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Audi A8, Car Leasing, Sedan
#58 of 224 A8L (2006 or 2007)
Jan 07, 2007 (10:44 pm)
I know that I had the best deal in my 2005 A8L, the last year Audi covered everything, not just scheduled maintenance, and sold the tire/wheel package, and had OnStar, etc. But my car was almost $90k plus extra options. How can yours be so cheap? I had the 19" wheels, but I also had every option "except" the solar sunroof, plus the tire/wheel 48 month option, Auto-Armor, VERY IMPORTANT in sunny states, like CA, Lo-Jack, OnStar (paid for one year at $399.95), and an extra set of sports Dunlop 19" tires all for free. Plus an extra $7.5k discount off retail. My payment was only $940.03 (including 8.25% sales tax in CA) - $866 base on a 48 month lease and I sold it last month and got back almost $14k with a $10k down payment on the original lease.
This is actually a very cheap car because I had all the packages that were offered plus more than was ever shown on the sticker. I guess it was a better time and lower lease rate for the car. I hear know that you don't even get a real 19" or 20" wheel and tire, that they put that crappy Mercedes-type black wheel, which is smaller, and can't even register on the Tire Pressure System! How pathetic it's become so soon.
The car is great and I went back and leased a 48 month 2007 S8 which I love - but I got about $4k in free stuff and $3.5-4k off MSRP, and my drive-off was only $2500.
So I owe about $110k on the car and my first payment is about $2000 with tax on 02/01/07. I will dump it in about 16 months to get the new body style 2009 A8 and the new RS8 with the high-end Lambo engine in it for between 605-620HP.
I really can't help but this link came to my email.
Good luck. But get at least $10k off the car.
#59 of 224 $50K cars in general
Jan 07, 2007 (10:50 pm)
I am sorry but I did have my first 1983 Porsche 928S in 1983, and took delivery in late 1982 at seventeen. The MSRP was about $55k.
It was the fastest production car in the US at the time at 146mph.
My insurance was about $10.5k a year for the first year. So, I don't think of a car today at $150k or even $350k being expensive. If you do the math, I think my old 1983 928S would be a $400k+ car.
So, maybe you shouldn't stick with the low-end German stuff. I have had only about 550 cars since 1985, mostly about 490 Euro imports between 1984-1990. So, I am quite aware of the expense and insurance costs of these cars. I guess I just don't get it. Unless you pay $250k or more, why bitch about the car. If it breaks down, purchase another one and move one. I mean a decent house in LA is about $5MM! And that's a poor person's house in LA terms.
I guess what I am saying is just get up to speed on cost in this country. There is no longer a middle, or upper middle class. You are either poor, the last of the upper middle class, or rich and/or super-rich (being above $500MM or so).
It's sad but someone voted Bush President!
#60 of 224 Re: 2007 A8 Short Sport [berisky]
Jan 10, 2007 (3:31 am)
Hi berisky. I can give you an idea of what this car's current lease program is like. You never mentioned how long you want to lease it for or what sort of mileage allowance you need, so for now I am going to assume that you are interested in a 36 month lease with 15,000 miles per year. Let me know if you want something different. Audi Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2007 Audi A8 short wheel base with 15,000 miles per year are .00130 and 46%, respectively.
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#61 of 224 Re: 2007 A8 Short Sport [Car_man]
Jan 11, 2007 (6:33 pm)
Thanks for the info. With that residual, I will not be getting an Audi.
Jan 11, 2007 (7:11 pm)
The residual on my lease contract is around $65k after 4 years. Why is that bad?
#63 of 224 Re: A8L (2006 or 2007) [iamtheid]
Jan 12, 2007 (7:13 am)
Good luck. But get at least $10k off the car
I don't know where your buying your cars, but new A8's have between 4500-6000 markup depending on the options, and we don't work for free. At the end of the model year the factory puts money on the cars so, then and only then, is it possible to discount 10g's and not lose money.
#64 of 224 Re: A8L (2006 or 2007) [jpvwaudi]
Jan 12, 2007 (8:10 am)
I got that off of my 2005 A8L when the lease rates were better. Plus they also threw in the auto-armor, the tire/vehicle 4 year warranty, the VIN etching on all windows, and LoJack. But I did sell 40 other cars that year to clients through the same dealership. I only got off about $3k on the 2007 S8.
#65 of 224 Re: A8L (2006 or 2007) [iamtheid]
Jan 12, 2007 (1:11 pm)
Thats understandable then if you brought in that kind of business; I just wanted to make the point that the average buyer off the street isn't going to be able to save 10 grand on an 07 right now. How do you like the S8? IMHO, its the best car on the road for under 200 grand, and the B & O system is worth every penny......
#66 of 224 Re: A8L (2006 or 2007) [jpvwaudi]
Jan 15, 2007 (7:13 pm)
I absolutely love my 2007 S8 ... the exterior color/and dual interior seats is completely amazing! I know I will be able to pocket some money when I get rid of it. I am already to order my 2009 RS8 with the 610+hp LAMBO engine and the new body of the A8.
I love the tweeters popping up and stuff, but with XM, CD, etc., I was kind of disappointed with an option that retails for about $6300. I did get about $600 off that option. I just hope it all works out.
I just went by a friend in a new Aston Vanquish S ($289k or so), he tried NOT to look but eventually did.
The car is truly gorgeous. And again, I have every option, except the Solar Sunroof, which I think is a waste in CA or anywhere sunny, because it's doesn't charge a separate battery to run the actual compressor, just the fans. So it can barely cool the car in the sun.
#67 of 224 Re: 2007 A8 Short Sport [berisky]
Jan 31, 2007 (3:52 am)
No problem, berisky.
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