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Old October 5th, 2016, 07:16 PM
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Thinking about an Audi

Late model Audi's have been catching my eye lately. I really like the A7 look, but not going to pop for that amount of $$. Thinking used S5, or an Q5. Any opinions? Prices seem pretty good for used...I assume the VW thing has had an effect?

May shed a Rover to get one...not the D90 though.
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Old October 5th, 2016, 07:20 PM
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Have had an allroad, currently A8. Lots of others in the family. No complaints on the German engineering (versus the British), little stuff pops up here and there but if you can replace a transfer case with Galpin in a 90 on your back in a campground then you can handle any Audi maintenance. Sadly, I hate driving anything "modern" so it literally sits until salt season....
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Old October 5th, 2016, 07:22 PM
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Hmmmm http://www.defendersource.com/forum/...tdi-73466.html
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When it comes to daily drivers, I suggest leasing European and buying Asian. For me personally either the depreciation or the repairs would take the fun out of the equation. I think leasing, and it goes against everything I believe in, is the only way to drive late model European cars.
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Matt, I picked up a 14' Q5 3.0 TDI for my wife on Monday at perhaps a $500 premium over a similarly equipped and conditioned 2.0T. Assuming the dealer did not sell at a loss, I'm good letting others eat ~ $24,000 in depreciation over 29 months. You need to drive the 3.0 TDI. 428 lb-ft of torque on tap in this small SUV is quite the experience as is the 38-40 mpg on the highway. My little one likes it as well - tons of new buttons to play with.
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Old October 6th, 2016, 08:47 AM
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I loved allroads until I had to change an alternator for a friend.... Never again.

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Matt, I picked up a 14' Q5 3.0 TDI for my wife on Monday at perhaps a $500 premium over a similarly equipped and conditioned 2.0T. Assuming the dealer did not sell at a loss, I'm good letting others eat ~ $24,000 in depreciation over 29 months. You need to drive the 3.0 TDI. 428 lb-ft of torque on tap in this small SUV is quite the experience as is the 38-40 mpg on the highway. My little one likes it as well - tons of new buttons to play with.
Is that the Premium Plus?
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Is that the Premium Plus?
Yes, that is the base trim for the TDI. The larger S type 19' rims and a few other goodies come base on the TDI that would be an option on the 2.0T Premium Plus.
To answer your PM, Audi can not sell TDIs as certified used cars. I have through 6/17 remaining on the factory drivetrain warranty (and won't reach 50k prior to then) and Silver Spring Audi/Porsche tossed in a bumper to bumper 12 month warranty. Reading the fine print, lot of the "bumper to bumper" items drop out after 60 days.
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Damn that's a lot to think about - how many miles does it have on it?
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I really like the Q5 and hope to drive one. Really like the Q7 but not sure it's necessary. Used Q5 pricing seems great right now with some clean examples under 20k. Intrigued by diesel but not sold yet. This will not be a daily driver.
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I've called most of the local audi dealers and none have any Q5 or Q7 diesels right now. One went as far as to say at first that they couldn't sell any of them until the "recall" had been resolved, but when I questioned her further she checked with her supervisor and corrected herself saying that indeed they can currently sell them but as you said cannot certify them...but don't have any anyway.
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Intrigued by diesel but not sold yet. This will not be a daily driver.
I think you need to drive one to be sold. The torque is absolutely insane and a blast to drive. The 600+ miles on a single tank is an added bonus.
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Matt, I picked up a 14' Q5 3.0 TDI for my wife on Monday at perhaps a $500 premium over a similarly equipped and conditioned 2.0T. Assuming the dealer did not sell at a loss, I'm good letting others eat ~ $24,000 in depreciation over 29 months. You need to drive the 3.0 TDI. 428 lb-ft of torque on tap in this small SUV is quite the experience as is the 38-40 mpg on the highway. My little one likes it as well - tons of new buttons to play with.
that the one in chantilly?
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that the one in chantilly?
Nope, but I did test drive that car. Undisclosed wreck in the front left corner and general exterior abuse throughout. The entire process was shady to be frank about it. That being said, that listing was beneficial during the negotiations with Silver Spring Audi.
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Mid to upper 20s for day to day MPG isn't enough in my book for the risk of a VW/Audi tdi. 2014 Audi Q5 MPG - Actual MPG from 145 2014 Audi Q5 owners
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