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Posted 16 February 2017 - 09:01 PM

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I thought it is there for all models. It is in the glove compartment in front of front passenger seat. It's in the middle of two SD card slots.

With the Virtual Cockpit, you get some extra buttons on the steering wheel, a larger screen and the navigation which is very nice, but doesn't seem to have real-time traffic which is annoying even with the SIM card.

Most phones have a Wi-Fi hotspot feature these days anyway.


👌🏼 Thanks for the info! Will check it out next week when I collect my ride.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 12:23 AM

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Thanks for sharing.

 

Can I know if it is as difficult to maintain the Moonlight Blue as any other black exterior? Quite like the blue hue but concern the potential swirl and maintenance effort.

 

 

Hello all! This is my second post (and a super long one) in MCF (First one was getting a PPS quote from Ace_GT). I have been following this thread for the past few months and I am posting this to clarify some questions and answers and our experience with PA.

 

First off, I want to thank Audi2016 and Carer for their reviews and feedback of their A4 B9 over the past few months.

I would also like to point out that its a family car. I am just a prodigal son spokesperson and chauffeur second driver.

 

1. Why did we select the A4 as our next car to replace our BMW E90 320i:

 

After looking at a few reviews, doing numerous test drives and prices of various cars in its class (A4, XE, 3 Series and C Class), we decided that the Audi A4 is the most practical, spacious (Especially the rear), the best looking interior (as well as being high tech) and has the most attractive price point.

 

This was our selection matrix (from most important to least important) and its based on our personal opinion only,
i) Price: A4 > XE > 3 series > C Class
ii) OMV (Based on various posts in Conti Talk): XE > C Class > A4 > 3 Series

iii) Practicality: A4 > 3 Series > C Class > XE 

iv) Comfort: C Class > A4 > 3 Series > XE

v) Interior: A4 > C Class > XE > 3 Series

vi) Exterior: C Class > XE > A4 > 3 Series (A4 B9 looks similar to the B8 and F30 is outgoing model)

vii) Handling: XE > 3 Series > A4 > C Class

 

2. When did we order our Audi A4 1.4l  and how much did it cost:

 

We ordered on 30th of April, in Moonlight Blue with Virtual Cockpit, which cost us $157,499 ($149,999 + $7500) with an OMV of $34k and COE of $51k (Cat B). With alot of some hassle, we also did not pay any penalty for not taking their loan and trade-in of our 320i (Which we actually sold it to a 2nd hand dealer for $4K more than what PA offered).

 

3. What freebies did we get:

 

Not much, just their aftermarket korean front cam and welcome lights (front doors only, which is still apparently OOS and not installed in our A4 yet).

 

4. How did we manage to get one with the Virtual Cockpit:

 

Honestly, it was a stroke of luck, blessing and timing. Just like most of you who inquired about the VC, we were also disappointed that our SE told us that there was no A4 1.4L in VC and the event cars with VC were all sold (My CEO and I were overseas during that week of the promotion). But we were fortunate enough to speak to the manager, who is able to see all the A4s that was arriving in SG. To our surprise, there was only ONE A4 fitted with VC in Moonlight Blue and black interior (both of which we wanted) which was arriving on the 5th of May. Had we not gone for the VC, we will have to wait till late June for the next shipment to arrive as the other A4s in Moonlight Blue in the 5th May shipment were all sold.

 

As we were only eyeing at the A4 in Moonlight Blue, we did not know whether the A4s in other colours have any fitted with the VC.

 

5. Why does the Virtual Cockpit cost $7,500:

 

The 12" Virtual cockpit comes with the MMI Navigation Plus with MMI touch (Touchpad on the scroll wheel). This includes an 8" screen at the centre dashboard (as mentioned by Audi2016), built-in GPS and Audi connect (Wi-Fi hotspot, Google Earth and Google point-of-interest search).

 

Audi Connect also requires a Data SIM Card, which we had one useless nanoSIM card lying around that was part of a Singtel MIO plan.

 

Currently, the advantages of having a VC is multi tasking, where the MMI screen at the centre dashboard is used for Android Auto and the VC is used for GPS:

 

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6. Photos from the collection of our A4 yesterday:

 

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7. Aftermarket mods:

Agreed with everyone in this thread who commented that 16 inch wheels were too small. Immediately after collection, we went to Leong Seng and had our wheels changed to used 19-inch S5 Rims (New ones were too expensive) in Matt Black with new 245/35 R19 Good Year F1 Asymmetric 3 tyres.

 

Recommended by Audi2016 from his post a few months back, chrome exhaust, rear sills, chrome steering wheel trim, S-line skirts and front chrome grills (Centre, lower left and right) were installed at Continental Klasse (which you can see in their Facebook page).

 



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Posted 18 February 2017 - 05:47 PM

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Thanks for sharing.

Can I know if it is as difficult to maintain the Moonlight Blue as any other black exterior? Quite like the blue hue but concern the potential swirl and maintenance effort.

I am really humbled that you and others are still reading my car collection experience after 8 months and 15,000km.

Back to your question, unfortunately, Yes. Basically have to maintain like any black vehicle, where water marks and dirt are easily seen. At night it will look black and in the day, as you mentioned, the blue hue will appear and looks absolutely amazing.

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Posted 18 February 2017 - 06:12 PM

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Thanks for sharing.

Can I know if it is as difficult to maintain the Moonlight Blue as any other black exterior? Quite like the blue hue but concern the potential swirl and maintenance effort.

continental klasse supply and install the grille for yiu? i dun need to buy online?

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Posted 21 February 2017 - 10:45 PM

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Bought A4 for couple of months, and would like to join the WhatsApp group to share experience.
Anyone know who I should PM?

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Posted 22 February 2017 - 11:24 AM

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Bought A4 for couple of months, and would like to join the WhatsApp group to share experience.
Anyone know who I should PM?

 

Just curious why did you guys choose a WhatsApp group vs a Facebook group? Large WhatsApp groups are fairly annoying with constant notifications, even if you mute the thread, you get the unread bubble! :)


Edited by Audi2017, 22 February 2017 - 11:25 AM.


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Posted 22 February 2017 - 09:14 PM

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Just curious why did you guys choose a WhatsApp group vs a Facebook group? Large WhatsApp groups are fairly annoying with constant notifications, even if you mute the thread, you get the unread bubble! :)

For me, not using Facebook much nowaday, n WhatsApp group is relatively more convenient.

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Posted 24 February 2017 - 11:30 AM

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I am really humbled that you and others are still reading my car collection experience after 8 months and 15,000km.

Back to your question, unfortunately, Yes. Basically have to maintain like any black vehicle, where water marks and dirt are easily seen. At night it will look black and in the day, as you mentioned, the blue hue will appear and looks absolutely amazing.

 

I think right now your car looks very similar to mine, considering you did the same accessories and upsized rims (mine's 18") + dark exterior car color [laugh]

 

For my car, I wash once a week, in between I try to wipe a bit to maintain the shine. Mostly park indoors. With PPS installed after collection, exactly 1 year ago. Water marks started showing half year mark.. more obvious on Black color, cannot avoid one. 


Edited by Audi2016, 24 February 2017 - 11:31 AM.


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my mileage is now 20k km.

 

it has been a fruitful year with the car. renewing my insurance at $780+




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