An out of date fashion statement
The bluetooth connection between the car and the mobile phone is exceedingly difficult to program. When I changed phones, it kept trying to hook up with the old one.
There is a lot of brake dust, and the wheels look continually dirty.
This car is well finished. The trim fit is excellent, and there is a feeling of quality throughout.
The car is far too heavy though. The acceleration is lethargic, and to control the body roll the springing has been made very stiff. This has left the car with a very harsh jiggly ride.
The Q7 is very long. Parking in a standard carpark is impossible. Despite that there is not a lot of room inside. The front passengers feel cramped by the large centre console, and the relatively low roof line. The second row of seats is a more comfortable place.
Loading anything into the rear of the vehicle is difficult. There is a strip of fluted stainless steel and a wide bumper that any load has to be lifted over so as not to mark the vehicle.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 15th July, 2009