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Posted: 1/14/2015 5:11:54 AM EST
Anybody have any experience with the new Audi q3? Wife is thinking about getting one.
Link Posted: 1/14/2015 11:37:48 AM EST
Originally Posted By pikecollector:
Anybody have any experience with the new Audi q3? Wife is thinking about getting one.
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Why?

These mini luxury suv's are pointless. You would be better off with something like a Mazda CX-5 or Honda CR-V. Cheaper to buy, more fuel efficient, higher resale values (lower depreciation) and more reliable/less expensive to maintain.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 1:45:22 AM EST
[Last Edit: 1/15/2015 1:46:47 AM EST by Boomer]
I don't think that they are pointless. At least no moreso than is buying say an A4 over an Accord or Mazda6. You are getting a more refined, better equipped, better driving vehicle. Whether that is worth the additional cost or not is very subjective. Otherwise I would agree that you should cross shop the segment.

We recently cross shopped the Q3. We really liked it, but ultimately decided that a Toyota RAV4 AWD Limited with the Tech package was a better fit and value for our needs (wife's daily driver, expected to last 10 years/200,000 miles). The Q3 was undeniably a nicer vehicle, but the long term reliability of the Audi was my biggest concern. If buying an Audi, I would want a CPO for the longer warranty and the Q3, at least as of a few months ago, was still too new to find CPO units.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 5:31:15 AM EST
Originally Posted By pikecollector:
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Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 9:17:00 AM EST
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Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.
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Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By pikecollector:
Anybody have any experience with the new Audi q3? Wife is thinking about getting one.


Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.



So, what is a real car?
Link Posted: 1/15/2015 9:24:39 AM EST
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So, what is a real car?
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Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By pikecollector:
Anybody have any experience with the new Audi q3? Wife is thinking about getting one.


Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.



So, what is a real car?


Anything whose timing chain layout doesn't resemble an overturned plate of spaghetti:

Link Posted: 1/15/2015 11:49:50 AM EST
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Originally Posted By Boomer:
I don't think that they are pointless. At least no moreso than is buying say an A4 over an Accord or Mazda6. You are getting a more refined, better equipped, better driving vehicle. Whether that is worth the additional cost or not is very subjective. Otherwise I would agree that you should cross shop the segment.

We recently cross shopped the Q3. We really liked it, but ultimately decided that a Toyota RAV4 AWD Limited with the Tech package was a better fit and value for our needs (wife's daily driver, expected to last 10 years/200,000 miles). The Q3 was undeniably a nicer vehicle, but the long term reliability of the Audi was my biggest concern. If buying an Audi, I would want a CPO for the longer warranty and the Q3, at least as of a few months ago, was still too new to find CPO units.
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The difference is that the A4 is part of audi's bread and butter. The Q3, not so much. I'm wary of these new smaller luxury suv's/sedans/coupes. Seems like too many corners were cut
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 3:05:29 PM EST
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Anything whose timing chain layout doesn't resemble an overturned plate of spaghetti:

http://auditimingchainproblem.com/img/4.2enginepics_gallery/Audi_4.2_engine_timing_chain_audi_S4_timing_chain_replacement_2.JPG
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Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By SFENDER:
Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By pikecollector:
Anybody have any experience with the new Audi q3? Wife is thinking about getting one.


Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.



So, what is a real car?


Anything whose timing chain layout doesn't resemble an overturned plate of spaghetti:

http://auditimingchainproblem.com/img/4.2enginepics_gallery/Audi_4.2_engine_timing_chain_audi_S4_timing_chain_replacement_2.JPG

Please just stop. You have no idea what engine is even in that vehicle do you? Let me just clarify, not the 4.2.


OP, the 2.0L has been a very solid replacement for the 1.8. It has had significantly less reliablity problems, makes better power and has slightly better (not a whole lot) fuel economy in real world. The chassis I have less knowledge of since I haven't worked on that one yet but the all wheel drive systems in the Audi's are pretty well done.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 10:39:35 PM EST
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Please just stop. You have no idea what engine is even in that vehicle do you? Let me just clarify, not the 4.2.


OP, the 2.0L has been a very solid replacement for the 1.8. It has had significantly less reliablity problems, makes better power and has slightly better (not a whole lot) fuel economy in real world. The chassis I have less knowledge of since I haven't worked on that one yet but the all wheel drive systems in the Audi's are pretty well done.
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Originally Posted By tmleadr03:
Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By SFENDER:
Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By pikecollector:
Anybody have any experience with the new Audi q3? Wife is thinking about getting one.


Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.



So, what is a real car?


Anything whose timing chain layout doesn't resemble an overturned plate of spaghetti:

http://auditimingchainproblem.com/img/4.2enginepics_gallery/Audi_4.2_engine_timing_chain_audi_S4_timing_chain_replacement_2.JPG

Please just stop. You have no idea what engine is even in that vehicle do you? Let me just clarify, not the 4.2.


OP, the 2.0L has been a very solid replacement for the 1.8. It has had significantly less reliablity problems, makes better power and has slightly better (not a whole lot) fuel economy in real world. The chassis I have less knowledge of since I haven't worked on that one yet but the all wheel drive systems in the Audi's are pretty well done.


I never said that motor is in the Q3. Everything in an Audi is more expensive and complex than in an Acura, Lexus, GM, or Ford. Audi drivers typically dont know shit about their cars and wouldnt be caught turning a wrench on them - thats why they pay guys like you to do it, who happily charge them $100+ an hour. Of course you like Audis.
Link Posted: 1/16/2015 10:49:08 PM EST
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I never said that motor is in the Q3. Everything in an Audi is more expensive and complex than in an Acura, Lexus, GM, or Ford. Audi drivers typically dont know shit about their cars and wouldnt be caught turning a wrench on them - thats why they pay guys like you to do it, who happily charge them $100+ an hour. Of course you like Audis.
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Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By tmleadr03:
Originally Posted By TOO40GAWLF:
Originally Posted By SFENDER


Its a douchemobile for white Obama voters in places like Boston, D.C. and the like. Get a real car, avoid the airs of being a douche and enjoy cheaper parts & maintenance, and greater reliability.



So, what is a real car?


Anything whose timing chain layout doesn't resemble an overturned plate of spaghetti:

http://auditimingchainproblem.com/img/4.2enginepics_gallery/Audi_4.2_engine_timing_chain_audi_S4_timing_chain_replacement_2.JPG

Please just stop. You have no idea what engine is even in that vehicle do you? Let me just clarify, not the 4.2.


OP, the 2.0L has been a very solid replacement for the 1.8. It has had significantly less reliablity problems, makes better power and has slightly better (not a whole lot) fuel economy in real world. The chassis I have less knowledge of since I haven't worked on that one yet but the all wheel drive systems in the Audi's are pretty well done.


I never said that motor is in the Q3. Everything in an Audi is more expensive and complex than in an Acura, Lexus, GM, or Ford. Audi drivers typically dont know shit about their cars and wouldnt be caught turning a wrench on them - thats why they pay guys like you to do it, who happily charge them $100+ an hour. Of course you like Audis.

If you think any modern vehicle isn't as complex in its own right you are sadly mistaken.
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