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#649 of 672 Seats hard?
Apr 29, 2009 (11:24 am)
I test drove an 2009 Audi Q7 last weekend and found the seats to be be stiff. I also test drove a BMW X5, Hyndai Genesis and Lexus, but found those seats to be very plush and soft. Are all Audi seats this way? Do they have some sort of break-in period?
The vehicle drove great and was very nice, but if I am not comfortable sitting in the car, then that is a deal killer for me.
#650 of 672 Re: Seats hard? [moy]
by Stever@Edmunds HOST
Apr 29, 2009 (11:37 am)
How long was your test drive? Sometimes firm seats do better on longer trips than the ones that initially feel plush.
My sister's old New Beetle had firm seats but I went on several 8+ hour trips with her in it and they were very comfortable and supportive.
And maybe the seats break you in?
#651 of 672 Re: Seats hard? [moy]
Apr 29, 2009 (4:33 pm)
I am few months aways from returning a leased 2007 Q7 V6. The Q7 has been reliable, except for the very stiff ride. I am most likely not re-leasing another one, and would consider the X5 or MB. good luck.
#652 of 672 Re: Seats hard? [moy]
Apr 29, 2009 (4:35 pm)
Iīve had my Q7 for almost 2 years. It the best car I ever had. Use to be an owner of a BMW 4.4 X5 V8 petrol. It was a great car and handling very good and comfortable. But after upgrading to a Q7 V6 diesel and chip-tuned it - Iīll never have a petrol car anymore because the power of a diesel even with less cylinders is much more powerful and takes less fuel.
Regarding the hard seats: Iīm not sure what kind of cars that you have had before but Iīm sure that after driving many hours in a Q7 you will not be tired in your back.
Perhaps you tested one with sportseats - donīt choose that kind of seats. Good for sporty driving but how often do you that taking your family for a long trip. Iīm using my car daily in the city, driving many times 2 to 6 hours drives - havenīt had time yet for a long trip in Europe yet but I think that I will not be tired in my back after 15 hours of driving. I have had many Audiīs - one of my favorite was a Audi 200 turbo that I bought in California 1990 and had for many years and also brought back to my homecountry. The quality by that time was not so good. Today, MB/BMW/Lexus etc try to come up to the same quality - so far to my knowledge one company havenīt come up to that quality - if we not talking RR/Bently etc but then itīs 3-5 times the price !
Tell you dealer to test a Q7 with comfort seats and a diesel engine for a long test drive - V6 or V8 - the V12 - is a killer in performance but also a killer in price. However, can you afford the V12 . buy it - it has the same performance as the Porsche Cayenne Turbo V8 petrol !!! Iīm sure you will like it !
Good luck in your testing !
Pelle from Sweden
#653 of 672 Estimating the value of a '07 Q7 4.2 in 2012
Jun 13, 2009 (8:51 pm)
A friend of mine is selling a 2007 Audi Q7 4.2 Premium Quattro with 35K miles. He's asking $35K for it (but I can probably get him down to around $32,500). Realistically if I bought the car I'd sell it again in 3 years (for a number of work and family related reasons).
My question is (since the Q7 is a relatively new car) is there any way to determine what I might be able to get for the car in 3 years if I tried to sell it? Basically my fear is ending up owing more on the car in 3 years than I can sell it for. I'd probably put about 11K miles on the car a year so it'd have about 68K miles on it. Any input would be greatly appreciated ...
#654 of 672 Re: Estimating the value of a '07 Q7 4.2 in 2012 [hpw900]
Jun 27, 2009 (11:00 am)
I believe the 07 is the first year for the Q7. Avoid any first year vehicle -- especially a euro import.
Aug 06, 2009 (9:48 am)
I have been looking to upgrade my SUV. I have been researching a lot and reading many customer reviews. I have narrowed my choice to the Audi Q7 and the Acura MDX. Both seem to have similar safety ratings and features. I was hoping for some insights from owners. Which one should I buy? Thanks for the help.
#656 of 672 Re: Should I buy? [exgator24]
Aug 09, 2009 (10:41 am)
The mdx is cheaper but nice -- much better reliability. The audi is plusher more expensive to buy and service. Reliability isn't great. The audi has a much different character. Drive both -- price both -- you will probably come to a decision on your own.
#657 of 672 Re: Lease Return?
Oct 04, 2009 (5:31 am)
Has anyone yet turned in a Q7 from lease? If so, what were your experiences? What did they try to charge you with? Did the dealer try to get you to buy it?
#658 of 672 2010 Q7 Diesel Concerns
Oct 13, 2009 (11:59 am)
I was really excited about the clean diesels until I read a review comparing the Q7, BMW X5 and MB GL350. Yes, the cars do provide different driving experiences. This is why for the money and 3rd row utility I like the Q7. However, the one thing I read that concerned me was about the type of fuel. Can the Q7 use US standard diesel or is there some kind of ultra low sulphur diesel that is required? What about use of biodiesel, can you use it in the 2010 Q7 or BMW for that matter? I also didn't realize the Q7 needed the AdBlue or whatever urea solution Audi calls it. For that matter, can you interchange the urea solutions used in the Audi and MB and is there a generic version you can by from Pep Boys? I'm just worried that if you run out and there's no local dealer around what the options are.