Great car but pricey to maintain
We bought our 2014 4.2 TDI V8 as a low Klm Demo from Audi Sydney, where both the pre and post sales service was excellent. 5 years and 142,000 Klms later (and with a little sadness) we said goodbye to the vehicle a few weeks ago (as a trade on a new Q5).
Firstly the Good:
The engine & gearbox are superb - in normal traffic just lopes along and is never stressed, hardly breaking a sweat. When you need it you really appreciate the 250 Kw and 800 Nm torque - great for overtaking and towed our 3 ton van much (and I mean much) better than the 200 ...series LandCruiser we had before it. We averaged 10.5 L/100 mixed and around 8L/100 from Sydney to Coffs on regular trips great for the size / performance. The car was tight from day 1 to day 1832, not a squeak or rattle or unusual noise anywhere. It handled like a car - ours had air suspension and in dynamic mode it hunkered down and really gripped the road - OK not like a sports car but better than my SSV Commodore - and stopped on a dime.
- Q7 4L TDI (2006-2015)
- Verified purchase
This is a great family car, i have a mustang and my wife uses the Q7, or when we are together we use this. As a family car is has plenty of room, very economical and safe. It's very ease to drive, when we first got it, i likened it to driving a cloud.
Best car ever!!!
We owned Audi Q7 over 2 years now. Excellent condition. Other than regular servicing & changing tire we did not spent even 1 single cent on other kinds of repairs etc. Very comfortable for long drive. Love this car. Would love to recommend Audi Q7 if you are looking to buy new car.
I wish I had never looked for q7.oil leak is just inrepairable. Car is not worth for the money. Fix one leak and it starts leaking from another point car has only done about 90k and this is just absolutely piece of crap . Will never look for another Audi in future and also tell my all friends not to go for anything made from Audi. After sale service is shocking.
Never anything else
I love my car and everyone who knows me will know that I don't let ANYONE else drive it!
It fits all the kids in and makes school drop offs so easy in the morning! haha! It is smooth and as an automatic driver I find it so easy to drive.
4.2l TDI Oil Leak
I have a 2010 Audi Q7 and have had it serviced at Audi however, lately I got recommended to a local service Place and these gentlemen brought to my attention Oil Leaks in the car from the right hand side. The local guys told me that the car has extended warranty though National Warranty Service so get the car back to Audi and have them repair the car.
I got a booking after 4 weeks and was told that the hose to the Turbo had a leak and needs to be replaced. That got done however, got a call next day telling me that the Rocker Cover gasket is...leaking and in order to change that, 4 injectors need to come out and be replaced and all the rubber seals would need to be changed. National Warranty Service came back and said that gaskets and rubber seals are not covered so I had to pay for that portion of the repair. What I can't understand that a car worth so much and only 7 years old with 76,000km having leaks in gaskets! Especially on a car that asks so much in price, it's pathetic. Verdict, I ended up out of pocket $1500.00AUD and Probably will not look at another Audi again.
Love this car
Just picked up a used 2010 Q7 for my wife and we are loving it - we can get 3 bigger car seats across the middle row and the rear seats are actually usable for a 7 seat SUV
The 3.0 TDI engine is powerful, but quite quiet on the road and the MMI system is easy to use, overall it's a great package and a stunning looking vehicle (in my opinion anyway!)
Would highly recommend to anyone with a growing family
Best Car inHave Ever Driven
The quality of the Q7 is far better then the top of the line BMW or Mercedes SUV at 20 to 30 percent less cost.
Amazing model the 2016 Q7 is simply amazing . The leather is real and thick .The drive is tight and responsive . The driving control is precise .
High service and repair costs
Bought a 2011 demonstrator and have had several annoying issues with the car - brakes replaced 3x in 5 years (admittedly mainly driving around town, but have never had this problem before in 30 years of driving), expect to replace tyres at least annually (Audi charges close to $500 a pair - get them somewhere else), front passenger window doesn't power down in the summer - really a hassle at parking building entrances and exits, tailgate now sticky, sometimes doesn't go up - but service says they've checked these issues and they're fine (?).
Secure, Comfortable and 4.2 Litre V8 Power with Fuel Efficiency
Great car - the ride is comfortable, and for an SUV, you don't feel like you are driving a tank, very little body roll and very responsive vehicle. The one thing I don't like too much about this Audi is the Multimedia input for your iPhone, which needs to be done via a cable and the TMC does not work in Australia.
Best most reliable I have owned
Bought second hand for $38000. Have owned it over 3 years. Bought with faulty emissions control system, this has not affected the performance (amazing), or fuel efficiency, so I have just ignored it with no further issues. Adjustable air suspension is reliable, comfortable and handy when hooking up my full sized van. If you drive it very hard your tyres will wear out quickly. I get 45000 out of a set. I do drive hard as I frequently need to overtake B doubles, which it does with ease. The climate control fan stopped working, 185 000 klm...s so far. I have not changed the brake pads yet ( over 110 000 klms since purchased). 85% of my driving is highway. I drive with cruise control set at 100 km/hr towing my big van...you don't even know it is there and never gets below 95km/hr. On the flat it returns 15litres/100 klms towing the van at 100km/hr. I frequently pass the 200 series landcruiser when we both tow vans. I will not sell this vehicle as it will be kept for my son or daughter. I would love to buy the SQ7 as my long term vehicle. I am surprised at its reliability, better than new Holden cruise (diesel), 307 Peugeot diesel, Holden Caprice (WK bought s/hand), 2008 Toyota Prado (diesel).
hasnt lived up to the hype!
We really thought this car would deliver so much more. The pre-sale hype just hasn't been delivered. We have done 25,000ks and I must say that for the price we are sadly disappointed.
I think we will think long and hard before we look at purchasing another Audi. Especially a 4wd.
I bought a 2015 3.0T S line Prestige 4dr All-wheel Drive quattro Q7, she has barely done 14500 miles. I hear the panoramic panel creek as if the assembly is loose, the suspension makes noise as if there is no tomorrow, there is a water leak from where the antenna is fixed. My seat, yes the driver's seat creeks like it has old springs that need lubrication. It's a piece of junk.
Don't touch - very poor value
I bought this car in July 2015.
My disappointment is from both Audi as a brand and from the Q7 specifically.
It is a big car but interior space is very limited.
The MMI has issues - it is slow to start, bluetooth takes 3 times longer than my VW. I does what you don't want it todo. I contacted Audi a few time - now one ever got back to me.
The engine is good with good fuel consumption but to be honest this is the only good thing about this car given the high price.
Make sure you buy a Wednesday Vehicle !!
We had a BMW x5 prior to Q7 which I regret changing to. I'll explain .2008 q7 Great car when running well. Economical on fuel and powerful engine, comfortable, beautiful designed and ride comfort & 7 seater is a must. Safety was my utmost requirement for my kids and wife. After researching safety crash testing, the q7 from memory ,rates high.
The negatives very wide for Australian parking spaces, get use to door dings. It loves chewing up tires and breaks.
The car had a 3 year extended warranty who I intend to also write to for thier support ...
I love driving my Q7
Fantastic ride and handling, V8 has masses of power(for such a big car). I love driving it.
Dislike the rubber coated buttons and trim, as when it tears it looks unsightly and difficult to replace.
Reliability has been great, very heavy on the fuel....but it's a V8 what do you expect
I have driven many different cars in the last 20 years but the Q7 is the worst.
Even though the car was worth $100k, it felt more like a $10k car. The suspension is too stiff and could feel every bump on the road. The engine light keeps coming on randomly and have taken it to 5 different Audi dealers multiple times and nobody can fix the problem. The control panel/knobs are so nonuser friendly and way to confusing. The engine is gutless and sounds like a truck. I can go on and on but I have already wasted too much time talking about this rubbish car. Just don't buy one or if you have, sell it immediately.
Love my Q 7
I have had my Q7 tubo 3lt diesel for just on 5 years
I cannot fault it mechanics. I have been through some tough times business wise an I am hopless at getting it serviced at the best of times. From 15000km to 72000km it didnt get serviced at all and it didnt miss a beat. I dont recommend this but it was one way to keep the servicing cost down LOL. The mechanic said I have lucky and apart from brakes and discs done with the usual servicing and $3k later all was good. That was my first brake replacement as well. I have now done approx 120000k...
Money pit and poor engineering
Don't do it!! I had a 2009 Q7 S line, and before 65000 km had faulty tailgate, fuel door wouldn't open, dropped lower injector seals, failed water pump and burnt engine oil. Another guy In town has had his Q7 engine out at 45000 with rear main seal issues.Excessively expensive service costs, our closest dealer was over 150 Kim's away. You spend $90K on a car and you expect a little better. My first Hyundai Excel ran without fault for over 200000kms at $18k, go figure. I dropped a heap of cash on the trade as I could not bring myself to sell this lemon privately. Now have a Toyota Landcruiser and love it. You may look cool in an Audi but it will send you broke and let you down. Hope this helps in your decision.
Worst customer service!!
“The most appalling service I have ever received!! Never in my life have I been spoken to or treated like I was today at southport Audi... I was called a liar, blamed for faulty paint work, accused of leaving my car outside in the weather as that was the reason for dull paint and rust spots on my car! One would think if you spend over $50k on a car plus $1200 for paint protection you should be able to take it out of your garage! According to the note they left in my car this is not the case at all!!!!! This is the fourth time my car has been re...turned to Audi due to paint problems and faulty paint protection! I received nothing but attitude and excuses. I was ganged up on by both staff members lying to me about phone calls and conversations we have exchanged but when confronted about them I was called a liar and said that they had never admitted fault nor spoke to me on the phone! To my discuss the male staff member that should not even have a job in such an establishment turned his back on me and walked away leaving me with nothing more than an excuse and a very sour taste in my mouth! ” I own a TT Quattro S Line and and A5 coupe well over 120k worth of cars and this is the service I get? Appalled!! Will never buy a car from them again!!!
Questions & Answers
Is that a good idea to buy a Audi Q7, 3tdi ,2007 model suv?. I never experienced Audi before
Hi I am new to this forum. I have just purchased a used Audi Q7 3.0 Diesel with 79K on the clock. It has had all of the servicing done to date at Brisbane Audi but as it is now out of warranty. I wondered if anyone knows a good, reasonably priced European Mechanic on the north side of Brisbane? I am from Redcliffe Qld. Thank you.
2010 Q7 - just stopped in the middle of the road. Was only services 2 months ago. Had to be towed to workshop.
Have been told that the "fuel pumps' require replacement - $2700 for the parts alone?
Seems excessive? Can anyone offer an opinion on estimated parts cost?
I have used VW parts, they have the same part number but 40% cheaper. Also I don't use a dealership, I have a local German car specialist, labour is considerably cheaper. For example a full service (Major) was $700, at Audi $2500. There are alternatives, you just have to search.
Check out Audi wreckers parts and servicing in Oakleigh for new and reconditoned parts pricing. Benchmark for most pricing.
Vw prices are good too however lots of resistance from parts and servicing guys.
My 2004 a4 1.8t fuel pump , intank , cost $995 new.
If keeping the car go brand bud.
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