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Audi TT, Car Leasing, Convertible
#11 of 147 Re: 2008 Audi TT Roadster [lbh2315]
May 24, 2007 (9:12 pm)
You did not do badly on your lease... I got a similar option package without Nav and Bluetooth, but got the Sirius radio and baseball optic stitching, so our bottom lines are similar. Mine, very quickly, is $4,000 down for inceptions and cost cap... $660 per month on a 24-month lease. I thought it was a little high, but it compared favorably to my 2003 Jaguar S-Type.
The money factors are not as good as when we leased my wife's 2006 A6, and I guess there is a premium to be paid to be one of the first to have the automobile.
I ordered the car on May 1st and my salesman says I should have it early to mid-July. From what you heard about waiting lists, does that sound reasonable? As you did, I also got $1,800 off of sticker... about 4%.
In south Florida it is difficult to get a deal on any newly released car. You certainly pay a premium to be the first on your block, but with this shape and performance, I think it's worth it.
Best of luck with your vehicle and many safe and exciting miles.
#12 of 147 One point of information on the Bose system
May 24, 2007 (9:24 pm)
All prospective purchasers: Please note that the $1,000 Bose system is not a surround sound system on the TT. I tried it out on the showroom floor and one writer said it needed a little more bass, which I do agree with, so I plan on doing a little upgrading of the system with a sub-woofer and possibly a couple of nice Polk Audio rounds in the kick panels.
The Bose radio does come with the Audiopilot, which monitors ambient noise in the cockpit and compensates with more volume when there is more noise intruding in the cockpit.
Also, the system is rated at 255 watts and I believe it has 11 speakers.
#13 of 147 Leasing In MA
May 28, 2007 (6:32 am)
Im currently trying to decide Whats better to either lease or buy the car. Typically I hate the fact of buying because I have bought a new car every 1-2 years. But In the long run is it better ot hold on or finance the Audi TT ? basicall i wanna know a comparison with OTD prices thanks in advance
#14 of 147 Re: Leasing In MA [bmwt23]
May 28, 2007 (6:54 am)
BMWT23, I may be the wrong guy to ask this question to. Since I have an investment fund that generates a good return, I never take out principal from it, so I definitely always lease. I also try to put down the least money for inceptions, and sometimes roll that into the leasing number.
Also, the $45,000 sticker price would make me shudder a bit if I had to come up with it to own the car. I would suggest you ask your accountant the question and see what he says.
This time I am leasing for 24 months, being that the automotive industry is changing their models to more modern offerings with sleeker body styles and high-performance and technology at the forefront.
Whatever your final choice, good luck and many happy and safe miles ahead.
#15 of 147 Re: 2008 Audi TT Roadster [lbh2315]
Jun 05, 2007 (7:16 am)
it sounds like you got a pretty decent deal. i have a 2003 audi tt coupe with a lease expiring august 2007. im interested in leasing a 2008 tt 3.2...since it is more or less custom made, did you feel like you had much leverage to negotiate? i am not sure how to approach bargaining in this scenario as i am also pretty specific as to what i want. any advice would be much appreciated!
#16 of 147 Re: 2008 Audi TT Roadster [417dragonfly]
Jun 05, 2007 (9:06 am)
Make sure the dealership takes at least 1800-2000 off of the MSRP, and bases the lease on the number you come up with. I am paying a fairly high monthly number...$660 + 4000 down... but I am waiting for a used R8 down the road a bit. I am going against my usual strategy in leasing and putting more down than I normally do. But lately I have been getting bored with my cars sooner than normal.... maybe it's my age... 57.
It is also a fact that Audi is hitting record numbers of sales with their cars now, so maybe that will be impetus for the salesmen and dealerships to make some good deals, so as to keep them on a roll. Good luck, and keep me possted.
#17 of 147 Lease offer on the 2008 TT Coupe 2.0T
Jun 12, 2007 (5:00 pm)
Audi's website has this deal link
2008 TT Coupe 2.0T
$429 per month
Down payment $2,500
Security deposit $450
Acquisition fee $575
First month payment $429
Amount due at lease inception $3,954
Excludes taxes, title and dealer fees. See dealer for details.
*36-month closed-end leases <snip> Lessee responsible for $0.25/mile over 10,000 miles per year and a disposition fee of $350 due at lease end. Rate based on $37,725 MSRP of 2008 TT Coupe 2.0T, Auto S tronic FWD, Premium Package, Destination charge. Purchase option at lease end for $22,257.75. See dealer for details.
Is this a good deal?
#18 of 147 Re: Lease offer on the 2008 TT Coupe 2.0T [howardchen]
Jun 22, 2007 (1:39 pm)
Hmmm.... I spoke to a dealership.
For this deal, each $1,000 of options would add $30 to the month payment and $$$ for 15 miles, and tax & fees would push it to over $600.
#19 of 147 good 3.2 TT offer?
Aug 10, 2007 (3:22 am)
audi 3.2 TT Quattro
18" 10 spoke rims
Offered Sale Price: 43000
No money down.
2205 for fees
730.88/mo x 36 months
this comes to total of 26,311
depreciation = 21,396
difference= 26,311-21,396 = 4915
subtract tax from the difference: 4915-1315= 3599
So the dealer makes 3599 off this lease. they tell me invoice is 41K so if i bought the car, they would profit 2000. by leasing they make 1599 more over the 3 years.
is this a good deal?
#20 of 147 Re: good 3.2 TT offer? [kenmore]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 11, 2007 (10:39 am)
The extra $3599 in your calculation is finance charges.. The equivalent of interest on a car loan. That is revenue to the finance company to compensate them for providing the money to buy the car from the dealership.
The dealership might get a small commission for selling the lease for the leasing company, but that is no different than if they provided bank financing.
That $3599 isn't profit for the dealership.