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Audi A4, Sedan
#1762 of 2072 Re: pricing on a 2009 A4 3.2 Premium Plus [gregg_vw]
Feb 07, 2011 (9:15 am)
Thanks for the info and opinion. I'm a bit concerned about the oil sludge problems that the turbos have had in the past. I had a 2004 A4 turbo and at 30K had to have the engine replaced due to oil sludge, still under warranty thankfully. Has Audi corrected the problem? If so, would consider the 2.0T. I did test drive one and it was very nice, quieter than the earlier models and smooth.
#1763 of 2072 Re: A4 in Massachusetts [donsherman]
Feb 11, 2011 (6:31 am)
Don, please reply with your experience. I am going to be looking soon in the Boston area. Past experience with Framingham Audi was that they weren't interested in bargaining down. Similar experience at Brookline Audi.
#1764 of 2072 A4 price paid in Atlanta
Feb 14, 2011 (1:01 pm)
Bought my 2011 Premium Plus A4 FWD for $100 over invoice this weekend. Dealer fee was a rip ($600) but the lowest Audi dealer fee around here is $400. Since they had the EXACT build I wanted (Brown + wood + B&O), I was willing to pay the higher doc fee.
Incidentally, there was no real haggling. The salesman said point blank: 'We realize shoppers know what's out there and where else they can buy. We want to make a few hundred over invoice.' and handed us an accurate Invoice vs MSRP printout.
I'm still new to the whole CVT thing, but it seems OK so far. The only thing I was attracted to on the 'quattro' was the 8-spd tranny. I'm sure it grips better and maybe accelerates better (or not) but at the end of the day , I only require so much power and the FWD moves plenty fast enough for me. Getting an extra mpg and spending 1-2 grand less made more sense for me living in the south.
#1765 of 2072 Re: A4 price paid in Atlanta [slee_stack]
Feb 14, 2011 (4:14 pm)
Sounds like a lease and not a purchase.
#1766 of 2072 Re: A4 price paid in Atlanta [jnyz]
Feb 15, 2011 (1:23 pm)
No lease. Outright purchase....well a reasonably hefty loan too.
Not sure where you're coming from. High document fee maybe? GA is terrible for doc fees on many makes. Its sad too. If you find someone with a doc fee of $300, you're 'lucky'. Just automatic dealer profit built into every sale I suppose.
#1767 of 2072 Re: A4 price paid in Atlanta [slee_stack]
Feb 15, 2011 (1:54 pm)
What does the doc fee include? Do you still have a notary fee? I don't really come across a doc fee on a purchase. Doc fees are always present in a lease.
#1768 of 2072 Re: No service yet [mmcbride1]
Feb 15, 2011 (3:56 pm)
I live in Englewood and have considered buying from McDonald, what is the maintance program with the A4?
#1769 of 2072 Re: 2011 A4 FWD premium OTD price [ohnims2]
Feb 15, 2011 (4:18 pm)
I just looked at the c class mb and the price is comparable to audi and bmw, it this a good option since the bmw is going to change styling in 2012? there maintance program is different any suggestions. ahsan
#1770 of 2072 Re: A4 price paid in Atlanta [jnyz]
Feb 16, 2011 (10:04 am)
Many states (most?) have legal Document Fees that a dealer can add on to a purchase. This covers the cost of doing the paperwork (title, registration, etc.). Obviously, the cost of this administrative task is peanuts ($100 is a generous estimate) and some would rightfully say should be a dealer's 'cost of doing business'. But dealers are dealers....
Some states cap this fee, but not Georgia. $600 is the most common (around Atlanta anyway) I've seen across all vehicle makes. I have seen as low as $300 ($400 at one audi dealer). Its built-in dealer profit, plain and simple. I could have bought out of state and probably shaved those fees, but then I would have had the added transportation and time costs to do that. No win for me.
#1771 of 2072 audi or bmw?
Feb 18, 2011 (7:10 pm)
Have been shopping around for a new used car and it's down to two choices: first is a 2009 Audi A4 3.2L quattro with 19K miles, can get it for $25K with my trade in of 2000 Audi A4 2.8. Car was a loaner for the Audi dealership, excellent shape, fun to drive and noticeably larger than any other A4 I've driven. Original warranty in effect until August 2013. The other is a 2007 BMW 335xi with 15K miles (yes that's right), CPO until Nov 2013. Excellent shape and an incredible engine/torque. Price with trade is $24,500. I'm partial to Audi's since I've had them for a long time but did have a BMW once and tempted to go back for the change. Love to hear opinions. At the moment, leaning toward the 335xi