Pros: "Beautiful to look inside and out. AWD is great."
Cons: "Takes dedication to maintain."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 8
"The fact that this car new adjusted for inflation would cost north of $65k, and a used one can be had for under $10k! the depreciate quickly because of people reliability concerns. if this doesn't bother you (ie.) you have second car; and luxury, performance and style are something you enjoy, then by all means, please buy an Audi all road. it is the coolest wagon around. I consider it to be the birth of the crossover vehicle. automakers today still haven't nailed down something as stylish and functional as the allroad. unfortunately for audi, there's a price to pay for innovation, and it came in the form of a lot of special costly parts that were prone to failure. if you can find a one owner, well maintained allroad, and live in the mountains where it snows but don't want to drive an SUV, then JUST BUY IT. The drive is amazing and there are luxury features that are only available in very high end newer models, (like a heated steering wheel! and heated BACK seats! )."
"Does 220,000 miles say enough in 7 years? And still flying? The only problem I had the first few years was the speeding tickets I got, because it was so fun to drive. At about 150,000 miles the first air suspension went on the front, and at 200,000 the second one went. At that point, instead of paying $1500. I bought a kit to replace all the air suspension units (4) with traditional shocks for $1300. Replaced the timing belt at 200,000 as well. Oil changes every 10k, rotate the tires, keep it clean and it will run great forever. Even at $1000 per year in maintenance, that's cheaper than a new car and I'm riding in luxury."
"Best station wagon on the market. Sorry, Audi does'nt make a down-scale model of the their Q7.
Bought this Audi used and have done very little to it over the last 2 years of owner ship. Will soon take car to dealer to have routine transmission service. Yes, the vehicle requires lots of maintence. If you are a weekend do-it yourselfer mechanic like myself, you can repair many of the repairs w/o expensive dealer intervention.
It is difficult to find a dealer with knowledgable technicians to explain and repair "Check Engine Light Issues or mechanical issues". For me I am better off doing research first then giving the tech the TSB for repair. It seems to me that they prefer to continue to replace parts until they got it fixed. Without much troubleshooting intuition. Pretty much the same for all brands though. Of course all this is done "At your expense".
I agree, if you bought this vehicle with an optional warranty package availible. BUY THE WARRANTY, it will pay for itself. At 100,000 miles routine maintence is needed...you need timing belt, water pump, belts, hoses, plugs, and Oxygen sensor (4) changed out ,and trans fluid changed to keep your ride running smooth and faithful. This service at the dealer will run you $2000 bucks.
This car is great. But, remember all the gadgets will eventually require servicing.
Overall, very nice ride and performing car for my family. The kids really enjoy the rear heated seats in the Michigan winters. Gas mileage overall is about 21mpg. BY a USED Audi Allroad and Have Fun!"
"To many things go wrong with this car. The transmission had to be replaced at 68000 miles and i treat do not beat on the car. The air suspension failed also. Iwould not recommend getting this car with out a great warranty."
Cons: "Costly repairs, air ride suspension issues"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4
"bought this one owner Allroad from an older couple who had all scheduled maintenance completed at the dealer they purchased it from. Within the first 1000 miles if replace the following: crank position sensor ($1000), valve cover gaskets ($450), upper control arms on passenger side ($650), transmission/propeller shaft seal.
I put $3k into repairs before I even made my first payment.
Doesn't have the ride quality or handling of an A6, but it I like the power in the 4.2 V8. I've owned lots of Audis, but I won't be buying another used allroad."