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So you're "the type that sticks to what has worked in the past and the 2 BMW's I had were just fine" so you an Audi. LOL!! Anyway, I own this model and it sounds like you must have your seat pushed waaaaayyy up for you to hit the lights with your knee. I don't even know how its possible. I agree with you on the brake dust - I have never seen a vehicle's wheels get dirty so quickly. And the Multi Media System - yes, I agree there too. Its far too complicated. Its over engineered.Report it
I'm not sure if 3.2 Prestige and Premium have the same positions for the lights... However, I have heard other posters mentioning hitting their left knee on the light switch. I have alleviated by backing my seat back more. Perhaps it is our leg length and body type or our preferred positions. Some like to lean back others like to get closer. I've had the 5000 mi. service and still love my Q5. Gas mileage has been fantastic. Another warning. Be careful when going into automatic car wash. Make sure you are fully aware of how to turn off the automatic wiper function....Report it
I recently purchased the 3.2 Prestige S-Line and I can't for the life of me figure out how you're hitting the lights with your left knee unless you have the legs of a spider. My 6' tall husband can't figure out how you'd do it either. Perhaps you need to lower your seat. As for the parking brake, I should certainly hope if you pull the lever the brake would engage. That's what it's designed to do. Never having driven a BMW I guess I don't have the issue of mistaking it for a window opener. Free maintenance would definitely be a plus but I hope you're enjoying your Q5 as much as I am.Report it
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