Just placed an order for my first diesel.

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Terrytori, Jan 24, 2013.

  1. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    A tarted up Audi Q7 , Silver on chocolate leather. Never owned a diesel before but
    Got seriously hooked on that 406 lb./ft. Of god's hand at my back during the test drive.
    It's primarily a kid/dog hauler with the odd long road trip thrown in. Any body have experience with the Q Ship?
    Feedback appreciated.
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  2. adam_c_eckhardt

    adam_c_eckhardt halfway there

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    Sounds like a nice kid/dog hauler.
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  3. Hughlysses

    Hughlysses Long timer

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    There is no substitute for torque. :D
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  4. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Audi -- meh! Why not 2013 F-250 with that purrrrrrrrrtyy 6.7.... it is quieter than sie german engineering.
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  5. TooFast

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    Clatter Clatter Clatter

    What's that stinky smell?
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  6. Terrytori

    Terrytori Namaste

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    Fortunately, that's yesterday's news.

    Test drove both the Porsche Cayenne diesel and the Audi Q.

    No clatter , no stink from either of them.

    Chose the Audi or the 3rd row seating.
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  7. TooFast

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    I don't mean to rain on your parade, it's a nice car, some diesel vehicles have good sound insulation for their occupants...,However

    Sitting in traffic with semis, busses, motorhomes, delivery trucks, pickups, etc the clatter is very annoying, even deafening. I live on a connector street and have gotten tired of listening to all the clatter driving by. Ford pickups with 7.3 and 6.0 motors are terrible. Over here, we see so many 1 ton pickups with DRW out back, big exhausts, boosted turbos, etc and one person in the cab using as their daily commuter makes very little sense with the increased engine price, maintenance costs, fuel price, etc.

    But for the rest of us around diesel vehicles, especially in stop and go traffic and LSD fuel, cat pee injection, still stink. Was sitting behind a new VW TDI the other day and ended up shutting off my car's ventilation to avoid breathing it. My buddies wife won't let her husband park his new TDI in their garage because of the exhaust smell which eventually even gets into their house.

    So I'm only for diesels in large commercial/construction vehicles that need tremendous torque. You guys on your side of the pond can suit yourselves, over here diesel cars aren't popular, thankfully, IMO.

    Just my .02, spend it anyway you want
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  8. Hodag

    Hodag native

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    get rid of it when warranty runs out
    audi warranty
    audi your garage
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  9. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Nice! I have the 7.3 IDI (prePS)... loud and obnoxious knock; check. exhaust smell; check; high maintenance cost; check. :D
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  10. rapidoxidationman

    rapidoxidationman Easily trainable

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    You might be thinking of my old Benz diesel, but the newer ones are pretty much air purifiers and noise absorbers:lol3
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  11. TooFast

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    A lot of people say you've got Ford's best diesel engine ever, esp the later ones
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  12. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    Let's see some pictures of the Audi Terrytori..
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  13. TooFast

    TooFast Long timer

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    You're so right, the newer ones MBs are much improved as some others and that Q car is quite a car

    I've been generalizing quite a bit about all diesels, just tired of them in general, not to mention there's a lot of gas motors making big power now with good gas mileage to boot like the new C7 Vette
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  14. xscoobysnack

    xscoobysnack Been here awhile

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    I got an 02 7.3l. It's loud, it's rough, it stinks and I love it. Programmer, exhaust, intake, turbo = :clap
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  15. a1fa

    a1fa Throttle Jockey™

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    We are ruining Terrytori's parade... This is his Audi Q7 TDI thread.
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  16. dirtdiver

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    I like Audi and I like diesels. I do not have any experience with the Q7 but I bet it is really, really nice. If I had plenty of money and a few kids I think it would be perfect. I have a couple newish diesels and don't really notice the smell or the noise. My 2012 F350 is hugely quieter than my last 2004 super duty.

    What has really begun to irritate me is the 1980's (and older) vehicles on the freeway spewing unburnt hydrocarbons. Getting behind one of those...Phew!

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  17. troidus

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    I'd rather smell a little diesel exhaust than unburnt gasoline any day.
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  18. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

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    Oh no...those petrol company share holders aren't going to like it when they see you getting all of that fuel economy :D

    I drive a Mitsubishi 3.2 Did Pajero (Monteray over there?)....quiet,fast and with lots of torque even with an automatic box. I get about 11 or 12 litres per 100kms...

    The new 6 speed Range Rover V8 oil burner gets great economy also....very uncommon here to find a big petrol engine in a car.

    The diesels of today are so refined compared to what they used to be.....there's quite a lot of Audi's and VW's where I live...great going cars..enjoy your new toy!!

    :D
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  19. Gummee!

    Gummee! That's MR. Toothless

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    You suck.

    I had a 96 PSD and before we'd gotten it paid off, the SO and I split and she took it with her. :bluduh Miss that truck. :nod 4" exhaust was planned. Programmer was planned. Locker in the rear was planned. Alas! Its never to be. :cry

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  20. DakarNick

    DakarNick Swabee

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    Thank you for referring to it correctly as lb/ft. A lot of people say ft/lbs and it drives me nuts.
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