what problem does a Audi q7 have because its not a typical Honda where you know your car is going to run basically for life. Iam interested in a one with 70000..... Miles how long will the car go without any issues and is it smart to purchase the vechicle....I really like it on the other hand..

goldie8191
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Asked by goldie8191 Oct 08, 2012 at 12:47 AM about the 2008 Audi Q7 4.2 Quattro Premium

Question type: Maintenance & Repair

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vietle
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Audi's are able to able to run as long as any Honda's if cared for correctly. What Audi's main issues usually come from some electric component of the car. Lights, fluid leaks (due to cooling system material degrading over time) and ignition usually come to the forefront in their issues. If you are looking at the Q7 with 70k miles, you may want to have the timing belt checked. The car at this mileage is just out of the manufacturer's warranty period and the timing belt and water pump would be the next scheduled maintenance for this vehicle. So you should be assured that mechanically the car is outstanding and will run for a long time so long as you can deal with non-working tail-lights and small electronic issues with the MMI (Audi's car interface such as Nav,radio controls). I am not saying that this is what will go wrong, these having a higher % of failing first if there is any issues.

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parekhrb
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To my opnion, I have and Audi Q7 with 72k miles on it. No problem so far. everything if taken care and in time ( like maintenance) then you might see it running more than Honda's and toyota's. Always look for dealer service and they might have good offer on oil change. so far i have always got lucky. Audi also changes bulbs (except HID head bulb) for free. I have experienced it twice and no Charge, Even the bulb is free! Overall, Had a very satisfying experience with Audi and with Q7. Periodically check panorama roof for leaks or water clogging. Mostly all major problem starts from there.

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ZipperQ7
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Audi Q7 Brakes to Discs pad to change are quite expensive I had a quote of AUS $ 4750.00 Did it myself parts only AUD $ 890.00 It took longer to jack up the car than change the disc's and pads. Now I have two Audi Q7 one 2007 V6 3.0 Diesel with 132K Klms and one 2006 with 223K Klms and it has just let a timing chain go. Slight vibration in the upper engine bay then a sudden bang in the lower engine bay. Cannot even turn engine over to remove Torque convertor bolts to have a look at the lower timing chain. So it would be interesting as the Q 7 get a bit older how many timing chains let go?

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Michael Tutty
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On most engines, timing belts need doing between 80,000 and 100,000 kms (50,000 - 60,000 miles). Timing chains do not normally need replacement until VERY high mileage. However, because of the complexity of the engine, I would suggest doing it as a matter of routine every 160,000 kms, or 100,000 miles. Not cheap but less by far than having the engine smashed inside because a valve or two has hit a piston, which means a new engine. As for the electrical problems, like all new cars, the wires are of a very small gauge, so are fragile. Also, the Audi has a Bosch electrical system that in multiplexed. When it works, it works well. However, the entire thing is predicated on each component providing the correct feedback to the rest of the system. If anything electrical goes wrong, you MUST use the original Audi part. Even the same part, made by Bosch, but for another car, can give the incorrect feedback, and you will think your car is possessed.

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Davem666
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I have done 70,000 miles. I have had a seal need replacing and that took a couple of weeks to get repaired. I have had trims fall off/need replacing, and the heater has stopped working one. I cannot recommend an Audi due to the reliability and the after sales servise

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DPR363
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my 2006 3.0 TDi Q7 has now done 260,000km. I haven't had to do anything except change the oil and put tyres on it. This vehicle is definitely the best car I have ever owned and I thoroughly enjoy everything about this car. AS you can see I do alot of driving and use the car as my office,It's comfortable,economical and dependable>

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