What good is a three-year-old Audi Q5 under 30,000 euros?
This used Q5 has left a lot of feathers. But there is an understandable reason for this. Here comes the used car test.
Warped undercarriage due to constant contact with curbs
Something is wrong here: The Q5 pulls to the right. This is accompanied by shocks from the drive train under load.
© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD
On the country road it is noticeable that that Steering wheel slightly crooked stands and thepulls to the right. There are also under load worrying jolts from the drive trainwhich increase when the steering wheel is turned. We couldn’t find out what caused these bumps, even on the lifting platform, where the made a good impression with dry drive. But it seems reasonable to assume that the Drive suspension damping elements worn and the excessive winding of the motor and transmission is causing the noise. The reason for the warped undercarriage, on the other hand, is quickly apparent: through constant contact with curbs, they are The flanks of all tires are literally ground away. What beginner was just with this one on road? The answer: a lot. Three small holes in the exterior mirror housings reveal: This was once a driving school car. Aha! That explains why the chassis and drive train suffered so much. Because the trailer hitch was also regularly in use for the B96 driving license.
|Technical data: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI|
|engine||Four-cylinder, turbo, lengthways in front|
|Valves / camshafts||4/2|
|power||140 kW (190 PS) at 3800 rpm|
|Torque||400 Nm at 1750 rpm|
|Maximum speed||223 km / h|
|0-100 km / h||7.6 s|
|Tank / fuel||70 l / diesel|
|Gear / drive||Six-speed manual / all-wheel drive|
|Length / width / height||4663/1893/1659 mm|
|Trunk volume||550-1550 l|
|Empty weight / payload||1902/538 kg|
Despite the driving school blessings, thequalitatively okay
Also on board: sharp-resolution virtual cockpit, pixel errors are very rare.
© Sandra Beckefeldt / AUTO BILD
Sunroof, navigation system, voice input and the assistance systems work perfectly. Tightens in danger “pre sense “the seat belts and close the windows. Also there is little to complain about the condition of the interior. Only the steering wheel has become greasy from the sweaty hands of the learner drivers. In such cases, conditioners treat the leather with a special gasoline. The only thing that strikes you is that the Manual seat height adjustment levers are worn out on both sides and rub against the plastic lining of the front seats. Like the zigzagging window lifters, that doesn’t really fit into the picture, despite the history of this vehicle. Because despite his driving school injuries he is qualitatively okay and free of any rattle, still springs tight. A food for thought at the end: Comparable without driving school costs at least 30,000 euros. For covering the dark circles under our eyes, a good 2000 euros are due. Then the holes in the exterior mirrors have also disappeared. But the strange feeling in my stomach should stay. (More information, tests and videos about the Audi Q5)
Conclusion: The price is tempting in view of the equipment, one is more recommendablebut from a well-groomed hand. It is then available with fewer extras for the same tariff, and it is a really solid thing.
|Cost: Audi Q5 2.0 TDI|
|Test consumption||7.4 l D / 100 km|
|CO2||197 g / km|
|Liability (15) *||456 euros|
|Partially comprehensive (25) *||197 euros|
|Fully comprehensive (23) *||505 euros|
|Vehicle tax (Euro 6)||269 euros|
|Spare part prices **|
|Alternator (AT)||1115 euros|
|Starter (AT)||1059 euros|
|water pump||719 euros|
|Timing belt||759 euros|
|Main silencer||685 euros|
|Front left fender, painted||898 euros|
|Brake discs and pads||738 euros|
|* Online tariff of the HUK24 insurance: registration in Hamburg, drivers only policyholders and partners (25 years old), annual mileage 15,000 km, no-claims class 1; ** Prices including wages and 19 percent sales tax|
* Further information on the official fuel consumption and the official specific CO2 emissions and, if applicable, the power consumption of new cars can be found in the “Guide to Official Fuel Consumption”, which is available free of charge at all sales outlets and from “Deutsche Automobil Treuhand GmbH” (www .dat.de).