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Audi A4, Sedan
#796 of 2072 Re: Buying a 2004 A4 Quattro AWD 6 Speed Manual [zmp]
Jul 10, 2007 (9:54 am)
My salesman never mentioned a break-in period, and he also had a 2006 Audi 2.0T.
It's your investment, and if you're not comfortable with their initial diagnosis, call and set an appointment with the service department, and ask to take one of the service reps on a test drive to see if they can feel the lag too.
I'm still surprised this issue is on the manual transmission, as it's been widely discussed that the turbo lag is most noticable on their automatics. But it could be (as one poster pointed out) a problem with the O2 sensor.
#797 of 2072 Re: Buying a 2004 A4 Quattro AWD 6 Speed Manual [bigpapaluke]
Jul 10, 2007 (10:36 am)
Thanks for your responses. I will definitely go back and have the service guy drive the car. Thanks again for all your help
#798 of 2072 Pricing on S-Line?
Jul 10, 2007 (12:27 pm)
I am trying to decide between two cars, a Lexus IS250 and an A4 Quattro with S-Line pkg
Has anyone gotten a good price on an 07 A4 quattro with the SLine pkg? MSRP is just over $35k.
Im in Southern California, and I cant find any info on mfg to dealer incentives. The saleman at the Audi place is very high pressure, and I am not comfortable with him. Cant get a straight answer, so I am going to find another salesman to go through.
BUT I still am not 100% sure about the Audi, love the Lexus, too & it has more included options for the same price.
Did anyone compare these two vehicles? What prices did you get for them?
#799 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [alex320]
Jul 10, 2007 (4:47 pm)
Alex320, thanks, that info is extremely helpful. Did you negotiate a lot for that price, or is that what they offered you? Did you pick it up from them, or have it shipped?
I'm looking at one in New York now. They offered it for $29,900 vs. invoice of $31,500. I thought that was a fair deal, but now I'll push for a lot more.
Jul 11, 2007 (5:53 am)
Has anyone seen the $3k dealer incentives documented anywhere?
#801 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [smogil]
Jul 11, 2007 (10:39 am)
I negotiated for a while to get that price, but I didn't know the size of the incentive beforehand. The sales guys know that you don't know the size of the incentive (I haven't seen it online anywhere), so when they tell you there is one and they offer you 1k-2k below invoice, most people walk away very happy.
#802 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [alex320]
Jul 11, 2007 (11:33 am)
Very true. And I'm not trying to leave the dealer with nothing, everyone has to make some money, but a $3k difference is immense. Glad these forums exist, because I really think the whole sales process is ridiculous... that one person get walk away with the same car for $3k less than another because they're more comfortable negotiating.
In either case, I called Prestige and the guy told me the quattro's go for mid-high 30's. After I told him that I saw one advertised for $29,900, he immediately told me they're the largest dealer and can beat any price. Waiting for him to get back to me now. Amazing how I knocked off $5k in 15 seconds. The next $1-2k will likely take a lot longer.
Did you drive your car back from them, or have it shipped?
#803 of 2072 Re: Price Paid... [smogil]
Jul 12, 2007 (4:49 am)
I drove the car back. That's pretty funny how you knocked the price down so fast, a couple of weeks ago any dealer would've laughed at that number, since the incentive started on July 3. I was car shopping during the whole month of June and was targetting the end of the month to get the best deal, funny how pushing the decision back a week saved a big pile of cash.
#804 of 2072 2008 A4?
Jul 12, 2007 (6:01 pm)
Does anyone know whether there is a difference between the 2008 vs 2007 A4 sedan? Some dealers are saying they come standard with s-line bumpers and a grill, and others are saying there's no change whatsoever. (I'm not talking about the totally redesigned model due out next year, I mean the 2008 model coming out in a month or two).
#805 of 2072 Re: 2008 A4? [smogil]
Jul 13, 2007 (5:09 am)
The S-line exterior package is standard on all 2008 A4 models. They will arrive late this month or early August.