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Audi A6, Sedan
Jul 16, 2001 (5:27 pm)
I need some advice. I have a chance to either buy a 1998 Audi A6 (not quattro), it has 27K miles on it and is certified to 75K / 5 years. price $24K. It is in great condition.
I could do the new lease thing and get a 2001 Audi A6 quattro for about $10 a month more than my payment would be on the abvoce car.
My problem is I have a 1999 328i that I will need to do something with. Obviously, if I lease, I won't get the tax credit from trading the car in.
I am about break even on the car (or maybe have a little equity).
Which way should I go?
Jul 16, 2001 (6:14 pm)
Generally I like to own my vehicles, but your situation seems so easy, that I wouldn't hesitate to lease the 2001. The lease rate currently is shockingly low, and won't be so when the 2002's
come out. So... ENJOY!
Jul 17, 2001 (6:25 am)
I agree completely with JK -- the lease on the brand new car is almost impossible to beat, and the car you will have will be significantly "better."
#1437 of 6921 Article in Magazine about new 2002 A6
Jul 17, 2001 (6:27 am)
Pages 30/31Car Magazine (UK), July 2001 issue. Overall very positive and extremely positive about the new 2002 A4 as well.
Jul 17, 2001 (8:01 am)
One other thing I thought about was if you're upside down or almost in your Bimmer, while you're leasing the 2001, put some money aside in a money market account, so you can have the option of buying next time... i.e., more flexibility. (Does require a little discipline, but can be done)
Jul 17, 2001 (12:30 pm)
There has been a lot of posts about the great lease rates being offered now. Is this in reference to the 2.8 only? or is the 2.7T being offered with good deals?
I like the 2.8, but feel that it is underpowered (which has been the opinion of many here) and would love to consider a 2.7T, but thought that it was out of my range.
Does anyone have any details on a 2.7T lease? Let me know! By the way - heading to Vegas this weekend - If everything goes well - I will buy a 2.7T for cash next week - if not I will drive my beater into the ground for another couple of years!
Jul 17, 2001 (1:44 pm)
The 2.7T WAS avail for a super low rate -- don't know if that is still the case -- I'll do some digging and report, if someone doesn't beat me to the punch.
In any case there are some really great deals on ALL Audis right now, between AFS subsidies, discounts and "packages," it is hard to get any Audi for anything less than a good deal, and it is possible to get many of them as a GREAT deal (the S4's when you can find them may be the exceptions as well as the S8's -- but these are pretty rare).
Jul 17, 2001 (1:48 pm)
Careful out there!! They didn't build those big hotels from 'winners'. The rate I was quoted on July 4 was .00077, which comes out to less than 2% if I'm not mistaken.
Jul 17, 2001 (2:25 pm)
Thanks guys for the input.
The lease deal is for one of their cars listed in the $38,500 range (pretty fair amount of options).
the lease goes like this.
$469 + plus
12K / year
39 month lease
They told me it was around a 3% apr (money factor wise).
Does this sound about right?
#1443 of 6921 lisamnpls-carry a swiffet wipe
Jul 17, 2001 (2:34 pm)
I found that tucking one of those Swiffet wipes in the door pocket and using it frequently is both easy and very effective for keeping the interior virtually spotless.