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During my search for a Q2, I have found a high spec'd Quattro but it's available from a non-Audi, independent garage. The car itself was registered 30 April 2018 and has done almost 20K miles. It was serviced by Audi Ipswich in June.

A couple of questions:

Is there anything specific I need to look out for in buying from a non-Audi dealer?
20K in miles in 15 months is much more than I would drive and above the averages I see on the Audi used car site. Should I take that as a red flag?
In terms of servicing, I presume the next service will be a major one at 24K? Or at 24 months old?
Anything I should be looking for in terms of vehicle condition or paperwork?

Richard.
 

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Mileage would be no concern to me at all, I do more than that per year in my Q2. I would just do a car check (with RAC or similar) to check any recorded damage, if its been stolen and recovered or any outstanding finance.

Servicing on that car (based on mileage) should be set to flexible which is service every 19k/2years.

I would anticipate the car to be in good condition after 15 months, there is bound to be the odd stone chip on the bumper/bonnet/wing tops. Interior should be fresh and show little signs or wear. You should get 2 keys (you can check in the MMI how many keys are recorded from memory). Paperwork will be the usual Audi user manual and any service paperwork. Audi don't use service books any more so if there is one I would expect a stamp from an independent garage. Warranty is maintained if an independent garage services the vehicle as long as genuine parts are used and the service schedule is followed.

What engine is in it?
 

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Thanks for the helpful reply - good to know about service books. Does that mean that when I own the car, I could register on the Audi site and view the service history there? Slightly related, do you know if there's a way for me to see the factory fitted extras for this vehicle in a similar way to the advertised vehicles on the Audi approved site? Most of the info is on the garage website but, for example, it's not clear if some extras are add-ons or if they are part of a 'pack'.

This particular mode is the 2.0 TFSI QUATTRO S LINE 5d AUTO 190 BHP.

Quite a few add-ons such as Nappa leather, virtual cockpit, adaptive cruise control, Audi side assist with cross traffic assist rear, rear view camera.

Thanks for reminding me about the car check!
 

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Based on the spec listed I would say the car had Tech Pack and one of the Assistance Packs along with leather

If you have the VIN you can check the full vehicle spec on https://erwin.audi.com/erwin/showHome.do but its a pay per use service and you have to be able to understand what it tells you.

I'm not sure about registering with Audi (I am onto my 4th Audi now and have never done that.....maybe I am missing a trick!) I am sure someone else will know the answer to that one.
 

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I would be checking how long the Audi warranty is for, 3yrs, 4 or 5. The warranty as standard is 3yrs but can be extended when you buy new. If you have 5yrs then your lucky. You can extend when youa re near the end of your 3rd year but it is costly comapred to buying when new. Also, dont forget that you need to check if any modifications have been made. If they have then the warranty might be invalidated. You can register on "myaudi" website now and add the car to check all servicing etc... but the website is very tempremental so dont be surprised if it doesnt work.

Do you have a link you can post so we can check it out for you? Also, check for 2keys, do a HPI check, check the manuals for any paper work that might be included. I think thats it. Its a newish car so you cant go wrong really....
 

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Hi all,

Thanks for all the help so far. I test drove the Q2 on Friday and really enjoyed it, it is a great car, great spec, fun to drive! The only downside is I am coming from a larger car with lots of boot space. The Q2 has the sound and comfort pack with the subwoofer in the boot. I read through http://www.q2forums.co.uk/viewtopic.php?t=601 which suggests that it may be possible to remove the tool storage and lower the boot tray to get some extra space.

However, I'm not sure if this is applicable to the Quattro? I think I read somewhere that the Quattro mechanics ate into the boot space a little.

Is anyone able to confirm if I can / cannot use this approach to lower the boot tray in a Quattro?
 

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i have Quattro and it seems like its possible. Just the subwoofer and the plastic foam storage unit in there i think. I havent tried it but it seems ok. I think its the A3 that suffers from less boot space due to Quattro.
 

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Thanks ormesome. Yes, it could well be the A3 that I read about less boot space in the Quattro - thought it might also carry over to Q2. The extra space would really be nice if it can be done.

I checked the warranty and it is just the standard 3 year one with the vehicle. I did a HPI check today and there is a note about outstanding finance so I need to follow-up with dealer tomorrow.

Valuing the car is a pain - I really like this spec with all the extras but Parkers suggests I am maybe paying over the odds. Having said that, it does seem comparable to those on the official Audi used car site.

Example:
https://usedcars.audi.co.uk/usedcar/i/s|10,AADO,AAEP|92,B|1024,51.48714,-0.01963,800,RTE0IDNUVw|1098,L,A|1100,110|1209,Zi7|1217,Ba11/l|12,1,PRICE_SALE,U/d|GBR00189845904/controller.htm

Advertised at £ 29,290.

Parkers suggests the following for this vehicle:

Franchised Dealer: £22,920
Independent Dealer: £22,260
Private Good: £21,460

That's quite a variation. Do the additional specs of the car really make that much of a discrepancy? Just thinking ahead really, should I sell the Q2 in one month would I already be almost £7K down?
 

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If you like the car and the figures add up then get it. Defo ask the dealer tomorrow about the outstanding finance. Regarding price, I can't help you as I live in Switzerland. For comparison, my new edition 1, 2.0tdi, Quattro with quite a few extras will end up costing me around £55k! Yours seems good! :lol:

Don't worry about the warranty just now, you can add an extra year at the 1 month expiry deadline point for around £350-400 which is good value.
 

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Thanks both. The outstanding finance on the vehicle is 'unit stocking finance'. Best description of it is here:

https://www.carmoney.co.uk/blog/what-is-unit-stocking-finance

Essentially, not a problem but "make sure the dealer confirms with you IN WRITING that they'll settle that completely before you take ownership".

In terms of being expensive for an 18 plate, that was my concern too. The number of options on the vehicle meant that the original purchaser paid 39,300 in total, of which over 8,000 was in extras. That's list price of course and after VAT, who knows what other discounts were offered at the time.

I've tried valuations from Parkers, Honest John's and What Car and they all value the car lower than the forecourt price by a fair amount. I'm guessing they base it on a car with no extras.

For now I've stepped away. It's such a nice car though and it's pretty close to the spec I want, just not sure I can justify the price! Grrr!
 

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Not saying it's a good or bad price, but that Parker's valuation and link you posted seems off to me. The dealer would certainly not overpay when they bought it, and in turn would not put an ~8k markup on there.
 

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I've managed to come to an agreement with the dealer on price and it looks as though I will be picking up my Q2 on Thursday. Very excited!

Quick question as I'm coming from a diesel engine, but now switching to the 2.0 TFSI petrol engine.

The manual says that there may be one of three different stickers for the petrol grade:

Unleaded fuel only RON/ROZ 95 Super, Premium or min. RON/ROZ 91 Normal

Unleaded fuel only, min. RON/ROZ 95 Super, Premium

Unleaded fuel only RON/ROZ 98 Super Plus or min. RON/ROZ 95 Super, Premium

I know I will need to fill up on Thursday - any idea which of the above I am likely to need?
 

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When I had my TT MK2 that was the 2.0 TFSI and I just used the normal unleaded you will find threads on premium unleaded on all forums saying defiantly use it and others saying wasting your money, if it had to run on premium or it was much better for the car to run on premium Audi would stipulate that but that's just my opinion.
Glad you getting the car reduced it did seem way over priced to me as well, options took out from the dealer when buying new unfortunately are not passed on to us when it's time to trade it in but then once they have it its the best thing since sliced bread.
 

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Hi All,

I am pleased to report that I picked up my Q2 just over a week ago and am loving it! I have a few follow-up questions if you don't mind!

I was having a job registering my vehicle on https://my.audi.com until I realised that the SIM card in the vehicle was inactive. At least, that's what I think is the case. Can I just ask, do any of the Audi connect plans come with a SIM card that are meant to provide data, or is it something that an owner would provide?

For now, I activated a Three SIM and popped it into the vehicle. They offer a free SIM with 200MB of data per month - https://3g.co.uk/three-data-reward-sim - and once I put that into the car, I was able to enter the Pin from my.audi.com and now it says "Audi connect services set up successfully" in the audi portal.

The portal still gives me "Allow your Audi partner to define you as the owner of the vehicle, in order to experience the full benefits of myAudi." Presumably I need to contact an Audi dealer to link my account and verify ownership. Does anyone know if I can do that over email or do they require physical checks of the V5C and proof of identity?

Map updates - the portal says "The first map updates are free of charge to you. You will be informed as soon as they expire. Please note that unused updates expire automatically." It currently offers me Europe version 2019. I think the car had the tech pack - does that mean I get map updates for the first 3 years of the vehicle, or do I have to pay after getting this first update? Or would I be better off postponing my free update until later when I think the map is significantly out of date.

Perhaps it's because I'm not setup yet, but is there a way I can mark out destinations on the Audi portal and have them appear in my Q2? I have a TomTom which syncs between the web and the device - it would be nice if I could do something similar rather than have to set this up in the car.

I haven't found the previous service history in the portal yet - perhaps I need to be verified as the owner?

Finally, the interior does need a bit of a clean - mainly the trim. It almost seems like someone wiped the interior down with a cleaner but it's left some water marks behind. Any recommended products?

Thanks for your help!
 

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Glad you are enjoying your Q2.

Ok so here is my view on the matter. Do you have the tech pack? if you do then you should have an inbuilt Sim card which will come with Audi Connect for 3yrs free. This provides the Audi connect package, map downloads direct to the car etc. It does NOT include wifi hotspot. For wifi hotspot you need to activate a different package that is in the link below, it is also on the myaudi webpage under features. click the link there and it will take you to the wifi hotspot package page.

You have put in a separate sim card, All your map downloads, map traffic, wifi hotspot is now running from that 3 sim card. 200mb will be gone in 1hr!! I personally would call audi and ask them to extend Audi Connect package, most get it for free. If not then you might have to pay if your car is over 3yrs.

* You need to talk to your dealer to make you the owner of the vehicle. No other way around it.

* Europe 2019 is the correct map at the moment.

* to share maps, download the MyAudi app on your phone, then log in, then click the middle map button, then click send to car. Simple. You can also do it with google or apple maps but you need the myaudi app installed and logged in. When you find a destination you then click "share" then you share to the myaudi app.

Audi Wifi Hotspot via Cubic Telecom:

https://audi.cubictelecom.com/en
 

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You seem to have all your answers above about the sim card, we had our's extended for free most dealers seem to do this.
As regards your interior I would have insisted it to be cleaned inside again they wanted big money for that car so I would expect it to look near mint inside as regards products there are loads of decent ones Mcguire's, Autoglym blar blar but in my opinion there's only one leather cleaner / conditioner for me and that's Gyptone not cheap but it also has the spell of leather in the product so makes the cabin spell of leather.
 
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