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    Audi SQ5 - any owners feedback - opinion?

    My X5 is possibly going... just fancy a change and am looking at approved used SQ5

    Two years Audi warranty etc

    Real life Input? Any owners?


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    Quote Originally Posted by wileeeeeey View Post
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    Sorry. You were too late.

    Now if anybody has actually owned an SQ5 or had dealings with them, feel free to advise.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Sorry. You were too late.

    Now if anybody has actually owned an SQ5 or had dealings with them, feel free to advise.


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    I ran one for 6 months from new and apart from overlight steering (individual option not fitted) it was brill, the engine and gearbox are a dream and that twin turbo kicks ass.

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    My mate who runs a garage had one up to about 12 months ago when it burst in to flames for no reason and he was lucky to get out.

    Audi collected the vehicle and paid him out directly without going through the insurance company but he signed a NDO so they must have know there was a fault that could cause a fire.

    Also in the 12 months he owned it he had at least 3 attempts to steal it so maybe if your location isn't a car crime hot spot then you may be OK.

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    Blimey

    Iíve just got into an Audi forum for feedback too

    The threat of theft is always around no matter what I drive - but I guess they are sort by thieves for bits


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Blimey

    Iíve just got into an Audi forum for feedback too

    The threat of theft is always around no matter what I drive - but I guess they are sort by thieves for bits


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    They are probably sought as well....

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    My mate has one. Parts are expensive. Discs and pads best part of a grand, and heís had turbo and intercooler issues. Sorted under extended warranty, but would have been 7k if he hadnít taken the warranty.

    Would be enough to put me off, but it is pretty rapid and sounds great.

    Boots a bit rubbish too, but he (and I) do have prams to consider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Blimey

    Iíve just got into an Audi forum for feedback too

    The threat of theft is always around no matter what I drive - but I guess they are sort by thieves for bits


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    It's not in the same bracket as an SQ5 but I recently took delivery of an A4 Avant Quattro and my insurance went up by 1/3rd. I've always had similar RRP Mercs and BMWs so I was shocked at the increase. The insurance co said that sporty Audi's are currently targetted by theives. A police friend of mine said that the most stollen vehicle in the UK is the RS3.

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    Have heard of several that have suffered spontaneous combustion - VAG will ofc never confirm this 'being a problem' !
    Go for an X3 M40i - absolutely love it

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingenioren View Post
    Have heard of several that have suffered spontaneous combustion - VAG will ofc never confirm this 'being a problem' !
    Go for an X3 M40i - absolutely love it
    We've also been very happy with the X3.
    "Once is happenstance. Twice is coincidence. The third time it's enemy action."

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    Drive one today

    Felt underwhelmed

    Light steering

    Against my X5 it didnít seem at all robust

    But Iím not comparing apples with apples

    Iíll try another when I get a decent chance

    The thieves donít worry me

    The fire story does.....


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sweepinghand View Post
    Drive one today

    Felt underwhelmed

    Light steering

    Against my X5 it didnít seem at all robust

    But Iím not comparing apples with apples

    Iíll try another when I get a decent chance

    The thieves donít worry me

    The fire story does.....


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    In most reviews, the steering in Audis is always the big let down, they just don't seem crack it !
    'Totally uninvolving' is the thread.....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ingenioren View Post
    In most reviews, the steering in Audis is always the big let down, they just don't seem crack it !
    'Totally uninvolving' is the thread.....
    That's changed on some of the newer models, my S5 has better feel and feedback steering wise than my previous 2016 BMW 440i GC did, which was horribly vague, to the point I had a full geometry check done on it when it was brand new to make sure that wasn't the problem, it wasn't.

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    Which one are you contemplating........ Petrol or diesel?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mjc1216 View Post
    My mate who runs a garage had one up to about 12 months ago when it burst in to flames for no reason and he was lucky to get out.

    Audi collected the vehicle and paid him out directly without going through the insurance company but he signed a NDO so they must have know there was a fault that could cause a fire.

    Also in the 12 months he owned it he had at least 3 attempts to steal it so maybe if your location isn't a car crime hot spot then you may be OK.

    Mark
    Wow lucky he asked now, sounds like a death trap. I have a 13 year old French junk and that never had a problem since day one apart from the usual

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