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Audi A4, Sedan
#465 of 2051 Re: looking at the 2001-02 A4's [coastie007]
Aug 30, 2005 (7:14 am)
The '02 B6 A4 series is more reliable that the previous generation. Audi and VW had troubles with the ignition coils on some cars using the 1.8t engine during the '01 & '02 model years. Many were replaced (they tended to fail sooner rather than later). I had an '02 Avant with the manual transmission and the car was excellent but others have had not so excellent experiences. Due to this I would want to see the service records for any A4 under consideration and I would also want to look into an extended coverage plan of some sort. BTW, this car is not exactly a rocket and the AT transmission doesn't help matters.
I just picked up a new A4 over the weekend and, after a few days, think the car is the bomb but I gotta tell you that I probably wouldn't buy a four year old A4... and you did mention reliability as a "big concern." For the price of a used A4 Avant you are in the ball park price range of a four-door Scion, Mazda 3 wagon and a bunch of other small, sporty wagon-like cars... but then perhaps you have a sense of adventure
Hey... best of luck to ya!
#466 of 2051 Re: Audi Specials (ready-to-buy)
Aug 30, 2005 (3:16 pm)
Just test drove a 2005.5 3.2 A4. The loyalty program offers $1000 and .00072 money factor if you're leasing.
I'm almost ready to make a deal but I can't get any payment calculator to tie back to dealers payments. The difference in monthly payment is always around $100 bucks. Here's how I'm calculating the monthly payment:
Residual Value: $22,448 (54% - 15K 3-YR lease)
Purchase Price: $39,000
Audi Incentive: $1000
Term: 36 months
My payment figures:
Total Payment: $361
Dealer Calculate Payment: $434
A difference of $73 per month. Am I calculating incorrectly or is the dealer trying to screw me???
#468 of 2051 Re: Audi Specials (ready-to-buy) [mcmuney]
by kyfdx HOST
Aug 30, 2005 (4:26 pm)
1) The dealer has already factored the incentive into the purchase price..
2) What you are referring to as $5000 down, is really $5000 due at signing... If you take out 1st payment, security deposit and acquistion fee, then that lowers the downpayment part of it to around $3500...
That equals $2500 total.. Almost $70/mo.. That is pretty close to your difference... That might be it... or not... just guessing..
#469 of 2051 Re: Audi Specials (ready-to-buy) [kyfdx]
Aug 30, 2005 (5:59 pm)
1) This has not been factored in.
2) Yes, this could explain the difference. I did not discuss any drive-off fees.
They're actually offering me a decent value for my trade-in. I might be trading my 2003 A4 3.0 CVT for a 2005.5 A4 3.2 Quattro tomorrow.
#470 of 2051 Re: Audi Specials [rjlaero]
Aug 31, 2005 (11:48 am)
Anyone know what the interest rate for a purchase is under the loyalty program? (5 year)
#471 of 2051 Re: Audi Specials [mcmuney]
Aug 31, 2005 (1:23 pm)
Interest rates have nothing to do with loyalty money. You get the $1000 lease cash if your a current A4 owner.
Interest rates are the same whether you currently have an Audi or not, and there aren't any special rates with Audi on the A4's to my knowledge right now.
#472 of 2051 Re: Audi Specials [rjlaero]
Sep 01, 2005 (2:32 pm)
The loyalty program is offering .00072 money factor for leases, I thought they'd also have an interest rate.
Anyhow, I'm so close yet so far away. The dealer and I have a difference of $23 per month in what we want. The time is ticking, I have until 09.06.05.
#473 of 2051 What is a good price for 2006 A4?
Sep 18, 2005 (3:22 pm)
I am a novice to this forum (as well as to car buying). I am in Central NJ and have liked the 2006 A4 2.0T, quattro, auto.
I am not sure which options I will get, but can anyone tell me, how much over Invoice price would be considered a good deal? I have my financing options completely open (buy, lease or finance).
Also, another question, a little out of place - How does the car compare with Volvo S40 T5 AWD, auto?
Sep 18, 2005 (5:52 pm)
I saw this forum and was wondering if you could help me. I've never leased a car and plan to lease an Audi A4 2.0T Quattro. I live in the Dallas, TX area. The MSRP of the car I have is $36,710 (Pemiium, Sunroof, S-Line Pack) + $720 Destination. The invoice is $34,005.
I recall in one of your posts last week you had said that Audi is offering $2500 dealer cash for this car. I asked Audi and they claimed to not know anything about this. Is this the case? I am looking for a 15K mile 24 or 36 month lease. What do you think my payments would be like respectively and fair? I know that Audi is offering special lease offers till Nov, but do you know what I should expect to pay out of pocket upon signup so they don't tack up fees?
I appreciate any feedback you can give. i just graduated college and this will be my first car lease and I don't want to be had. I would really be thankful for any of your expertise.