by rose fazio
Date Added: Wednesday 02 September, 2020
After reading some several years old but very good reviews in an Audi enthusiast forum and a few emails back and forth with an excellent Customer Service rep named Eamonn, I decided to take the chance and order these for my 2014 allroad (USA if that's relevant), even tho the allroad is not specifically noted as a choice. The Avant and the allroad are the same so far as the fitment of the shades are concerned.
I placed my order on August 27, received them, intact on September 1 and installed the same day.
Based on the discussions in that forum, I looked briefly at the installation instruction pamphlet just for fun, then put it aside to review the forum threads for instructions. I quickly figured out to drop the windows and install from the outside. The logo tag faces inward to the interior of the car. The clips are persuaded onto the shade by a gentle but firm rocking motion. The longer tab on the metal clip should be to the outside, then maneuver it in between the weather seal and window frame, slipping in under the seal.
The fit is nearly perfect. There are slivers of gaps here and there but possibly some manipulation of the shade frames will close them
I haven't driven yet with them in place so I can't attest to how well seated they are or to how well the sun is blocked. So far as blocking light, they seem to be very similar coverage to the OEM in-door installation of my 2004 allroad.
I'll update this review in a few weeks, if that's possible.
Rating: [5 of 5 Stars!]