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Audi Q7

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  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    First of all, the car you priced was NOT the base model. The Q7 4.2 V8 model is the only Q7 that you can preorder right now, and the Q7 3.6 (V6) will come here in fall or summer.

    The Q7 3.6, which is the base model, will start at about $40K.

    Audi plans on selling 30,000 a year- and half of those have already been bought, so their production will increase.
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    Nope...

    The Q7 4.2 Premium is the loaded model, and even that has about three options. I'd say it would be about $62K loaded.

    Sorry to dissappoint. However, $57K will bring you a lot on that car.
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    The X5 4.8is is even worse than what you said.

    Saw it online today- $72,000! That is far too much money. It has 30hp more than the Q7 4.2, which is not only bigger but more than $20K less.

    Thank god I'm not the only informed one...
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    The Q7 is really not that tall or wide... saw it at the Auto Show.

    I know for sure that it's not as tall or wide as a Lexus GX.

    By the way, why is your name "lexus460l"? Are you planning on selling your (new) 750li for an LS460?

    :confuse:
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    It's because I got my name last December and that was when I really wanted the lexus Lexus LS 460L. But after I knew that it was coming out in September 2006, I changed my mind because I didnt want to wait that long, and plus, I knew that I couldnt get a Ls460L in September because of how many people that are on the waiting list so I got a BMW 750Li instead and Im really liking the ride and the car. But if the Lexus LS460L is also very good, I might even consider getting one of that too while not selling any of my cars.
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    You'd get both luxury sedans? Wow! That would be a dramatic move!

    Plus, you would be able to compare them side-by-side!

    The LS460L will actually be quicker than the 750li, due to its lower weight and higher power output (380>360).

    Another (completely off-topic) comment:
    The 2009 (or shock 2008) Audi A4 was predicted by Automobile magazine in the May 2006 issue. They featured gorgeous artist's impressions, revolutionary features the A4 will have, and engines:

    3.2 litre V6- 265hp
    2.0T i4- 210hp
    S4- 350hp 4.2 litre FSI V8

    However, I believe Audi will be more aggressive than this:

    2.0T i4- 220hp (to beat the 325xi)
    3.6 litre V6- 290hp (from the Passat)
    S4- 360+hp FSI 4.2 litre V8
    RS4- 435hp FSI 4.2 litre V8
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    Well actually to tell you the truth, I am aiming to sell my 530i because of how many BMWs I drove. I am planning on trading in my 530i for the 2007 G35. I will get a G35 keep my 750Li because its an excellent drive trade in my SUV for the Audi Q7, get a LS 600hL instead of the LS 460L. Ill just stick with 4 cars
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    I need four cars because I have a big family.
    My dad will drive the LS600hL when we get it but he drives the 530 right now, my mom drives the SUV right now and shell drive the Q7 my sister currently has a 2007 Camry XLE V6 and shes going to get the 2007 Infiniti G35 and Im driving the BMW 750Li.
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    Okay, your post that was directly before that was very confusing!

    The 530i is an executive midsize sedan (albeit not my favorite), and the G35 is a small near-luxury sedan. I don't understand the step down, even if you have another BMW?

    By the way, the G35's interior is not appealing at all- nor the new Lexus ES. Neither seem to have much inspiration or beauty inside and out.

    Maybe another midsize saloon (Audi A6, Infiniti M, Mercedes-Benz E) would be a more proper replacement.
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    Im sorry if it was confusing, let me make it a little bit more simple.

    2006 BMW 750 Li
    2005 BMW 530i for a 2007 LS 600hL
    2007 Toyota Camry for a 2007 Infiniti G35
    2005 Toyota Highlander for an Audi Q7
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    And by the way, I was talking about the 2007 G35 and I dont know if you feel the same way about it. But I thought that both the exterior and the interior was very appealing. And I dont really care much about the size since Im going to have two extra long ultra luxury sedans, especially the 750Li.
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    Well, I've never actually seen the new G in person, so once you test drive it tell me of the interior quality. The exterior isn't too offensive, it's just not very different- Lexus went in a totally different direction with the new IS. I realize, however, that Infiniti must be cautious to maintain their momentum in the market; Lexus is already an established player in America.

    It is really the headlights that turn me off- they're not really integrated into the bodywork. IMO, the interior plastics look like rubber, but there hopefully will be a luxury package with better-looking wood.

    It's funny to me... five years into its life, the A4 still seems to have the best interior in its class; in my eyes it's also the best-looking. Audi was smart with the update, the more I see it the more I like it. The rear looks almost Italian.

    The 3 is striking, and much better-looking than the 5, but the 7 still has a presence neither can possess. I applaud your decision to get a 750li- BMW really did a nice job with the update.

    Also, before you decide on the LS, you simply must look at the A8L (W12 if you'd like). It has timeless beauty, a flawless interior, easy-to-use interface and a wonderful V8 engine (never been in the W12, but I have the same V8 in my S4 Cabriolet).

    However, this is a Q7 forum. It's a very, very nice SUV.
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    I decided that i didnt want to wait that long for the new G even though its really good so I got a 2006 Lexus ES330 yesterday. I got it at a very very good price so thats why i bought it
  • lexus460llexus460l Posts: 51
    I see that you are very taken with Audi huh? you are getting one Audi after another. Just wondering if you would like to try another brand instead of Audi. Something like a BMW or Lexus or Mercedes
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    Nice, if you happen to live near one of the tour stops.

    Audi Kicks Off Ambitious Consumer Test-Drive Event (Inside Line)

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  • chaddy75chaddy75 Posts: 48
    Please... let's focus on the Audi Q7 as this is the designated forum. If you want to talk about other cars or all the cars you own, do so on personal e-mail. Thanks in advance!
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    My wife is looking for a new car to replace her LEXUS RX330. We were originally looking at the E350 4Matic, but she decided she wants to still have an SUV.

    Our top choices:

    Range Rover Sport HSE

    Porsche Cayenne S

    A possibility is also the '08 BMW X5. We think the Q7 is too big, and we don't want three Audis in the house.

    Side note: The Mercedes-Benz ML is not a car we trust. It's also not very attractive inside/out, and the GL/R/G are all too big. My wife doesn't want another Lexus, oddly, even though we've had a flawless experience with both RXs. My son recommended the GS450h, but she doesn't want a sedan anymore.

    Sorry chaddy75 for going off topic. This is the last time!!!
  • steverstever YooperlandPosts: 39,993
    Since the Audi isn't on your list, try one of these discussions instead:

    Land Rover Range Rover Sport

    Porsche Cayenne

    2007 BMW X5 (that one will carry over into '08).

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  • chaddy75chaddy75 Posts: 48
    You are too funny and clearly a car enthusiast!
  • esfesf Posts: 1,020
    Thanks- but I'm already in the Land Rover Range Rover Sport forum.

    I'm not really interested in the other forums, to tell you the truth. I'm a die-hard Audi fan, and am still interested in seeing the Q7 close-up and personal at the dealership.

    It looks like a fabulous vehicle, and almost every article has said something like "It's the best SUV in its class- for now."

    ;)
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