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#652 of 671 Re: Seats hard? [moy]
Apr 29, 2009 (5:35 pm)
I´ve 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 - I´ll 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: I´m not sure what kind of cars that you have had before but I´m sure that after driving many hours in a Q7 you will not be tired in your back.
Perhaps you tested one with sportseats - don´t choose that kind of seats. Good for sporty driving but how often do you that taking your family for a long trip. I´m using my car daily in the city, driving many times 2 to 6 hours drives - haven´t 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 Audi´s - 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 haven´t come up to that quality - if we not talking RR/Bently etc but then it´s 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 !!! I´m sure you will like it !
Good luck in your testing !
Pelle from Sweden
#653 of 671 Estimating the value of a '07 Q7 4.2 in 2012
Jun 13, 2009 (9:51 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 671 Re: Estimating the value of a '07 Q7 4.2 in 2012 [hpw900]
Jun 27, 2009 (12:00 pm)
I believe the 07 is the first year for the Q7. Avoid any first year vehicle -- especially a euro import.
Aug 06, 2009 (10:48 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 671 Re: Should I buy? [exgator24]
Aug 09, 2009 (11:41 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 671 Re: Lease Return?
Oct 04, 2009 (6:31 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 671 2010 Q7 Diesel Concerns
Oct 13, 2009 (12:59 pm)
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.
#659 of 671 Certified PreOwned Q7's
Oct 15, 2009 (9:18 am)
I've been researching the 2007 & 2008 Q7's here on edmunds and I see that people seemed to have issues with the brakes and rotors going bad at about 18k. My question is would these issues be fixed as part of the "certified" inspection process? For example, if the rotor and brake problem has been fixed for 2009 will the new parts be a part of the 2007/2008 models?
Oct 15, 2009 (9:42 am)
I've got a 2007 Q7 with just over 45K in miles. I am just to the point of needing new pads on the front brakes and have learned that the rotors on these cars are relatively soft and generally require replacement with each new set of pads. That will st you back more that 1000 dollars at the Audi dealer for the front rotors. I have not heard about a lot of other brake roblems. However, stay away from the 3.6 liter engine. They have had a lot of vibration problems at speeds between 50 to 70 mph. That problem is well documented on this site and Audi doesn't seem to have an answer
#661 of 671 Special destination in Nav
May 10, 2011 (5:30 pm)
Hi, I have an 09 Q7 3.6 premium S line with nav for about 2 1/2 yrs now, no problem so far yet except for the poor brake noise since the beginning. I know this might sound lame but am I the only one that finds this special destination in the nav a pain in the ass. Instead of letting you pick a name for a POI, you have to pick those criteria that they give or the address. But what if you dont know the address but you do know the name of the POI. Audi does not give me that option to manually spell out my destination. I found that all those options aren't that useful since its better for us to look for the names because it is easier. I haven't updated my dvd nav system yet but I was wondering if they would have an updated version and more easier friendly nav for people to use. Audi just makes this navigation really difficult for customers to use. Any feedback would be great. Thank you.