I mostly love the car, but there are some super annoying caveats. Please let me know if there are any work-arounds to these annoyances.
The door locks pinch the $#!& out of my arm...
I can't help there... I've never experienced this.
There's no good place to put a mobile phone or a phone mount.
I 've noticed this. I've been thinking about mounting a 2-way radio (amateur radio), but there doesn't seem to be many good mounting points...
Disengaging the parking brake is tedious. It really seems like the car is never ready to respond when I am trying to disengage.
Perhaps it isn't ready. I have a sequence that's worked well for me:
o Sit in car, close door.
o Press brake, press blue start button (starts car), release brake.
o Buckle in. About the time I finish this, the car has finished it's initialization, and is well into it's lamp test.
o Check the area around me for traffic, pedistrians, bicycles, etc.
o Check for start-up errors.
o Press brake, push parking brake release (releases parking brake), put car into gear, release brake, begin driving.
Speaking of developing a startup routine...
I still get confused when I thought the car was turned-on but it was actually that fake-out bootup thing and the car is still waiting for me to press the blue Start button.
That's happened to me a few times too. Mostly because I forgot I'd started preconditioning.
You must have started the preconditioning. From the key fob, press and release lock. Car responds by flashing parking lights.
Press and hold the start button for 2-3 second. Car responds by turning on parking lights, and starts A/C (precondition).
Holding the lock for a second unlocks doors (driver only, or all doors, depends on how you configured the car).
Continuing to hold the lock button causes the windows to be opened.
Get a PDF of the user manual - this is all in there.
The first day I bought the used car, I needed to leave a Macbook in the car for a few minutes. Apparently there is no place in the car where a laptop/notebook computer can be completely concealed. I actually had to put it under one of the floor mats!
That's why I have black moving pad from Harbor Freight in the trunk space.
I keep finding my doors unlocked. I keep finding all of my windows rolled-down. I keep finding the charge port door open.
These are all things that can be triggered by your key fob. So can short horn beeps (for finding your lost car) (press and release the horn button), and continuous honking (hold the horn button for a few seconds, stop by pressing the horn button again).
I suppose I'll need to find out if these issues are with the car or with one of my keyfobs. I'll try taking the battery out of the keyfob I have been using and I'll use the other keyfob for a while.
It sounds like you may be pressing key fob buttons by accident. Its kind of hard to unintentionally press buttons. Try storing / carrying the fob somewhere else for a few days.
My biggest annoyance is the infotainment system. ....
I used to have my phone paired with my car. Often, when I'm listening to my phone over Bluetooth (BT), all is well until I begin driving. It seems the car hijacks the BT connection as soon as the car moves forward, and media that was playing stops. I have to stop driving the car and restart the previous BT connection.
I like having the car/phone connection, but not when existing BT connections are broken. I've unpaired the phone from the car.
.... I just want to use my phone with it over Bluetooth. I stopped trying to use my iPhone with a USB connection.
You could use the audio line in to the infotainment system.
Or you could put your content on a USB flash drive, and plug it into the infotainment system. I do this - it mostly works well, but there seems to be a intermittent loose connection that opens when the door is closed. It's not perfectly reliable, but the work-around has been to remove and replace the flash drive.
Finally (and once again), get a PDF of the user manual - this is all in there.