View Full Version : GOING TO BUY NOW: HELP. Q7 4.2 or X5 4.8 or GL450?

11-21-2006, 07:08 PM
I know this is an Audi site, but I need some good help with this. Thanks much.

Sydeshow MO
11-22-2006, 10:02 AM
Your going to have to drive both in the same day IMO. The Q7 has so much technology built into it its not funny. The price is up there on the 4.2 but your paying for all the tech and comfort features.

The V6 version is only different under the hood I think.

11-26-2006, 08:11 PM
X5 4.8 looks nicer...

11-27-2006, 09:58 AM
The X5 looks good in photos, but it's not very revolutionary in design, more... evolutionary. It's nice, but it's also so much smaller too.

I bought the Q7 4.2 Premium. Should look great next to my 997S Supercharged in the garage. Pick it up tomorrow. Does anyone know where to get Nothelle stuff?

12-12-2006, 12:50 PM
definetly X5 4.8

12-12-2006, 08:17 PM
2005.5 S4
2005 Corvette C6 (SOLD)
2003 Infiniti G35C (SOLD)
2002 Dodge Neon (SOLD)
2001 BMW X5 4.4i (SOLD)
2000 Dodge Neon (SOLD)

that wide array of cars

12-15-2006, 02:13 AM
BRZRKR why isnt there a thread of ur 997 i wanna see that beast make one ASAP!!!

03-16-2007, 10:31 PM
ermm get the Q7 - i just decided on teh q7 over the x5 ... the x5 is hot but the q7 interior is just sex

03-17-2007, 06:17 PM
i saw a 4.2 q7 premium yesterday that amazed me. go with teh q7, it had rs4 wheels too....surprised me, do those come from audi or were they reps? cuz i thought i saw another with the wheels yesterday too, but it coulda been the same one...lol

03-31-2007, 04:35 PM
X5! We have a IR 4.8 with light nappa interior. The car turns so many heads. SUCH a great car. One of the best sounding cars also. It drives like a sports car.

04-07-2007, 09:29 AM
x5 is a box on wheels.

right up there in design with the scion xb and g500.

04-17-2007, 10:49 PM
Drive all three. Make sure you take a long test drive, inorder to see how each vehicle feels and in turn puts a smile on your face while your driving it. For me it was the Q7. My second choice would have been the GL. The BMW to me is closer to the Cayenne, so you may want to consider the Porsche as well; In your decision making.

05-27-2007, 04:58 PM
I like the new X5 4.8...as far as SUV's go, this one is a keeper! On the other hand, you might also want to take a look at the Toureg V10 Diesel. I like the X5, but I loved the Toureg V10. I almost bought this instead of my S4, but I didn't like the numbers that the dealers were coming up with for the purchase.

05-27-2007, 06:19 PM
I've been driving around my mom's X5 for the past couple days (my s4 is getting an Rs4 clutch put in), and let me tell you, I HATE IT! I don't mean to bash the car, but I would never buy the car for myself...Just my .02

05-28-2007, 01:54 PM
I drove the 4.8 and loved every bit of it .. pulled hard.. handled well for an SUV .. and looks real nice imo.

05-28-2007, 01:54 PM
x5 is a box on wheels.

right up there in design with the scion xb and g500.

pretty sure you must be legally blind.

but , to each his own [;)]

Ivory 305
03-01-2008, 09:48 AM
x5 4.8 is beautiful and drives great (own one)!

03-01-2008, 01:30 PM
We test drove both the X-5 and the Q7. I thought the X-5 drove nice enough but I didn't think the interior could compete in size or quality to the Audi. We couldn't fit our dog in the second row because it was too tight. Our neighbor got the new six cylinder X-5 and it has been in the shop for a bunch of small things but in six months she has driven her X-3 loaner as much as her X-5.

03-08-2008, 12:54 PM
Mdx Sport!

03-10-2008, 05:24 PM
if you need a usable 3rd row seat get the gl450. my family just picked one up on friday, and so far are very happy with our choice.

03-11-2008, 10:02 PM
shoulda got the X5..sexiest out there, Q7's are nice but white X5's are just so hawt.

03-14-2008, 02:25 AM
i think the older x5 4.6is looks better then the new x5 4.8 IMO but I'm not sure which I'd go for

03-15-2008, 06:55 AM
I love the interior of the Q7 4.2, but my parents have the X5 4.8 and that thing is BAD! It has great power and sound from the exhaust plus it rides great. The only down side to the X5 is that with the 20" wheels and tires it rides like crap in the winter.

03-16-2008, 09:39 PM
i would go with an audi.. more soft and comfy

03-17-2008, 03:55 PM
Q7 is great.

Is Cayenne S going to be considered?[;)][:D]

03-23-2008, 12:02 PM
Q7 4.2 premium is quite the awsome ride. i will however say the x5 has its nice looks but the smaller size just isnt that great. yes i'm sure its a rocketship however if your looking for size i wouldnt consider. i'd debate between the GL and the Q7. the q is very technologized and jazzed up with lots of features but at times i find the controls for everything being a little much to just do. for instance to turn on the seat heater you gotta click the button. turn the knob. watch the screen to see how far its moved to what level. or watch the road and do it and end up burning your ass off. its alot of car. its alot of money. but its a nice whip if you get used to it. i like how they look in black personally not a fan of the silver but it was a hard car to find in my area when purchasing.

03-24-2008, 11:03 AM
don't forget there's Cayenne GTS.

03-25-2008, 01:43 PM
Pics are more fun...




wva s4
03-25-2008, 07:21 PM
drove all three yesterday...and then at my last stop found 2 new 06 Titanium addition Cayenne S....thats the one... drive it last
if ur interested they have 2 (red & silver) GREAT buys

03-26-2008, 10:43 PM
i own a q7 s-line... it's kinda heavy but the engine makes up for it.. the interior was finely done and finished... i didn't like the interior on the x5, looked cheap... wasn't feeling the design either.. Q7 ALL DAY!!

03-26-2008, 10:44 PM
and the GL is a straight boring suv. that is all.

A4 JooN 2.0T
03-28-2008, 09:48 AM
aww man Q7 FTW hands down!!!!

06-02-2008, 10:36 PM
Never mind the first three choices.

Here is the winner:


I got this from the Q7 forum...props to the OP.

06-07-2008, 01:18 AM
Can't tell you much about the GL450 but MB was never my taste but I can tell you I owned X5 4.4 E53 for 3 years , traded in for X5 4.8 E70 but after 9 months, I test drove the Q7 (S-line) 4.2 TDI and I was sold on it, swapped it the same week.

Out of the X5 E53 and E70, E70 has terrible quality and finish, a lot of plastic feel...not right for that price range. It looked like BMW cut cost on the E70 and you can really tell. The Q7 has superb finish in and out and the interior of the Q7 is miles ahead of X5.

Drive is different and I did like the performance of the X5 4.8, lots of power and handle very nice but the Q7 4.2 TDI has so much torque, it feels much faster than the X5 although the spec is only pretty much the same (0-100: 6.5sec X5, 6.4sec Q7)

Overall, The Q7 imo is definitely the better choice and it sits nicely next to my RS4, both are phantom black.

I noted you are considering the Q7 4.2, drive the 4.2 TDI and I think you will like it better, more power and less fuel consumption ...and greener for the environment (not that I bought it for that reason lol)

Hope this helps. cheers.

09-07-2008, 09:22 AM
I noted you are considering the Q7 4.2, drive the 4.2 TDI and I think you will like it better, more power and less fuel consumption ...and greener for the environment (not that I bought it for that reason lol)

If only we had that option on the US!

Still waiting on the 3.0 tdi! [headbang]