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Fuel type Diesel
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Engine size 2967
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Engine size 4000
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Engine size 3956
The Audi Q7 is a lot of things but perhaps its most obvious quality is just how conspicuous it is. There's really no way to blend in when you're driving a vehicle as huge as Audi's seven-seat super-SUV. If you're trying to make an overt statement, great, but for most of us, the big bruiser from Ingolstadt was just a bit OTT.
With the sheer size of the thing comes all manner of notions of profligacy. When the Q7 first appeared in 2005, we ran a 4.2-litre petrol car and it went through fossil fuels like an oil tanker that had taken an Exocet hit. Aware of this, Audi took steps throughout the MK1 model's lifetime to try and make the Q7 a good deal more efficient, most significantly in 2011 introducing the improved first generation version we look at here. With this upgrade, the shape didn't change significantly but the oily bits underneath certainly did. Almost by stealth, the Q7 gained a certain relevance. That fact might easily have been lost on many buyers of big SUVs though.
The Audi Q7 makes an interesting used pick and the first generation version made more sense in this later post-2011 guise. So many buyers miss the improvements Audi made throughout this vehicle's lifetime, simply judging it as a gluttonous leviathan and disregarding it straight off the bat.
In fact, the truth is that a later 3.0-litre TDI diesel model - the kind of car we've been looking at here - is actually about as green and frugal as a 2.0-litre Ford Mondeo weighing half as much. On the quiet though, we'd also point out that the pokier 4.2-litre TDI diesel might just be the sly bargain here, this variant's price premium over its 3.0-litre TDI diesel stablemate being slashed by the used market. Either way, negotiate hard and you can pick up a Q7 that's got years of life in it for about the price of a decent diesel medium range hatch. If you're looking for a car of this sort, it's hard to go too far wrong with a proposition like that.
Borrowing £7,500 on a Hire Purchase agreement over 48 months, a representative APR of 18.5% and a deposit of £0.00,
the amount repayable would be £216.89 a month, with a total cost of credit of £2,910.72 and a total amount
payable of £10,410.72.
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