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Audi A6, Audi A6 Avant, Car Leasing, Sedan, Wagon
#469 of 1490 Re: 2008 A6 Quattro 36 mo lease [trw4]
Apr 14, 2008 (12:43 pm)
As mentioned earlier, Audi is also providing a $1500 cap cost contribution in addition to the $2000 incentive. With the added contribution, it should make your total due up front around $600. As far as the deal, I don't know what the $999 down is about but the $549 a month does not include sales tax, title or registration so that has to be added as well.
After a long time researching lease programs and wanting the A6, I finally jumped on the recent A6 promotion. The Audi money factor has been stellar for a while now but the residuals have always been pretty bad. It seems now that the auto industry is in a monumental slump, Audi's providing what amounts to a $3500 incentive to make its lease programs competitive with those of BMW, Acura, Volvo, etc.
As far as jumping on this deal, I needed a car right away and I thought the Audi was the best car in its class. There are other deals to be had, however. I got quotes on the 528xi, A6 3.2 quattro, RL w/tech, Infiniti M35x, S80 V8 AWD and with the same deal structure, they all came within $25-35/month of one another (All under $680/month including NY tax). Which for me, meant that price was basically a wash and I was free to choose the car based on other factors.
The S80 was heavily promoted the last few months and I'm sure that it will be the cheapest of the bunch when similarly equipped (I priced mine with the V8 instead of the V6).
The RL is probably the best bang for the buck. It comes with the tech package so that pretty much has all the added options you would want in a car.
The Infiniti M35x is a great car but the ride is a bit stiff and having a good friend who has a Murano, the interior felt far too 'Nissan' for me to spend that much money on.
The 528xi is a great car and was the main alternative, but it received poor frontal crash test results from the NHTSA and poor side crash test results from the IIHS, which ruled it out for me.
The A6 was the best balance for me. Best pick by IIHS. 5-star crash tests by NHTSA. Great driving dynamics. Very roomy and luxurious interior. Great standard options and inclusion of Audi Care Plan at a very very minimal cost.
I also had originally considered the Cadillac CTS and the Mercedes Benz E350 but the CTS came out to the same price as the above cars and and I just felt that these cars were a step up. And the E350 was just way too expensive. The only car I didn't really consider because I don't like the brand or the interiors much was Jaguar.
So that's why I chose the A6. Bottom line: There are a LOT of deals out there right now. And in the midsize/large luxury sedan segment, all the cars are relatively similar in price and the dealers/manufacturers know this. Do your research. Make sure whatever decision you make, that you get the best deal. But in the end, drive the car you want to (and will hopefully love to) drive for the next 3 years.
Just my .02
#470 of 1490 Just leased an A6 today...
Apr 15, 2008 (11:32 am)
I think I got a pretty good deal- what does everyone think:
A6 3.2 quattro, Premium pkg, Tech pkg, Cold Weather pkg., Audi Care
MSRP $53,525, invoice$49,833
negot. price $48,892
$3k down includes: $1,025 fees, 1st month payment of $533.82, the rest down payment)
36 month, 12K with MF of .00018 and residual of 50%
monthly payment = $533.82
I think I did OK thanks to this website.
#471 of 1490 Re: Just leased an A6 today... [jefferiah]
Apr 15, 2008 (2:20 pm)
Just wondering where did you get the deal?
Apr 16, 2008 (2:13 am)
Ira Audi, Danvers, MA. I think it was a good timing thing- they were trying to get rid of a silver w/ grey interior that was on the lot for awhile. That's what they said- not really sure how that works, but they were anxious to move this particular one. Wasn't my 1st choice of color but that's OK.
#474 of 1490 Re: New Audi Specials (CA) [luvaudi19]
Apr 16, 2008 (1:47 pm)
I would appreciate some input.
I just got quoted the following lease rates for the cvt, non quattro A6:
36 month 15k a year 46% and .00080
24 month 15k a year 54% and .00080
I am a USAA member so I get the car at 1000 under invoice plus any incentives. Can someone clarify the 2000 plus 1500 rebates/incentives and also confirm if the .00080 is right or wrong, as I have seen .00018 and .00033?
#475 of 1490 Re: New Audi Specials (CA) [kylechoffman]
Apr 17, 2008 (2:36 pm)
currently, the money factor from AFS is .00018. The dealer is marking-up the rate.
#476 of 1490 Re: 2008 A6 Quattro 36 mo lease [krzyreeesh]
Apr 18, 2008 (7:10 am)
Just make sure you give the car back after the lease is up. Have had almost 9 years of Audi ownership experience and this is not the type of automobile to OWN. Audis are lease-type vehicles that are given back at the end of the lease/warranty, no questions asked.
#477 of 1490 Ripped Off!!
Apr 21, 2008 (10:15 pm)
I think I just got ripped off by a Audi Dealer in San Jose. They did not give me a clear money factor even they told me that the APR % was 2.5%. I signed the contract and need to sign a couple of more paperwork once the car is delivered. Is there anyway I can cancel the contract?
I am paying $920/month for 15k/36mo. This includes taxes. The price negotiated is $900 over invoice for a total of $53,571.
I really need help in getting this renegotiated or cancelled all together. Is there anyway to do this.
Is the $3500 dealer incentive still in effect with a MF of .00018? I am going to raise hell and give the dealer a very poor service if I can't get this resolved.
Thank you in Advanced for all your help!
#478 of 1490 Re: Ripped Off!! [tee2nu]
Apr 22, 2008 (10:35 am)
In CA, nothing is final until you take delivery of the car. If you have, you're SOL. If you have not yet....then call the dealer and tell them you are no longer interested: don't tell them because you think they ripped you off, but "something changed" in your life or some other PC excuse....
You are correct about the dealer incentive and the MF.