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Hi all,

I'm looking to buy a new or nearly new Q2 within the next year.

I live mid way between Manchester and Bolton and am downsizing from a VW Touran to a small SUV.

It will have to be automatic as my wife has MS and I want her to be able to continue drive and a manual can be hard work on her legs.

I look forward to reading your posts, learning a lot and having some fun with you folks.

Yours,

Steve
 

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Hi Steve,

Welcome to the forum.

I have an automatic Q2 which I bought because I have problems with my left leg and I find it really easy to drive, also being smaller helps as well.
 

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Th S-tronic is very good. One tip I can give you is to get a Q2 with Hold Assist or get it retrofitted. This will help your wife and relieve pressure on her legs. I don't know if you have heard of this function but it basically means you can pull up at traffic lights and the Hold Assist will keep the brakes on without you keeping your foot on the brake pedal. Then when you need to drive off you simply just press the accelerator as normal. It sounds like you might not need it or a gimmick but iv had hire cars without it and its a really nice feature to have.

BTW, Hold Assist is not to be confused with Hill Hold Assist which is standard on all Audis and basically keeps the brakes on for 3 seconds before you move off on a hill so you don't roll back! This is for S-Tronic cars only!
 

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Hi,

I've had my Q2 for just over a year after part exchanging my A1. The Q2 has proved to be a great choice for a number of reasons. Getting in and out is so much easier than the A1, seat comfort is very good, and I don't get back ache on long journeys, the ride is fine, even though my car has 19" wheels. Space in the back is more than adequate and boot space, although not massive, is ok for when we go on a holiday (what ever they are!). As Ormesome has said make sure the car has Hold Assist (the pull up switch on the left behind the infotainment controller) as it takes as the need to keep your foot on the brake at junctions and traffic lights. Also the electric tailgate that became standard on later models is super helpful, so should be on your list of must haves. I ordered my car with auto climate as I find this is better to regulate the temperature in the car. A reversing camera is a useful option, so I would try and find a car with this, but it can be retro fitted by one of the specialists or an Audi dealer, but they charge a lot more than the specialist.

If buying new, I would look at Audi Complete as a service package. I pay £20 per month over the 36 months and that covers 3 services, all brakes and discs, and a host of other things. Much better than the Audi 2 service package that only covers the two services.

And often a new car can actually work out cheaper than a nearly new one, especially if you buy on finance where there are dealer contributions towards the car and don't forget to use companies like Carwow to get the best price.

Good luck
 

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I couldn't agree more about hill hold assist It is absolutely brilliant but you are incorrect in what you say. I have a 35 manual TFSI S line and hill hold assist is standard. It can be switched off if you so wish. Why you would want to beats me.
 

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Bugsy000 said:
I couldn't agree more about hill hold assist It is absolutely brilliant but you are incorrect in what you say. I have a 35 manual TFSI S line and hill hold assist is standard.
An optional extra for the 1st Gen Q2 as shown in the spec list of my Q2 below. Mine is S-Line and 1st Edition model so comes with many options as standard but Hill Hold Assist was still an optional extra.

Perhaps it was made standard in later models or the Gen 2 Q2, but i am not incorrect!! :roll:

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Geh2020 said:
As Ormesome has said make sure the car has Hold Assist (the pull up switch on the left behind the infotainment controller)
Erm, isn't it next to the handbrake button?! Like below? The picture below shows the pull up button labelled "P" which is handbrake and the HHA is the push button with an "A" on it.

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Hi,

I've been out and checked my car and it has the 'A' on the left and the 'P' on the right, so maybe Audi swap these around for different countries. To avoid any confusion, the 'A' button sets the Hold Assist where if you put your foot on the brake pedal for a few seconds you get a green light on the dash, then you can release the brake pedal and the car won't move. When you need to move off, you press the accelerator pedal and the Hold Assist disengages. I use this while waiting at traffic lights as it stops the car behind getting an eyeful of brake lights! It isn't the same as Hill Hold Assist that holds the car for a few seconds to stop the car rolling backwards as you pull away when you are on a hill. Hill Hold Assist I thought was standard across most of the later Audi range - it was standard on my 2016 and 2018 A1.

Hope this helps.
 

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Yep. HHA is standard and has been for a while, HA is an option or at least was on mine. Sorry got confused about location when you mentioned button to pull up and thought you meant on the panel like near the Drive Select buttons! Mine must be the other way round due to it being LHD.

BTW, HA does apply the brake lights and it does blind the people behind!! :lol:
 

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Hi,

And there's me thinking I was being nice to those behind me. 😆😆
 
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