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Audi A4, Sedan
#778 of 2072 Re: 2001 [helpmefindacar]
Jul 08, 2007 (5:51 pm)
Just my humble opinion, but I wouldn't buy my 21 year old daughter an out-of-warranty Audi A4. I've had two Audis and loved them both but I sold them as soon as the warranty was up.
Parts are expensive, labor is expensive, and most Audis need lots of both. When my 20 y.o. daughter needed a new car in February, I bit the bullet and bought her an 07 Pontiac G6: $600 out of pocket and $250/month for 60 months (out the door with TTL). It's not as flashy as the A4, but I don't have to worry about her calling in the middle of the night for a ride or a loan to fix her car.
If you don't like domestics, you could get a heck of a nice used Camry or Accord and get the same piece of mind.
#779 of 2072 Re: Buying a 2004 A4 Quattro AWD 6 Speed Manual [bigpapaluke]
Jul 08, 2007 (5:58 pm)
Hi there, first of all thanks for backing me up. I never expected to recieve a reply like that one, but hopefully it won't happen again.
I decided to buy a 2007 A4 2.0T Quattro instead. I really liked the 2004 I mentioned before, but the fact it was not a pre-owned certified car was bugging me a little.
My new car had only 11 miles when I bought it. I test drove a different one (same model) and the performance, response and no turbo lag was what made me buy that car. However, after they brought my car from the warehouse (I wanted a black one) and drove it home, I immediately noticed the huge turbo lag, no low end torque at all and engine noise. It was nothing compared to the one I test drove. It feels more like driving a VW 2.5. I took it back yesterday to the service dept., they inspected it again and said all was fine. That it was because of the break-in period and they assured it would feel just like the car I test drove in a few hundred miles. Do you think my car performance will improve after the break-in period? The test drive car had 70 miles on it, so I expected my car to perform the same way, that's why I didn't test drive it before buying it...my bad, I guess
Thanks so much.
#780 of 2072 Price Paid...
Jul 08, 2007 (6:04 pm)
I just bought a new 2007 A4 4dr CVT w/premium package yesterday and here's the deal I got:
Purchase Price: $26,800
OTD Price: $29,150
The guy at the dealership said Audi is giving them incentives to move the A4's, so that's why I actually got it below invoice. Just thought I'd share the knowledge, this board was helpful to me in my new car search so I'm giving back.
#781 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [alex320]
Jul 08, 2007 (6:13 pm)
Hi alex320, thanks, very really helpful. Which area did you get your car from? Any idea what kind of availability they have (ie. are there still many available, or supply slim)?
#782 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [alex320]
Jul 08, 2007 (6:31 pm)
Wow!! That was a great deal. I paid $31000 for an 2007 A4 2.0T Quattro 6M with premium package and the blutooth feature. I guess you really have to try hard to get a good deal...if you don't ask you won't get it!!! This is a good example.
#783 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [zmp]
Jul 08, 2007 (7:06 pm)
Hey ZMP... when did you buys yours? Sounds like timing makes all the difference. Did yours have the cold weather package? Any other features?
#784 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [smogil]
Jul 08, 2007 (7:16 pm)
Hello!! I bought the car last Tuesday. I hadn't done any research on this car in particular since I was thinking about buying a pre-owned 2004 A4 instead. It just has the premium package and the bluetooth option. I think it's a 2007 instead of a 2007.5 because I had the bluetooth added without having to add the Convenience Package as required if you Build your Audi in their website. Did you read my previous e-mail I posted before Alex's? My car has a noticeable turbo lag and no low end torque. I'm a little worried and unimpressed with my car right now...I hope it really gets better after the "break-in period".
#785 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [zmp]
Jul 08, 2007 (7:32 pm)
I have a 2004 1.8T CVT right now. It does have low-end torque, but not off the line for some reason. I can't say I have turbo lag, but the CVT drives completely different from the other transmissions. I recently test drove other turbo cars and find the Audi turbo remarkable compared to the others. But it is a unique drive and you have to get used to it. I just test drove the 2007 and find very little difference between the way they drive. Give it some more time, I'm sure you'll come to enjoy it! But don't expect anything to change after the break-in period, this is it.
Enjoy your new car! Thanks for the info.
#786 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [smogil]
Jul 08, 2007 (7:35 pm)
Thanks! It's just that the car I test drove the same day I bought the car had such a great response, nothing compared to my car. And that was the main reason I bought the car...thanks again and good luck with your new purchase. zmp.
#787 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [smogil]
Jul 09, 2007 (7:31 am)
I bought the car in miami, specifically Prestige Imports. They seemed to have a good amount of A4's on the lot, so supply isn't a problem if you're looking for a model with just the premium package. I think they're the #1 audi dealer in the US, so maybe they get larger volume discounts than other dealerships because I shopped around and no one came even close to that price. I honestly wasn't even going to buy a new A4, I thought even at invoice it was slightly out of my price range, so I originally asked to see the used A4's on the lot. When the sales guy came back with such a good price on a new one instead, I couldn't refuse it!