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Audi Q7, SUV
Got preapproval from credit union. All pay and check stubs are verified. I have heard a lot about yo-yo financing. This is my first car purchase, trying to make sure everything is good.
Apr 24, 2009 (12:02 pm)
Just purchased a 2009 Q7 3.6 (Prestige). I have not gotten delivery of the car yet, and was planning to purchase the maintainence package. I'm surprised that it does not cover brakes. I was that between the warranty and the maintainence packages I would not have to pay a dime for the next four years. My current drive is a 2002 530i, and that goes thru brakes every 20K miles but I had a 7 year maintainence plan that covered everything.
We have a 2007 A3 which has the extended maintainence package - but so far brakes have not been an issue on that car. This is a nasty surprise.
#369 of 491 Re: Audi Q7 2009 [sganguly]
Apr 24, 2009 (1:09 pm)
Lease the same car 2.5 years ago. On second year.. about 18K need to replace all breaks.. the sign for the break came out... I think spend about $1500 - $2000 for front and back. Q7 positive point is on the break.. it has very good one... but this could be become the reason the dealer doesn't cover it, they knew it wears off easily..... Interesting point about BMW maint. plan that covers everything.. the lease come out pretty soon.. time to shopping for other "better" car. Oh also need to replace the tires too.. another $1500.. I got the maintenance plan for this car negotiated on the lease but seems useless.. covers nothing..
#370 of 491 Re: Audi Q7 2009 [sganguly]
Apr 24, 2009 (2:26 pm)
I am 2 years in on my lease, and had to replace brakes at 16K miles. Plan on it as an expense every 15-17K miles, for at least $1000. Also plan on tires at 20K miles. Both the tires and brakes were a nasty surprise. At least for the tires I was able to get the replacements at TIRERACK.com. They had the same tires as the dealer at $135/tire, vs. a quoted $400 per tire (just for the tire) at the Audi dealer. They wanted $1850 total for 4 tires. It is a great driving and comfortable car, but the Q7 is very expensive to maintain. My old Lexus LX went 60K miles before needing either tires or brakes. I am back to Japanese after this experience.
If you have not taken delivery, I would cancel the purchase, and go back to a BMW, or switch to a Lexus, Acura, or Infiniti. They may not offer the maintenance plans, but you end up paying more with the Audi care items that are NOT covered, than you do on regular maintenance on the Japanese cars.
#371 of 491 Re: Audi Q7 2009 [sganguly]
Apr 24, 2009 (6:22 pm)
it's actually misleading how they sell it. It's the "audi total maintenance" or something like that...it only covers the service calls. you still have to pay for mundane things like windshill wipers....audi did a big break reconfig in 2007 to combat squeeking breaks and simultaneously removed the rotors from the warranty...think they knew anything? if i was a lawyer, this would be a great class action....anyone know any good class action lawyers?
#372 of 491 AUDI Q7 Brake Rotor Replacement
May 14, 2009 (9:27 am)
I needed to replace my brake rotors (4) of my q7 after only 25000 miles. The cost is also not covered by the warranty despite the wear of the rotor being extraordinarily fast. By the way I also purchased the total maintenance plan that unfortunately does not cover anything that brakes. The tires of the car also needed replacement after 20,000 miles. The cost for the rotor and tires are over $3k. On top of that, the leather seats are cracking and the decorative coating of the plastic door handle is pealing. It is not a cheap car and I expected a lot more from AUDI but I am extremely disappointed. This is the second AUDI but unfortunately it will be the last.
For anyone considering to puchase this car please go with a Japanese car maker, they test the parts thoroughly prior to using them. My other Japanese SUV is doing very well even after 60,000 with no major problems.
#373 of 491 Re: Tires and brakes [rbirns1]
Jun 30, 2009 (4:20 pm)
My Q7 has 21K miles and the brake pad warning lights went on today. Guess I need to plunk down some cash to replace the pads. They have been squeaking recently but I had the car inspected by the dealer in Feb and no problems with the breaks then.
Jul 03, 2009 (5:11 pm)
Got my 2009 Q7 about two weeks ago and started to notice this squeaking/rattling right above the driver. It seems to be coming from the panoramic sunroof, worst when it's hot and slightly noticeable when it cools.
With that said, it leads me to believe it may have something to do with the Texas 100 degree heat that we experience so much down here causing some materials to expand?
I am going to take it in for service on Monday but wanted to see if anyone here on the board has experienced similar problems?
It also didn't help the fact that the stealership guy I spoke to was somewhat of an anus.
#375 of 491 Re: Squeaky Roof [niketalk1]
Jul 06, 2009 (6:57 pm)
it's poorly built...traveling with family on a road trip this last weekend and stopped for gas. gas cover door failed to open. I took everything out of my trunk to remove trim piece to pull the "emergency release" string and guess what...nothing happened. I smacked the crap out of the cover and it opened...it is a poorly built automobile...i have a list of almost a dozen things that have failed on it, three critical (i've been stranded once!). oh, and yes, my panoramic sunroof rattles...I CAN NOT WAIT FOR THIS LEASE TO BE UP!
#376 of 491 Re: Tires and brakes
Jul 10, 2009 (6:53 am)
Argh, took to dealer today to get inspected. All 4 pads and rotors need to be replaced. Labor and parts of $1700 in NYC. Considering I only have 6 more months on my lease, annoying but a safety issue.
#377 of 491 Re: Tires and brakes [ny_driver]
Jul 10, 2009 (6:58 am)
How many miles on those brakes?