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Old 07-24-2014, 02:48 PM
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hi we are in the market for a car, last time didnt get the q5 as the finances did not work out

now we are looking for a 2.0T used with backup camera option, a few questions:

is there a year to avoid reliability wise? (looking at 2011-2013 models, my understanding is that the water pump/carbon build up issue is not in this engine)

was backup camera option only available in MMI package ? (cars with these packages are $3k more that I can see

is CPO worth it?

we landed on the q5 b/c the x3 has no spare tire and my wife is adamant on that, and the rdx is not fun to drive...thanks!
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hi we are in the market for a car, last time didnt get the q5 as the finances did not work out

now we are looking for a 2.0T used with backup camera option, a few questions:

is there a year to avoid reliability wise? (looking at 2011-2013 models, my understanding is that the water pump/carbon build up issue is not in this engine)

was backup camera option only available in MMI package ? (cars with these packages are $3k more that I can see

is CPO worth it?

we landed on the q5 b/c the x3 has no spare tire and my wife is adamant on that, and the rdx is not fun to drive...thanks!
it is ALL depends on your budget. if you want something with technology you gotta pay it... Q5's backup camera is the top equipped for MMI(you must need MMI to display the surroundings). CPO is OKAY but it really depends on mileage,condition...etc~ anyways, carfan good luck with your hunting.
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Originally Posted by David&Niki View Post
it is ALL depends on your budget. if you want something with technology you gotta pay it... Q5's backup camera is the top equipped for MMI(you must need MMI to display the surroundings). CPO is OKAY but it really depends on mileage,condition...etc~ anyways, carfan good luck with your hunting.

thanks! budget is 35-40k with stretching to a couple extra grand if needed. back in the day i had a 2.7t a6 ('01)...that thing always seemed to have issues with oxygen sensor or oil smell inside cabin because of some leaking oil from a seal or something

are there any reliability issues consistently seen across the Q5 that one should be aware of?
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Old 07-25-2014, 06:04 AM
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Carfan,

We just picked up a 2012 Q5 2.0T P+ for $35k. We have only had it a little over a month but we love the hell out of it. I am still driving my 2001 TT, I just can't seem to part with that car. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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Carfan,

We just picked up a 2012 Q5 2.0T P+ for $35k. We have only had it a little over a month but we love the hell out of it. I am still driving my 2001 TT, I just can't seem to part with that car. Good luck with whatever you decide to do.
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how many miles and did it have nav?
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how many miles and did it have nav?
We got it with 38,000 miles with MMI Nav.
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quick question: Ive never owned a car with led lights: are these expensive to replace? or is it not a negligible concern?
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Carfan, was the Q5 ever fitted with LED headlights in the USA?
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quick question: Ive never owned a car with led lights: are these expensive to replace? or is it not a negligible concern?
the module for the LED's were defective on many 09-10's but they've never bothered us in my 2010 Q5 with 68k miles
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Q5 through 2014 do not have LED headlights but HIDs. On my 2014 the DRLS are LEDs and the tail lights/brake lights seem to be a mixture of LEDs and bulbs.
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