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    Audi q7 or XC90 circa 2010'ish are they ok or avoid?

    Hey all,

    Still looking for cars and finding non flogged carnivals, santa fes and taragos to be a bit thin on the ground and also seemingly horribly looked after.

    Have seen a few decent looking low k's xc90s and Q7's floating around but wondering if they are too much of a risk?

    Our budget is looking to be anywhere from $10-$30K depending on how good we can get something for but since people seem to be gouging for anything korean or japanese we are thinking about driving 2 cars in the short term till prices come back to normal or looking for other 7 seats like the euros.

    This may not be a long term buy, I am looking for work, nopic is going on mat leave in 7 weeks or so so hopefully we'll be able to get into something a lot newer within the next 12 months.

    Cheers






    #2
    XC90’s are fine as long as you avoid the turbo 6 (I think some years of those are better than others but it’s probably still a good rule-of-thumb).
    Q7 I ain’t got no idea.
    Soft roaders represent an excellent compromise between the needs of the hardcore 4x4 user and the convenience of a city hatchback. Its clear to see why they have become so popular in todays society.

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      #3
      xc90 gear box is the issue. Apparently the v8's if looked after go for ever. Mine is about to cost 4.5k for a 2nd hand gearbox @ 190k k/m. New price is ~8k for the part.

      We love it hence why we are dumping the cash in to keep it going.

      q7 and the others on the same platform just dont have the interior room of the xc90. 7 seats are usable only if the back 2 seats have young kids in them.

      Other than the g/b the thing has been great.

      Get an R-design rear bar fitted, then fit the back half of the diesel r-design exhaust system. Sounds heaps fucking better, and uses less fuel.

      Find a good non dealership specialist. Will save you bulk coin.
      .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

      Dr Hoon
      .

      DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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        #4
        It also tows my boat/cage trailer like it's not there.(~5-600kg)
        .... because every driver experiences the destructive potential of the effortless surge of power available through the smallest of body movements.

        Dr Hoon
        .

        DrNick is king!!!! No, Mark Webber is now! Long live the king!... hold on a minute mate, Ricci is in charge now

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          #5
          Plenty of cayenne and q7 love on this forum (I have owned both). Currently have a 4.2tdi q7 and it's great - heading off on a road trip in it tomorrow, towing a camper trailer.

          I got mine for $22k with 76k km, and other than the radar cruise not working it has been great for the last 12 months.

          No doubt they could be a massive liability, but if you get it checked out properly and find one that has been looked after mechanically they seem to do pretty well in the long term.

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            #6
            Have a 2007 Q7, 3.0 TDI 190k on the clock. Drives great and is reliable. A few minor issues but nothing major.

            Heaps of interior space and some nice features, can fit adults in the rear row and tows like a boss if needed. Am still banging and will keep banging for a long time.

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              #7
              Any particular Q7 years that are better?

              reports say very hard on tyres and brakes, not suprising given the size of the car I guess.

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                #8
                Also a Q7 owner. 2007 3.0 TDI. Just ticked over 200K.

                Pulls like a train, but gearbag is fragile and expensive. Hard on batteries and start motors, both of which are cunts to do.

                Basically an expensive proposition for the average person.

                Like it, but I don't love it.

                On the XC90, not sure what the good ones are, but I can't recommend the 3.2 6cyl.
                Last edited by Bob Vegana.; 16-04-21, 11:12 AM.
                Originally posted by brewdles
                In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                  #9
                  Q7 all the way

                  Still lowballing the v12 people I’ll have that pain in my life some day
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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
                    Also a Q7 owner. 2007 3.0 TDI. Just ticked over 200K.

                    Pulls like a train, but gearbag is fragile and expensive. Hard on batteries and start motors, both of which are cunts to do.

                    Basically an expensive proposition for the average person.

                    Like it, but I don't love it.

                    On the XC90, not sure what the good ones are, but I can't recommend the 3.2 6cyl.
                    Have you had a problem with your gearbox? was it expensive to fix etc? Isn't pretty much this a weakness and high cost across all cars these days unless you own a BA falcon?

                    Any reason why you haven't gotten rid of it because of this?

                    Prime reasons for selecting these cars is the safety and the fact that people may be scared to consider them (maybe this is justified).


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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Bob Vegana. View Post
                      Also a Q7 owner. 2007 3.0 TDI. Just ticked over 200K.

                      Pulls like a train, but gearbag is fragile and expensive. Hard on batteries and start motors, both of which are cunts to do.

                      Basically an expensive proposition for the average person.

                      Like it, but I don't love it.

                      On the XC90, not sure what the good ones are, but I can't recommend the 3.2 6cyl.
                      Not sure they're fragile, maybe problematic if not serviced. I serviced mine at 160k just to know that it has been done.

                      The 6spd in the early Q7's is rated to 1000nm. It is also the same unit that is found in the V8,V12 TDI and certain Toyota land cruisers.

                      Not sure how reliable the 8spd boxes that came in from late 08 on i believe it was. They where only rated to 6-650nm or so.

                      Agree on the battery and starter thing. Mine has had a new starter motor a few years back and two batteries in the last 6 years.

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                        #12
                        Originally posted by jgryder View Post
                        Any particular Q7 years that are better?

                        reports say very hard on tyres and brakes, not suprising given the size of the car I guess.
                        Yes, very hard on tyres. Ive ended up running a set of coopers and they've held up well although a bit noisy. Pads and rotors are cheap. I used rda rotors and trw pads. Have been going for 4 years now and still good.

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                          #13
                          Thanks, the big thing I worried about is transmission failure. It's not suprising that it eats tyres, all the other cars were considering seem to do that due to being big arse things.

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                            #14
                            The oil wicked through the wiring harness and into the trans ecu under the driver's seat. It caused it to do weird shit and fry the clutches.

                            Put a low milage box in out of a Touareg, and that's a bit iffy as well.
                            Originally posted by brewdles
                            In short, some cunt at test and tune had a 250cc honda turning to 11ty and it sounded porn. Do that.

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                              #15
                              Depends on what you want to use it for. I found the XC90 to be much better that the Q7 for interior space and visibility and nicer to drive most of the time. The Q7 arguably has a better selection of engines and far better towing capacity. With the XC90 make sure you get something with the 6 speed box. The V8 is great and makes good noises but the D5 is probably the better option. 3.2l 6 is very thirsty.

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