Renting an Audi Gasmobile: 3 Issues I Miss (Massively) from My Tesla Mannequin 3

I needed to lease a fuel automobile this weekend. I ended up with an Audi Q2. It’s not the costliest Audi in the marketplace. In actual fact, it’s one of many most cost-effective (round $30,000). Three issues in regards to the automobile drove me nuts, with one in every of them maybe being partly as a result of automobile being on the cheaper finish of the market however the different two simply being signs of the outdated gas-car period.

The Seats Sucked

That is the issue which will have been due partly to low price of the Audi Q2. Nonetheless, I’m skeptical any Audi’s seats might compete with my Tesla Mannequin 3’s. Tesla’s seats are one of the crucial underrated options of its automobiles, in my view. Tesla designed and builds its seats in-house, and they’re good. They’re made to distribute your weight/strain evenly in order that no single level in your physique is pushing for too exhausting for too lengthy on the seat and finally getting sore. Additionally, I don’t know why or how, however they seem like the most effective seats for my decrease again. I’ve pushed many automobiles over the previous couple of a long time, and my decrease again routinely will get drained after a short while of driving. For no matter motive, that doesn’t occur in my Tesla Mannequin 3. Tesla did one thing very well there. The Audi Q2’s seats? Man, they weren’t comfortable in any respect, and I used to be shortly wishing I used to be in my Mannequin 3 once more. The one upside they provided: if my daughter pushed her toes in opposition to the again of my seat, I bought a superb little again therapeutic massage. That solved the drained again drawback for a number of moments.

The Navigation Sucked

I used the navigation in two methods. First, I used the built-in navigation. On the subsequent journey, I linked my iPhone to the automobile and used CarPlay. Each choices sucked. I couldn’t do something on the display with my fingers — had to make use of the funky controls which take method too lengthy and are method too complicated. I had my spouse attempt to get a setting mounted whereas I used to be driving, and it was a PITA for her that just about made us surrender on utilizing the automobile’s navigation system. The factor my spouse was making an attempt to repair was that the map was zoomed out all the way in which for our 2-hour journey and wasn’t zooming in at intersections or exits that I wanted to take. Why that ought to must be chosen deep within the settings is a thriller to me.

After all, the display is slightly small. There’s not area for different stuff when you have the nav working. And my try to placed on the radio whereas utilizing the CarPlay navigation system on the second journey resulted within the navigation disappearing and me needing to restart it. So, I ditched the concept of listening to the radio.

I do know there have been extra issues in regards to the nav methods I didn’t like, however there’s no must go on. Not with the ability to work together with the display straight, the display being so small, and the problem utilizing the system have been sufficient to drive me nuts and helped to stimulate this text.

Please, simply give me again my Tesla navigation system and touchscreen!

The Drive High quality Sucked

That is one thing that might be comparable throughout gasmobiles. It’s simply how a crappy inner combustion engine (ICE) works. It’s soooooooooo exhausting to get the automobile transferring, and it’s so rumbly and loud because it tries to get itself going someplace. It’s regarding, and it’s exhausting to inform if you’re pushing on the pedal too exhausting or too gentle — the automobile’s not transferring, so it have to be too gentle; the engine and automobile sound like they’re going to blow up, so it have to be too exhausting. Total, it’s only a horrible expertise. I used to be so instantly and so strongly lacking my Tesla Mannequin 3, or any electrical automobile after all, and after a few days driving the automobile, I by no means bought over how sluggish and loud and rumbly the Audi Q2 was.

Then there’s additionally the shortage of regenerative braking, which I sorely missed, particularly when the automobile felt like a wild horse making an attempt to fly ahead or off the street on a curve. And as quickly as you set it into drive, the automobile begins rolling ahead quick — so bizarre.

After all, there have been different humorous issues about driving a fuel automobile once more — forgetting that I’ve to make use of a key to open it, forgetting the place and how one can put the important thing into the ignition, forgetting to show the automobile off and take the important thing out, continually going to the wipers to vary gears (that’s Tesla’s fault), forgetting that the ground within the again seat isn’t flat as a result of tunnel within the center, not having a frunk to place stuff into, and absolutely extra that I’m forgetting now. Nevertheless it was actually simply these three core issues that drove me nuts in regards to the Audi Q2 rental automobile and made me want I might drive my Tesla Mannequin 3 once more.


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