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Hi from West Midlands

Post by Richjt » Sun Jan 13, 2019 7:18 am

Hi, registered on this forum yesterday. I drive a 2018 Focus RS and our family everyday car is a 2013 Audi Q7, it's the Q7 that we are looking to change for a Kodiaq, we've had the Q7 for 4 years now so time for a change.
My wife likes the VRS but I am reluctant to give the government £450 a year for road tax, so it may be a sportline 190, whatever model we choose we are looking for panoramic roof, park assist, virtual pedal & cockpit, heated screen and finished in meteor grey.
Anyone recommend any other extras which are worth having
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Post by eLTe » Sun Jan 13, 2019 1:33 pm

I’d leave the park assist and virtual pedal, both a waste of money in my opinion.

If you’ve got kids the child pack is useful. Rear built in blinds and electronic child locks are useful, especially if use the back for kids and adults.

If you regularly swop drivers the drive mode select option is good. Sets all the settings by the car including radio, heater, ambient lighting and drive mode, amongst others.

There isn’t anything else I miss. Blind spot I don’t need as I can drive properly, adaptive cruise I don’t need because I like to drive when I drive, not let the car do it for me. I don’t like the reduction in economy when using cruise of either variety.

Panoramic roof I get even if I don’t like the additional weight.

I really dislike meteor grey, looks like primer. Of course, that’s personal choice 😁
Sportline 1.4 TSI DSG 4x4 : Business Grey : Front and Rear Parking Sensors, Child Pack, Driver Profile thingy

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Re: Hi from West Midlands

Post by FoxtrotAlpha » Sun Jan 13, 2019 8:14 pm

We had the use of a Q7 for a month courtesy of Skoda before we had our Kodiaq delivered (Skoda lost it at Emden for a month but that’s another story) and although the Q7 was a cracking car and in terms of quality, build and prestige better than the Kodiaq I actually prefer the Kodiaq. No idea why but I don’t think you will be disappointed if you get one.

If it helps I’m considering going for the Sportline when my Edition comes up for renewal so in terms of the things that I have on the Edition but will lose if I moved to the Sportline (assuming I have read and understood the specs) the only thing I like is the high beam assist on the lights as it makes me lazy.

The lane assist is ok but I tend to be able to stay between the lines anyway and the blind spot detection hasn’t really helped me much. To add those onto the Sportline it’s another £1,250 and it’s not worth considering.

Virtual cockpit interests me but it’s another £450 and makes me wonder how much it will change my life, if it all.

I was interested in the vRS but I think they have got their pricing/spec wrong for it to make sense, that said it won’t take you long to get up to the vRS price point on a Sportline if you start adding too many extras. Will be interesting to see what you decide to do.
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