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Audi A4, Sedan
May 23, 2001 (7:23 am)
How did the purchase process go for you? Was the dealer a help or a hindrance? Any problems having your Audi serviced?
#2 of 2051 No service yet
May 24, 2001 (3:15 pm)
But the buying process was very easy. I got a very good deal, too. McDonald Audi in Denver did a great job (so far, like I said - no service yet).
#3 of 2051 Just done my 5k service
Jun 28, 2001 (11:05 am)
They forgot to put in the Mobil 1 Synthetic I brought.....apart from that, they did a perfect job, I had a loaner for a whole day even when they're working on mine for only 1 hr, they hand washed the car, drove out the loaner for me (not just hand me the loaner key), drove out mine when I'm there to pick it up, called me when the service was done, fast in and out counter service and it's a shame because they will score a perfect score on my sheet if they remembered to put in the synthetic I brought. I ended up bringing my car over again and have them put the synthetic in and change the filter, a 40-mile roundtrip drive.
Oh by the way the dealer is Schaumburg Audi in Chicagoland.
#4 of 2051 Dealer & service
Jul 11, 2001 (3:02 pm)
My experience with Jim Ellis Audi here in Atlanta has been a very positive one. The salesman was very knowledgeable and courteous. The service department manager, Lee Wertz, has been very professional and personable. The same goes for Lee's staff as well. I would recommend buying an Audi from Jim Ellis.
#5 of 2051 Is this Dealer Giving Me a Fair Price
Jul 19, 2001 (12:52 pm)
I am considering buying an A4 with auto trans, leather seats, celebration package, cold weather package and ebony pearl color. Dealer has offered to sell it to me for $33,262 (incl dest, tax and DMV fee is extra). Is this a fair price?
Jul 23, 2001 (10:51 am)
Ravi-- Is this a 2.8? I'm assuming it is because of the leather seats and the price you quoted. Sounds pretty good if it is. If you can give me the MSRP, we can determine the invoice price to see how much you'd be paying above that price. A price with tax included makes it difficult to determine how good a deal it is because taxes vary by location. Also, in what general area are you located? ...prices vary considerably in different parts of the country. People are getting excellent deals on 2.8's right now at the end of the model year and it sounds like you're one of them! *thumbs up*
Jul 25, 2001 (10:49 am)
Thanks for the response. Sorry for the confusion, the price I wrote did NOT include sales tax (which is 6% in New Jersey, where I am).
Anyway, through the Costco Auto Program, I got a better price for the same car, $900 over invoice price. The car includes:
2.8 A4 Quattro w/ auto transmission
Celebration and Cold Weather Packages
Ebony Pearl paint
With destination charge, the invoice price is $31,899. The MSRP is $35,535. My price is $32,799. Seems reasonable to me, based on the edmunds TMV price and the carsdirect.com price that I got on-line.
#8 of 2051 Good Price + Poor Service = No Sale
Jul 25, 2001 (6:18 pm)
Had my eyes on the A4 1.8T for a while now. Sales folks were very helpful and think I could have gotten a good deal on a 2001.5 A4. However, the service dept (who I would be dealing with in the future) was less than impressive when trying to ask questions, etc. Tried in person (basically ignored me) and tried on the phone (could NEVER get a service rep on the line). If that was what the future held, sorry, no way! You spend far more time with the service folks than you ever would with salesman....too bad, only Audi dealer around so they lost a sale.....
Aug 14, 2001 (3:36 pm)
Ordered a new 2001 1.8T in mid-May. Sales rep said that I need to wait about 12 weeks because they need to order it from Germany and will call me when the car arrives the dealer lot. So I wait, wait and wait unit last week. I called the dealership and they said the car arrived the port a day ago and should be ready to pick up in the next few day once it arrives the dealer lot. Can anyone tell me what paper work they need to do and how long it takes. I just can't wait any more!
#10 of 2051 dealership experiences
Aug 20, 2001 (4:41 pm)
I am a former owner of a 97 a4 1.8t quattro. The dealers were great, but i got to know them too well. I appreciate getting a free loaner, but how many trips to the dealer do i need to make? My a4 had numerous problems, including a clutch that often rendered the car undrivable, poor brakes, a faulty oxygen sensor that made the car's redline feel about 3500 rpms and a transmission noise that could never be identified. I now own a tt coupe. The ''check engine'' light stays on. The car has been to the dealer five times in the past two months. They order a part, say the problem is fixed and the light goes back on the next day. Like the a4, the car loses power after 3000-3500 rpm and the dealer still can't fix the problem. Now, the cd player doesn't work and my directionals are out. I am very disappointed with this car and despite the friendly service department, I don't think i will buy an audi again. After all, how can i enjoy the german engineering, smooth lines and solid structure when the car is always at the dealer? I now have a wrx sedan that i can drive every day. Sure, it is not as solid as the audi, but it is more fun to drive and the engine sounds and feels great.