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Missing but not deal breakers. Please add...(sorry if this has been previously posted)

Seat/mirror memory
power steering wheel adjustment
MMI finger writing pad
heated steering wheel...(however I'm in Florida)
Dual HVAC fan controls
 

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Yikes - what else do you want in an entry level SUV, color TV, microwave, kitchen sink, 401K? >:D
 
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The writing pad doesn't seem that important to me. I've never found those to be particularly useful. I'd rather a touch keyboard to type things in.
 

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Actually I find the writing pad to be quite useful - much better than spinning a knob all over creation to get to where you want it ...
 

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Missing but not deal breakers. Please add...(sorry if this has been previously posted)

Seat/mirror memory
power steering wheel adjustment
MMI finger writing pad
heated steering wheel...(however I'm in Florida)
Dual HVAC fan controls

I posted this early on after my Q3 purchase a few months but here are some of mine:
Heated Steering Wheel
Cooled Seats
Heated Rear Seats
Power folding mirrors linked to lock/unlock
Seat memory
USB ports

I had all of these on cheaper by half Kia Soul so Yes, Roger, I do expect these on a 42K vehicle! :)

But I do love my Q3!! SO much so that I have 2!

John
 

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But I do love my Q3!! SO much so that I have 2!

John[/QUOTE]
The Q3 is just fine as it is.....the extra features on the A6 got me spoiled.
Mine is 2 weeks old. I could easily buy another one. There is something about the Q3 . My next one would be Red/Chestnut. The Q is fun to drive...fun to look at. It's a driver and a looker.
 

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For me, definitely the seat memory! Even though the Q3 is pretty much the cheapest in the Audi lineup, I think it really should include seat memory. I know it's an entry level Audi SUV, but still a 40K vehicle without this feature seems odd to me. Given it's an Audi, I think most people would expect certain "nowadays standard in this segment" features included.

Even if the price is slightly more (I don't know maybe a few hundreds more??), I think most people would be happy to pay more to have seat memory included. Just my guess :)
 

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Sorry y'all - I TOO want a few of these things - you can see my seat memory rant, research and frustrations back in JULY of last year on these. You can also blame (or credit) me for getting at least what we did get for HomeLink. That doesn't change the fact that this IS an entry level car for Audi, and you can't dream of comparing and Audi to a Kia for overall driving dynamics and quality. btw, I had a very nice 2012 Kia Sportage SX-R AWD that I bought only to wait for the arrival of the Q3. It had ALL that stuff too and cost me just 29K. But after 14K miles in 3 years, I wouldn't even think to compare it to my Audi. If you don't feel the difference - fine, no harm - no foul, stick with the Asian high-value stuff - that's all I can say.
 

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I would like to have seen some of these items provided as options to the Q3 as well (memory seats and heated steering wheel come to mind). I gave Audi this feedback in a new owner survey I received this week (although the survey wasn't really designed for this type of feedback....more around any flaws/issues with the car's performance). I'm not getting the entry level vehicle argument. It's not like there's another vehicle that provides the size and functionality of the Q3 with these options..is there? Why not just make them available and assign an appropriate price to add them? I will say though that they are all nice to haves and this car is so well equipped compared to my 2004 Mini that we are beyond the icing on the cake discussion.

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Ugh, it is a crime that we still bought this car without those items.
Esp. when cars costing 10K less have most if not all of these items.

That said, the overall dynamic & packaging of the Q3 goes beyond the logical & common sense & in its own way makes all the sense :)
 

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Let's define Entry Level. A Q3 is does not fit that description. Or lets say an entry level Q3 is front wheel drive with the minimum options. The Q3 is more of an upscale Baby Sport Ute or SUV. Aside from the rear seating space if I had to choose between my fully loaded X3 or the Q3 Prestige I just bought I'd be more than content with the Q as it is quite comfortable to sit in and drive. For 2 week ownership I'm very impressed with. The Missing Items are not big deal...I was just being greedy. Men are pigs by nature.

My Mini Laurel at $34,500 has no nav, no memory except for what's between my ears. The seats are manual and powered by armstrong. The Homelink is a Lift Master remote. The front and rear parking sensors are the sound and thump of bumping into something. The review camera is my head turning around.


Entry Level sounds cheap. The Q regardless of the model/options is quite respectable and pretty well tailored. I went to look at and bring home the Monsoon....I got side tracked and ended up testing an SQ5 and wanted it Just Because. My wife gave me the courtesy of freedom to take either one but we decided the Q3 is perfect for our needs and in no way inferior to anything out there....regardless of a few Missing Items. In all honesty none of them are must haves. The only thing really missing is a 3 car garage. However we bought this to drive, park in malls and enjoy. I'm thrilled and very fortunate to own a Q3. The paths we take and what happens from that...... We took our A6 for service...there was a Q3 Prestige /Sport sitting out front.... As soon as I looked at it I felt the trap. And as always the Weak Will Fold....and I did
 

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I'm fairly new to the Q3 but so far I am very impressed with the features it has. The memory seats are about the only thing I miss from my old Lexus. Since this is just a button I think it would not be costly to add (it could even be coded to the "*" button on the wheel, its just software) whereas some of the other features, like heated steering wheel or power tilt, is a much bigger deal to implement thus driving up cost and we don't need to be doing that to the Q3.

My biggest complaint so far feature wise is no radio station presets from the steering wheel without going through menus to select it each time you set off. This is a basic thing that all cars have today. I know that they have a lot of stuff in the driver info screen and need to use arrows and such to navigate it but, all they would have to do is remember where you left the menu on the media screen and it would not be a problem. Maybe there is a VCDS mod or something that can set it straight.

-Andy
 

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It is obvious from the fascinating complaints I hear that we are all pretty privileged.....not just to own a Q3, but just privileged in general.

Don't get me wrong, I love a lively discussion about the good and bad, but having just spent my once-a-month week working with homeless and disabled veterans who are just looking for a little acknowledgement from their nation and a chance to reclaim their now broken lives, the discussion of memory seats just seems a little unimportant to those who are unable to drive a car because of the disabilities they incurred defending their country.

This is not meant to be a buzz kill, merely a reminder to myself what I find important. Yes, it is a bit of rant that probably doesn't belong on this forum, but to the young Marine I saw this morning who will never again have a chance to drive anything faster than his wheelchair, memory seats are just not needed.

There's a saying that's been around awhile, but it's probably one we can all reflect on as we enjoy our Q3s: "America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall."

I'm sure I'll want to delete this post in an hour or so, but by then it will be too late....oh well.

Carry on.....
 

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My biggest complaint so far feature wise is no radio station presets from the steering wheel without going through menus to select it each time you set off.
-Andy
Radio presets would nice....they are a Should've be Included
"America is not at war. The Marine Corps is at war; America is at the mall."[/I]

I'm sure I'll want to delete this post in an hour or so, but by then it will be too late....oh well.

Carry on.....
At ease...As you were. Don't delete it. I'm happy for what I have, who I am ...thankful to be a American...thankful for our brave troops and police.
It is amazing how people have it made and complain/nit pick about nonsense. I have more toys than brains and I'm selective who I bittch2.... Our family gives back in certain ways. Thank you for helping those that need it.
 

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Sorry y'all but I don't think "entry level" sounds or should be thought of as cheap - it's just what it says - entry level. Why do we or anybody have to re-invent the meanings of words we already perfectly have? Why can't entry just mean entry and NOTHING else? It's just where most or a lot or what's expected by Audi (not YOU) to enter the Audi (not anybody else's) market. That's got NOTHING to do with how much the car costs, or doesn't - just that it's an entry point - er, ah or level. SOMEBODY else has corrupted thoughts on what "entry level" means - tell THEM to shove it - entry just means entry, nothing more - or less.

Regardless our contentedness or privilege (I count MY blessings EVERY day - and I have plenty compared to most of the rest of the WORLD). doesn't make me want to accept revisionism for the sake of reality or truth. Simple. We should keep it that way.
 

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Simple. We should keep it that way.
KISS would be the buzzword.

Anyway...I wouldn't mind having a valet key for the glove box. I have to Valet park occasionally and would like to protect my $3.00 in change, flashlight etc.
 

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I posted this early on after my Q3 purchase a few months but here are some of mine:
Heated Steering Wheel
Cooled Seats
Heated Rear Seats
Power folding mirrors linked to lock/unlock
Seat memory
USB ports

I had all of these on cheaper by half Kia Soul so Yes, Roger, I do expect these on a 42K vehicle! :)

But I do love my Q3!! SO much so that I have 2!

John

I forgot to add: Speed Dial settings.
 

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Sure why not, give ME a Mr. Fusion !!
 
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