2008 AUDI Q7
This is a vehicle for my wife and children and we bought it because we needed more space for the growing family. Overall we're happy with the car but there were some issues that needed to be addressed which shouldn't come as a surprise when you buy a used car. The comfort, luxury, and features (bells & whistles) are fantastic and the ride is comfortable. The downside is it's very expensive to fix problems when they arise. We have owned this car for a month and so far it's been to the mechanic 3 times and has thus far cost us $1600 in repairs. Had this been a domestic vehicle, it would have cost significantly less to fix the same issues so be aware of what you are getting into when you buy a used German made luxury vehicle. That said, the car is beautiful and my wife is thrilled to drive it everyday.
by NOT BAD BUT NOT GREAT
2007 AUDI Q7
When buying a Q7, you must realize that there are some inherent flaws that can affect the ownership experience. Adaptive Suspension is wonderful, but you must check the air lines/fittings to keep leaks from happening and causing the compressor to run excessively and overheat. Sunroof drains can become blocked or pinched off, parts are cheap, labor at a dealer is not. The hatch opening is the smallest point of the cargo area, measure before you buy big things! I have two Q7 Premium's now, love them, the only other SUV I'd consider is a Suburban if I needed a larger tow vehicle (yes, I tow a big trailer behind the 4.2L) or a bigger 3rd row. So far, I haven't needed either of those.
Used Audi Q7 Information
The Audi Q7 is a full-sized luxury crossover which entered the market in the 2007 model year. As Audi's first sport utility, which now number three. The Q7 shares a common platform with the Volkswagen Touareg and the Porsche Cayenne, called the PL71 platform. The Audi Q7 is capable off road, but is made primarily for on-road use and in inclement weather.
Sales of the Audi Q7 have been varied, mostly due to economic changes, with sales growth picking up since 2008. The used Audi Q7 market is robust with Audi vehicles in general showing good resale thanks to the luxury market's tendency to purchase or lease new and trade-in after 3-5 years.
The Audi Q7 offers several extras for those looking for technology and safety. It was the first Audi to offer blind-sport detection (called Side Assist) and features the Audi Music Interface for MP3 player integration and management. Both a gasoline and diesel variant are offered in the United States, including the high-performance 4.2 Quattro, a 4.2-liter V8, and the 3.0-liter TDI clean diesel.
In 2009, the Audi Q7 saw a facelift that also added the 3.6-liter FSI quattro engine and updated the 4.2-liter to an FSI quattro as well. Body changes included adding standard LED taillights as well as LED turn signals and daytime running lights. 2011 again saw engine updates as the 3.0-liter TFSI supercharged engine was offered to give the Audi Q7 a sportier affect. A six-speed automatic was standard, but in 2010, an eight-speed became standard.
In the used market, the Audi Q7 is noted for his high resale value, excellent luxury fittings, and solid build. Buyers will often purchase the Q7 purely because of the Audi name and reputation. Most Audi vehicles, because of their luxury nature and upscale ownership, will be well-maintained and have a good service history. CARFAX reports tend to be better than average for an Audi Q7.
Browse 3,236 used Audi Q7s in our Used Car Listings. With vehicles dating from various years, 52% have been previously owned once, while 89% have been reported to CARFAX as never having an accident.