We have the 2011 3.0TDI V6 Diesel, it has been amazing with nil issues, has high kms now 240,000kms now and it’s absolutely faultless, such a nice car to drive and comfortable, if you are looking to buy a Q5 the 3.0TDI is the way to go. Also holds its value well. Compared to the TFSI petrol models.
Simply loved this car - audi q5 2012
Amazing drive, perfect Suv for a family of 4.
Road grip and drive is nonetheless. i have 2012 quattro diesel 2.0 model. It is highly highly fuel efficient, we fill up a tank with the premium diesel only once a month. It does last forever.
Purchased in January 2019.
Defective car - repair process terrible
Use to have one of these, a 2009 Q5 2L TFSI. After 2 years it started burning oil. Got worse and worse, after 3 years it needed a 15K engine rebuild. Audi (and everyone) by then knew the engines were faulty and burned excessive oi after a short time. Mine was using a litre of oil every 1000km. But no recall, instead they make you go through this long multi-visit oil test crap before finally fixing your car. Before that they lie to you saying that the oil usage is normal. To top it off, even after the engine was rebuild, when I looked at tradi...ng it in at a VW dealer later that dealer said the car was worth less due to oil burning problem, even after the engine rebuilt. The engine problem was bad enough. The dishonesty about it even worse. We also had issues with a Audi A3 we bought when the transmission blew in the first year. Never will touch this brand again, Have Mercedes now and no quality problems there.
Long story short, do not buy early models of Q5 TFSI I’m still skeptical about later models but my 2010 Q5 was the most terrible experience in my whole life
Had a plenty of problems from this car and I got eventually it refunded
I don’t bother to say too much things from my experience but just one thing I really need to let people know is oil consumption problem. Some people may already know that many of Audi models have issues in regards to excessive oil burning
Well.. with my Q5 I had to top up the engine oil every 250km-300km which mea...
Bad Bad Vehicle- Mechatronic issues from Day 1
First three years and was always worried when I tried reversing- sometimes it would shoot forward. Not a good idea when parallel parking.
Audi won’t fix under warranty cause I missed one transmission oil change a few Years after first reporting the issue. If I could turn back time, I would never buy this vehicle.
Very expensive to repair and service - not sure if this is just the case in Perth, but either way - a sour taste in my mouth.
Good amount of grunt and luxury but not without some issues
Driving is great, I've got the 3.0TDi version. It's got more than enough grunt to make smooth transitions onto the highway. The interior is great...comfortable seats, good A/C, decent audio...but then there are some drawbacks. I think the transmission is on its way out, the EGR has been replaced and still has troubles, and some other filter is pretty bad. I have spent a few k's on fixing this issues while my Honda has had 0 issues since I purchased it. This is my third Audi and I must say...I'm not as impressed with it as my first two.
Piece of crap
I have owned my audi 3 years in that time i have replaced the engine due to failing oil compression tests 11k then 1 year later replaced transmission 6k now apparently a year later have to replace the engine yet again. Audi only reply due to the service history not being followed by the original owner they have voided any wrong doing. However in USA where the same issue occured a class action forced audi to replace the engine at their expense. I have 150k on the clock the car is serviced at regular intervals.
Drive absolutely perfect but is...a ticking time bomb of regret. I recommend that KIA is half the vale and unfathomable reliabilty comparred to the expensive crap bag that i thought would be a dream car and i wanted yo have something of value instead cost me my kob and relationship due to the ubsurmountable financial pressure it put upon myself. If anyone wants to buy it as a skip bin give me a call. Or if you have had the same issue join my facebook page Audi Oil Consumption issue and read through the other testimonials in which others have shared a similar experience.
This car has only done 140000 klm uses oil, the transmission just packed up at a cost of $9500 to fix ,this problem was recalled in USA and China, but not in Australia.Just got car back and the drive belt broke, replaced it now car won't run engine management system light flashing, need to get car towed to be repaired, we now hate this car and will be selling it when it's fixed. Will never buy another Audi again, we have learned a very expensive lesson to buy a car with less features, things to go wrong.
One of the most powerful SUV.
I am still driving it now...it broke an engine last December...on 147 558 km.
Thanks to extended warranty that covered for R36.000
And i had to add only R23.000.
And the car was back to road again.
Replacement of engine...after all is done...re registration of new engine number is very important...
Vin number and engine number should match...
Now i am a happy chap again...
Speed...power...oil and fuel consumption still the same.
2010 Audi Q5...what a machine..
Q5 TDI QUATTRO is an excellent car
I am not sure where does this negative rage about the car come from, as for me it runs perfectly, no issues what so ever. Runs well, safe, fast, comfortable and fuel efficient. I guess some people have to learn how to drive and handle a European car.
Driving my car for almost 90,000km and having only regular services so far, that cost around $647 every 15,000km. Since I bought a car, there were only two replacements, the front disks and brake pads at 75k (breaking wear) and an emission sensor. Apart from refuelling, I did not have to change e...
For the dogs ...
My Q5 takes the cake. Love the ride and the interior. However, constant issues and repair cost with allegedly 'faulty' Engine Management sensors and their replacement two times over. Excessive oil comsumption (.6 l/1000km) of 2.0 engine. Treated with contempt by Zagame, Bridge Road, upon raising concerns and complaining. Had to make threat to unleash hell before being heard. Had the whole engine rebuild at 85,000km - zero oil consumption now - at a cost of $10,000. Luckily my extended warranty covered the mess. Lost the gearbox yesterday, car completely undriveable (from 1st warning message to breakdown within 50km) at 115,000km.
Purchased in December 2014.
3.0 TDI Q5 - Nice finish - Good cruising Car - BUT - What a ripoff for parts and servicing
Quality finish on the car. Good car for cruising on country roads - BUT !
The 3.0 TDI is not a good city car. Turbo lag is annoying and can be dangerous at roundabouts when you want to get off the mark quickly. The transmission is jerky and it hold the gears too long for my liking before changing to a higher gear.
Seats are hard and flat and not comfortable on long trips.
The real annoyance for me is the rip-off for parts and servicing. As soon as I bought it I went to spare parts department and wanted a rubber cargo mat. They quoted me over...
BEWARE OF THIS MODEL
DISCLAIMER: This is based on my dealings with a close relative's car. I've been involved with the process of discussions on their behalf to Audi, plus have provided advice. However, I am not the owner of the car being reviewed but I have tried to objectively state what I have witnessed.
Also, I am a BMW driver and unlikely to purchase an Audi unless it's an R8, which IS a desirable car!
DRIVE AND INTERIOR
I have been driven in this car, but have not driven it. From the passenger's experience, the suspension seemed to have a bit mor...e "float" than the BMWs I'm used to, but it was powerful enough to pull away quickly and very little noise intruded into the cabin. The interior was well laid out and the centre console seemed less fussy than my BMW X5's. The seats were comfortable and supportive, and the level of equipment was on par with a vehicle of this age. On paper, the car has good safety features. However...
Absolutely rubbish Audi Q5 Tdi 2011
This year I have changed Mercedes-Benz ML 320 and bought Audi Q5 Tdi 2.0L I am very unhappy about my car because it takes after 300-400km one-litre oil.I am sick of it
My recommendation to all people do not buy never ever any Audi.This type of car is 200% rubbish!!!!!!!
If you do not want to get a headache
First And Last
I have had this car two years. The mechanic (RM Autohaus, Hawthorn, Audi specialist)) failed to identify the oil burning problem during the warranty period, despite me specifically asking them to check it (Epic Fail!). It burns a litre every 400-800km, the worse figure in city driving. It also has the awkward, jerky, lagging transmission problems others describe. Audi (Zagame) quoted $9000 for new rings and denied any knowledge of why this problem would happen- disingenuous to say the least. I love everything else about the car (looks, cabin, cruises nicely, quiet, comfortable), but Audi have lost my trust and I shall not buy another car from them.
I purchased what seemed to be a well maintained and in great condition Audi Q5. I've owned this car for 3 months and already have had to use my warranty to replace piston rings costing over $9000 and my warranty will only cover have for a manufacturer fault. Audi expects me to pay the difference. I have had my car in the workshop for around a month and what's worse have not been offered a courtesy vehicle in the interim. I would caution all to stay away from Audi vehicles, they have broken me and I now have to try and figure out were to come up with the money to repair.
Audi Q5 2009 sucks
I got my Audi Q5 the problem from gearbox. when it slowing down at downhill areas It stops and come with no reverse. Audi Sydney service center really do not offer help! I think they should recall this car and fix up this popular problem. Audi Q5 2009 sucks!! . .
Transmission problem with Audi Q5 3.0 TDI
The car is 5 year old 51,000 and it has been a fantastic car, but a shuddering in accelerating in low gear and decelerating has been diagnosed as a transmission problem caused by a seal going in the differential causing the oil to spill into the gear box . The cost for the Audi dealer to repair quoted $26,000 yes thats right $26,000, What a bloody rip-off.The car has been serviced properly and looked after and Audi Australia are thinking about helping me. What are the chances.
Q5 shudders changing down 2 to 1st
Great car to drive but I have had the same problem with the car changing down from 2 nd to 1 st. Shudder and sometimes a stall. Have talked to audi service centre at Brighton . They say it is unusual (ummm) and quoted me $7000 to fix ( I don't think so )
Good but expensive to service
Purchased new in 2011 the 2.0 TDI has been a pretty good vehicle and never let us down. The first three years of services were "free" but then I feel Audi attempt to recoup it all! So at the 60k service they attempt to scare us into fitting a new timing belt and water pump which drives off this same belt (actually due at 90k...) and the usual "front brake rotors need replacing". Both extraordinarily expensive even with the 20% discount they will inevitably offer. Front brake rotors have a warning light that will tell the owner when they need r...eplacing so do not be conned into having this service until it is necessary. My suggestion is to own these cars for 4 years +/or get them serviced outside Audi after the warranty expires. There are plenty of reputable mechanics who can reset Audi car computers and use only Audi parts and charge around 50% of the Audi rates. Otherwise the cars are prohibitively expensive to service. They are, however, reasonably economical, well built, comfortable, bit gutless but a pretty nice vehicle all in all.
Questions & Answers
I bought Audi Q5 TDI 3.0 L with 175k km, Anybody can advise me what I should repair or what problem I may face with car high km like mine. And how much i should cost?
Looking at purchasing a 2litre diesel Q5. I've read reports of S-Tronic problems 2008 - 2010. Has the problem been solved or are later cars still susectible?
Hi everyone, could anyone tell me how much you paid for your timing belt/chain to be replaced at 90,000km or 180,000km, and if you got it done at Audi service centre or an independent mechanic.
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