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OK, first ride with friends who agreed something very wrong with the Sirius tuner. I have an appt next Friday for that. And, first tank of gas and not great gas mileage at 17.2.

BUT, big one. Engine off. How do I close windows? Cannot find that in the manual. Had to turn the engine on for that.
 

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OK, first ride with friends who agreed something very wrong with the Sirius tuner. I have an appt next Friday for that. And, first tank of gas and not great gas mileage at 17.2.

BUT, big one. Engine off. How do I close windows? Cannot find that in the manual. Had to turn the engine on for that.
The best way is to program to open and close with the key fob through vagcom. You can also put the key in the drivers side door and turn and hold to the left and right to open all and close all of the windows and roof.
 

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Wow. Is THAT intuitive. One would think holding LOCK on the FOB would close windows. I had to restart the engine! Thanks for the reply.

One more? I found the voice leve for Nav earlier today and cannot find it again! Where is that hiding?
 

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Found it. Boy, is that hidden.

Now looking to find out why when I press the steering whee NAV button it says "Navigation is not active".
 

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Got it. No destination set. Also not intuitive.

So, it has been a week. You have seen my questions / issues. Unsure how gas mileage will sort out and what will happen with what I consider unacceptable Sirius sound quality. With luck, that will be an antenna issue or something similar. But let me list what I consider disappointing in the Q3 for me:

1. BOSE system highly disappointing on Sirius
2. Headlight on indicator is in a poor location - bothersome
3. Mirrors do not fold automatically - not a show stopper
4. 3G only on Audi Connect - Disappointing and likely reason enough not to continue after 6 month trial
5. Memory seats lacking - a miss from Audi
6. Auto headlight sensitivity very poor - MUST get this adjusted. On too soon and off too long after needed
7. Coming home quits in seconds - Unusable
8. MMI does not fold - we all know this one
9. No way to hold cargo floor open - Very logical on my A4 Avant. Cannot fathom why this is so on the Q3
10. BMW owners get more loyalty than Audi owners!! (50% more) this is just wrong, imho.
11. Poor quality, thin floor mats - Poor quality carpet. Too true.
12. Cannot set Presets as default for dash radio. A nuisance. Should follow the MMI.
13. Cannot raise windows with engine off! - Wow. Bit me today. Need to use the key????
14. Tire pressure delivered low at 33 s/b 44. Discussed. A small loss of confidence wit the dealer on this one.
15. Hill hold does not seem to work, even with AC off. No answer to this one yet.

So, not horrible, but not as satisfactory as would have hoped. Nothing I cannot get around. Taught me more things to look for next time :)

Thanks for the answers and advice all. I'm sure I will have more as time goes on, but I think this is pretty thorough for the moment.

~Bob
 

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And here we go with more :)

Oddest thing today. VERY hot inside the car. I keep the thermostat set to Automatic. Turned the temp way down to cool faster and would only blow hot air. Tried everything. Turned it off, then tried AC, then Auto again. No go.

Stopped. Shut the engine down. Turned AC off. Then started, turned to auto and for the first time today the light on the AC button came on and it started cooling.

Any ideas? I hope I explained well enough. Auto, low temp, no light on AC and blowing hot. Pressing AC illuminated for a split second then went off again. After stop, etc, finally lit.
 

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Sounds like a potentially defective switch or relay - NOT normal behavior to me ...
 

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I agree. I am going in Friday so will add to the list. Thought it *possibly* something I did or did not do, but cannot imagine what. Just could not get the AC switch to light and with temp set to 60 and auto, should have lit by itself.

I'll report after Friday.

Thanks.
 

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Did not get much of anywhere at the dealer. Need to set an appointment with service. Down to an issue, a few things I would prefer differently and two intermittents (Voice button and AC on button).

But the biggest issue by far is Sirius radio. It drops out more often than I have ever experienced, goes to "linking" a few times a day and worse, compresses and pumps high frequencies.

Went to the local high end car stereo guru and he thought it could be a bad antenna connection, which could make sense. If so, signal level could be low causing bit rate to drop well below max and compressing and pumping.

So let me get a little feedback here please. WHERE is the Sirius radio? Is it part of the MMI? A separate box (I hope so it can be easily swapped). Where is the antenna.? Same as GPS? Easy to check antenna connections or require a headliner removal?

Any insight appreciated.

I did get a marketing call from Sirius tonight congratulating me on my new Audi, etc. Trying to sell me service of course. I told him how poor this is and he says Sirius has Sirius hardware technicians near major cities that can help me find the problem. I told him I would Love to talk with them and he went to transfer me. Call went to dial tone of course. And I can find no reference to these techs online.

Did I mention while at the dealer I asked to play with the radio in another Prestige. Sounded noticeably better to me, but then I have a good ear. I cam concerned about convincing I have a problem to an Audi tech. But, shall see.

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Bob - where are you? What dealer are you using and is it the dealer you bought the car from? PM these details if you don't mind and I will give you some specifics to try ...
 

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Just posted about what I learned re: auto headlights with and without daytime running lights in another topic on Auto Headlights.

I'm down to one issue, one preference, two intermittents I cannot reproduce and a gripe :)

Issue is Sirius radio. I am now 100% positive mine is defective. Bluetooth from my iPhone sounds 500% better, much less CD or even FM. Trying to get an appointment now.

I will try to get the time Coming Home lights are on extended - doubled would be great.

AC blowing hot and not being able to latch the button has not happened again.

Voice recognition button not working has not happened again.

A few things I would have preferred such as 4G, memory seats - the usual list. But the grip is that in 600 miles, the outside "piano black" pillars are noticeably scratched. What a poor finish choice. even inside, invites scratches and fingerprints.

Gas mileage is rough around town.

And, it seems if you shut down with the last display being radio presets, it remembers that as a default. But not if you shut down in any other mode. And Presets makes so much sense to be the radio default.

All for now. Going to be Googling third party grilles:)

~Bob
 

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Just posted about what I learned re: auto headlights with and without daytime running lights in another topic on Auto Headlights.

I'm down to one issue, one preference, two intermittents I cannot reproduce and a gripe :)

Issue is Sirius radio. I am now 100% positive mine is defective. Bluetooth from my iPhone sounds 500% better, much less CD or even FM. Trying to get an appointment now.

I will try to get the time Coming Home lights are on extended - doubled would be great.

AC blowing hot and not being able to latch the button has not happened again.

Voice recognition button not working has not happened again.

A few things I would have preferred such as 4G, memory seats - the usual list. But the grip is that in 600 miles, the outside "piano black" pillars are noticeably scratched. What a poor finish choice. even inside, invites scratches and fingerprints.

Gas mileage is rough around town.

And, it seems if you shut down with the last display being radio presets, it remembers that as a default. But not if you shut down in any other mode. And Presets makes so much sense to be the radio default.

All for now. Going to be Googling third party grilles:)

~Bob


I would like to think that your problems are car specific as I have not experienced any of your problems, my At Home lights actually stay on longer than I would prefer and I have been getting roughly 24-25 mpg in town even with having to climb the mountain on every return trip. I will say the mpg is going to drop now that I have the SprintBooster but that is my choice. I agree memory seats would be nice but all things considered I am extremely happy with my Q3.
 

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I am amazed at 24-25 around town. Yesterday's errand run was averaging 16.2. And I can't be driving very aggressively around town. Maybe there is something wrong. And you are first to say Coming Home is long. Mine is literally 6-8 seconds. Wondering what could be wrong?

~Bob
 

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I hope you realize that your new engine still needs to loosen up i.e. broken in - before you can get representative fuel #'s.
Having said that, my 800 mile newborn baby has been constantly avg 24-25 mpg in combined driving since delivery. So that should go up a bit once things seat in.

So some engines are just looser/tighter than others from the factory.
 

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I am amazed at 24-25 around town. Yesterday's errand run was averaging 16.2. And I can't be driving very aggressively around town. Maybe there is something wrong. And you are first to say Coming Home is long. Mine is literally 6-8 seconds. Wondering what could be wrong?

~Bob
something must be up with yours. I have never gotten 16.2. That's a bummer. My mileage is one of the bright spots in the Q3!
 

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something must be up with yours. I have never gotten 16.2. That's a bummer. My mileage is one of the bright spots in the Q3!
I might depend a little on how often or when you check your mileage....

Although our 900 mile Q3 is averaging over 27mpg, I noticed on that it got only 16.9mpg on my wife's 1.5 mile trip to get coffee yesterday. She did not go over 25mph, but the engine never warmed.

I think for peace of mind and greater accuracy, we should be looking at the "big picture mileage." I generally just check the mileage after each refueling....except when we're having these mpg discussions on the Q3 forum. :rolleyes:
 

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Well, I view as I travel. For the entire 700 some odd miles, i am at 19.3. For a 16 mile trip yesterday of 3 miles city streets. stop signs and lights and 13 miles freeway I got 22 and some odd.

Today will be 100 miles of mixed city and freeway. Will see what it does. But it is now on the list to check at service on Friday. Good to know I should be expecting better. Wondering what the issue can be?

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Issue is new engine x2<echo>
 

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Issue is new engine x2<echo>
Yet others with similar miles are getting better mileage.

I just thought I wonder if it could be air conditioning? It has not been off since I bought the car. On AUTO and needed. Could that be eating the miles?

I will try with it off on this trip this morning.

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Yet others with similar miles are getting better mileage.

I just thought I wonder if it could be air conditioning? It has not been off since I bought the car. On AUTO and needed. Could that be eating the miles?

I will try with it off on this trip this morning.

~Bob
You will not find an answer.
There is nothing wrong with your car's performance at this moment.
Come back at 3-5K miles - then you can see if the mpg is still not performing as expected.

Just like a parent with a newborn baby: every cough, noise, turn & you think something is not right. Must be you only guilty complex.
Time tested cliche.

** regarding A/C: been using it to defog windows during dampness for last week or so in the midtatlantic monsoons = no effect on mpg.
 
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