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SQ5 About to buy .... things to look out for?

David83S3 Aug 10, 2018

  1. David83S3

    David83S3 In my opinion ..... TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro

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    Hi Folks

    Been a while since I have posted on here and my previous threads would have been over on the S3 8V forum!

    Looking at buying an SQ5 Plus 16 plate - Panther Black, Pearl Effect and just wanted to know whether there was anything I need to be looking out for / checking?

    Look forward to hearing from some of you

    David
     
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  3. mxnrg

    mxnrg Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 MQB Platform

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    I have the Mk 2 Petrol SQ5, but plenty of threads on here from Mk 1 owners seem to mention the gearbox needing a service/oil change, but a 2016 car would be too new for than depending on milage of course. Otherwise not heard of much to be careful of...


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  4. David83S3

    David83S3 In my opinion ..... TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro

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    Thanks mxnrg ....... I have the SQ5 plus now and absolutely love it! Cracking bit of kit and ticks all the right boxes for me :) The MK2 is growing on me now ..... has to be the SQ5 though as the others look too boring .....
     
  5. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    It's ok, I don't take it personally:blownose:
     
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  6. David83S3

    David83S3 In my opinion ..... TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro

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    Haha .... No really the MK2 SQ5 is actually really nice ..... its just the other MK2 Q5's

    Although the lack of exhaust tips kinda doesn't work for me ....but they all seem to be going that way now :-(
     
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  7. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    haha, I know what you mean though, would have LOVED SQ5. Mine is S-Line, but will probably change 19"s to 20/21 alloys, and maybe suspension pack. Agree on the lack of exhausts across the Q range, but from Audi's latest releases is the way it is going.
     
  8. mxnrg

    mxnrg Well-Known Member Team Daytona TFSI Owners Group Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 MQB Platform

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    Lack of visible tips is bothering me less and less after seeing the soot caked chrome tips on my neighbours 2012 E93 M3 convertible (wonderful naturally aspirated V8 sound!).

    Still loving my stock 20's and air suspension, great cruiser in Comfort and angry growl and planted ride in Dynamic :)


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  9. q5man

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    I know what you mean, and does make cleaning easier without any tips on show. Mrs has Mini JCW, so I am kept busy keeping those clean.
    That said, I do like a car with a nice set of pipes (exhaust) on show :tearsofjoy:

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  10. RS3 S.

    RS3 S. Well-Known Member Team Daytona Team V6 SQ5 owners group Audi Q5 S tronic

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    Pick my SQ 5 up tomorrow & not having to polish the exhaust tips is one thing i'm looking forward to. Pain on my RS 3 to keep clean.
     
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  11. q5man

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    Nice Look forward to the pics
     
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  13. SQ5_Scott

    SQ5_Scott New Member

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    I just bought a Mk1 2015 SQ5 which I pick up tomorrow. Audi dealer said Gearbox oil change is 40k miles, which they are going to do, but 4 x 4 system service not due till 60k miles.
     
  14. David83S3

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    Congrats on the purchase Scott!! Like a kid at Xmas? I am now a few months into my SQ5 and absolutely LOVE it ....... its a real pleasure to drive and ticks a lot boxes. 1 niggle I have is the lag upon acceleration .... but I come from an S3 so probably expect too much. The new SQ5 has actually grown on me a lot and the cogs have already started turning on "Next Car Thoughts" :)

    Exhaust tips on the SQ5 seem to stay extremely clean ..... my S3 was awful for it!! So much exhaust soot and a real B*****d to get it off

    Good to know about the 40K Gearbox oil change ..... I am just under that now, but it wont be long until I hit that.

    I dont think I have posted a pic yet?!?!?! Will dig one out :)
     
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  17. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Speak to @ABYSS from DTUK as a TCU+ tune will address the lag in gear changes. I have one on my Q5
     
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  18. David83S3

    David83S3 In my opinion ..... TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro

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    ....and will that negatively affect the MPG? Its when i initially pull off ..... and that time between foot on pedal .... and actually pulling away! I have been caught out a few times at roundabouts because of this ....
     
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    On the Gearbox Oil Change ...... what should I expect to pay for that?
     
  20. SQ5_Scott

    SQ5_Scott New Member

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    I'll ask the guy how much when I pick mine up tomorrow. Your SQ5 looks great in black,

    Great that you are enjoying the car, I had a 2017 VW Tiguan R-Line 2.0 TDI 150Ps, and although it is a lovely looking car, incredible standard spec, I missed the power as I usually have fast VW's, but need a bigger car for the family.

    I'm also considering a DTUK tuning box too. You can install / remove these yourself, so if you found it wasnt for you, you could always sell it onto someone without much of a loss.
     
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  21. David83S3

    David83S3 In my opinion ..... TeamMisano Audi S3 quattro

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    Thanks ....I almost went for Sepang .......but the all black won in the end!!

    Hmmmmmmm ....... this tuning box sounds tempting :) I will commence research !!

    That would be awesome if you could ask the question then I can benchmark in my area.
     
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  22. SQ5_Scott

    SQ5_Scott New Member

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    Yeah black is a more striking colour when it's cleaned. I had a Mk5 R32 in Black, was forever cleaning it!

    https://www.diesel-performance.co.u...017/3-0-bitdi-quattro-313ps230kw-2967-ccm/#go

    313BHP up to 360BHP!!
     
  23. Josh Bouchard

    Josh Bouchard New Member

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    The SQ5 is such a great car.
     
  24. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Took my DTUK box off recently when car went into Audi. Really noticed and missed it. It was plugged back in ASAP.

    What I was talking about above was the TCU+ which you plug into OBD port and it resets DSG and gives much slicker changes So that and tuning box, and some also go pedal box is great
     
  25. q5man

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    Definitely worth speaking to DTUK. Andrew is on this forum as @ABYSS
     
  26. q5man

    q5man Mythos Appreciator Team Mythos TFSI Owners Group Gold Supporter quattro Audi Q5

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    Not that I have noticed in my Q5.
    Mine has gone from 252bhp to a little over 300, but SQ5 gets a bigger number
     

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