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Overall reader verdict 4 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    4 out of 5 stars

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35 reader reviews for Audi Q7 4x4.
  • 3.0 V6 TDI S line 5dr

    stephen kershaw , gtr manchester . Date: 06/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had the car 11 months and done 6000 miles. I noticed both front tyres badly worn on the outside, so I spoke to Audi and took the car in.

    They told me it was nothing to do with them as it had kerb damage. Because of that, the damage was not under warranty. I have since spoken to two other Q7 drivers and both had the same problem - Audi also dissmissed them.

    I think they have a manufacturing problem and would love to know if any other drivers have had the same problem.

  • 3.0 V6 TDI SE 5dr

    Lee White , Essex . Date: 11/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've been very impressed with the Q7's practicality, interior quality and the smoothness of the V6. I've an ex-demo with pretty much every option including 20" alloys. These improve the looks and proportions but undermine the quality of the ride. Other toys including sat-nav and electric seats are well worth having.

    The Q7 is easy to drive with good on-road manners and positive steering. It cruises in Drive, but really shows its teeth in Sport mode. However, if you want to average above 25mpg you have to go easy on the right foot. Overtaking is easy and the V6 feels like it is always holding in reserve for when you need it. There isn't much body roll and on-road grip levels are good. The driving position is excellent and the wing mirrors provide good vision for overtaking and parking.

    In practicality terms, the Q7 scores on legroom and storage space, but as has been mentioned, the third row of seats is strictly for kids. The electric tailgate is very handy and there is plenty of storage for bottles and oddments.

    Apart from the inevitable high running costs (I average 27mpg), my only criticism is the ride. Even with air suspension in comfort mode you still feel lumps and bumps. Big tyres don't help. There is also a fair amount of tyre noise - although wind noise and engine refinement levels are very good and typically Audi.

    Overall, it is a very comfortable, beautifully built, spacious car which is very practical and ideal for families.

  • 3.0 V6 TDI S line 5dr

    Darren Neill , Lancs . Date: 15/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I took the Q7 3.0 TDI S Line for the weekend and nearly slept in it I liked it that much. I have a BMW 5 Series and considered the X5, but not any more! The list price of the new X5 scared the pants off me, especially afetr adding all the extras you need to get it up to Q7 specification.

    The ride quality and equipment levels were fabulous. I say sell your house, park your Q7 in a nice park somehwere and live out your life in luxury. I will be ordering mine very soon. The only little complaint I have was the fuel economy and the new £400 per year tax from 2008 - apart from that, it's a huge thumbs up. Sorry Mr X5, you have missed the boat for refinement, the Q7 has it in spades!

    A word of advice, opt for the Technology Pack, Comms Pack and Comfort Pack, then you will never have to leave the car!

  • 3.0 V6 TDI SE 5dr

    nicole baretti Date: 08/05/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Just had an extended testdrive (for 5 days) a Q7 3.0d SE, and have now ordered the Limited Edition spec with the diesel engine. I've added the technology pack which gives you sat nav and the parking sensors all round (which given the size of the beast are needed).

    I was also looking at a Volvo XC90 Exec Diesel. Yes the Volvo is very generously spec'd, but the engine is just too underpowered for the car. And the X5 is just too footballers wifeish :)

    The Audi is lovely to drive (dynamic mode on the suspension is best for road use) and the diesel engine is plenty quick enough. It's also head turning - the other half got stopped by several people at the petrol station asking him about the car and commenting on how good it looked. All in all very positive - I look forward to getting one.

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