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You are in the Audi S4
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Audi S4, Coupe, Convertible, Sedan
#896 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [adanny]
Aug 06, 2005 (5:24 pm)
Well sedans are different than Cabriolets. Cabs usually sell for MSRP. They are rare and hard to come by (at least in the summer). I also waited for a 2005.5 so it was even rarer. I got about 1k off mine BUT my family is a 30+ year customer at my dealer and I've been dealing with the same sales person for the past 21 years. I also did my financing up front before I even stepped into the showroom (BTW w/ Audi Financial) so the deal was an easy one for my sales person. I saw an Audi sponsered "allowance" for 2005.5 S4 sedans which could be the money factor you mentioned. With sales exceeding last years for the new models, I doubt you'll be seeing huge discounts on 06s for 9-12 months. As far as Cabs go, wait till January but be willing to buy off the dealer's lot.
#897 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [adanny]
Aug 06, 2005 (8:41 pm)
I got mine at -2.2K
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Aug 18, 2005 (7:13 pm)
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#899 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [adanny]
Aug 22, 2005 (12:59 pm)
You might get that on an 05.5, but it might be tough to get 2 grand off an 06, which many dealers don't have yet. But it's not unheard of, and if you're a previous Audi customer, some dealers will take care of you with a little extra money off MSRP.
If you don't care about the new grill or MMI naviagtion, dealers are giving $4000-5000 off the old body style 05's, as Audi has some dealer money available.
#900 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [rjlaero]
Aug 24, 2005 (8:50 am)
Questions for anyone who special ordered their S4 rather than choosing one the dealership already had: When you ordered from the factory, how long did it take between order and delivery? Also, does creating a custom order significantly reduce your bargaining power?
I'm looking for a 2005.5 or 2006 (not sure when they'll be available though) S4, probably light silver color, auto trans with nav. Thanks for your help!
#901 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [diablo1]
Aug 25, 2005 (5:05 pm)
Exactly my car.
#902 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [wallabyguy]
Aug 26, 2005 (1:11 pm)
Cool... where are you located, and how do you like the car?
#903 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [diablo1]
Aug 30, 2005 (6:55 pm)
I'm near Philadelphia. I am overall very happy with the car. I've had 3 instances since the 5k service where the car seemed to loose acceleration for no reason (on ramps and at traffic light changes). The driver side window has had what I now know is a typical Audi issue and raises partially and then drops to the mid level point. The new switch is on order.
All that said, as a GT, the car is terrific. It's a fast car rather than a quick one. Speed piles up without fuss and you can quickly find your self at triple digits without any idea you're even close to the speed limit. The tiptronic works well and I have paddle shift which works much better than I thought it would. Highway ride is exceptional. Steering is very communicative for such a heavy car.
This makes a great daily driver BUT I miss my Elise and will be getting another next year as a weekend car to tag team with my S4. Lotus makes the best sports car in the world. Audi makes one hell of a GT.
#904 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [wallabyguy]
Sep 07, 2005 (2:38 pm)
I definitely understand that the S4 doesn't feel quick compared to your Elise, but it's still pretty good for its category, isn't it? In fact, I can't think of any other awd sedans in the same price range with better 0-60 acceleration. Can you?
When I first started looking at cars, I was thinking about the Boxster S, Lotus Elise, or maybe a bigger convertible like the 330Ci with performance package... But after thinking it over, I realized I should probably get a sedan, with competent winter performance and room for more than one friend (not to mention luggage for more than a weekend). If I could have two cars, I'd love to get a sporty convertible, but as an only car for someone in the Northeast, I think awd sedan is the way to go... Which is why I've been looking at the S4, G35, 330xi, and maybe the new Lexus IS...
#905 of 973 Re: S4 pricing [diablo1]
Sep 08, 2005 (1:03 pm)
Diablo: I'm in the current IS, and if you're really looking seriously at an S4, as I am (Avant for me thankyou very much!), then I doubt the new IS will really ring your chimes on the road. The power appears to be close to the same as the current car (AWD only being available with the 250), yet size and weight have increased. My car is a joy to drive, but at the same output and more heft (even moreso with AWD), the fun factor just isn't going to be there. Can't be.
At this point, I'm down to the S4 Avant or the A3 3.2 Quattro when it arrives. If BMW were bringing either a 330iT or a 130i, I'd be looking at those too.