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Audi A6, Sedan
May 31, 2001 (11:43 am)
The ride with the S8 suspension and new Pirelli PZero tires size 245 X 50 X17 actually improved. The squirm in the butt went away and the sometimes floaty nature of the Comfort Suspension + the Comfort Seats (i.e., non-sport seats) was all but vanquished.
I also put a "high performance" air filter on this 1997 A8 and truth be told, the only real difference I could tell there was the "honking" sound got more noticable under full throttle -- which was a good thing, but I couldn't really vouch for any dramatic performance improvement.
The suspension+new tires really made a difference though. When I got rid of the A8 (at 47,000 miles) I frankly decided an A8 was too big and I wanted an S6, instead I have the closest thing, IMO, avail here in the US of A -- an A6 4.2 w/sport package. I have no delusions that it IS an S6, and am optimistic that since there will be no new S4 model for probably almost 2 years that Audi of America will import a true S6, so that Audi can have at least 2 S variants in the US (as I am assuming the S8 will soldier on).
I wish someone, who really knew the straight poop would tell "the world" why Audi of America would bring an S4 and an S8 (which has to have a very very limited market) to the US but no S6? I have been unable to come up with any model that really makes sense -- were
THAT many customers clammoring for an $80,000 big Audi car? The market would seem to support a greater quantity of cars in the S6 price bracket ($60,000?) than in the S8 price range.
And why bring a new A4 to market without an Avant or an S4 is also beyond my comprehension.
#1248 of 6921 I just got a quote on a $46,700 A6 2.7T
May 31, 2001 (12:01 pm)
$550/39months/10k/year/57% residual/0.00165 Money Factor in NJ$
Premium, Sport, Lux, Bose, 17in rims
Can I do Better?
#1249 of 6921 Word is S6, Avant only, for 2002.
May 31, 2001 (12:41 pm)
May 31, 2001 (12:49 pm)
Called my guy at local dealer -- he says it is a good deal, but questioned why only 10K miles -- thought you should price it at 12K miles.
Claimed it seemed to be a good deal, but to watch the gotcha's on the milage -- must not be Audi Financial or it must be a highly restricted milage offereing or there is a "big" penalty for exceeding the milage.
See if you can get the same deal (or close) 12K miles per year -- anyway my dealer says it seems like a good deal.
You know how they are -- one guy always thinks he can beat the other someway.
May 31, 2001 (12:50 pm)
Yep -- that's what I heard too! The only S6 in the US will be an Avant. I'd rather have an allroad if I'm going to get a "wagon" or quasi SUV.
#1252 of 6921 Re: #1239 sandecki
May 31, 2001 (12:51 pm)
Go for it! The best MF Audi is quoting now here in SC is .00227. However, try to get them to 12k miles/year and make sure you're not paying MSRP. For an A6 that lists in the $46k range you should be paying around $43k, that's invoice plus $1.5-$2.0k.
#1253 of 6921 Re: Re: Dealer Quality Indicators
May 31, 2001 (1:26 pm)
I paid $1700 over invoice. Didn't haggle all that much...you might be able to do better.
All the salespeople there seem pretty good, try Ron Kean or Chris Armstrong.
I Don't know first hand on the service -- just got my car 2 days ago. Friends who have bought cars there for years say it is 1st class though.
Make sure you keep the June 6th date in mind if you're going to lease. . .a pretty good deal from Audi Financial.
May 31, 2001 (6:34 pm)
Here's the latest deal I've received:
2.7T with cold weather pkg., Bose premium system, Premium Pkg., Preferred luxury pkg. = $45,175
39 month lease, 15,000 miles, 0 (zero) down $599/month. Offer good thru 6/6
#1255 of 6921 Re:#1245 jscatena
May 31, 2001 (7:04 pm)
That sounds like the terms of an Audi (VW of North America) lease, similar to what I got last month, except I had the pearlescent paint and rear side air bags, no cold weather package. MSRP in my car was $46,100, and I paid $1500 over invoice. These are not bad terms. The car is well worth it. You can extend the lease 6 months without penalty with the same terms in most leases, and you will still be under warranty (45 months) and into the new model year (2005).
That sounds like a MF of around .00226-227. You might get a better MF from an independent source, but Audi leases have a higher residual value which may offset the monthly payment. None of the independent leases I checked could do better than 55% residual. However, if you plan to keep the car after the lease expires (and with an extended warranty) shopping around for a better MF may actually pay for that extended warranty with money left over. Extended warranties to 100,000 miles are running anywhere from $1700-$2000 now from Audi dealers - who knows what they will be in 4 years?
#1256 of 6921 39mo lease
Jun 04, 2001 (10:16 pm)
Just picked up a A6 2.7T on lease. Thought I'd post terms up here for those looking at the current deal Audi has going on:
$560/mo (includes tax - 512 w/o tax)
Down - 2k (includes all fees, licensing, and first months pymt).
Money Factor - 0.00155
Capital Cost - 43,100
Residual - around 26k
The money factor was amazing - lowest I've ever seen, so i took it. Plus i got a decent reduction in the Capitol Cost - from 46k down to 43k.