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Fantastic! Very smooth, very quiet, lots of acceleration (more than my BMW). I know nothing about the technology. They’re going to be sure everything is updated before I take delivery. Plus they have a tech that will come to my home to “train” me, and even program my garage door opener. And on a side note, the owner’s going to do non-warranty maintenance on my wife’s Bentley, thus saving us a 3 hour drive to the nearest dealer :)
Very nice relationship you forged.
I've talked to your dealer before. They were very professional and straight forward
 

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Yes they are. Plus they had no surcharge and gave me effectively the retail price for my trade-in. It pretty much made up for not getting either the $7500 or the $2500 for buying an EV.
$7500 rebate is active on the e-tron. Rusnak Audi in Westlake Village, CA applied the $7500 credit on my '22 Sportback lease!
 

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Glad to hear it all worked out for you, and you never know you might end up keeping this one. If there is one thing I have learned after almost 500 cars is that each one had a purpose and those purposes could be as strange as dog carrier, or mid-engine sports car (with no power steering 4C) or scare you to death (my 1 of kind 911), winter fun car (currently my 2022 VWGT! 991 4S 911), I was always able to justify my car purchases that way. For me the RS would have been too difficult to find a purpose for (I have a modified 2021 F pace SVR I gave to my girlfriend last week it has hit 2.9 sec 0-60) since I don't find heavy cars to be enjoyable as sports cars, but the regular GT is going to be my calm out to dinner car (replacing my S class). When I would buy ICE cars, I'd drive them for a month then make a list of what I needed to change then take them apart (I have never cared about warranty I take brand new cars apart my 911 was in pieces for a year and a half) and fix what I needed to, to fit my needs. I don't know what you expect from the GT, but there is very little the GT can't do on public roads that the RS can other than maybe bragging rights. An other thing about owning so many cars is that you have experienced almost everything possible in a car.
 

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Glad to hear it all worked out for you, and you never know you might end up keeping this one. If there is one thing I have learned after almost 500 cars is that each one had a purpose and those purposes could be as strange as dog carrier, or mid-engine sports car (with no power steering 4C) or scare you to death (my 1 of kind 911), winter fun car (currently my 2022 VWGT! 991 4S 911), I was always able to justify my car purchases that way. For me the RS would have been too difficult to find a purpose for (I have a modified 2021 F pace SVR I gave to my girlfriend last week it has hit 2.9 sec 0-60) since I don't find heavy cars to be enjoyable as sports cars, but the regular GT is going to be my calm out to dinner car (replacing my S class). When I would buy ICE cars, I'd drive them for a month then make a list of what I needed to change then take them apart (I have never cared about warranty I take brand new cars apart my 911 was in pieces for a year and a half) and fix what I needed to, to fit my needs. I don't know what you expect from the GT, but there is very little the GT can't do on public roads that the RS can other than maybe bragging rights. An other thing about owning so many cars is that you have experienced almost everything possible in a car.
I forgot to mention that I got my “gap” etron GT last Saturday. I’ve only put about 50 miles on it so far, and in general I like it. I haven’t tried to charge it, so I still have that experience to look forward to. And I’m still wrestling with the navigation. I’m a little disappointed with the quality of the map…..they’re really basic, and don’t seem to save my settings. Might be new user error. But pretty much everything else I love, especially the glass roof! Thanks to this group for guiding me through the process. I’ll be ordering my GTRS as soon as possible.

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I forgot to mention that I got my “gap” etron GT last Saturday. I’ve only put about 50 miles on it so far, and in general I like it. I haven’t tried to charge it, so I still have that experience to look forward to. And I’m still wrestling with the navigation. I’m a little disappointed with the quality of the map…..they’re really basic, and don’t seem to save my settings. Might be new user error. But pretty much everything else I love, especially the glass roof! Thanks to this group for guiding me through the process. I’ll be ordering my GTRS as soon as possible.

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How are you liking the speed? Do you need to faster?
 

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How are you liking the speed? Do you need to faster?
Seems fast to me. But so was my BMW. About the same. Great cruzin’ car. Not as much “bling” as I’m used to, but a very nice car. I don’t know what other bells and whistles I’ll be able to add with the GTRS. Can’t wait for the final 2023 option list to come out.
 

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Seems fast to me. But so was my BMW. About the same. Great cruzin’ car. Not as much “bling” as I’m used to, but a very nice car. I don’t know what other bells and whistles I’ll be able to add with the GTRS. Can’t wait for the final 2023 option list to come out.
If the options don't change for 2023 and your GT is fast enough, is it worth upgrading to a RS?
 

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If the options don't change for 2023 and your GT is fast enough, is it worth upgrading to a RS?
I’m not really in to white cars with black interior. But it was available and at a reasonable price. The GTRS I order will be red with white interior.….and as much bling as I can add. In the meantime, I get to learn about EVs.
 

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I love this etron GT! I’ve had it for about 2 1/2 weeks now. Still learning a lot about the technology (and there’s a lot of it!). I installed an Electrify America Home Charger. Easy to use in general. I’ve usually just been driving around town, but did take it on a 120 mile round trip up into the Columbia River Gorge. No problems. The car handled great on the winding roads. I do think though the car could use a little more power for hill climbing, probably because it’s so heavy. Of course I do live in Oregon and up on a significant hill/mountain, so I notice it more. But hopefully the 2023 GTRS I’ll be ordering soon will solve that problem. WRT the technology, our local Audi dealer has a technical specialist that comes to your house for training and to help with anything like programming the garage doors, etc. That’s a terrific benefit.
 

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Just wanted to let everyone know that I love this etron GT! I’ve had it for about 2 1/2 weeks now. Still learning a lot about the technology (and there’s a lot of it!). I installed an Electrify America Home Charger. Easy to use in general. I’ve usually just been driving around town, but did take it on a 120 mile round trip up into the Columbia River Gorge. No problems. The car handled great on the winding roads. I do think though the car could use a little more power for hill climbing, probably because it’s so heavy. Of course I do live in Oregon and up on a significant hill/mountain, so I notice it more. But hopefully the 2023 GTRS I’ll be ordering soon will solve that problem. WRT the technology, our local Audi dealer has a technical specialist that comes to your house for training and to help with anything like programming the garage doors, etc. That’s a terrific benefit.
Glad to hear you're enjoying the car! Are you using Wilsonville or Beaverton Audi? We first drove a couple of e-tron SUVs at Beaverton, but the color combination we preferred was available (after a short wait) at Wilsonville. We're in Hood River and this is our third EV, they've been great for all of our daily use. I love the GT and GTRS, but an SUV or hatchback meets more of our needs. If I could own any car right now it would be a Taycan Sport or Cross Tourismo.
 

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Anyone have have an update on when we can order the 2023 model year?
FYI Exclusive paint is now $7900 from $3900 in 2022
Audi should honor their 2022 pricing for those that waited so long

Here is the 2023 Pricing
 

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Glad to hear you're enjoying the car! Are you using Wilsonville or Beaverton Audi? We first drove a couple of e-tron SUVs at Beaverton, but the color combination we preferred was available (after a short wait) at Wilsonville. We're in Hood River and this is our third EV, they've been great for all of our daily use. I love the GT and GTRS, but an SUV or hatchback meets more of our needs. If I could own any car right now it would be a Taycan Sport or Cross Tourismo.
Good morning dcmackintosh - I used Audi Beaverton. My wife purchased a Panamera from the Porsche group in 2010 and had good service, so we went back to them. my wife and I took a drive up to Hood River a couple of weeks ago In the new 2022 etron GT. I love the way it handles! Very sports car like compared to what I’m used to, and this isn’t even the RS version (which I’m now ordering for the 2023 MY).
 

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FYI Exclusive paint is now $7900 from $3900 in 2022
Audi should honor their 2022 pricing for those that waited so long

Here is the 2023 Pricing
Thanks Ps702! I had been told this was released, but had not yet received it from my salesman.
 
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