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I picked up my Bianco/Rosso SQ4 today. Ordered Dec 21.
- 19" Proteo
- Red Calipers
- Premium Audio
- Laminated Glass
- Power Rear Sunblind
- Premium package
- Exec/Luxury package
- Sport package

OMG! Amazing!

With just a short time with the car so far here are my initial thoughts:

Ride: Comfortable and great handling

Power: In Sport mode the acceleration is fantastic; engine/exhaust sound is fantastic - stunning in Sport mode

Audio: Dealer 'fixed' the sub issue. Personally, I think the system sounds great. Not perfect for sure but I am not an audiophile so take this as you may.

Interior: Very comfortable and luxurious. Chrysler parts are a non-issue for me. Infotainment system is easy to use; dash display is clean and has lots of options.

Exterior: My friend and I were in a parking lot looking over the car and one guy drove by giving a thumbs up and another circled us twice. I love the look of this car. The white exterior and red interior is a nice contrast.

Something I didn't know: Sport mode limits automatic shifting to sixth gear - though you can manually shift to eight
 

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outstanding............and congrats..........one of the reviews noted that seventh and eight gear are overdrive for fuel economy............**** I bet you can hit over a 100 in third anyway..........enjoy!7
 

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Looks amazing. I was completely against getting the premium sound when I experienced the sub issue. However, my dealer fixed it a couple of days ago and it sounds much better now. I am glad I got the premium sound. Enjoy your ride.
 

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Looks great! Thanks for the initial impressions - though it makes it harder to wait for mine!
 

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Do I take it there is an issue with the sub on the premium sound option.
I have just ordered this & wondered if there is an ongoing problem with it ??.
 

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sodgob: I specifically asked the dealer to check out the "audio issue" upon inspection of the car. According to his tech he had "a better fix than the factory recommended". Whatever they (the dealer) did sounds great. No rattle. Very clean. You do need to play with the EQ to customize to your preference. Again, I am not someone who is used to extreme high-end equipment. I have Lynn and Rotel for audio in the house and had Bose in the Audi. This sounds way better than the Audi.
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone. The Bianco/Rosso combo turned out to be amazing. Pictures do not do these cars justice so please DO NOT base your decision to buy or not just on the pictures you see.

Love the car!
 

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"What was the fix? Is there a Maser service notice for a fix?" - bjg625

According to my dealer there is a factory fix, though I do not have the details. There are a few threads in the forum about it. Whatever my dealer did worked very well.
 

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Regarding the laminated glass. Originally I was going to tint the car. Not sure I will have to or would even want to. The laminated glass has a nice tint but you can very clearly see into the card, showing off the interior. I have not compared it to a non-laminated glass version of the car so I don't know if there is a difference in the sound. I will say the engine/exhaust sound is in no way hampered by the glass.
 

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Thanks for the comments everyone. The Bianco/Rosso combo turned out to be amazing. Pictures do not do these cars justice so please DO NOT base your decision to buy or not just on the pictures you see.

Love the car!
Congrats!

I agree more so then most cars…pictures DO NOT do the car justice!
 

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One minor issue I was wondering if anyone else has had is the driver window not rolling back up after entering or leaving the vehicle. I have had this happen twice now where the window drops down to let me enter/exit but then does not roll up after closing the door. Thoughts? Experiences?

Probably will schedule something with the dealer for next week. Just making a list of potential service items and only have two now. The other is a rattle in the sunroof area when the car is cruising at highway speed. If I press my hand against the sunroof area the rattle disappears for a time. Just a note, every new car I have purchased went back to the dealer within the first two weeks to fix minor things so this is not big deal as far as I am concerned.
 

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One minor issue I was wondering if anyone else has had is the driver window not rolling back up after entering or leaving the vehicle. I have had this happen twice now where the window drops down to let me enter/exit but then does not roll up after closing the door. Thoughts? Experiences?

Probably will schedule something with the dealer for next week. Just making a list of potential service items and only have two now. The other is a rattle in the sunroof area when the car is cruising at highway speed. If I press my hand against the sunroof area the rattle disappears for a time. Just a note, every new car I have purchased went back to the dealer within the first two weeks to fix minor things so this is not big deal as far as I am concerned.
I've heard a number of people comment about the window issue, but you have to realize this is the first year of a new model so there will naturally be some teething issues. What makes up for this is the fact that you're one of the lucky first to have one! Good luck!
 

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Happy 4 U! Which tires did you select to go with the Proteo's (My referred wheel also)?
 
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