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Audi A4, Sedan
#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!
#788 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [alex320]
Jul 09, 2007 (11:01 am)
No kidding, that's a killer price. I actually just saw an A4 quattro with the premium package and heated seats, black, auto, for $29,995. That's also below invoice. The 2008's are coming soon, so I guess they're starting to blow out the 2007's. I guess it then becomes a question of whether you take the lesser 2007 price or pay the higher price for a 2008 - I would think there's a $2-3k difference for a 3 or 4 yr old a4, so you basically end up getting that money back.
#789 of 2072 Re: Buying a 2004 A4 Quattro AWD 6 Speed Manual [zmp]
Jul 09, 2007 (5:35 pm)
Has the Turbo Lag issue died down? Did you end up getting a 6MT or an Automatic? If the former, I would be shocked by the Turbo lag because I've test driven multiple Audi(s) with manuals and never experienced a delay in the turbo response.
Just food for thought, test drive your car before you purchase it, just so you know the driving dynamics of the car you're going to take home.
If the problem persists, take it to the Audi A4 Problems / Issues board to see if other people had the same problem. I remember reading about turbo lag, but mainly with their automatic transmission, which is why I opted for the 6MT. Also, take a service guy on a test drive and show them what you mean by the problem, especially if it's continuous.
#790 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [zmp]
Jul 09, 2007 (9:25 pm)
DID YOU BUY THE CVT OR THE 6SPD I HAVE TEST DROVE BOTH I FOUND THAT THE 6PD DOES NOT HAVE THE LAG BUT THE CVT HAD A SLIGHT ONE ALSO IS IT A QUATTRO I AM LOOKING INTO LEASING ONE SOON. HOW IS THE GAS MILEAGE? COULD BE A BROKEN O2 SENSOR DID YOU GET THE DEALER TO WRITE DOWN YOUR COMPLAINT IN WRITING AND DID YOU VERIFY IT. GOOD LUCK IN GETTING IT RESOLVED : THANKS RALLYFAN
#791 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [smogil]
Jul 10, 2007 (4:56 am)
Guys, after I bought the car I found out the exact size of the Audi to dealer incentive, it's actually 3k. Now that you know what the dealer is working with, you should be able to get an amazing deal on an A4. Good luck!
#792 of 2072 Re: Buying a 2004 A4 Quattro AWD 6 Speed Manual [bigpapaluke]
Jul 10, 2007 (6:17 am)
Hello! I still have the turbo lag issue. I bought a 6M. Have you ever heard that after you "break-in" the engine the turbo lag dissapears? This is the first time I buy a brand new car so I'm not sure about that. The salesman who sold me the car called me on Sunday saying not to worry about it because his S4 experienced the same. But I have a feeling it's not going to change. I don't if I should wait until the 1000 miles to see what happens or if I should go back to the dealer this week and have the service guy test drive it like you said. I also want him drive the car I test drove before they sell it so he can compare the two of them.
#793 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [alex320]
Jul 10, 2007 (6:18 am)
Do you mean you paid 3k below invoice price? Is it a Quattro?