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Audi A4, Sedan
Sep 10, 2002 (7:16 am)
URL - www.audiusa.com
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"Loyalty has its rewards. . ."
"Do you own an Audi and want more? More precision, more exhilaration, and an even more satisfying driving experience? Now Audi gives you more for a little less. If you own an Audi, you're entitled to the Audi Loyalty Advantage program which pays a cash incentive to current Audi owners of 1996 to current model year Audis and their immediate family members living in the same household.Your reward will be $400 when you purchase or lease an A4 1.8 T or a TT, $600 when you purchase or lease an A4 3.0, an A6 3.0 or A6 2.7 T or an allroad quattro, and $800 if you purchase or lease an A6 4.2, an S6 Avant or an A8 or S8.
Should you yield to temptation? Go ahead - the Audi Loyalty Advantage program makes it easy.
*Audi Loyalty Advantage program ends December 31, 2002. Offer good on all new and untitled 2001, 2002 and 2003 models. Eligible clients include all current owners and lessees of 1996 to current model year Audis and their immediate family members living in the same household."
What detail is missing scirocco22?
Our last three Audi's had Audi Loyalty incentives -- which also included no sec dep required. . .
Sep 10, 2002 (8:02 pm)
"My A4 has all sorts of interior rattles now so I was wondering if it is a characteristic of Audis to have interior rattles. I know Audi interiors have the reputation of having impeccable fit and finish and an A6 (or the A6 based allroad) probably has better interior workmanship than an A4."
Too bad about your A4 - our A4 is still very quiet inside even after 4 years and 50,000 miles. NO rattles! I've always really admired the build quality and workmanship of this particular model (98.5 2.8Q - all options) - the best quality I had ever owned up until that point. My only complaint is the power - or should I say lack of power - off the line. And my wife's only complaint are the very poorly designed cupholders, which have failed her on more than one occasion.
"Is that fancy suspension working well for you? I really don't need the sophisticated suspension for I don't plan on taking it off-road. If an A6 avant were available with the 2.7T and a 6-speed, I'd definitely want to go that way."
The allroad's suspension works as advertised, which is to say great when you require extra clearance. In your situation maybe the regular Avant would be better, but as you say you can't get the 2.7T + manual transmission. I like the allroad's flexibility, even though I do not use it often, it has come in very handy on many an occasion. I also tow a boat occasionally and the self-leveling suspension, which you can raise when backing up into the water, is very useful. Also handy in deep snow, unimproved "parking lots", going down logging roads or private driveways on the way to the lake, etc. But if all your car is going to see is smooth pavement, the avant A4 or A6 - or better yet the S6 - would be the way to go, unless the 6 speed is required. I sure wish I would have gotten my allroad with the 6 speed...my only regret.
#4197 of 6042 to dapaudiowner
Sep 10, 2002 (8:20 pm)
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#4198 of 6042 audi vs accord
Sep 11, 2002 (5:20 am)
i need a new car and i am looking at either getting a new honda accord ex(no v-6) or an audi a-4 quattro with sunroof ... the difference in money is about $7000 ... the audi has nicer styling but i read a lot of posts on this site about problems with the audi .. far more than accords .... what is it about the audi that makes it so much more ... thanks
Sep 11, 2002 (5:56 am)
You will need to drive both car to decide for yourself. If you want something that's probably more reliable based on past results/experience, the accord. If you want something that's more fun to drive/own, I would go with the Audi.
As to why one is better than the other? You will have to decide for yourself. But, I have a feeling that once you have a chance to sit inside an Audi, then sit yourself inside an Accord. You will probably pick the Audi if money is not the deciding factor. Same with the driving sensation, the Audi just plain feel more alive. BUT, everybody has a different interpretation on what a good driving experience is. For example, one of my co-worker insist that his Chrysler is the best car in the world, better than BMW, MB, Audi, Lexus etc. To each his own I guess.
In other word, go drive them both and decide for yourself, afterall, its your money. 8)
Sep 11, 2002 (7:23 am)
Thanks so much for you informative comments. I appreciate your taking the time to respond to my questions.
Yes, if only they'd offer the A6 Avant in the 2.7T with the 6-speed manual. I may wait for the Touareg to be introduced if I can't get an allroad for a good price, but I'm hearing it won't be offered with a manual either; at least not outside Europe.
Sep 11, 2002 (8:40 am)
My salesrep told me that the A6 avant will be offered with a 2.7T engine and either tip or manual.
I saw, yesterday, a 2003 A6 2.7T manual at my dealership -- with the big wheels and tires too!
The allroad is less money, based on the configurator, however and it has been from day one available in manual and with the 2.7T. It is based on the A6 avant and adds some other stuff -- to make it somewhat more SUV like.
But, even with the A6 Avant 2.7T, the allroad "seems" like more car for less money.
I ordered one (a 2003 allroad, that is) -- time will tell.
#4202 of 6042 re: 2003 A6 2.7T avant
Sep 11, 2002 (11:08 am)
really? ...maybe I'll wait and see if this is true. But it will be "less money" than the allroad? Now I'm really curious.
#4203 of 6042 Anyone lease in Sept?
Sep 11, 2002 (12:39 pm)
Wondering what terms anyone got in Sept, I'll be looking towards the end of the month. Want a 1.8T quattro 5-sp, probably 3 yr 12k or 15k per year. In Colorado.
But any info anyone can provide will be appreciated. Specifically interested in residuals and money factors that AoA is offering.
Sep 11, 2002 (1:14 pm)
I think the "savings" will come from the difference in the suspension. The regular A6 Avant will not use the "high tech" setup that the Allroad uses. I don't even want to imagine what the repair cost for the Allroad suspension is once its out of warranty.