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#48 of 85 Re: A8 Lease Question ... [technar]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Jun 12, 2007 (8:36 am)
#49 of 85 2008 Audi A8L
Jun 23, 2007 (8:05 pm)
I am in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, and getting ready to order a 2008 A8L. I am trying to decide between the light silver metallic and the platinum beige pearl; has anyone seen the platinum beige on an 07? I like the northern blue pearl as well, but it looks too dark on the website. I may end up with the silver (with platinum interior), as with the platinum beige I'd probably get one of the two beige leather interiors, and you can't get the leather/wood steering wheel with those (not with honey birch trim).
I expect to end up with a near-fully loaded A8L (minus only the interactive cruise control and sports package) with a MSRP around $91K. How much off MSRP / above invoice could I expect on that?
Also, does anyone have experience with the Audi extended warranty? With other brands I have gotten the 7 yr / 100K miles / $0 deductible. What could I negotiate for something similar from Audi? Is it a good idea to get the wheel insurance? Wonder why your auto policy wouldn't cover that.
Thanks much for any information. This got a little wordy.
#50 of 85 Re: 2008 Audi A8L [pmcb48]
Jun 24, 2007 (10:35 am)
I've got both an '06 A8L W12 and an '07 S8. I can tell you from experience that you'll be hard-pressed to find a more equipped vehicle.
Yes, I've seen the platimum beige in person, and no, the Website doesn't do it justice, in fact, none of Audi's paint schemes.
There is room for negotiations with these cars. A buddy of mine just bought an A8 Sport for 1k above invoice, pretty darn good, in my opinion.
Audi's extended warranties are standard fare, just like the other makers. My W12 and S8's both have 8 yr/100k mile warranties.
I'm not sure, but I think that Audi revised it's wheel insurance program. When I bought my cars, it was for cars with only 19's and 20's. Now hear that it's for all of Audi cars.
Most manufacturers(save for BMW on the brakes) don't cover brakes, tires, or wheels because they're considered a wearable item. Audi replaces the wheels, for any reason, for the duration of the wheel protection period.
#51 of 85 Re: 2008 Audi A8L [blkhemi]
Jul 02, 2007 (8:07 pm)
Thanks for the information. If I might ask, what can I expect to pay for a negotiated price on a 8yr/100K Platinum extended warranty? I'll be getting the 19" wheels; same question re the wheel insurance. Thanks again.
#52 of 85 Re: 2008 Audi A8L [pmcb48]
Jul 06, 2007 (7:38 am)
I have a 2005 A8 with northern blue pearl and the platinum leather. I think the combination is rather bland, and the northern blue looks more like what the rest of the world would call "grey". Also, a lot of VW's and Hondas are a very similar color. Unfortunately, I bought mine off the dealer lot and there wasn't much choice. If I were ordering one, the one shown in the 2005 Audi A8 catalogue, which was black outside, with sycamore trim and brown perforated leather, looked like a car from a whole better class.
#53 of 85 Re: 2008 Audi A8L [pmcb48]
Jul 16, 2007 (1:31 pm)
I'm sorry it took so long getting back to you.
I negotiated a price of $2750 on the S8, and around 3500 for the W12. It's mostly about what equipment you have on the car.
I have the B&O sound system, full leather interior, rear fridge(W12) on and on. And that's why mine was on the high side.
I got the wheels insured for 1850 each(car). Given the fact that the S8 wheel is about 1200 bucks, and the W12 "fan" wheel is about 1400 a piece, it's money well spent, especially up here in "pothole heaven"
#54 of 85 Re: 2008 Audi A8L [blkhemi]
Jul 17, 2007 (10:58 am)
Thanks for the information. I would guess the fully loaded 2008 A8L I'm getting ready to order would be around $2500. Reality check: my 2004 Sienna Van 7 yr/100K extended warranty was $950. Was your extended warranty through Audi but supplied by JM&A Group? How about the service policy at $599? I think the intervals it pays for are something like at 10K intervals starting at 1 year and going out through year 5. I have read several posts here on Edmunds about Audi engines going belly up due to sludging blamed on the 10K service intervals, so would likely change mine at 5K no matter what.
#55 of 85 NEED SOME INPUT PLEASE 2007 A8 OR 2008 A8
Sep 16, 2007 (9:15 am)
IM LOOKING AT PURCHASINGA NEW 2007AUDI A8L ICAN GET $10,500 OFF STICKER FROM MULTIPLE DEALERS. IS THIS TO GOOD A DEAL TO PASS ON, OR SHOULD I WAIT FOR THE NEW A-8 WITH SOME OF THE NEW MECHANICAL REFINEMENTS THANKS FOR A QUICK RESPONSE PLEASE.
#56 of 85 Re: 2008 Audi A8L [blkhemi]
Sep 17, 2007 (7:34 pm)
I would save your money on wheel insurance. I bought an A8L with 19" chrome wheels which were an extra $5k at purchase. After a year, one of the wheels cracked. The dealer was willing to sell me the rims (the fan wheel, chromed), four if I wanted, for $400 each, with no insurance. I bought two, so I have a spare if another ever gets damaged.
#57 of 85 Re: NEED SOME INPUT PLEASE 2007 A8 OR 2008 A8 [touringchef]
Sep 17, 2007 (7:39 pm)
Same thing happened to me last year, when I purchased an 2006 A8L just as the '07s were coming out. They took $8,000 off the sticker as soon as I walked in the door, and then I negotiatied another $5,000 off the price. I think you really need to consider whether the upgrades in the '08s are worthing paying more for, becasue you won't get that deal on the new model year. In 2003 I bought a 2004 A6 4.2, and I did not get as good a deal. Part of there theory is that they are giving you back the first year's depreciation.