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pitch3110
21-02-2016, 10:23 PM
Working my way round this forum having frequented A4, A5 and A6 sections so how the hell have I ended up here.????

Well I started looking at PCH deals on A6 Avants having sourced wifeys Golf R on the mad deals of Oct '14, and I was amazed at the very good deals on the 218ps models which were, and have been offered. The extra seats appealed as did the space and with the saving over the A6 the deal was done.

Now I know it will be no ball of fire but having lived with 2.0 4 pots the the past 10 years I am sure it will be no slower and the R is in the garage if a sanity check is needed.

So....
- has anyone experienced one of these potentially under powered barges yet????
- could anyone advise on height of tailgate when open, not sure if it will take the garage door out.
- I am confused over the connect subscription, never had this in the A6, but skip has advised elsewhere.
- the lack of CarPlay is a nuisance, but is there really light on the horizon.

Many thanks chaps

Ta
Pitch

Nemo78
21-02-2016, 10:39 PM
Congrats on the order and you're spot on re the deals on Q7s now...should've waited!

Have also commented re Connect on the other thread.

Re CarPlay there isn't as yet any solid news re retrofit but on another forum someone posted a link that somewhere in Europe (poss Spain) they were touting a May retrofit date.

Tailgate can have a look tomorrow if no one else comes back but I'm sure it opens higher than the roofline of the car...

Can't comment on the 218bhp but I'm sure it'll be ok.

Oh similar journey as yourself in the numbers from 4 to 5 to 6 to the 7.

It's a great car with lots of tech and I'm sure you'll enjoy.

EssexGonzo
22-02-2016, 10:49 AM
I drove one last week as a courtesy car.

You're right, no ball of fire, but it was absolutely fine for the sort of car it is. If you want to win at the traffic lights, you're looking at the wrong model in the range although some of the orange ladies around here drive them as if they've just robbed the local tanning salon.

Bear in mind that BHP is irrelevant to most of us most of the time - it's torque which matters and a 3.0 engine producing less BHP than some 2.0 4-pots = loads of lovely torque. Drive it in the right way and it's a great car to waft along in. A lovely engine, I have to admit.

And when you're inside, you don't have to look at the outside. :biglaugh::naughty::cool: (Sorry)

NickTyler
22-02-2016, 01:02 PM
The boot is quite high. I have a covered drive and thought the same. It is significantly higher than the roof line when fully open. Unless you have a barn for a garage I think you are going to have an issue there. Apparently you can set it to stop at a certain point though.

Q7newbie
22-02-2016, 03:13 PM
I've been on carwow.co.uk and specced a new Q7. I it came up to just over 70k. With the following:
-S-Line 272
-Phone Box
-Heat & sound Insulating glass
-Bose sound
-Advanced key
-3 spoke heated steering wheel
-Electric heated/auto fold/auto dimming mirror with kerb view
-memory seats
-air suspension
-rear view camera
-all round heated seats
-electric adjustable steering wheel
-smartphone interface
-21" titanium alloys
-tour pack
-all wheel steering
-parking pack
-ambient lighting
-virtual cockpit
-LED matrix lights.

The best offer I've been given is 65k by Milton Keynes Audi. Is that a good deal? Can I get better? And what other websites are there like carwow.co.uk?

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dghdgh
22-02-2016, 03:34 PM
Hi have you tried drive the deal?

Nemo78
22-02-2016, 04:53 PM
I've been on carwow.co.uk and specced a new Q7. I it came up to just over 70k. With the following:
-S-Line 272
-Phone Box
-Heat & sound Insulating glass
-Bose sound
-Advanced key
-3 spoke heated steering wheel
-Electric heated/auto fold/auto dimming mirror with kerb view
-memory seats
-air suspension
-rear view camera
-all round heated seats
-electric adjustable steering wheel
-smartphone interface
-21" titanium alloys
-tour pack
-all wheel steering
-parking pack
-ambient lighting
-virtual cockpit
-LED matrix lights.

The best offer I've been given is 65k by Milton Keynes Audi. Is that a good deal? Can I get better? And what other websites are there like carwow.co.uk?

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The other one to look at is broadspeed - I'm sure I saw 10% off.

Have a look at the packs etc like dynamic as I think air suspension and something else you've ticked come in to that.

Edit: Dynamic Pack is basically Air Suspension and Tour Pack - that'll save you some money.

Look at Tech Pack as that is HUD, VC, Phone Box and you get the 3yr Connect subscription

Parking Pack gets you surround camera so you can untick rear view

Nemo78
22-02-2016, 07:59 PM
Q7newbie I decided to have a quick play with your spec using the packs as I've described above and I gave you Daytona grey as a colour...

29904

62k via Broadspeed [emoji1360]

Apols the screenshot is horrendous but boots right has the number

Q7newbie
22-02-2016, 08:29 PM
Hi have you tried drive the deal?
No I havent. Let me Google it!

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Q7newbie
22-02-2016, 08:32 PM
The other one to look at is broadspeed - I'm sure I saw 10% off.

Have a look at the packs etc like dynamic as I think air suspension and something else you've ticked come in to that.

Edit: Dynamic Pack is basically Air Suspension and Tour Pack - that'll save you some money.

Look at Tech Pack as that is HUD, VC, Phone Box and you get the 3yr Connect subscription

Parking Pack gets you surround camera so you can untick rear view
Ah! Great. Coz the way the Packs on Carwow.co.uk are done is a bit different to the main Audi configurator. So hence my befuddlement!
The carwow.co.uk config must be a bit crap to be fair, coz on the main Audi site, and any option you tick that's in a pack you select automatically gets deselected.

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Q7newbie
22-02-2016, 08:33 PM
Q7newbie I decided to have a quick play with your spec using the packs as I've described above and I gave you Daytona grey as a colour...

29904

62k via Broadspeed [emoji1360]

Apols the screenshot is horrendous but boots right has the number
You're a legend! Let me check that broadspeed site out (While I watch Shrewsbury beat Man Utd in the FA Cup. 😂 😂 😂)

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pitch3110
22-02-2016, 10:20 PM
I drove one last week as a courtesy car.

You're right, no ball of fire, but it was absolutely fine for the sort of car it is. If you want to win at the traffic lights, you're looking at the wrong model in the range although some of the orange ladies around here drive them as if they've just robbed the local tanning salon.

Bear in mind that BHP is irrelevant to most of us most of the time - it's torque which matters and a 3.0 engine producing less BHP than some 2.0 4-pots = loads of lovely torque. Drive it in the right way and it's a great car to waft along in. A lovely engine, I have to admit.

And when you're inside, you don't have to look at the outside. :biglaugh::naughty::cool: (Sorry)

Many thanks Simon, I bet it felt snail like compared to the RS.😒

pitch3110
08-05-2016, 08:26 PM
Car has landed at the dealership and now to arrange the 400mile trip to collect. Looking forward to getting behind the wheel

Papereyes
08-05-2016, 10:36 PM
Cool, would be good to get your view on the 212ps engine. I decided to go 272 with SE spec but couldn't find a dealer with a 212 SLine to compare


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wotnotQ7
08-05-2016, 11:24 PM
Car has landed at the dealership and now to arrange the 400mile trip to collect. Looking forward to getting behind the wheel

Congrats on your new motor. What sort of discount/deal did you finally achieved?

pitch3110
08-05-2016, 11:30 PM
Congrats on your new motor. What sort of discount/deal did you finally achieved?

PCH came out a little over 6,000.00 a year over a two year lease and 10,000 miles a year. Then I added a couple of bits.

andyhud007
09-05-2016, 08:34 AM
congrats!! looking forward to seeing it if you can share a pic or two!

pitch3110
09-05-2016, 06:11 PM
Hopefully some pics will be taken this weekend

ta

satyp
10-05-2016, 07:05 PM
As @dghdgh (http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/member.php/233481-dghdgh) said "Drivethedeal (https://www.drivethedeal.com/Contact.aspx)" tend to use non-franchised Audi dealers so don't have the added Audi Dealership licensing cost/baggage to contend with , so there discounts get ended up all the way upto 15% at time, so a lot more beefier than carwow, on the downside I spoke to "Drivethedeal (https://www.drivethedeal.com/Contact.aspx)" the last week as they weren't taking any Q7 orders, the lady reckons she's doesn't know when they will get more allocation to it as since they've run out.

I've tried Orangewheels (https://www.orangewheels.co.uk/), who responded quickly but couldn't commit to an order after the MY17 CHANGES triggered in May for some reason, SO SETTLED with a slightly lesser discount from carwow price via local dealer. I went for it as the figures, monthly's all worked for me with the 2k CONTRIBUTION. However, I'm still not keen on on 6.8% campaign PCP rate, which I'm told all customers get, which is a WHOLE different SUBJECT.

satyp
10-05-2016, 07:06 PM
What sort of RATE did you get it on? Did you nay say in negotiating a better rate?

srbsq7
10-05-2016, 07:21 PM
Depends on the balloon at the end too. I was all set to go for an xc90 and I think their rate was 5.9%, but with the same deposit and virtually the same OTR price as a comparable Q7, the xc90 monthly payments c.35% more. That's why I did a test drive on the Q7 and never looked back.


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srbsq7
10-05-2016, 07:23 PM
Just to be clear, lack of discount killed the xc90


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satyp
10-05-2016, 07:33 PM
Working my way round this forum having frequented A4, A5 and A6 sections so how the hell have I ended up here.????

Well I started looking at PCH deals on A6 Avants having sourced wifeys Golf R on the mad deals of Oct '14, and I was amazed at the very good deals on the 218ps models which were, and have been offered. The extra seats appealed as did the space and with the saving over the A6 the deal was done.

Now I know it will be no ball of fire but having lived with 2.0 4 pots the the past 10 years I am sure it will be no slower and the R is in the garage if a sanity check is needed.

So....
- has anyone experienced one of these potentially under powered barges yet????
- could anyone advise on height of tailgate when open, not sure if it will take the garage door out.
- I am confused over the connect subscription, never had this in the A6, but skip has advised elsewhere.
- the lack of CarPlay is a nuisance, but is there really light on the horizon.

Many thanks chaps

Ta
Pitch




Q series? Power Tailgate Trick


As @NickTyler mentioned earlier


I believe the "Power Tailgate to be height-adjustable", so should be garage height friendly, ,or atleast it wants to be else a BIG OVERSIGHT on Audi's part :-0


a la below examples:-


Audi Q7 – Height Adjustable Tailgate | Audi Canada - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85xwSxudK3A)


Audi Q5 Power Tailgate Trick - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gqlo4Xyyfw)

satyp
10-05-2016, 07:34 PM
I've been on carwow.co.uk and specced a new Q7. I it came up to just over 70k. With the following:
-S-Line 272
-Phone Box
-Heat & sound Insulating glass
-Bose sound
-Advanced key
-3 spoke heated steering wheel
-Electric heated/auto fold/auto dimming mirror with kerb view
-memory seats
-air suspension
-rear view camera
-all round heated seats
-electric adjustable steering wheel
-smartphone interface
-21" titanium alloys
-tour pack
-all wheel steering
-parking pack
-ambient lighting
-virtual cockpit
-LED matrix lights.

The best offer I've been given is 65k by Milton Keynes Audi. Is that a good deal? Can I get better? And what other websites are there like carwow.co.uk?

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As @dghdgh (http://www.vwaudiforum.co.uk/forum/member.php/233481-dghdgh) said "Drivethedeal (https://www.drivethedeal.com/Contact.aspx)" tend to use non-franchised Audi dealers so don't have the added Audi Dealership licensing cost/baggage to contend with , so there discounts get ended up all the way upto 15% at time, so a lot more beefier than carwow, on the downside I spoke to "Drivethedeal (https://www.drivethedeal.com/Contact.aspx)" the last week as they weren't taking any Q7 orders, the lady reckons she's doesn't know when they will get more allocation to it as since they've run out.

I've tried Orangewheels (https://www.orangewheels.co.uk/), who responded quickly but couldn't commit to an order after the MY17 CHANGES triggered in May for some reason, SO SETTLED with a slightly lesser discount from carwow price via local dealer. I went for it as the figures, monthly's all worked for me with the 2k CONTRIBUTION. However, I'm still not keen on on 6.8% campaign PCP rate, which I'm told all customers get, which is a WHOLE different SUBJECT.

pitch3110
10-05-2016, 08:03 PM
No rate as straight PCH.

Papereyes
10-05-2016, 08:06 PM
Went through Drive the deal and it was with a franchised dealer, but quite far. ended up getting 13% discount but with the 1k finance contribution this works out around 15%.

If people want happy to share further details as the dealer said they maybe able to offer the same prices again, PM me if you want details.

pitch3110
10-05-2016, 08:08 PM
That's great many thanks

pitch3110
10-05-2016, 08:09 PM
Q series? Power Tailgate Trick


As @NickTyler mentioned earlier


I believe the "Power Tailgate to be height-adjustable", so should be garage height friendly, ,or atleast it wants to be else a BIG OVERSIGHT on Audi's part :-0


a la below examples:-


Audi Q7 €“ Height Adjustable Tailgate | Audi Canada - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85xwSxudK3A)


Audi Q5 Power Tailgate Trick - YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Gqlo4Xyyfw)

many thanks

satyp
10-05-2016, 08:14 PM
Went through Drive the deal and it was with a franchised dealer, but quite far. ended up getting 13% discount but with the 1k finance contribution this works out around 15%.

If people want happy to share further details as the dealer said they maybe able to offer the same prices again, PM me if you want details.
Oh shoops sugar .. Placed mine already, story of my life.. 10% deposit all done deed...

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wotnotQ7
10-05-2016, 09:30 PM
Won't mind the pm pls, as I'm about to pull the trigger for the 272ps s line.

srbsq7
10-05-2016, 10:01 PM
Won't mind the pm pls, as I'm about to pull the trigger for the 272ps s line.

Good luck with the haggling. I used a few online sites to get a decent discount and then went to my local dealer for the test drive. They couldn't match it but I opted to go with them as the discount was still significant and I was willing to pay the addition 1,500 over the 3 year PCP to be dealing locally.

I didn't have a great experience going through a broker when I got my previous BMW. In contrast, my wife dealt with a local BMW dealer when she got her X1 a few years ago and when we discovered a significant issue (from factory), the dealer agreed to order a new one and let us keep the old one until it was ready and then just exchanged cars (old one 6 months old with 10k) with no change to the finance.

I guess where I'm going here is perhaps don't get too focused on the short term savings and strike a balance.

What spec have you landed on?

wotnotQ7
10-05-2016, 10:59 PM
Totally agree with you, it's not all about the discount. I for one hardly haggles so taking chances there.

Spec wise, 272ps s line, rear view camera, Ambient lighting, Bose, virtual cockpit. Short list but surely going to add few more before order is confirmed.


Sorry op for hijackin your post.

pitch3110
13-05-2016, 06:30 PM
Just got this from the dealer.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/887BB899-D17A-4847-BEB3-61856D0FE183.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/887BB899-D17A-4847-BEB3-61856D0FE183.jpg.html)

srbsq7
13-05-2016, 06:50 PM
Looks great! When are you making the trip to get it?


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dghdgh
13-05-2016, 08:03 PM
Congratulations on the car enjoy her.

Thakey17
13-05-2016, 09:31 PM
Congrats. Must be so excited knowing it's ready!!!!

Would be great if you could post some feedback on the 218 as that's what I've gone for so I could tick a few more boxes elsewhere on the spec. I'm yet to drive one as all the dealer cars are 272.

Have fun:biglaugh:

pitch3110
14-05-2016, 07:01 AM
Looks great! When are you making the trip to get it?


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I was being flow up but they are transporting down foc later next week.

pitch3110
14-05-2016, 07:04 AM
Congrats. Must be so excited knowing it's ready!!!!

Would be great if you could post some feedback on the 218 as that's what I've gone for so I could tick a few more boxes elsewhere on the spec. I'm yet to drive one as all the dealer cars are 272.

Have fun:biglaugh:

same here and not expecting much although they seem to be well received. I have been using my wife's 300ps Golf R the past two weeks so I think it will be like driving in treacle until I get use to it.

I will keep you posted

Gyro
14-05-2016, 09:21 AM
Just got this from the dealer.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/887BB899-D17A-4847-BEB3-61856D0FE183.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/887BB899-D17A-4847-BEB3-61856D0FE183.jpg.html)

Looks amazing, like those wheels.

Do you still want me to try to grab a couple of snaps when I'm in Edinburgh Audi tomorrow?

pitch3110
14-05-2016, 09:39 AM
If you see it there it would be great #easethepain.

Many thanks

pitch3110
15-05-2016, 03:38 PM
More pics today thanks to Gyro. Much appreciated buddy and Thursday cannot come quick enough.

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/674C3CC7-6865-4E76-8E85-5EE36F4C8003.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/674C3CC7-6865-4E76-8E85-5EE36F4C8003.jpg.html)

http://i620.photobucket.com/albums/tt288/pitch3110/Cars/DDD6527A-6FEA-488D-9C4B-DD4DB56848D8.jpg (http://s620.photobucket.com/user/pitch3110/media/Cars/DDD6527A-6FEA-488D-9C4B-DD4DB56848D8.jpg.html)

Gyro
16-05-2016, 07:55 AM
No problem Pitch - looks amazing, enjoy.