Audi Q7: £11k-£15k - Best cheap 4x4s
3.0 TDI S line (2007/07 reg, 80k miles)
You can’t get much more car for your money at this price level than the Audi Q7. The manufacturer’s first SUV is frankly enormous, and even dwarfs the Volkswagen Touareg and Porsche Cayenne, both of which use the same basic platform. One advantage the Q7 has over those two in-house rivals is that it’s a seven-seater, while the cabin is built to the same standard as Audi’s A8 limousine.
In 2007, a more powerful 3.0-litre diesel was introduced, but only benefited from a modest 7bhp increase, so you’re unlikely to be able to tell the difference between that and the older version. And while quattro four-wheel drive was standard across the range, the Q7 is better on the road than off it.
Price new: £41,475Now: £11,490 Engine: 3.0-litre V6, 237bhpEconomy: 27.0mpgEuro NCAP: 4 stars (2006)