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Sad to see the online configurator was correct. Guess I'll have to wait a year and see if Audi, or the competition, has better options next year. 😭
 

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****, I can't believe they really pulled homelink and 360 camera even on the top end config. I'm kinda stuck though, because if I don't buy a new EV I lose HOV lane access on 1/1 and life's too short to give that up. Since no other EV seems to be worth buying under $100k, I guess I'll just live with opening my garage door using a remote like it's 1990 again.
 

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****, I can't believe they really pulled homelink and 360 camera even on the top end config.
It's ridiculous how much they've pared it down vs. what was officered in Europe. I know there are component shortages, but why restrict the color choices? Interior choices? The quilted interiors offered in Europe would go a long way to offset all the less premium looking plastic. Why do I have to get black optics just to get sport seats? Why no dynamic dampers? I'd place an order with these options even if that meant a delayed delivery, but not even allowing the options is really shooting themselves in the foot, IMO.
 

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It's ridiculous how much they've pared it down vs. what was officered in Europe. I know there are component shortages, but why restrict the color choices? Interior choices? The quilted interiors offered in Europe would go a long way to offset all the less premium looking plastic. Why do I have to get black optics just to get sport seats? Why no dynamic dampers? I'd place an order with these options even if that meant a delayed delivery, but not even allowing the options is really shooting themselves in the foot, IMO.
Yeah as someone who's ditching his Tesla (mostly) because of wanting to have a car that's actually nice to be in, the lack of adaptive suspension and fancier seating surfaces is pretty disappointing, also I guess kinda par for the course with Audi, especially on the smaller models. We've never gotten a lot of the good options in the US, for whatever reason, and they like to pile everything into packages.

I kinda want to wait a year and see how the 2023 model shakes out but I have to be honest with myself and admit I'm just not patient enough.
 

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I'd planned to change to an EV next year and the Q4 was going to be my choice, but the lack of a top-down camera option is definitely a deal-breaker. When I built one online a few days ago, it was a $500 option, but now it's gone. I would have opted for the Homelink mirror too, but I could live without it. Also surprised and disappointed by the dismal choice of colors, I'd loved to have that lighter blue you see on European models. Maybe I'll hold off and see how the 3rd-generation X1 looks. Although I've owned an Audi before (2010 A3) and liked it, I'm generally a BMW guy, but the direction BMW is going with its designs and UI's has me concerned.
 

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Excited to see the order guide ... dealers should be able to submit orders soon. Is the S-Line pack worth it? I leaning to the Pebble Grey and prefer the silver grill over the black but wonder if the comfort of the sports seats are worth it. I'd rather have the 19" wheels as well for efficiency and comfort overall.
 

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Excited to see the order guide ... dealers should be able to submit orders soon. Is the S-Line pack worth it? I leaning to the Pebble Grey and prefer the silver grill over the black but wonder if the comfort of the sports seats are worth it. I'd rather have the 19" wheels as well for efficiency and comfort overall.

Yeah I'm buying pebble grey because I honestly don't like any of the colors and I'm sure as heck not going to pay for a color I don't like.

As for the S-Line pack… the seats are why I'm getting it. I will never buy another car without adjustable thigh support.

I don't care about the black trim or special bumpers, and I actively do not want the 20" wheels so hopefully I can trade those off for stock smaller wheels + cash to someone who cares more about looks than ride quality and range…
 

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Yeah as someone who's ditching his Tesla (mostly) because of wanting to have a car that's actually nice to be in, the lack of adaptive suspension and fancier seating surfaces is pretty disappointing, also I guess kinda par for the course with Audi, especially on the smaller models. We've never gotten a lot of the good options in the US, for whatever reason...
I think VW just doesn't like us.

I'm just gonna buy the Ford instead.
 

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re: Heat Pump in USA

I asked my dealer, who asked his rep at Audi USA.

N/A on Q4 40, standard on Q4 50 and Sportback.

Makes sense, IMHO, that those that would want Quattro would also be in colder climates. Thus, it looks the current order guide does not (yet) delineate all the differences.
 

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It amazes me how on high end car Homelink is not there. I was very impressed with my XC40 Recharge which has heat pump, Homelink, 360 camera, memory seats, panoramic rough with shade and basically same price as the Q40 50 S-Line.
 

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re: Heat Pump in USA

I asked my dealer, who asked his rep at Audi USA.

N/A on Q4 40, standard on Q4 50 and Sportback.

Makes sense, IMHO, that those that would want Quattro would also be in colder climates. Thus, it looks the current order guide does not (yet) delineate all the differences.
So I can understand correctly that your dealer spoke with rep at Audi USA and the Q4 50 e-tron (Quattro) should have the heat pump either as an option or as standard even though it is not listed in the current order guide?
I really hope so coming from cold Minnesota
 

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So I can understand correctly that your dealer spoke with rep at Audi USA and the Q4 50 e-tron (Quattro) should have the heat pump either as an option or as standard even though it is not listed in the current order guide?
I really hope so coming from cold Minnesota
Correct. Standard on the 50 and Sportback. Not available on the 40.

FWIW, I'm also in MN so it's an issue.
 

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It amazes me how on high end car Homelink is not there. I was very impressed with my XC40 Recharge which has heat pump, Homelink, 350 camera, memory seats, panoramic rough with shade and basically same price as the Q40 50 S-Line.
Interesting, I hadn't honestly looked at the XC40 but maybe I should. Do the seats have adjustable thigh support?
 

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Interesting, I hadn't honestly looked at the XC40 but maybe I should. Do the seats have adjustable thigh support?
They have a seat bottom extender, and the seats are very good. If the Q4 drives like the ID.4 the Volvo drives better and has instant torque and 0-60 4.8 seconds. That said the XC40 has its share of issues. The reason I am here looking at a Q4 is my XC40 is about to hit the lemon law threshold and I may have them buy it back. Great car, but their new Google OS is bug riddled and there is a rash or heat pump, hvac and rear brake issues. They replaced my infotainment system once and it is still becoming unresponsive. They are replacing my rear brakes for 3rd time and I only have 1925 miles in 4 months, but it has been at dealer for 29 cumulative days. That said I love the car if they can get the brakes fixed. Kudos to VW/Audi for going rear drums. Volvo used discs and when you park the rear pads engage and the metallic pads ruts to the rotors and there is a big. Clunk then pads lose some material.
 

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It amazes me how on high end car Homelink is not there. I was very impressed with my XC40 Recharge which has heat pump, Homelink, 350 camera, memory seats, panoramic rough with shade and basically same price as the Q40 50 S-Line.
Homelink normally would be included I'm sure, at least in the US. I believe they took that out of the normal e-tron for new orders right now too, and I know it used to be included. Blame the semiconductor shortage. I bet Volvo is making similar adjustments now too, as they're going to be affected as well.

As a side note, test drove and loved the XC40 Recharge as well. However, it was so new when I was leasing, there were just no real offers or deals on it like there was on the e-tron. I also really like my Audi dealer, and wasn't a fan of the local Volvo dealer.
 

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They have a seat bottom extender, and the seats are very good. If the Q4 drives like the ID.4 the Volvo drives better and has instant torque and 0-60 4.8 seconds. That said the XC40 has its share of issues. The reason I am here looking at a Q4 is my XC40 is about to hit the lemon law threshold and I may have them buy it back. Great at, but their new Google OS is bug riddled and there is a rash or heat pump, hvac and rear brake issues. They replaced my infotainment system once and it is still becoming unresponsive. They are replacing my rear brakes for 3rd time and I only have 1925 miles in 4 months, but it has been at dealer for 29 cumulative days. That said I love the car if they can get the brakes fixed. Kudos to VW/Audi for going rear drums. Volvo used discs and when you park the rear pads engage and the metallic pads ruts to the rotors and there is a big. Clunk then pads lose some material.
Yikes, I'm sorry you're having such issues with the XC40. Are they common with that model?

When I test drove, I loved the idea of them using Google OS, but I definitely didn't get a deep look into it. I hope they get that worked out.
 

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Most XC40 owners are fine, but if you follow the threads on XC40 forum.com there are a few folks having issues. The biggest issue with brakes is don’t get the rotors/pads wet then park for a day or so. I would say infotainment is probably biggest issue, combination of hardware and software issues. Brake issue is hit or miss. HVAC/heat pump probably next issue. Volvo has offered to swap my car, but until they change the rear pad formula my guess is I will get brakes again. When the infotainment works Google voice assistant is great.
 
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