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Premium 4x4s

Premium 4x4s have got a little bit of everything. They’re spacious, well-equipped and generally nice vehicles to drive.

I say this because I used to own a Q7. When I bought my used Audi Q7 I was acting upon the recommendation of a friend who owned one after I’d told him I was looking for something comfortable and with a lot of space. The Q7 did not disappoint!

If anything there is too much space inside, but that’s never a negative in my opinion. A Q5 would probably have been large enough for my needs but the extra space is certainly to be appreciated when you have 4 or 5 passengers. Considering the amount of equipment on offer and the fact that you can get a second hand Audi Q7 with decent mileage for under £20,000, it’s a car that represents good value as far as I’m concerned.

Of course, if you haven’t got £20k lying around then contract hire Audi Q7 deals might be better suited to you and more easily manageable long term.

Another vehicle high on my list for consideration was the Evoque. Used Range Rover Evoque models don’t represent quite as good value as the Q7, although that wasn’t the only reason I decided to go for the Audi. For a start the Q7 is more spacious, and no matter how nice the Evoque looks I can’t get away from the fact that it’s a bit of a girly car. That’s not to say I wouldn’t be happy to drive one, but the Q7 was more appealing to me for this reason. Personally, I thought that contract hire Range Rover Evoque cars offered more for your money.

The GL-Class was the only other car I seriously considered buying, but used Mercedes GL-Class models don’t come cheap – in fact they cost a fair bit more than both of the aforementioned vehicles. I did my research and the performance statistics were very impressive, I just couldn’t look past the Q7 for value.