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#262 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [wbwynn]
Apr 28, 2006 (3:29 pm)
Do not know about the ameretto. just brought home an Atlas Gray metallic with ebony int. Options are: Tech Pkg (Sirius), Premium Pkg, Prem. lthr, Power tailgate, Cold Weather pkg Rear side airbags and manual rear and side sunshades. Went through Costco here in Tacoma. MSRP was 56,340. I paid 52,859. This included a 1,000 incentive for trading in a Lexus and financing thru Audi Financial at 4.39%. I also used Edmunds and was quoted 2,000 off sticker on any one of 6 Avants at another dealership. Prices on those cars ranged from 52,xxx to 58,xxx. My car had been on the dlr's lot since Feb so they were not in a hurry to sell but I'm happy with the deal. Good luck in your search.
#263 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [habu]
Apr 28, 2006 (3:55 pm)
I have a Lexus too; they offered an extra $1000 for that or was it the financing? I heard they have some incentive to get folks out of BMW, Lexus, MD, etc. in an Audi.
Let me know how you like your Avant, as I am very close myself. I drove one for two hours last Satuday and smiled a lot.
#264 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [wbwynn]
Apr 28, 2006 (6:41 pm)
The 1,000 was available because I traded the Lex (conquest program) and took the financing. Having a competitor's car gets you the financing deal and the money. At least that is what I was told. The financing is a balloon payment loan with 35 monthly payments and then a big payoff at the end. There is no early payoff penalty so you can get the 1,000 by making just one payment. I like the rate so I'll go for the full term. I expect to keep the car but the loan payoff will probably be 5,000 or so less than the value of the car at the time so the payoff could be made by selling the car outright.
We have driven all of 24 miles so far and can only report that the car offers the best combo of luxury and road feel of anything I have driven (big Lex, MB, Pacifica). The navi is very easy to use and the seats adjust to fit me (5'11", 175lbs) perfectly. I am on my second reading of the car manual (there is a large Navi manual too which my spouse is learning) and feel I know about 35% of the car's capabilities. We looked at many alternatives and nothing measured up or came even close to the feel of this car.
#265 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [habu]
Apr 29, 2006 (10:26 am)
Did you consider or drive the BMW 530xi? More expensive but similar in size & options.
#266 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [wbwynn]
Apr 30, 2006 (5:58 pm)
I did not look at the BMW. Too many reliability concerns recently.
I took the Avant over to Seattle yesterday. Real happy with how quickly the car reaches 80mph entering a freeway. Averaged 26mpg for the 110 mile trip. Car has less than 200 miles on the odo. The Navi works very well. Surprised us with instructions that we thought it would not make. We knew the route , but I would trust this system now anywhere. Around 1:30 we were starving so we asked it to find a Burger King and it found 10 or so with the closest about 100 yards away, although we could not see the sign..
I've read the BMW i-drive s pretty complex. The MMI in the Avant is relatively easy to use, but I would not try it while driving in heavy traffic. My wife did just fine as a co-pilot with it. We played with the Sirius and it looks like we will continue the subscription after the 3 month free period. I'm sold on the car.
#267 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [habu]
Jun 02, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Anything new to add about your Avant experience over the last 30 days?
Trying to keep this board alive.
#268 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [wbwynn]
Jun 02, 2006 (4:25 pm)
Seems there are very few of us Avant people around but I'll post more often (if I have anything worthwhile to say) to keep the board alive too.
I just turned 600 miles today. We've had the car about 5 weeks now and I have 90% of the bells and whistles figured out. I truly do not have any complaints about anything except my dlr experience. I wrote a 2 page letter to AudiUSA and received a response today asking me to call and provide more details. I could write 2 more pages today as the dlr still hasn't fixed all the problems they created with the financing.
The car is better than I had hoped it would be in all areas. Averaging 23 mpg in a 4200 lb. car that straddles the ride experience between luxury and sport perfectly for us is wonderful. We are planning a trip from Seattle to Mass. and back in Sept and I am looking forward to it with much anticipation. I think on 4 lanes this car will be superb.
I am down about 1/2 qt of oil and bought my first qt of approved syn oil today ($6, ouch). Strangely this seems right for a car of this quality. I find the auto stick much smoother than the one on my '02 Sportcross and I can select and hold 1st, something I could not do in the Lex.
Now if only Audi would bring crossbars to market so I could strap a kayak on top the car would be complete.
#269 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [wbwynn]
Jun 13, 2006 (3:23 pm)
Did you incorporate a Bluetooth phone?
I test drove an Avant on the interstate for a good while; it was sensational in every way. My car was built last week and should be on a transport ship in a week or so.
#270 of 301 Re: 2006 Avant Pricing [wbwynn]
Jun 13, 2006 (8:20 pm)
I have the Bluetooth capability but don't have a phone. The cradle is in the top of the armrest. We use it for soft stuff cause hard plastic rattles on the contacts. The microphone that directs the radio, cd,nav, etc. is probably the same as the one for the Bluetooth. I have found it is pretty sensitive and the lady cannot understand me with the windows open or the fan on a high setting when I issue a command. The book alludes to this, but having to put the windows up and close the roof if I wanted to talk on a phone would not be a dance I'd want to do. Since I don't have a phone, there may be another mike in the car, but I cannot tell.
Glad you thought the ride was as good as you did. I had to do a quick avoidance maneuver pulling onto I5 recently and did a pretty aggressive left right combo to avoid the car in front of me. The Avant was very sure footed throughout the quick wheel movements. Although I was doing 65 I felt completely in control. I'm thinking this beast might be fun at an autocross. I'm sure it would surprise some folks, snaking around slalom cones and not seeing the tail break out. The worst part of the highway maneuver was looking in the rearview when I was finished and having a state patrol car directly behind. Either he was impressed that the car didn't go sideways or he was looking elsewhere, cause after following me for 30 seconds he pulled out and went past without a glance.
#271 of 301 2007 Pricing Is Out
Jul 18, 2006 (2:58 pm)
You can see 2007 pricing on AudiWorld A6 C6 forum; my ordered Avant has hit the U.S. port and hopefully will be delivered within 10 days.