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#866 of 1366 2006 Features?
Aug 04, 2005 (6:23 am)
I got around to test driving the 2005.5 A4 2.0T yesterday, and it was a dream. I'm an owner of a 1998 A4 1.8T, and have really enjoyed it.
Not surprisingly, the downside of my current A4 has been reliability, a problem that seems to plague Audi, and most German cars. Still, I'm seriously looking at another Audi (along with Volvo and Acura) to give them another chance! OK, I'm had two wheel bearings go with just 75k miles, an alternator, 2x brakes, gaskets and lots of belts... (So, why am I considering this? I guess it just drove so well compared to either the S60 or the TL!)
I'm wondering what new features will be in the 2006? I've heard that Bluetooth will be added: will that be part of a premium package? Anything else that makes it worth the wait? Any idea what the wait will be?
#867 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [strato435]
Aug 04, 2005 (8:44 am)
I know that the 06 model is changing some of their packages - at least that's the indication I'm getting by reviewing the pricing on edmunds. Here are some of the things that we know of thus far:
The 3.2 engine should become equipped with a manual transmission (yeah!!!)
S-Line sports package - which is similar to last year's ultra sports package
Bluetooth is an option and will be part of the technology package.
I'd contact your Audi dealer and ask about the 2006 availability. I haven't seen anything yet on Audi's website that suggests 2006 models are available, but you can order one now.
#868 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [bigpapaluke]
Aug 04, 2005 (10:10 am)
the '06s are showing up at dealers now. My factory order A4 should arrive in two or three weeks.
Had: '99 A4 1.8t Avant (manual)... car had a few "issues".
Have: '02 A4 1.8t Avant (sports suspension, manual)... issues so far: in nearly four years one bulb over rear plate. Lucky? maybe!
#869 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [byronwalter]
Aug 04, 2005 (11:58 am)
If you don't mind sharing, what options did you get on your 2006 A4? My next question is probably reserved for the Buying Experience forum, but what did you end up spending?
#870 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [bigpapaluke]
Aug 04, 2005 (12:34 pm)
The specs: Manual, Prem pack, Technology pack, Sun/moon roof, Sports suspension, Tire pressure monitor.... no money down, thousand over invoice (you can check the invoice at Edmunds). And I plan to trade my current car in which is where the dealer will probably make his $$$
This dealer has been extremely easy to deal with... but I must confess that I attempted to buy a '05 BMW 330i with the performance package at a great price (new) but some lucky stiff got to it first...
The A4 sure ain't cheap for a four-banger but it's all in the synergy.
#871 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [byronwalter]
Aug 05, 2005 (9:27 am)
Thanks. That's pretty much my configuration except I'm going to opt for the Audio Package in lieu of the Tire Pressure Monitoring. Did you get the Tech package with Bluetooth? I just bought a bluetooth phone - all I need now is the car. Did you get one of the order only colors or did you go with their standard? How Dolphin Grey is not a standard is beyond me - that's a sharp color (I know this is purely subjective).
Finally, are you leasing or purchasing?
#872 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [bigpapaluke]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:17 am)
Yep, it comes with Bluetooth (although I presently don't have a bt device). Getting the Flipper grey... weird about that no longer being a "standard" color.
And I'm buying the sucker rather than leasing.
#873 of 1366 Re: 2006 Features? [byronwalter]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:29 am)
I'll trade you the phone for the car.
#874 of 1366 Trading-in for the new model
Aug 05, 2005 (10:30 am)
I have a 2003 A4 3.0 CVT which I'm thinking of trading-in for a 2005/2006 model (are 2006 available yet). Anyhow, I just wanted to get some advice on the type of deal I can expect. I want to go into a 3 year lease on the new 3.2 CVT. Also, what can I expect for the trade-in?
Thanks in advance.
#875 of 1366 Re: Trading-in for the new model [mcmuney]
Aug 05, 2005 (10:55 am)
Just ordered my 2006 A4 Q 3.2 Tiptronic - Dophin Grey
Sweet car... All 06' models are at the port. They are only releasing them if they are marked "SOLD"
Bose w/Sirius, Prem, Cold, Tech/ w/out Bluetooth... iPod adapter and Sunroof. Everyone was correct, Dophin Grey Metallic is special order only.
The only thing I am unhappy about... I went to 3 different dealers and none of them have a picture, brochure or can really tell you anything about the A4 06'.
Did 05.5 vs 06' change any interior? I guess I'll be surprised. I love how the A6 added the LCD screen standard with or without the Navi. I'm hoping that the A4 06' would have done the same, being its no longer the entry level Audi. But, I doubt it.