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Audi A4, Sedan
#1855 of 2044 Audi A4 vs Hyundai Sonata
Dec 13, 2011 (5:03 am)
I know it is a different class car but we are trying to decide between the new 2012 Hyundai Sonata 2.0 T and the 2012 Audi A4. The Sonata has everything included for about 30K. We have a dealership near us and the warranty is unbeatable. The only con is the road noise and an issue with a left pull that seems to be resolved based on the assembly location.
But I love the Audi A4. In order to buy the navigation, I would be spending about $10,000 more than the Sonata. The cons would be dealer about 30 miles away, less of a warranty, the horsepower is less (274(Sonata) vs 211 (Audi) and the future lifetime repair cost of the Audi vs the Sonata.
For those of you with an A4....can you help with my decision? I also did see the 2013 has been released and looks pretty sweet!
#1856 of 2044 Re: 2011 Audi A4 CPO [john560]
by kyfdx HOST
Dec 13, 2011 (5:28 am)
Audi Care only...
#1857 of 2044 Re: Audi A4 vs Hyundai Sonata [buzzy8]
Dec 13, 2011 (8:19 am)
Oh and one more pro on the Sonata side is a few more mpg on hwy. thanks to those of you who could give your opinion ...
#1858 of 2044 Re: 2011 Audi A4 CPO [john560]
Dec 13, 2011 (8:20 am)
Personally I always buy the Audi Care but you will find that the price is actually negotiable and you ought to get it for $400 - $500. Good synthetic oil is $5 or $6 a quart at Walmart but do you really want to do this yourself? Also, maintenance is not just about oil changes: lots of other maintenance and checks especially on a turbo! If you do not follow maintenance guidelines Audi may void your warranty. (This happened to my daughter not long ago with her Hyundai) At least one of the scheduled maintenance times on my A4 is like $400 from what they tell me!
Not sure what you mean by "GAP". Is this GAP insurance?? In the event of a total loss, GAP insurance pays off the loan (or lease) if the value of the car is less than the amount owed. Might be worthwhile if it is cheap!
#1859 of 2044 Re: 2011 Audi A4 CPO [drjoed]
Dec 13, 2011 (9:04 am)
--> Thank you jnyz for confirming, I know the deal doesnt seems to be great/bad, but it has everything I wanted in my audi. Had been in the market searching for the last 7-8 months.
--> Jynz, the wheel plan is being quoted as $575. Is it worth it?
--> kyfdx & drjoed, thank you, yes I plan on taking Audi care only from that list. About GAP insurance, that was striked off my list, so I am under the assumption that it is covered/included as this is a CPO? Is my understanding correct? I will confirm this with the dealer as well. If not i will have to add that.
Thank you all for your feedback.
#1860 of 2044 Car for my Kid
Dec 13, 2011 (4:41 pm)
Hello, i was wondering if i could get some help. I am shopping for a car for my son. He has a budget of 15,000 dollars, so he has been looking around the internet. He found out he could get an an Audi, 2005-2006. I was just wondering if this would be a good choice, i have read online that they have a lot of mechanical and technical issues and spend a lot of time in the shop. I do not think that it would be the best choice for him (if that is how it really is). Please help and include any imput!! Thanks in advance!
#1861 of 2044 Re: Car for my Kid [shplintz]
Dec 13, 2011 (6:41 pm)
You are asking those questions in the prices paid buying experiences?
#1862 of 2044 Re: 2011 Audi A4 CPO [john560]
Dec 13, 2011 (6:50 pm)
Wheel plan for 575 might be for only 36 months. I would say "no."
I will check out the scheduled maintenance in my book tomorrow but I don't think anything is too complicated up to 60,000. What service intervals does it cover up to. If you plan on taking your car to the stealership for maintenance than it is worth it but you should be able to bet it done for less tan 800.
#1864 of 2044 Re: 2011 Audi A4 CPO [jnyz]
Dec 14, 2011 (2:36 pm)
The dealer said they have no margin on it, $800 is what every dealer offers for. They said i can get it elsewhere if its cheaper, but said it will not be. It covers the scheduled maintenance at 15k, 25k, 35k upto 45k. Having spend so much on the car, I do plan on taking it to the dealership (rather stealership for maintenance.
They advised me not to go for GAP as it would not really help. GAP was being priced at $600.
Question: I was planning on asking the dealership to install a remote starter for free before they ship out the vehicle. Do I stand a chance? With these cold winters, a remote starter would definitely help. Please advise if this would cause any other electrical issues in the car.