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Need a new Tow Vehicle as Audi will be buying back my Q7 TDI --what do you have?

Discussion in 'Tow Rigs, Trailers and other things with Wheels' started by Julian, Feb 27, 2017.

  1. 2kwik4u

    2kwik4u Jet Boat Addict

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    Looks like the back of a 4.2L V8 out of an RS4?!?! What a wildly over engineering way to keep time, and a bit arrogant of the Germans to put it on the BACK of the engine!
     
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    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    I did enjoy the more minimalist approach of the Audi interior to that of the new Dodge. Also, in terms of user interface, I find UConnect to be nearly unusable, only thing worse is Toyotas Entune.

    The lack of touchscreen in Audi is such an oversight. The touch sensitive pad or knob, depending on model works very well - but sometimes it'd be much, MUCH easier just to tap on the icon you want. I expect that to change soon, IMO.
     
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  3. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    Most likely the best outcome for me. I am significantly less concerned with the tech, frankly, I am a lot more motivated by the drive train capability. Those TDIs are just amazing, how they pull and all.

    I would certainly go Durango (or GC if it had 3rd row) - if they offered it with a diesel!!! Ford is bringing one (shared with Rovers) but likely only into pickups.

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  4. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Addict

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    IIRC Jeep is getting the diesel, I can confirm on AllPar if you want.
     
  5. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    Yeah, I need that freaking 3rd row, unfortunately. We have 3, sometimes 4, kids in tow... Yes, all ours, lol.

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  6. sofakingbig

    sofakingbig Jet Boat Addict

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    This...
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    In this....

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    Is AWESOME!!!!
     
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  7. djetok

    djetok Jet Boat Junkie

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    You should get that fixed !!!! It's way more fun with no fear
     
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  8. adrianp89

    adrianp89 Jet Boat Addict

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    Well the Durango does have an SRT version... maybe not as good gas mileage but you can get to the boat ramp in half the time lol!
     
  9. veedubtek

    veedubtek Jetboaters Admiral

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    oh god that blue is hideous, lol. Welcome back to 1972.

    Germans are nothing if not arrogant! This one is actually out of an A6. Same basic motor was used in s4, rs4, a6, a8, q7, and Touareg. And they all had timing chain woes.
     
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  10. robert843

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    What was this from the 2018 Audi Q7 I had did not have this
     
  11. veedubtek

    veedubtek Jetboaters Admiral

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    You had the fisher price "I can't afford a real q7, so here's a watered down version" version. Seriously. They stripped them all the way down, and jammed the anemic 2.0T in there, so there'd be an "affordable" version. I'm very surprised they'd give those out as loaners, as that ain't gonna convince anyone to buy one. As for virtual cockpit, it's available in every model now I think except maybe a3.
     
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  12. robert843

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    It did have Apple Car Play which was nice I will get that in my next car. It also had lane assist which I will not or get in my next car or hopefully find a way to turn it off as every time I was switching lanes the car would try and pull back to the other lane kind of annoying. @swatski you could always do the best of both worlds you could take that money and buy a 2012-14 Navigator or Escalade for about $20K and then buy a q5 TDI for you everyday driver. Now imagine how much you enjoy driving you Q7 tdi now shave 1000 lbs off it give it a shorter wheel base but the same horse power and torque the Q5 tdi is just silly it has a 0-60 time almost 3 seconds faster then the q7. Plus I just happen to know of a 2104 Q5 TDI with 48,000 miles that will be for sale shortly with an extended warranty to 120,000 miles for the steal of a price of $26,900. ;)
     
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  13. Just1more

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    Traded in my 2015 Tahoe LTZ for 2018 Chevy Tahoe premier RST 6.2l V8. FC163C61-EC92-46BF-8BFB-88CED951C263.jpeg
     
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  14. djetok

    djetok Jet Boat Junkie

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    Um the blinkers bypass that , you law breaker. :) You could just get a mpt tune on a expedition. You would have over 500 bhp and get 12 mpg when you want to have fun. Oh and get into the low 5s 0 to 60
     
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  15. sofakingbig

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    Matches the new 242 70's Blue perfectly:

    yamaha-boat-242-limited-s-e-series-2018-slate-blue-side-profile.png
     
  16. 2kwik4u

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    WOW that is an ugly SUV......I just don't get that styling. If you like it, more power to you, but that is not for me.

    Since we're comparing Dashboards, here's the one in my '15 GMC......I don't think this angle does it justice, but at least it looks like most of the stuff is supposed to be there instead of tacked on after the fact. My only real complaint is that the screen should've been wider to fit the space instead of using a "parts bin" screen.

    2015_gmc_sierra_3500_dashboard.jpg
     
  17. seanmclean

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    [​IMG]

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    My Lariat's interior, for reference. Limited/Platinum are even nicer.
     
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  18. adrianp89

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  19. seanmclean

    seanmclean Jet Boat Addict

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    It's a neat feature, I was sad it never rolled out here before I got rid of it. Though I refused to pay the several hundred dollar a year subscription that enables it, so I guess that point is moot.
     
  20. swatski

    swatski Jetboaters Fleet Admiral

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    Well, looks like I may be done with my search!

    We put a deposit on something today, still need to give myslef a day or two to mull over it - these things just got out of hand expensive.

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