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Old 09 December 2007, 12:35   #21
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Really ? didnt know that .. Have often wondered how an auto box handles hauling a heavy load, with 350 bhp up at the front end without it hurting the box.

Anyone got any views on the Q7's ?
David Beckham has one............
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Really ? didnt know that .. Have often wondered how an auto box handles hauling a heavy load, with 350 bhp up at the front end without it hurting the box.

Anyone got any views on the Q7's ?

Yes, next time you see one check and see if its rear bumper is sooty from the exhaust, apparently thats the ecu playing up and Audi can't find the fault.
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Old 09 December 2007, 13:43   #23
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Yes, next time you see one check and see if its rear bumper is sooty from the exhaust, apparently thats the ecu playing up and Audi can't find the fault.
That only 'appens if you run 'em on a mixture of red diesel, chip fat and Doom Bar.
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That only 'appens if you run 'em on a mixture of red diesel, chip fat and Doom Bar.
thats what I run on!
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Urmm nah, your'e out of order as normal codders.
I had the grand cherokee limited and it was jam packed with electrics/toys.
Build quality compared to brit cars.......come on.... and who said about going offroad?
Compare it with a NEW Range Rover - different league!!!

One of my best mates was an auto electrician - he's just emigrated to Ozzi land. He spent a lot of time working on all sorts of luxury cars - installing mobile phone kits etc etc. He reckoned that the wiring on Yank cars was 20 years out of date. And this isn't someone who hates Yank cars - he used to play around with funny cars and top fuel dragsters. He even had an old Ford Mercury pickup. The best thing about Yank cars are their big muscle engines - awesome!!! Their auto boxes are pretty good as well - a lot more agricultural than the German stuff but a lot tougher. Jeeps do eat their diffs though!!!

Yank cars don't go around corners either..........
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Yes, next time you see one check and see if its rear bumper is sooty from the exhaust, apparently thats the ecu playing up and Audi can't find the fault.
Well I was thinking about the 4.2 petrol which was the same engine in my last Audi S6.. a stonker.. but thirsty.. are the diesels crap then ?

I'm smitten by the merc V8 4 litre turbo diesel, its power and silence are astonishing Think the Rangie diesel is only 3.6 though, but I've heard good reports, but for the size of bus the V8 petrol SC is the most preferable I think
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Well I was thinking about the 4.2 petrol which was the same engine in my last Audi S6.. a stonker.. but thirsty.. are the diesels crap then ?
No, but there's a report of a fault emerging that apparently can't as yet be found or fixed, mpg is down to 16 and Audi have offered refunds. Don't know how many units affected by this.
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Vorsprung durch technic as they say in the Farterland.........
Hehe codders you are a died in the wool biased man The Bosch might not like it up em.. but they dont half build some good motors
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Hehe codders you are a died in the wool biased man The Bosch might not like it up em.. but they dont half build some good motors

There is one vital ingredient missing from German cars and that is FUN. About 2 years ago I went straight from an Audi A4 estate to an Alfa 156 - at first I was horrified by the alfa - it felt so flimsy and cheap after the Audi but after 1 hr of driving the Alfa you would never have prised the keys off me. After 16,000 miles of severe thrashing the Alfa felt better than the Audi as well.

Think I will go and watch Fawlty Towers now..........
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