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

I needed to lease a fuel automotive this weekend. I ended up with an Audi Q2. It’s not the most costly Audi in the marketplace. In truth, it’s one of many least expensive (round $30,000). Three issues concerning the automotive drove me nuts, with certainly one of them maybe being partly as a result of automotive being on the cheaper finish of the market however the different two simply being signs of the outdated gas-car period.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 may compete with my Tesla Mannequin 3’s. Tesla’s seats are probably the most underrated options of its automobiles, in my view. Tesla designed and builds its seats in-house, and they’re sensible. They’re made to distribute your weight/stress evenly in order that no single level in your physique is pushing for too arduous for too lengthy on the seat and ultimately getting sore. Additionally, I don’t know why or how, however they seem like the very best 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 cause, 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 supplied: if my daughter pushed her ft towards the again of my seat, I obtained a superb little again therapeutic massage. That solved the drained again downside for just a few moments.

The Navigation Sucked

I used the navigation in two methods. First, I used the built-in navigation. On the following journey, I linked my iPhone to the automotive and used CarPlay. Each choices sucked. I couldn’t do something on the display screen with my fingers — had to make use of the funky controls which take means too lengthy and are means 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 quit on utilizing the automotive’s navigation system. The factor my spouse was attempting 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.

In fact, the display screen is quite small. There’s not area for different stuff when you have the nav operating. And my try and 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 concerning the nav methods I didn’t like, however there’s no have to go on. Not with the ability to work together with the display screen straight, the display screen 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 will be related throughout gasmobiles. It’s simply how a crappy inside combustion engine (ICE) works. It’s soooooooooo arduous to get the automotive transferring, and it’s so rumbly and loud because it tries to get itself going someplace. It’s regarding, and it’s arduous to inform in case you are pushing on the pedal too arduous or too gentle — the automotive’s not transferring, so it have to be too gentle; the engine and automotive sound like they’re going to blow up, so it have to be too arduous. General, it’s only a horrible expertise. I used to be so instantly and so strongly lacking my Tesla Mannequin 3, or any electrical automotive after all, and after a few days driving the automotive, I by no means obtained over how sluggish and loud and rumbly the Audi Q2 was.

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

In fact, there have been different humorous issues about driving a fuel automotive once more — forgetting that I’ve to make use of a key to open it, forgetting the place and tips on how to put the important thing into the ignition, forgetting to show the automotive off and take the important thing out, consistently 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. However it was actually simply these three core issues that drove me nuts concerning the Audi Q2 rental automotive and made me want I may drive my Tesla Mannequin 3 once more.


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