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techman007
post Apr 5 2021, 05:02 PM, updated 2 months ago

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Hi ,

Can anyone give any pointers or tips I need to consider before buying these cars as used :

Audi Q7
Volvo XC60
BMW X6

In terms of features, reliability and maintenance cost. This is on the fact that new car’s value gores down so rapidly so shouldn’t buy brand new. My observation, Q7 somehow comes very cheap when old with so many advanced features in the car. Volvo considering because of spouse choice for safety, also price low when old. BMW I like the shape 😊. All 3 for spacious as well. Mostly for city use.

My budget is around 50-80k or 100k max . I can afford to spend on maintenance 5k per year.. if need be..

Thanks in advance.

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post Apr 5 2021, 07:19 PM

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QUOTE(sameday @ Apr 5 2021, 02:19 PM)
Skip all 3 model, just look for jap car. Q7 / X6, surely you will hv nightmare, heard to many, xc60, less in the market.. best just skip all the continental for
this type of old car
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Thanks. If I say I can spend 5k per year? Still not feasible?
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post Apr 5 2021, 07:20 PM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Apr 5 2021, 02:26 PM)
At that budget the car is 10 years old if not more. Probably part are waiting to be replaced.

What is your budgetary for maintenance per year + 3k road tax for 3L car?
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Oh 3k road tax .. hmm
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post Apr 5 2021, 07:21 PM

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QUOTE(Asquith @ Apr 5 2021, 02:48 PM)
Instead you should check out the following :-

Toyota Harrier.
Peugeot 3008.
VW Tiguan.
Mazda CX5.
Proton X70.

All 5 could be had for under RM100k 2nd hand.
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Thanks. You’re suggesting, because all those cars I can get newer models?
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post Apr 5 2021, 07:24 PM

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QUOTE(ktek @ Apr 5 2021, 04:19 PM)
offroad q7> x6 > xc60
u daily use city road or moutain mud
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Thanks for the comparison. Driving will be mostly City.. but wanted big spacious.
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post Apr 5 2021, 09:10 PM

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QUOTE(VeeJay @ Apr 5 2021, 03:56 PM)
All 3 are adventurer cars! Make sure before you decide to buy to check their service history and perform a full checkup at a service center. always keep some cash as a backup since some of the parts are very expensive in Msia. And make sure you have a another car as your backup.

Im not an owner of any of the above, so cant comment specifics. I own a Passat CC B6.

Thus far I didnt encounter any issues on mine, but once it goes to service center, it takes long time to see the exit door!
SO I stop going to SC, but perform any service/repair at outside specialist, its cheaper and faster

And finally enjoy the ride!
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Thanks for your valuable advice
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post Apr 5 2021, 09:16 PM

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QUOTE(ktek @ Apr 5 2021, 06:07 PM)
one year u drive how many km.
example my house car 100000km at 3 year. so one year 30000km
just normal use
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I’d say 30k km per year ..
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post Apr 5 2021, 09:19 PM

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QUOTE(Asquith @ Apr 5 2021, 04:25 PM)
Newer, a lot less expensive to maintain and far more reliable.

Also presents a lot better image as usually those who drive those you mentioned tend to wear thick gold chains and bracelets with funky hairdos.
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Ic alright 😊
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post Apr 5 2021, 09:20 PM

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QUOTE(Aftermaths @ Apr 5 2021, 06:13 PM)
If you gonna sell it after free warranty......

Maybe can go for it,  ha ha ha.

5k not going to be enough to fix anything spoilt after 5 years.
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Hmm even 5k .. I’m RM 5k

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post Apr 5 2021, 10:59 PM

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QUOTE(ry8128 @ Apr 5 2021, 07:51 PM)
Avoid audi at all cost.

In fact, avoid 2nd hand european car >10 years old, unless u know what u are getting.
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Thanks. Can you elaborate on why not Audi ?
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post Apr 6 2021, 10:01 AM

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QUOTE(ktek @ Apr 5 2021, 06:33 PM)
cool. we similar kilometer.

every two year must chg taya (dont use until botak, shop can trade in)
10k oil change = 3 time a year
plus repair & modify lo. as the kilometer increase sure things will need replace

u kira see 5000 enough or not
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Alright.. And oil change 10k ? Have to be from Audi service center?
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post Apr 6 2021, 10:11 AM

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QUOTE(ry8128 @ Apr 5 2021, 07:51 PM)
Avoid audi at all cost.

In fact, avoid 2nd hand european car >10 years old, unless u know what u are getting.
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Not sure about these brands, I’ve seen Merc B180 2009 model used car bought in 2019 and running smoothly still with repairs from standard mechanics for oem new parts within 2-3k per year.. so that’s why encouraged by that for used car
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post Apr 6 2021, 10:12 AM

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QUOTE(ktek @ Apr 6 2021, 07:07 AM)
u told me one year 30000km mar
every 10000km = 3 time lo
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Oh sorry 🤭I thought you said RM 10k for oil change every year 😆
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post Apr 6 2021, 10:23 AM

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QUOTE(Zot @ Apr 6 2021, 05:00 AM)
The most complaint about Audi engine is excessive engine oil consumption, engine failure especially those 2011 2012 cars. Well, the lower end model for BMW as far as I know share the same engine  smile.gif

The Audi salesman con confirm this  wink.gif
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Even if eg car dealer offers 1 year warranty? Q7

Eg https://www.carlist.my/used-cars/7772719
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post Apr 14 2021, 10:20 PM

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QUOTE(littlefire @ Apr 6 2021, 11:54 AM)
If die die need to choose this 3, i will pick X6 with the xDrive30d model using the 2nd gen N57 6-cylinder diesel engine. Get the 1 with LCI model, as a lot of early X6 model got a lot of design issue which only start improve implement in LCI.
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Thanks for those details 👍
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post Apr 14 2021, 10:34 PM

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QUOTE(Mr Mercedes @ Apr 9 2021, 09:08 AM)
In terms of features, all 3 cars won't be comparable with something like, say the X50.

In terms of reliability, Mechanically at least, the Bimmer, while no where as reliable as a merc, most foremen know how to fix an inline 6 bimmer. for the XC60, the Drive-E variants are reported to be more reliable than the ford ecoboost derived models. which version of the Q7 are you eyeing btw? 3.0 TDI? 3.6 Petrol? 4.2 Petrol?

Maintenance wise, given your budget, you would most likely be servicing/fixing your ride at an independent work shop. Not a bad thing, if the foreman knows what he is doing.

After market parts/recond parts/chop shop parts for a bimmer should be a lot easier to source compared to the Audi and Volvo, how long they last tho, is an entirely different matter.

With due respect and given your budget, you're better off with a used Harrier, or a 3008 or a tiguan under warranty.
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Thanks for your very useful advice. I was looking for Audi petrol. I’m now considering Q5 as well.

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post Apr 14 2021, 10:42 PM

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QUOTE(Xonius @ Apr 9 2021, 03:17 PM)
lol, 5k a year maintenance budget for these premium and OLD contis is VERY little. I'm assuming roadtax is not a part of your 'maintenance' budget, else you'll suffer.

Audis are notoriously expensive to fix and breaks down regularly, i am ex audi owner, sold it off for a fraction of the price i bought it for, it was costing me insane amounts to get parts replaced or repaired. The headlights itself cost me 8k per pair, not even an Audi Q7, i heard from my mechanic that their SUV can burn a very deep hole in your pocket. Not to mention the tyres aren't cheap by any means. My Audi started showing major problems after 5 years.

My suggestion, either you buy a new one with full warranty for ANY conti, or just buy a japanese/local SUV, save you the headache and financial troubles.

from the looks of it, your case is a typical "biar papa asal bergaya", not worth it bro.
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Thanks, maybe that’s why Audi prices goes so low. But still so tempting to see the features and look of the car at low rates

 

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