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You are in the Volvo S60
What is this discussion about?
Audi A4, Acura TL, Volvo S60, Volkswagen Passat, Sedan
#12 of 90 sapparo
Aug 06, 2005 (4:48 pm)
You need to email me as soon as possible - pat AT edmunds.com. Thanks.
#13 of 90 Re: I think I will test drive an A6 [frisconick]
Aug 06, 2005 (4:49 pm)
Hope you'll give us a full report ... in an A6-related discussion, of course.
#14 of 90 Re: I think I will test drive an A6 [pat]
Aug 07, 2005 (12:18 am)
Sorry Pat, I forgot that this was an A4 comparo, sorry.
#15 of 90 I'm in the same boat
Aug 07, 2005 (6:04 am)
We are in the same position. We have driven the TL and S60 and will drive the A4 today. Right now the TL is our choice. The things we didn't like about the S60 were the blind spot caused by the large headrest, the turning circle and the price when compared to similarly equipped competition. Actually the S60 we would have opted for was $3k more than the Acura after the final numbers came in. However, the lease was a few bucks less per month.
I felt that the power in the S60 was adequate which actually surprised me a bit as I was expecting worse. Here's my take, the S60 is the New England Patriots; refined, reliable smooth but nothing flashy while the TL is the Indianapolis Colts; flashy, reliable and more exciting to drive. OK, maybe not the best analogy but hopefully you get my point.
One final thought. The Acura dealer actually mentioned to us that if we waited another month or so that we could get the '06 TL for a lower monthly payment (not by too much) than the '05; his reasoning was the residual value of the new model would be greater than the current. Does this sound right? I'm in now rush so I could order an '06 and take delivery whenever it comes in.
#16 of 90 Re: I'm in the same boat [tcatnat]
Aug 07, 2005 (10:56 am)
"...his reasoning was the residual value of the new model would be greater than the current."
Yes, that makes sense. The higher residual of the '06 may outweigh the lower cap cost of the '05.. Even if all are equal, the '06 is bound to be a better car.
#17 of 90 well we can wait forever
Aug 07, 2005 (11:59 am)
And the 07 will likely be better than the 06, so when do you pull the trigger?
#18 of 90 Re: well we can wait forever [frisconick]
Aug 07, 2005 (5:32 pm)
When the '08s come out!!
#19 of 90 We could wait but when this close...
Aug 07, 2005 (5:35 pm)
We could wait but when this close to the new model year you may get a few more bells and whistles for a slightly lower lease payment just for waiting a month. And fror the record, Acura said there were very little chanegs coming but he could be more specific.
Either way, we drove today and opted for the Audi A4 quattro. What a fun car to drive. Picked up an '05 with tiptronic, premium package and heated leather seats. I drove a lot of cars over the ast two weeks and the Audi is truely a drivers car. The interior was also roomier than expected. Ididn't notice any turbo lag either. If you're looking for a car in this class make sure you drive all the cars. Don't eliminate one because of what it sayd on paper. I almost did and thus would have never driven the Audi.
#20 of 90 Re: We could wait but when this close... [tcatnat]
Aug 07, 2005 (5:49 pm)
Congrats on your new ride I am in the market for a new car and will test drive an Audi. Never thought I would, but your post convinced me.