cleaning on the Q3 today and think I stumbled upon another "Easter egg" of sorts. I run a OEM cargo liner, however when I pulled the carpet section out I noticed something peculiar. The OEM carpet cover is symmetrical and can go in either way. The underside has a hard plastic tray of sorts that appears to have hand holds. I think the fact that it is symmetrical is not a coincidence and gives the option to the owner to run the hard side or the carpet. Take a look!










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Interesting.
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It may be so that if you use the spare it gives you a "dirty"side to put your flat regular tire on in case of an emergency without placing it on your carpet side. I don't know, but thought it was interesting.
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I believe this is referenced as a feature in the owner's manual - and is actually intended for dirty items that are loaded in the trunk. If my manual weren't out in the car on the street out front, I'd run and quote it...

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This is kinda cool - good catch!!


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Derek, thanks for the interesting feature find.


I have learned so much on this forum...
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Derek, thanks for the interesting feature find.


I have learned so much on this forum...
Same here, it's been a great resource of information, good enough that if you're here long enough, and have yet to get a Q3, you'll likely know more about it than Audi Sales reps!
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Good find. That could actually be useful depending on the situation. A nice touch. Luxury is in the details.
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This is good stuff!!!
It would be good to have items like this all located one thread so in that spirit I would like to add;
The storage bins under the front seats (small but still usefull) and
The little storage bin on the drivers side lower dash (again small but nice) and maybe
The reverse mirror dip...

All suprises that make a nice car just a little nicer (I know the mirror dip is in the manual but I didnt see the bins... Hum, maybe I did see at least one of the bins there but oh well, too much stuff to remember)

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Its a reversible luggage compartment mat, you must get it as standard over there, here in the UK it is a £75 option.......the load liner you have is a better option, a bit tougher and easier to clean.
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