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Audi SUVs (Q7 & Q5) and other V6 TDIs Discussions area for Audi Q7 and Q5 TDI (2009+ in Canada & the US) as well as others with the V6 TDI such as the A6, A7 and A8 sedans.

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Old July 11th, 2019, 10:43   #1
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Question 2010 Q7s with the fix?

We are looking at possibly trading in our '14 Jetta TDI for a bigger AWD diesel, and the Q7s and T-regs come to mind.

I found a couple 2010 models in the area that have had "the fix" done late last year; one with over 160K miles and around $9k, and one with 94K miles for around $13k. The more expensive one also has HIDs and a few other goodies.

The Carfax reports are generally clean (no accidents, etc) but the lower priced one includes the "engine removed" as part of a repair, which naturally concerns me. I've spent time here reading that almost anything to do with the timing chain probably requires either the whole front end to come off or the engine to come out. This may be what happened here as well.

I'm looking for advice from our resident specialists, such as @Oilhammer, and other experienced Q7 owners regarding what I should be on the lookout for. The dealer has five Q7s on hand but I'm only looking at these two specifically because trading the Jetta wouldn't put me upside down (ideally).

Should I be worried about timing chain issues? Suspension components near end of life? Transmission maintenance that may be overlooked? Other things that any of you have noticed that you wished you had noticed before you picked up your Q7?

I've had a couple Audis in my day, plenty of VWs, and I know generally what to expect. But these tanks are big beasts and I hadn't been considering them in the past, so I neglected to learn much about them.

Thanks, all, in advance.
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Old July 12th, 2019, 05:36   #2
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No one has anything to offer?
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Old July 12th, 2019, 08:19   #3
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Try ClubTouareg for more activity on the 3.0TDI

My thoughts is a 2010 is getting old and has the 6 speed transmission so not very economical. Look for 2011+ for the 8 speed tranny and 2013+ for the higher HP engine.
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Old July 12th, 2019, 09:22   #4
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Thanks Rad, that's what I've been doing. I just thought to ask here first, after reading all the threads available in this subsection.

Trouble is that the newer models the dealer has on hand are priced much higher, so would 2 extra gears be worth, say, $6K more? I'd like newer and with less miles obviously, but I'd be happy with anything under 100K. Plus there's the extended warranty which is good. My Jetta has a 6-spd which is sufficient, my GLK250 has 7 forward gears which is nice.

I'm just trying to decide how best to trade up without trading upside down. Thank you for your thoughts, much appreciated.
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Check on Fuelly.com and browse different years. It should give a good idea of MPG averages. Check the trim levels and options. That alone can have a significant impact on price.
I had a Jeep Grand Cherokee Diesel with 6 speed and it was terrible vs the Touareg by around 10MPG.
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