Last post on Dec 27, 2011 at 10:28 AM
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#6 of 15 Re: Q5 Sunroof [oooo]
Mar 11, 2010 (9:17 am)
I am thinking of buying a q5 with sunroof. But as I live in Mexico, the head/radiation issue is obviously of interest.
A dealer told me that some people here apply a thin, tinted plastic foil to the inside of the sunroof (that can obviously be removed later on).
But then i read in this forum, that even under hot Californa or Florida sun, the roof + screen works OK (but perhaps only if the AC is turned on at full power?? I am not to fond of that option).
As the last post here is some months old: any new views or experiences ??
#7 of 15 Re: Q5 Sunroof [qactus]
Mar 11, 2010 (9:30 am)
I have had my Q5 for almost year. I'm in northern California, my car is parked outside all day at work and on hot days 80+ the car feels like an oven! Audi A/C is not all that, it takes a long time to be feel comfortable. My colleague, who bought his Q5 a week before me, suggested getting window tinting to help reduce the heat. I will see how bad it gets this year, I may have to invest in the tinting.
#8 of 15 Re: Q5 Sunroof [audiq5ca]
Jul 31, 2010 (3:28 pm)
We just looked at and test drove a Q5 and my wife feels it is letting too much light in and I'm concerned about the heat (Northern CA!!). We drove a gray Q and the metal roof was hot. The sunroof glass though was a lot hotter. Our joke was that the mesh cover on the inside keeps one away from touching the hot surface! So what we first thought of as a really nice feature (just the size of the sunroof) turns out not to be that practical. It's really only the sunroof that keeps us away from getting a Q5. So I'll let some time pass - reading blogs like this - and see whether we both can overcome our "feelings". Options. A) We could ignore the heat (and light) issue....B) I don't think tinting will help in any way with the heat. Applying a reflective foil on the outside might help. And C) I'm seriously considering the no-sunroof option.
#9 of 15 Sun roof
Jul 31, 2010 (7:22 pm)
I have a 2010 Presige S line with the roof in question. We have been to Palm Desert with over a 105 degree heat several times and have not even noticed anything about the sun entering the vehicle through the sun roof. It's a non issue we me. Don't let that stop you from buying a great vehicle.
#10 of 15 Re: Q5 Sunroof [rolfbreuer]
Mar 10, 2011 (2:12 pm)
the majority of the heat comes through the windshield.. heat reflective tint on the roof will help out, but if you really want a cooler interior, get your front windshield tinted (and a doctor's note from a physician stating that you have senstive eyes so you dont get in trouble with the police)
#11 of 15 Re: Audi Q5 panoramic sunroof too hot? [oooo]
Mar 10, 2011 (2:17 pm)
i sell audis and have had customers complain about the heat.. the Q7 has warm weather pkg available now with a deep tinted sunroof.
If you really want to keep the heat out get your front windshield tinted, as the majority of the heat comes through the front windshield.
Also get a physicians note that you have sensitive eyes so you dont into trouble with the police!
As for the lighter interior, in the summer a black interior car is 120 degrees inside, a beige interior is 110.. (they are all hot in the summer.. even without a sunroof) luckily Audis ac system kicks in strong right after you start driving.
#12 of 15 Re: Audi Q5 panoramic sunroof too hot? [manup]
Sep 11, 2011 (4:27 pm)
Well, if So. Cal.is too hot, scratch my idea of a Premiun+ in the AZ desert with 100+ for a few months! But then I cannot get nav, so I guess scratch Audi Q5! I hate the idea of paying to delete an expensive option like the sun roof. Wanted the 2.0 so maybe need to look at the upcoming BMW X3 or even the Ford Edge Limited....all of which have similar 2.0 turbo direct injection engines.
#13 of 15 Is there an aux jack somewhere
Oct 10, 2011 (8:28 pm)
I have audible.com on my iphone. I want to play it. I don't think it will stream through the iphone interface...but isn't there a small jack so I can connect the headphone jack into the audio system? Every car seems to have this now. Where is it on my Q5 with MMI and Nav? (4 cylinder premium plus)
#14 of 15 Re: Q5 Sunroof [audiq5ca]
Oct 11, 2011 (6:51 am)
It's been 2 1/2 years with my Q5, I'm in Northern California and it gets way too hot! The A/C in Audi is weak, takes forever to cool down the interior. I find I never open the screen let alone the roof.
#15 of 15 Q5-Is it really worth it?
Dec 27, 2011 (10:28 am)
I've heard of 2 problems with the Q% 2.0.
2.) Sun/moon roof and flimsy screen that does not block out all the light.
I have not yet purchased but am on the fence. Any feedback would be appreciated.
There are not many good alternatives. The x3 and RDX has lousy gas mileage and rides like a truck.