Long time car guru, builder, hotrodder, restorer, and owner of 60+ cars over the past 25 years.
And.... currently living & working in Belgium (I'm American)
which makes buying a Q4 even more difficult.
Selling my BMW 340i M-Performance model to another American living here, and getting ready to purchase a Q4. But, I have to purchase a US-Spec model, which means I have to have it shipped here from the US.... even though Italy is a 1 day drive, and there's an AR dealership 30 minutes away.... getting it shipped takes 4-6 weeks. I have to buy a US spec car, because if/when I decide to come back to the US, I can take it back with me. So, I just bought a local European Spec "beater" for 1000 Euro to get my by until it arrives. I won't even tell you what I bought... because it's embarrasing
What a PITA. Seriously...
Anyway... I know this is a "biased" forum, and it's very rare that current owners will say anything "negative" about their cars... I understand that.
I don't want you to convince me not to buy one. I've already made up my mind that I'm getting one.
I would however, like you to share any unusual "quirks" or "stories" that can help me prepare for ownership. Yes, it will have a warrantee, but much like most new cars, it likely won't need it until well after it's expired. But.. even if it did, getting a US spec vehicle serviced in Europe can be "problematic" to say the least.
What should I know? What should I expect? Anything you can tell me after owning one for several months that none of the 1000 YouTube videos I've watched will tell me?
Thanks in advance!