2010 TDI premium plus s line
March 7, 2010
So far so good. 2000 miles, been to the snow and back. About 25mpg highway and light mixed. Still can't get the driver seat adjustments quite right, but basically comfortable. Car feels much bigger than it actually is, which is big. Rear view camera hurts more than it helps, I'm sticking with good old head turning and side mirror check. Also, side assist option was a waste of money. It does go off when a car is in your blind spot 98% of the time. But also goes off when the vehicle is clear and safe to change lanes. Basically, it's too nervous. Interior comfort is amazing. Haven't got anyone to sit in the 3rd row yet, but can't be that comfortable. Interior space is a little disappointing given how big it feels, but oh well. The lighting on the car is amazing, both inside and out. Best thing about the car is the 406lbs of torque off the line and at speeds under 90. The paddle shifters and manual mode don't really let you have much control, and auto takes over all the time. But then again, why would you want to be paddle shifting this thing around when redline is a tick above 4500. Given, I haven't bought a new car since my 2001 A4, I haven't played with many modern cruise controls, but this one is awesome. You can set it by an indication of the speed you want on the dash display. Hold it up and down and it skips in units of five, and click it, and it goes 1mph at a time. Very intuiative and a blessing on a drive up the 395 to mammoth. So basically, I would recommend it to someone who is looking for a crossover type vehicle. We've owned 3 discovery's and that is what was traded for the Q. Definitely not a truck like the rover, but it does give you the impression of being higher up on the road and does hold at least 5 people and their weekend luggage comfortably. Drives great and has great gas mileage. I view it as our new station wagon, that has a couple tricks.