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#67 of 83 Audi '08 residual down?
Jan 16, 2008 (6:29 pm)
I am a few weeks away from turning my A8L in and finally getting the S8. Stopped by my dealership yesterday and the fleet mgr showed me the residuals chart for various models. My '06 A8L had a 69% residual (12k/year). The chart shows 53% for S8 and even lower for A8. The mgr said that the residual went down for every Audi model.
Is this true? Because this makes a huge difference in what the monthly lease payment will be - about $500/month more for the same car (and same price).
Any feedback is greatly appreciated.
#68 of 83 Re: Audi '08 residual down? [technar]
Jan 16, 2008 (7:58 pm)
I have a 2006 A8 as well coming off lease next month, same story applies here. As much as I love my A8, I am reconsidering my options.
#69 of 83 Re: Extened Warranty 2004 A8L [michmport]
Jan 23, 2008 (3:19 pm)
5 grand is a lot of money, but not out of line for a high end car like the A8.
Getting in certified at an Audi dealer is usually less money, but I guess the overall deal and purchase price come into play.
I'd personally never own an A8 out of warranty. 5k may be peanuts if you ever have an engine or transmission problem. You could be looking 10,000-15,000 easily on a German V8 engine or tranny if something went bad. Also, the air suspension can be very expensive to fix should it every break.
The 04 model A8 was the 1st year re-design, and they had a lot more problems than the newer ones.
#70 of 83 Ordering new A8
Apr 02, 2008 (10:02 am)
I'm about to order a new A8 because I could not get an S5... they are simply not taking any more orders for those because they are in such high demand. I would have loved the standard trans once more, but oh well...
My question is, they will give me a fabulous price to order one, orone off the lot (from another dealer since they have none) but on a car that is ordered, is there even any holdback amount at all to bargain with?
The price above invoice they were willing to give me is pretty dang good but my dad still insists I'm getting screwed if I don't get more off because of that holdback which is to cover the finance charges for a car held longer than 90 days
Also, I have had Audis that were bright red, black, dark gray, and silver (two).
My current A8 was silver metallic and that paint never showed the scratches.
What color do you all like?
#71 of 83 Re: Ordering new A8 [a8fan]
Oct 30, 2008 (12:32 pm)
The silver will definately not show the scratches nearly as much as the other colors, and will be easier, in the long run, to keep clean. Go with whatever color suits your fancy. I, regardless of my own advice, love the A8 in Phantom Black Pearl Effect.
#72 of 83 Re: How did I do? [georgev1]
Jul 12, 2009 (2:52 am)
DOesnt seem like you got that good of a discount. Did you try other dealerships?
#73 of 83 2009 A8 L pricing
Sep 07, 2009 (4:49 pm)
Can folks who have purchased recently post purchase deals they've been able to get?
#74 of 83 Re: 2009 A8 L pricing [weso]
Sep 07, 2009 (5:05 pm)
I decided not to replace my 1999 A8 which is still going strong.
I bought a Toyota Tundra instead.
Also, when my S5 came through, I did not take it, because I could not justify spending that kind of money in this economy.
So someone got a nice standard trans, black on black, S5 sports coupe with everything on it.. Wahhhhh.
#76 of 83 Re: 2007 A8 L pricing
May 30, 2010 (10:38 pm)
Got the dealership to $42k for a 07 Certified A8 (48k miles, luxury package, backup camera, winter package, steering wood kit, alcantera trim). Is that a good price (was listed for $45.5k).
In Atlanta, the 2007 Certified A8s are ~3.5K more than a comparable BMW 750Li. The Audi dealerships are not able to match the BMW prices. Any idea what's going on?
I like the A8s, but can't justify spending the additional money when they are less popular than the BMWs. Thought Audi would be trying to win over the BMW drivers.