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Audi A6, Audi A6 Avant, Car Leasing, Sedan, Wagon
#441 of 1490 Re: Trying To Stay with Audi But Prices Are Crazy High [bondguy1]
Mar 10, 2008 (12:17 pm)
Audi Care is $600 that pays for 4/50 maintenace that was free in past. And they will bump the residual 1% to compensate for it, so it esentially pays for itself.
There's $2000 Audi Loyalty money on A6's thru March to my knowledge. So with a good deal from your dealer, I doubt an A6 like you want it will cost you $200/month more on a lease payment than the M35.
Add 40-50/mo to your Infinti lease payment as an average for service. It'll probaly cost you $1500 in oil changes, tune-up, filters, etc to keep an M35 running for 50k miles.
Infinity makes a nice car, so I'm not saying it's not a good car. Most 50k cars are well built and there's plenty of good choices in this market segment.
I'm personally not a fan of Infiniti's "ATM machine" style dash layout.
I'm on my second A6 (Have a 2008 4.2 Sline), and I really like the MMI system in Audi's new cars.
#442 of 1490 Re: Trying To Stay with Audi But Prices Are Crazy High [rjlaero]
Mar 10, 2008 (12:19 pm)
I love my 2004 A6 2.7T S-line Quattro, and when I bought it I got a hell of a lot more car included "standard" than the BMW 5 series or MB E series offered back then. But it is true that Audi has upped prices and increased the nickel and dime approach. And the new A6 isn't nearly as fun to drive. The 6 cylinder engine is smooth but blah, compared to my 2.7T and the steering and handling now feels more like an American car - too much power assist and not as precise. So I can't agree with you that it has the kind of unqiuely German feel of the BMWs, which are what set them apart from the Japanese luxury cars.
#443 of 1490 Re: Trying To Stay with Audi But Prices Are Crazy High [donnymac]
Mar 10, 2008 (12:25 pm)
I don't like BMW's steering. It's too heavy. Audi's servotronic lightens up at lower speed and tightens up higher speeds. It's a lot easier to navigate and get into a parking space in an Audi because of the servotronic. Older BMW's can be so heavy at times it almost feels like your driving a car w/o power steering.
I'll admit that Audi's 3.2 A6 is underpowered for the maket and needs more juice. 09 models are going to get the valvelift technology and 10 more hp to 265 from what I here. But it still needs a little more.
Aud's new 2009 A4 coming in the fall is growing by a whopping 6 inches in the wheelbase, and will bring the car very close to the current A6.
If the 09 A4 is so close in size to the A6 and can be had for 40-45k, it's should be a heck of a value and something to consider.
#444 of 1490 Re: Trying To Stay with Audi But Prices Are Crazy High [rjlaero]
Mar 11, 2008 (12:36 pm)
Don't forget that my brakes were also included free before in 05'. I got it in May of 05' when that was still included. First of all, a brake job on an Audi is about 800-900 dollars for the full brakes. I'm not saying they are cheaper on an Infiniti but I have had Japanese cars in the past and most local secondary (not dealer) shops that specialize in Japanese cars will do it a lot cheaper than that. I agree with someone else that mentioned they weren't a big fan of the "piano" style dash on the Infiniti. I'm not a big fan either. I love the MMI as I am used to it after 3 years of driving. Also, didn't know the money off was $2,000 for March. It was only $1,500 in February.I'm not knocking Audi...just wish they didn't increase price so much for same thing.
#445 of 1490 Audi 2008 A6 Lease Offer - Need Advice
Mar 15, 2008 (6:00 am)
Here's the deal. I normally purchase, and do not lease. But I have a unique problem. I just brought in my 2002 Audi A6 due to intermitent engine light. Found out I need a completely new engine / rebuild. Cost is insane. I asked if they would be willing to take the car and lease me a new one. Ignoring the insanity of a car dying at 65k miles even after all maintenance done at the dealer, I thought I might be able cut my losses with a lease. Here's what they offered.
2008 A6 3.2 Quattro
Includes premium package, cold weather package, ipod integration.
msrp $51,315, net Audi loyalty offer of $2000 to get a sales price of $49,315.
Lease end value = 50%
money factor = .00092
They are offering $2000 for my 2002 A6 which is essentially junk value.
This doesn't sound like a great deal. I'd like to get some other opinions. I've copied the offer below. It has the rest of the detail.
First Payment Date: 04/13/08 18) Audi Care: $ 590.00
) Lease Institution: AUDI 19) Cash Cap Reduction: $ 2,000.00
) M.S.R.P.: $ 51,315.00 20) Total Trade Allow: $ 2,000.00
) Residualized Equip: Adjusted Cap Cost: $ 47,476.15
) Mileage Calc: 21) Customer Cash Down:
) L.E.V.%: 50.00% 22) Total Sales Tax: $ 2,067.50
) Lease-end Value: $ 25,657.50
23) ***MONTHLY PAYMENT***: $ 673.35
) Term: 36 Base Monthly Rental: $ 673.35
) Money Factor: 0.00092 24) Security Deposit:
25) License: $ 259.00
) Selling Price: $ 49,200.00 26) Registration:
) Extended Warranty: 27) Upfront Acq. Fee: $ 575.00
) Gap Insurance: 28) Doc Fee: $ 179.00
) Acq. Fee Included: 29) Luxury/Gas Guzzler:
) Dealer Mark-up: 30) Amount Due At Start: $ 4,067.70
#446 of 1490 Re: Audi 2008 A6 Lease Offer - Need Advice [minturn]
Mar 15, 2008 (10:24 pm)
Wow they have not discounted the car at all. You would be able to get it for much less if you go through internet sales. Why don't you try selling your old Audi to Carmax? They might give you a better price. Also I hear there is $3000 hidden dealer cash? You can easily get it below invoice if this is true
#447 of 1490 Re: Audi 2008 A6 Lease Offer - Need Advice [minturn]
Mar 16, 2008 (2:27 am)
Whis engine was in your 02 A6?
#448 of 1490 Re: Audi 2008 A6 Lease Offer - Need Advice [kgary]
Mar 16, 2008 (6:34 am)
#449 of 1490 Re: Audi 2008 A6 Lease Offer - Need Advice [shawn757]
Mar 16, 2008 (6:39 am)
Thanks for the confirmation on the deal. I agree with you on Carmax.
#450 of 1490 Good deal or not?
Mar 16, 2008 (9:55 pm)
Hi, I was offered $1k below invoice on an Audi A6 Quattro before the $2k rebate(purchase price at $3k below invoice). Did someone say that there's a $3k dealer cash? Is it on top of the published $2k rebate? The lease factor is 0.00033, that's virtually nothing(below 1% effective APR), right? Residue is at 50% on a 12k/36month lease. Is this good deal or not? Can anyone comment? When is A6 going to have a model change? This is the 4th model year. BTW, thanks to you all. This is a great forum!