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#4163 of 6920 Re: Should I buy one? [triumphbobk]
Jul 13, 2004 (7:09 am)
Run away from this scenario. The 2.7T is a great performing engine -- the 2001 may have some parts issues that, although probably able to be CPO'd to 100K or 2 years, still makes a newer car less money.
The brake rotors on the 2001's are notorius for warping. The 2.7T engine will need a serpentine belt replacement by 60K miles (this is a four figure job).
Around 60K miles, maintenance items can be breathtakingly expensive.
It may actually be less money to lease a new 2004 A6 than buy a used 2001 (at least for 36 - 42 months). If you can find a "leftover" 2003 or a demo (my dealer had "a dozen or so" A6 3.0's and 2.7T (non Slines) that were in the "loaner" fleet and were discounted over 22% off MSRP and with full warranty and low (under 8,000) miles.)
The running change improvements between 1998 and the current version of the A6 seemed to pick up steam in 2002 - 2004. I would not hesitate to acquire an A6 Sline (2004) at today's deeply discounted lease rates and off MSRP discounts -- if I were in the market for another current generation A6 (I had a 1999 2.8, 2000 4.2 & 2001 4.2).
As it stands now, I am in the market for either a new Acura RL ('05), new A6 3.2 ('05), or possibly A4/S4 ('05.5) within 6 - 9 months. My current '03 allroad is "the best Audi, yet" as far as I am concerned (although my 1997 A8 was pretty nice as was my sentimental fave a 1995 S6.)
My advice is to get a newer, younger CPO'd A6 or "go all the way" and get a new one, hopefully with the deep unhealable discounts that seem already to be darn near pervasive (at least here in Cincinnati).
#4164 of 6920 Audi Incentives
Jul 14, 2004 (10:07 am)
I am in the market for a 2004 2.7T S-line. Right now the dealer is at $100 over invoice with 2.9% financing. Does anyone have any insight into new incentives that will be coming out in the next few weeks? I am hoping for some new incentives to be released on 8/1.
#4165 of 6920 Re: Audi Incentives [rlolsen]
Jul 15, 2004 (12:17 pm)
Don't take that deal! Audi is offering 1.9% for 60 months and factory to dealer cash of around $2000. I'm considering buying an S-line for $2k below invoice right now. You should be able to get it too...
#4166 of 6920 Re: Audi Incentives [vinnyny]
Jul 15, 2004 (1:24 pm)
If you don't mind, where are you getting $2000 below invoice for an s-line? I'm looking at them too.
#4167 of 6920 2004 or 2005 A6?
Jul 18, 2004 (10:33 am)
I am in the market for a mid-size sport sedan. I test drove the A6 (I think the SLine), then the S4 and the A8. I was not impressed with the A6 drive, to be frank, but I was blown away with the superb feel of the S4, and very impressed with the A8. But, practically speaking, I am looking at the A6 4.2. Am I missing something, am I overly dissappointed, regarding the 2004 A6 drive? Should I wait for the 2005? We saw one at our dealer a few weeks back--the wife does not like the new front grill, but I hear promises it will drive more like a BMW. Or--I am somewhat new to this--is there a way to improve the 2004 A6 drive with the help of aftermarket tuners? Thanks for any help.
#4168 of 6920 Re: 2004 or 2005 A6? [parrish]
Jul 18, 2004 (11:39 am)
My suggestion is to go to the 2005 A6 post and read all of those for the past year. You will really learn a lot from them.
FYI, the 2005 A6 4.2 has the same S4 engine in it that you test drove which is similar to the A8 engine but slightly tuned down. Bottom line is the 05' A6 will be completely different from the 04' A6. I have been waiting to buy a car for 4 months now ( my jeep blew up ) and I was thinking of the A6 04' but learned about the 05' and never looked back. I am renting until they come out in the next several months.
Three good references on the 2005 A6 post are Auditor and Mark ( Cincinatti ) and myself. It seems among us, we have a lot of info. to answer any question you may have.
#4169 of 6920 Re: Audi Incentives [vinnyny]
Jul 19, 2004 (2:20 pm)
The only incentives I see available are $1000 for previous Audi owners. The 2.9% is through the dealer. I was not aware that Audi is offering 1.9% for 60 months. Where is the dealer located that is offering $2000 below and 1.9%? Do you have anything in writing?
#4170 of 6920 Inventory inventory inventory
Jul 19, 2004 (3:29 pm)
I was "visiting" my Audi dealer today -- the place is chock full of A6 Slines a couple of 4.2's and three or four allroads, two RS 6's (one used) a long line of A4 and S4's and 4 or 5 A8L's -- yea I know it's "got to last" -- but the thing is, these are 2004's, and unless you live in a cave, you know the sand is running out of the hourglass and that the dealers want this stuff to move.
The markdowns on "red tags" hanging from the mirrors on most of these babies was easily at least a cool 10% off MSRP, and this seems to be up a smidge from last month.
I dunno what the deals really are, but the the first blush is at the very least "a good place to start" especially if you want an SLine. Now, the odd thing is, none of them had Sat Nav.
I don't care what you say about the nav lite in US Audi's -- it works and it works VERY well.
Don't leave home without it.
But, if you don't care for it, so be it -- the head 'em up move 'em out deals are very close now, very close indeed.
If you can live with the colors on the lot rather than your specific color, you may soon be the owner of a very nice Sline A6 if you're not careful.
Drive it like you live for a price you can afford.
Of course, know that the new, all new 05 A6 will be here real soon -- don't be gettin' buyer's remorse!
#4171 of 6920 Re: 2004 or 2005 A6? [bmwccc]
Jul 20, 2004 (8:55 am)
I went to the 2005 post and read it all. Thanks so much, it was very helpful. I need to wait now until I can actually test drive one!
#4172 of 6920 A6 S-Line Pricing
Jul 21, 2004 (7:34 am)
During a first visit to a dealer in my area, I got a price of $40k on a A-6 2.7T S-Line with msrp of $45,800. They have about six cars on the lot similarly outfitted. Do you think this can get better? I think come August, I may be able to squeeze another $1k out of it, but who knows. I don't want to be too greedy but I just don't think these will move very fast with the '05s around the corner.
I would love to hear other opinions...