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#1 whelme

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:26 pm

Everything - great specification, very comfortable and quiet, handles great, plenty of space too. Goes like a sports car but can also get well over 40mpg if careful (best I've had was 48mpg).

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Posted 31 August 2017 - 12:47 pm

List price - £53,825 plus options



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:48 pm

List price - £53,825 plus options

Is that + £800 road tax?



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 01:53 pm

List price - £53,825 plus options

 

Decent discounts were available though, the best deals were on the very last plus SE model which have almost every option as standard and could be had new for £47K. 

 

I totally agree with whelme's review, including the stupidly large mirrors :angry:. It's also the only Mk1 Q5 to have the rear sports diff which takes the handling into another league. Easily the best car I've ever owned.


Is that + £800 road tax?

 

The new ones will be subject to the £40K + tax premium but the MK1 goes by emissions, about £190 IIRC, about £100 less than my old A4 3.0tdi cabby.



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 02:22 pm

 

Decent discounts were available though, the best deals were on the very last plus SE model which have almost every option as standard and could be had new for £47K. 

 

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Run-out models are always good value - the old Touareg R-Line Plus is about the same price as the new SQ5 and being discounted down to £38,000 during its run-out.

 

Using the new SQ5 configurator, there's just the one model, no engine choice plus all the usual Audi options - to play, I just optioned one up at £68,475 and that excludes any dealer-fit options



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 08:44 pm

Run-out models are always good value - the old Touareg R-Line Plus is about the same price as the new SQ5 and being discounted down to £38,000 during its run-out.

 

Using the new SQ5 configurator, there's just the one model, no engine choice plus all the usual Audi options - to play, I just optioned one up at £68,475 and that excludes any dealer-fit options

 

New SQ5 is petrol only at the moment although rumour has it a 3.0 bitdi is in the pipeline, the 4.0 triple turbo from the SQ7 would be nicer though :).  

Can't see me ever going for a MK2 SQ5, it's too expensive and I'm not sold on the styling. If I was ever to spend that sort of money on a petrol SUV it would be the Macan GTS for sure.  



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Posted 31 August 2017 - 09:11 pm

 

New SQ5 is petrol only at the moment although rumour has it a 3.0 bitdi is in the pipeline, the 4.0 triple turbo from the SQ7 would be nicer though :).  

Can't see me ever going for a MK2 SQ5, it's too expensive and I'm not sold on the styling. If I was ever to spend that sort of money on a petrol SUV it would be the Macan GTS for sure.  

Porsche and Audi are on "stop-sale" on V6 TDi in Germany due to further emissions issues so there won't be a diesel SQ5 until that's resolved.






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