What used Audi Q7 4x4 will I get for my budget?
You can buy a Q7 for under £10,000, in fact as low as £7000, but it will be a high-mileage example, and we'd recommend avoiding those. Around £10,000 to £12,000 will get you an early 2006/7/8 car with an average (under 100k) mileage, with a full service history and bought from an independent dealer. If you're prepared to spend between £13,000 and £15,000 you'll find good condition 2009 and 2010 cars, maybe 2011/12 cars bought from traders.
How much does it cost to run a Audi Q7 4x4?
The diesels have official claimed average fuel economy figures of 27.2mpg for the 3.0-litre, 25.5mpg for the 4.2-litre and 25mpg for the 6.0-litre. That compares with a claimed 22.2mpg for the 3.0-litre petrol and 20.8mpg for the 4.2-litre petrol.
All models have high CO2 emissions, so you will pay the top road tax band no matter which model you buy. Insurance groups range from 35 to 50, so your premium won't be cheap, either.
Maintaining a Q7 isn't cheap, either, and servicing costs might make you wince - an oil and filter change will be especially expensive. Tyres and other spare parts are equally pricey. There are a number of independent Audi specialists who wil ltake on servicing the Q7 at a cheaper rate than an Audi main dealer.