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I'm guessing that VW hasn't started production of the AWD model yet. Is there a chance someone from VW is monitoring this forum and could give feedback to the production team? Some minor changes might increase sales!

Easy Hardware Fixes:
1) Change the backup camera to one that will work better at night and will reduce the fishbowl distortion. Better yet add 360 view which is available in Europe.
2) Change the rearview mirror to one that includes a garage door opener and compass (Homelink?)


More Involved Fixes/Upgrades:
1) Upgrade the audio system. Add a subwoofer option
2) Change the rear window controls to a more standard switch
3) Change as many things from capacitive touch to buttons?
4) Add illumination to the lower section of 12 inch screen (increase/decrease area)

I'm sure you can all come up with some even more critical ones. If we can come up with the top two or three, maybe they would act on it.

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I'm curious whether there's enough difference here to have a separate AWD list vs the sticky one which already has a wish list. Presumably, some requests could be AWD-specific, but I just noticed that your list really is independent of drive train.
 

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IF the AWD becomes a 2022 vehicle then perhaps your wishes will come partly true
 

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This might be redundant with the general thread but I was trying to capture VW's attention towards some items that they could fix BEFORE they start building the AWD version. I doubt if they would modify the existing RWD models before the 2022 models. I guess this was wishful thinking since they are still in pre-production.
 

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This might be redundant with the general thread but I was trying to capture VW's attention towards some items that they could fix BEFORE they start building the AWD version. I doubt if they would modify the existing RWD models before the 2022 models. I guess this was wishful thinking since they are still in pre-production.
I'm not in car manufacturing, but given the general types of processes & logistics involved, I wouldn't be surprised if the AWDs due for delivery later this year are already locked from a design standpoint (especially as it relates to hardware choices).

Look at the company line on the FE's illuminated badge. It supposedly was because those were some of the first made, along with the European models which couldn't have it. But with delays in delivery to the US (and the associated production dates we're seeing), you'd think they'd have been able to include such a small feature if they'd wanted to. I'm guessing that the vehicle was spec'ed, and absent a critical issue, was going to be what was locked in. And that's generally the fairest choice once you've already started taking people's money because changes to expectations in features or price can be unwelcome to some.
 

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I'm not in car manufacturing, but given the general types of processes & logistics involved, I wouldn't be surprised if the AWDs due for delivery later this year are already locked from a design standpoint (especially as it relates to hardware choices).
At this point, I would think any changes would only be to correct issues that they might encounter in testing. There is undoubtedly different software in AWD from what RWD has. That might be one area where things come up.
 
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