02-08-2006, 07:10 AM
I signed a reservation contract with Audi dealer last Sat with Q7 4.2 Premium. I am wondering if it's worth to add "Adpative Air Suspension" option. Since I am NOT going to do a lot of off-road driving, but heard it also help to get a better/ smooth ride. Also concerned if this option will cause more maintenance problem in the future. Anybody had experience driving a car with "Air Suspension" can teach me about it? Thanks a lot.
02-08-2006, 08:41 AM
The version in the Q7 is several generations ahead of the one found in the Allroad, but it would at least give you an idea of any long term maintenance issues.
02-08-2006, 09:52 AM
I have a Toureg with the adaptive air suspension. The order I placed for the Audi Q7 also includes it.
It is well worth the extra price. I glide across railroad tracks without any jolt. Other vehicles come to a halt to handle the bump.
The vehicle rides and handles like a dream with this option. I drove another unit without the air suspension and it was like a different vehicle.
I had one air cylinder go down and it had minmal impact on the vehicle. When I did replace it, it didn't take long.
02-08-2006, 10:17 AM
Your post is really helpful and I am going to add this option for my new Q7.
By the way, how long have you own your Touareg before you had one air cylinder go down? And how much does it cost to fix it?
Thanks a lot.
02-08-2006, 12:53 PM
And its a good idea if you are going to tow anything.
While its a pricey option, its a very good one.
02-08-2006, 01:14 PM
this systems made by continental and is new for Q7.
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02-08-2006, 02:43 PM
It was covered by warranty. It was about a year and it was my fault.
Their tires are not exactly the best...