2020 Audi Q7 First Impressions; How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Used Car | Talking Cars #270

2020 Audi Q7 First Impressions; How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Used Car | Talking Cars #270 1

We recently purchased the 2020 Audi Q7, so this week we discuss what's new in the freshening of this 3-row midsize SUV, give our take on the new dual screen infotainment system, and how it compares to competitors like the Mercedes-Benz GLS and the BMW X7. Also, with hurricane season in full swing, we talk about precautions drivers should consider when driving in heavy rain, what to do if you encounter flooded roads, and share some telltale signs a car might have been previously flooded when shopping for a used car. We also consider which sportback would be the best fit for a family vehicle, if shifting into neutral at traffic lights can save on gas (or potentially harm your vehicle,) and options for a fuel efficient subcompact SUV or a compact pickup truck to serve as a daily driver.

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SHOW NOTES
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00:00 – Introduction
01:34 – Driving in heavy rain and how to avoid buying a flood damaged used car
06:51 – 2020 Audi Q7 First Impressions
14:09 – Question #1: Which Sportback would be the best fit for a family vehicle?
18:50 – Question #2: Could shifting into neutral at traffic lights save fuel?
23:24 – Question #3: What is the best subcompact SUV or compact pickup truck for a daily commuter?

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29 Comments on "2020 Audi Q7 First Impressions; How to Avoid Buying a Flood Damaged Used Car | Talking Cars #270"

  1. 23:25 Why in the world did CJ lease an Impreza when what he wants is a Crosstrek!?

  2. Hatala Testing | August 28, 2020 at 12:51 PM | Reply

    As someone who buys and drives salvage cars, I wanted to say that I would not buy one with a “flood” or “water damage” salvage title because I think it’s too difficult to determine the level of damage to the vehicle. Some people say that it depends on where the electronics are located in the car, but again, who knows? Also, about “washing” a salvage title – it’s a felony. The easiest way to avoid getting ripped off is to run a Carfax history on any car you are serious about buying. Great show, as always.

  3. I actually bought a 2019 A5 Sportback back in April as a leftover and it was really, really good deal. 25% off and 0% for 72 months. I doubt they still are sitting around though unless you want the regular coupe.

  4. Let’s say it again: not only are ALL the topics already bookmarked for you (“SHOW MORE”) but now you can move the cursor over the bottom of the video now, and it shows you all the topics there too and where they begin.

  5. Michael Sprinzeles | August 28, 2020 at 2:55 PM | Reply

    The clutch would more appropriately be represented by a “pause” symbol. IMO

  6. I love John’s #SaveTheManuals shirt!

  7. Right Lane Hog | August 28, 2020 at 7:02 PM | Reply

    No vehicle with “Below average predicted reliability” should ever be recommended by CR.

  8. Apache-Yaqui Brown | August 28, 2020 at 7:05 PM | Reply

    I think the boat was missed on the C.J. question. C.j. likes his Impreza, the obvious would be a Crosstrek Hybrid.

    • Pauline Weinberger | August 28, 2020 at 11:33 PM | Reply

      It’s a weird question because he wants more ride height but better fuel economy and those are almost opposite of each other. If he thinks a Forster is a boat, a truck will be a oil tanker. Your suggestion seams perfect.

  9. That new Escape is absolutely hideous

  10. I like last generation’s Q7 better, this model is a step back to me.🤔 also when the A8 introduced the duel screen CR said it was a bit distracting, I feel the same way with this new Q7.

    • I also feel the last gen Q7 was a solid bank vault of a SUV. I relly enjoyed the diesel option which is apparently no longer a option in the states. Everywhere else in the world EXCEPT the states. Too bad to…

    • I always felt the first generation looked better

  11. On my old car, I used to shift into N at lights; someone had told me it saves wear on the AT’s throwout bearing. No idea if it did it not.

    The only drawback was if I forgot to go back into D when the light changed. Embarrassing…

  12. The Audi looks like Hyundai Venue in the front.

  13. Where do I buy that tee shirt?

  14. Quincy, have you actually sat in the back of a 328 GT? It has an *enormous* amount of rear legroom and plenty of space for car seats. I think it’s based on the same chassis as the Chinese long wheelbase 3 series for executive travel. It’s not sold new any more but lightly used, nicely depreciated samples are probably available.

  15. CJ: Ford is coming out with a small pickup based on the escape in the near future.

  16. Guys for the last question why do you all not recommend the Crosstrek Hybrid? The guy said he liked his Impreza 5 door but wanted a taller ride and not boaty. The crosstrek hybrid would be a perfect solution

    • Subaru crosstrek highbred is a very mild and barely effective hybrid , It is pretty much a downgrade in every department and the cargo area is a joke

  17. Scott Vickery | August 29, 2020 at 9:36 AM | Reply

    I like John’s shirt.

  18. We have a 19 A5 Sportback, has been terrific, all are. Quattro, large enough in the back for adults, large rear storage and has interior storage as well. As to the shirt, it’s from BlipShift

  19. Car manufacturers should include traffic cameras in cars. It would be super useful.

  20. 11:22 I’m sorry who needs storage space for bubblegum, who is seriously getting in the car and saying “oh great now I can set down this bubblegum” ?? 😂😂😂lmao

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