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Audi A8, Audi S8, Sedan
#14 of 83 How did I do?
May 29, 2006 (6:02 am)
I just bought an Audi A8L and am curious how the masses think I did. Let me know so that I can feel better that I didn't get reamed . Here are the specs.
Audi A8L with a bunch of options
12,000 Miles and 36 Months
$2,900 out of pocket ($2,695 was inceptions)
$1,121.50 + Tax per month ($1,200 incl tax)
I got mine from Prestige Audi in Miami, Florida. There were only 5 A8's in all of South Florida so I didn't have many choices. Let me know what you think.
#15 of 83 Re: How did I do? [sscheck]
May 29, 2006 (9:08 am)
You did a good job, Very good actually.
I leased mine in March $83K Loaded with all options and warranty's. 24,000 miles $10,415 Cash out pocket. $1,035 per month (tax $30) I got 68% residual and 0.00250 (6%) money factor. I put a lot down to keep the payment down.
I would not have done the big down again, $5,000 less would have raised it $200 more per month. But it cash would have been in the bank. All in all it will cost me $36,000 to drive it for 2 years. Audi paid first payment so that was cool.
#16 of 83 Re: The A8 is [blkhemi]
May 29, 2006 (11:59 am)
Dude your dreaming!
Try 26.6 Billion in revenue and 1.3 billion in profit! That's 14.6% more than last year. Audi has sold more cars each and every year for 10 years straight. It's not how many sell each month but the overall picture. A8 Sales up 4.1% from previous year.
Would you like to Retract that statement that Audi is "not a hot selling car"??? If your dealer had more A8's would you still make this absurd statement I don't think so.
My dealer wishes he could get 25 more right now.
You own a very rare and well sought after vehicle that is so awesome. You can go down the road and people look in awe! You see maybe 1 or 2 other A8's per Quarter. Come on man! I have a 2006 A8L 4.2 and I see maybe one other on the road per month.
#17 of 83 Re: The A8 is [coloradoa8l]
May 29, 2006 (1:53 pm)
You may want to re-read the post. I never stated that Audi is not a hot selling brand, just that the A8 is not a good selling car here in the states. In Europe, Audi is often the first or second in revenue/sales.
Don't get me wrong, I love the Audi brand. I think that they're the best of the Germans.
So no I won't retract the statement. I still stand correct. Audi has only sold a little over 500 A8's. And that's a good thing for me as I don't like to see a carbon copy of a $100k-plus automobile just like mine. And for this reason, Audi will continue to keep me as a customer, and that's why I purchased an S8 to be delivered in November.
#18 of 83 Re: The A8 is [blkhemi]
May 29, 2006 (7:57 pm)
You can't sell more cars if there are none on the lots buddy.
It's a simple formula, Audi sells more in europe than the USA because there are more to available. Ask any dealer and they will tell you they wish they had more. If Audi needed to sell more A8's than they would come way down in price and ship them like crazy. But because sales in europe and now other middle eastern states is so strong we just can't get them. Think about this for a second, I bought my A8 in March, One of only two A8L's available on the lot and they would not budge one penny on the price. Do you think they would have this attitude if the car was a dud like you claim? Nope didn't think so either. Enjoy your W-12 and I will enjoy my "Second year S8" Late!
#19 of 83 Re: The A8 is [coloradoa8l]
May 30, 2006 (3:44 pm)
Where are you getting this stuff from? I never said the car was a dud. If so, why did I plop $115k for one? No logic whatsoever. All I said and all I will continue to say is the A8 is a slow seller, which again, is a good thing for we Audi drivers as the less there are, the better the resale and enjoyment of the ownership for us.
The only reason I'm selling the W-12 is that I have a great friend of mine who totalled out his Phaeton V-8 and loves my W-12 powertrain so much that he's looked high and low for a Phaeton W-12 and came up with nothing. So the S8 comes along and the wife got tired of stooping her head under the roof of the CLS 55 and sold it and we aquired the S8. MY daughter and sister both drive S4 Cab's and my uncle is now in the process of trading his hard-as-bricks X5 4.4 in favor of the Q7. So Audi does get a lot of business from my side of the world.
I couldn't imagine my garage without one now, and that is easy to come buy from the last year as the S65 AMG 760iL V-12, while nice, just didn't offer the full circle like the A8 does, with little to no compromise.
#20 of 83 Re: How did I do? [sscheck]
May 30, 2006 (7:20 pm)
here is my deal, whaddya think?
06 A8L Pemium, cold weather pkgs---MSRP $78200
capped out $76600
24 mos. 21K miles/year
$1278/mo. incl NYS sales taxes
#21 of 83 Re: How did I do? [georgev1]
May 30, 2006 (9:30 pm)
You did well, Opted for the New one eh? Good choice there is nothing like that brand new car smell. You did as well as anyone could have done. Those high mileage leases are great. Extend it 6 months and get the Second year S8 when your current expires That's what i am going to do.
#22 of 83 Re: How did I do? [coloradoa8l]
May 31, 2006 (4:34 pm)
got mine in march
06 A8L Premium, Sports package.
Got it down to $79,200
First/last down, $1260/month including CA tax.
Since I haven't lived anywhere else besides SoCal, it is hard for me to understand what you guys are talking about. My local dealer had 7 or 8 A8L's and 3 or 4 A8's to choose from when I got mine. They were more than willing to knock off a few bucks to make the sale. And it wasn't a big Audi dealer either.
I went with 24 months so I can get myself in S8 sooner. So far I couldn't be happier and can't wait to see what difference an extra 150 horses would make.
I got my wife 750Li last October. There is no comparison. Audi's line should be the ultimate driving machine, not BWM's.
#23 of 83 Re: How did I do? [technar]
May 31, 2006 (6:35 pm)
thanx for the feedback!
they dropped off my deep blue baby (amaretto) today
round 4....couldn't even drive her home, hadda take a one of the trucks with a promised delivery, but wait till the morning!
catch you dudes later!