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Good Day,

We are currently looking for a budget 7 seater to replace our 2013 Passat.
Generally, the diesel models seem more economical than their petrol counterparts even when accounting for the RUC.
Two options that came up in our search are:
1. 2011 Audi Q7 3.0 V6 TDi - 8.5l/100km - 215,000km
2. 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited - 8.4l/100km - 225,000km

At their milage, both have been around the block more than twice, but seem to have great service histories and both offer a lot of car for under $20k.

Do these cars typically still have life left in them? Would these models be able to reach 400,000km if well maintained and how difficult/expensive would they be to maintain?
Do you have recommendations for alternative options, when looking at a budget below $25k?
Thank you for your advice in advance.


Hi out of these two higher mileage models I would suggest the Santa Fe over the Q7 as they seem to be more robust long term.
Any car can reach 400,000 km however you need to be prepared for a failure at least with the Santa Fe the spare parts may be more affordable.
You could also look at the VW Toureg however its is very similar to the Audi.