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Audi A6, Sedan, Wagon
#164 of 684 Re: Audi A6: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [KarenS]
Mar 11, 2005 (11:48 am)
I bought a 2001 A6 in July 2001. I paid $0 down and leased it for $499/month for 48 months... 10,000 miles annually allowed.
In looking to replace this car (as July 2005 is quickly coming up) - I have found NO viable alternatives... What is going on? What happened to the $0 down leases? What happened to a car for $500/month???
I am really having a difficult time with this - what can ANYONE recommend?
I don't want to step down - but stay lateral... (BMW 5, Benz E, etc....)
#165 of 684 Re: Audi A6: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [rayman31]
Mar 14, 2005 (8:36 am)
Lease rates in general have gone up over the last several years. A lot of leasing companies lost a ton of money on low lease payments for cars that were set up with unrealistic high residuals. When these cars go back to auction, they didn't get their money back out of the cars.
As for the A6, good deals were to be had on last years 04 body style beacause the 05's were coming out with a totally new look.
The lease rates seem to be coming down on the A6.
People have been complaining that Audi is not competitive with the BMW 5 series in terms of lease payments. On Audi's website for Atlanta dealers, you can lease a $47k Quattro 05 A6 for $599mo/36 mo w/ about $2500 total down. I think that's pretty competitive with what BMW is doing right now.
#166 of 684 A6 3.2 lease - fair price?
Mar 16, 2005 (6:33 am)
From mid-Altantic region, Philly to be specific -
Was offered 36 mos. 12K mi lease of $697/mo (MF of .00189),with Premium and Cold Weather. Was told that it was based on a sell price of $45K(list being $46,520 incl dest. charge - invoice being $43,026 incl. dest. charge)
Sound reasonable? Or, room to negotiate?
thank you for any insight/experience that can be provided !
#167 of 684 Re: A6 3.2 lease - fair price? [penn2]
Mar 16, 2005 (11:10 am)
Was that w/ 0 down for 697/mo?
#168 of 684 Re: A6 3.2 lease - fair price? [rjlaero]
Mar 16, 2005 (12:11 pm)
Yes - nothing down...
#169 of 684 Any recent lease/purchase experiences?
Mar 18, 2005 (9:18 am)
I am in the market for the 05 3.2(or 3.1) - would think invoice + 5% would be fair(and taking into consideration TMV) but, best I've been able to do here in the mid-atlantic region is $500-750 off MSRP ...or, in another case, $1500 off(with lease) but, high MF, well above Audi Fin Srvcs' base lease rate of .00132
What have other 05 3.2 buyers succeeded with?
#170 of 684 Re: Any recent lease/purchase experiences? [penn2]
Mar 18, 2005 (1:29 pm)
I picked up my 4.2 last week for $900 over dealer cost. I live in NY.
#171 of 684 Special Ordering
Mar 18, 2005 (8:15 pm)
Hi All -
I am interested in ordering an
05 3.2 with a color combination not located in So. California. The dealer I'm working with wants a 10% deposit to "hold" the vehicle. I think this is a little much seeing is dealers often are alotted cars from the factory. As a matter of fact, I think I read somewhere on this site that you really shouldn't have to put much down at all because of a dealers normal ordering process. The color combo isn't all that wacky, black and platinum, but I just wanted some certain options, premium, convenience, sport packages. Can anyone comment on this?
#172 of 684 Re: Special Ordering [halofan]
Mar 19, 2005 (3:21 am)
I had to special order my 4.2; wanted the solar sunroof, as well as virtually every other option. My deposit was $1,000.
#173 of 684 Re: Special Ordering [kgary]
Mar 19, 2005 (6:10 pm)
10% is a bit much, but if you're going to buy the car anyway, what does it matter? You're going to give the dealer the other 90% your money sooner or later anyway.
Some dealers may have been burned by customers backing out on high-end cars and don't want to get stuck with a car with too many options that may be hard to sell beacause of the price-point.
But many states have laws that make it illegal for a dealer to keep your deposit anyway if you back out.