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I'm just curious how many have chosen to forgo the technology package.

I'm shopping a RWD non-Hybrid Sport trim Q50 and was considering just the Touring Package. I want to maintain as much sportiness as possible and I'm not too crazy about all the self-driving electronics of the technology package.

In reviewing the trim level options, the Touring Package offers the auto dimming mirrors and telescoping steering wheel which is important to me. The only item from the Technology package I would miss would be the self-adjusting HID lights.
 

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I haven't bought a Q50 as yet but how I see it, you might as well go for the tech package. Not sure if you have tried these self driving features as yet but if you haven't, who knows, if it's in a car you own, you might learn to love them and find them to be really useful.
 

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Just bought a non hybrid with tech yesterday.. I like the cool things it offers and like some smart person said they can be turned off with one button.
 

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I have a Sport AWD without hybrid or the tech package. I test drove with the drive by wire and didn't like it. I much prefer the hydraulic steering. Some of the other features of the tech package seemed cool, but I don't think that I would use them that often. I might have indulged for the cool factor, but I just could not get past the electric steering issue.
 

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I have a Sport AWD without hybrid or the tech package. I test drove with the drive by wire and didn't like it. I much prefer the hydraulic steering. Some of the other features of the tech package seemed cool, but I don't think that I would use them that often. I might have indulged for the cool factor, but I just could not get past the electric steering issue.
So the drive-by-wire technology is only engaged with the tech package? The Touring Package offers "direct adaptive steering". Is that the same thing?

As to simply turning the system off, that's a $2800 off button. :eek:
 

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So the drive-by-wire technology is only engaged with the tech package? The Touring Package offers "direct adaptive steering". Is that the same thing?

As to simply turning the system off, that's a $2800 off button. :eek:
Drive-by-Wire is not a nanny and can't be turned off. If you buy those packages you get it and it's on unless there is a failure and the system automatically changes to conventional steering.
 

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Drive-by-Wire is not a nanny and can't be turned off. If you buy those packages you get it and it's on unless there is a failure and the system automatically changes to conventional steering.
Thanks. That's what I thought, however the previous user comment mentioning that he test drove the "drive by wire" and didn't like it confused me as it sounded as if it was an option.
 

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Thanks. That's what I thought, however the previous user comment mentioning that he test drove the "drive by wire" and didn't like it confused me as it sounded as if it was an option.
It's included in the Non-Hybrid Deluxe Touring Package and Standard on Hybrid I think.
 
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