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You are in the Audi Q7
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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.
#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?
Jul 10, 2009 (9:54 am)
My Q7 was rear ended. Small dent near the license plate. The other driver agreed to pay. I got 2 written estimates ($800 and $850), and the guy sent me a check for the higher. My lease is up in Sept. Should I have the repair now, or just turn the car in with the dent? I guess the question is, do you think Audi Financial will charge me more than $850 for the damage?
#379 of 491 Re: Dent [rbirns1]
Jul 10, 2009 (10:17 am)
The other driver paid you for repairs to your car so why wouldn't you simply use those funds to pay for the repairs to your car? If Audi Financial were to charge you less (unlikely), would you reimburse the other driver for the difference?
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#380 of 491 We like our Q
Jul 10, 2009 (10:22 am)
I guess we are lucky. We have a 2008 3.6 with 24,000 miles. Only minor issue we have had is the button to close the lift gate sometimes does not work (very rare). No rhime or reason. The tires look good so far, though we will need to replace them in the few thousand. They lasted much longer than our previous Audi Allroad (12K at the most on two sets) and major alignment issues. No issues with the Q. I am worried about the cost of the brakes. I am sure that is coming soon. My two major complaints are the harsh ride with the 20" wheels and the annoying exhaust note in the cabin anytime you press the gas slightly. Don't get me wrong, I don't mind the sound of a good exhaust, but I only want to hear it when I really step on the gas. Not bad, but I would like to see Audi do a better job of sound dampening on a $50K-60K car. Is should be silent at highway speeds in the cabin.