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#4146 of 6921 Get yer red hot A6's -- buy one, get one free!
Jul 01, 2004 (8:19 am)
The inventory levels of A6's -- including the sweet Slines (if you can take an automatic) -- are fairly high right now. I see, in my crystal ball, deep unhealable discounts coming within 60 days -- you'll laugh, you'll cry, you'll be amazed!
Come one come all -- the discounts are coming, the discounts are coming.
And, yes, there are discounts every year -- but this year is special. Since 1997 (when the 98's came out) there has not been a new, known to be coming and when, A6 in the pipeline. Now that there is one, folks who may have been considering a new Audi are really considering a NEW Audi (an '05). There will be, this year, deeper discounts and better deals. Now, funny thing, you have to be in the timing mode -- for as the new models begin to trickle in, but there is not abundant inventory, the dealers will have to balance their sales efforts and incentives.
They would like to have "just enough" inventory, that is.
What I am seeing at my local dealerships (we have two Audi dealers in Cincy) is an inventory build up (especially of Slines and 3.0's -- and the beginnings of some pretty agressive discounts or lease deals). My guess is, the Fed just did us a favor yesterday. The cap costs will most likely be reduced, which, even with lower residuals, should effect the lease prices on these brand new leftover models.
I noticed, too, that my dealer has put several of these 04 A6's in service as "loaner cars" -- quite possibly because of the way the Audi Advantage may compensate them for customer transportation during service and repair visits.
I would think, however, the next 60 days, if you watch the dealer's lot REGULARLY and FREQUENTLY will be THE time to buy or lease a brand new A6, just so long as you won't feel shortchanged 60 days down the road when the new glitzy A6's come to the same lot. . . .
#4147 of 6921 Re: Get yer red hot A6's -- buy one, get one free! [markcincinnati #4146]
Jul 01, 2004 (12:46 pm)
Audi is running a pretty sweet lease deal on the SLines now. $2,000 dealer cash and a money factor of .00020 -- which works out to 1/2%. In fact, I got an internet offer of $1,900 BELOW invoice.
That sounds pretty good to me. Hard to believe it will get too much better.
Do you think it's worth waiting? This deal apparently ends on July 6th.
Jul 01, 2004 (2:31 pm)
Go for it!
#4149 of 6921 Turn In Your A6 lease...
Jul 01, 2004 (8:04 pm)
My buddy who owns an A4 was at the Audi dealership tonight talking to a salesperson and the guy told him that Audi will terminate any A6 lease as long as you get another Audi (or VW).
#4150 of 6921 Re: Turn In Your A6 lease... [nyccarguy #4149]
Jul 02, 2004 (6:22 am)
Could we have some verification that this is indeed an Audi thing and not just a dealer promo?
#4152 of 6921 There's a surprise....
Jul 02, 2004 (10:52 am)
imagine, that a road test in Motor Trend that reads like a press release!
Wh'da thunk from the magazone whose COTY selections have included the Chevette, the Pacer and the Alliance.
#4153 of 6921 Re: Motor Trend '05 A6 . . . [timcar #4151]
Jul 02, 2004 (11:09 am)
I knew there was a reason I don't subscribe to MT. But, truth be told, despite the obvious "press-release-like" prose, this tracks with:
Car and Driver, Car, European Car, Automobile and Road & Track -- and I hear too, Autoweek. The car magazines are smitten -- yet, take a stroll back to the early to mid 1990's and then the late 1990's -- the "first takes" on many (not all) Audi-cars [and others to be fair] are often love fests.
Then the real road tests and comparos start and what was once all lovey -dovey and complementary translates into a mid-pack showing in a 7 car test.
I don't dispute that MT has slipped (but they have recruited some talent from C&D -- see the new issue for the "fond farewell" from the Editor in Chief) -- but they might just "not to be counted out, yet."
Currently I find little to compliment MT on -- but remember, in THIS case, the A6 seems to be everyone's favorite new car.
#4154 of 6921 Not quite Mark....
Jul 02, 2004 (2:44 pm)
but the A8 just got voted "America's best luxury sedan" by the readers of Autoweek, it beat the LS430 which finished second and the Maybach (a limousine, not a lux sedan!), third.
Actually it is fair to say the A6 is getting some good, even great reviews.
Jul 03, 2004 (4:29 am)
we're simply not used to or psychologically prepared for getting glowing reviews for Audi's. Come to think of it, the cars had been getting better each time. Now, having said that, I'll pass up on the '05 and wait until they come up with the stick shift. Enjoy the ride. Mario