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Audi A4, Sedan
Aug 18, 2005 (12:51 pm)
Audi is currently offering $1000 Owner Loyalty customer bonus cash on 2005.5 A4ís but it is only available to current Audi owners or lessees of 1998 to current model year Audi cars. What I would like to know is whether or not there is a way this offer might apply to a current owner of a VW Passat as well as a former owner of a 1998 Audi A4 2.8? Has anyone had any success with an Audi owner loyalty program using a VW vehicle?
Too, I tried to get the .00092 53% 42mnth 12K lease program mentioned in post 444 but the dealer said the best money factor available was 0.00135 for 36 months. Perhaps Iíll try again.
#451 of 2044 Re: Need an opinion on a lease deal [bigpapaluke]
Aug 18, 2005 (2:58 pm)
Manual quattros aren't that plentiful on dealer lots right now, so a grand off isn't that bad. Maybe you'll be able to get more if it's a car in stock. Anything between 1000-1500 off doesn't seem like a raw deal.
The 05.5's lease out a lot better than a new 06 will as well, so don't expect a dealer to give it way if he doesn't have to.
#452 of 2044 A4 lease too high?
Aug 20, 2005 (9:28 am)
Here's where I am at.
2005.5 A4 2.0 quattro silver w/black interior--premium, cold, light packages,
$575 acquisition fee
money factor of .00125 or 3%
their sticker: 36095
negotiated price so far: 35000
36 months, 12,000/yr
no security deposit.
monthly payment: 441.93 plus tax.
Is this too high? I'm not really interested in the light package but the dealer says they don't have any cars with premium+cold w/o the light package. Not too many dealers in my area to choose from.
#453 of 2044 Re: A4 lease too high? [francie]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 20, 2005 (1:38 pm)
How much money is due at signing?
I'm guessing you are making some kind of down payment or cap cost reduction, because the payment is $460.61/mo., using your figures..
Unless we know the initial payment, and how it breaks down, it is impossible to know if they are being straight with you...
The price would seem average at best, though I'm not that familiar with what the A4 is selling for..
#454 of 2044 Re: A4 lease too high? [kyfdx]
Aug 20, 2005 (1:51 pm)
$2000 down, which they broke out as follows:
1st payment 482.15 (40.22 in tax!)
cap reducation (down payment) 1218.24
tax on cap reducation 110.86
documentation fee 35.00
DMV/Admin Fees 153.75
#455 of 2044 Re: A4 lease too high? [francie]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 20, 2005 (2:10 pm)
Then that puts their number right on the money.. They are rolling the acquisition fee into the lease...
9.1% tax? Ouch.. That sounds like PA or WA....
I don't know if .00125 is the base money factor... but, if it is, the good thing about this lease is they aren't adding in a bunch of bogus fees, or jacking up acquisition fees, etc....
So, the only thing you really have to consider: Is $1100 off MSRP a good deal, or not? I don't follow prices enough to answer that for you..
On another note.. I know it feels good to keep your payment lower (like, under $500?), but there is really no point in making a cap cost reduction.. It is just an illusory savings.. It doesn't lower the total cost of the lease..
If it were me, I'd take out the $1218.24 + 110.86 tax.. dropping your due at signing to about $715... Of course, this will raise your payment to about $481/mo. + tax... About $525/mo. total..
If you can negotiate a lower price? Each $100 lower will save about $3/mo. on the payment..
#456 of 2044 2006 Audi A4 2.0
Aug 22, 2005 (10:40 pm)
I just started looking at the new Audi A4 2.0. I test drove one the other day. It had the S package on it and the MSRP was about 36,500.
I am looking to lease, probably for 36 months and I have great credit. Can anyone tell me about how much I should be thinking to put down? Is $3000 down and $350/month too much for this car? Can I get this car for something more like $299/ month?
Any information will help....this is my first lease!
#457 of 2044 Re: 2006 Audi A4 2.0 [ppt]
Aug 23, 2005 (7:10 pm)
I never liked leasing, especially putting money down. You are better off saving the money you would put down, and use it to pay the difference for the higher monthly payment. Also make sure you negotiate the price of the car before telling them you want to lease. Dealers often advertise low monthly payments, but in order to get the monthly payment so low, a lot of money needs to be put down. Not good strategy for a lease. Go with no money down (other than the essentials).
I'm looking at a 2006 A4, 2.0 T Quattro, 6 spd, Premium, Sunroof, sport suspension, MSRP 34,400, Invoice 32, 040, Paying 32,940. $900 over invoice seems pretty good to me. I plan on buying.
A good way to check the lease is to see what is would cost to buy, including the best interest rate you can find. See what the total payments are. Do the same for the lease. From most expert web sites, buying is ultimately cheaper, especially if you drive over 12,000 miles a year.
#458 of 2044 Audi Loyalty Bonus on A4 2.0 T
Aug 25, 2005 (4:35 pm)
Im a first time audi buyer and am currently in negotiations with the dealer for an 2005 A4 2.0 T quattro. I wanted to find out if infact Audi is offering the Audi loyalty bonus on the A4s. My sister recently bought an A4 and I figured it might be worth a shot. Please reply if anyone has any ideas.
Also, I've heard that some companies offer new college graduate incentives. Does Audi offer any and what are the requirements?
#459 of 2044 Re: A4 lease too high? [francie]
Aug 26, 2005 (12:38 pm)
I think you're very close --- looks good enough. BUT -- on the 2005.5's they can give you a money factor of .00072 right now if they add $500 to the sell price (which works in your favor). It's called buying down the rate...