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Audi A5, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe
#36 of 734 Re: A5/S5 lease numbers [shivan]
by Car_man HOST
Jun 03, 2008 (3:03 am)
Here's the info that you're looking for, shivan. According to the latest information that I have seen, Audi Financial Services' buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 39 month lease of a 2008 S5 with 15,000 miles per year are .00276 and 52%, respectively. The buy rate is the lowest possible money factor that a dealership is allowed to charge on a lease of a vehicle. Some dealers will try to mark-up banks' buy rates to add additional, hidden profit to deals, but savvy consumers who know what the buy rates are should be able to get dealers to use them.
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#37 of 734 Re: A5 in San Diego [smp9]
Jun 03, 2008 (9:43 am)
I spoke to all three of the Audi Dealers in San Diego county. They are offering the car at sticker price. Although, escondido dealer said $300 off.
all the quotes i got for a 43K MSRP car with 2K down were in the $775 including tax.
the problem is the selling price more so than the poor money factor. but obviously, that hurts. Hoehn told me probably wont get better for 6 months
#38 of 734 A5 lease
Jun 10, 2008 (5:28 pm)
I just put in an order for the 2009 a5. Don't have any pricing information but it seemed like when I was looking at the 2008 a5 when it first came out, the leases were pretty bad and didn't get much better. I expect the same for the 2009 a5. My dealer made seem like audi has no incentive to give great deals in A5 because the demand will be there but the supply will be limited in the US compared to the A4. I'm not expecting great lease options for the 2009 A5 so I intend on trying to finance it. I guess this is a lease versus buy question but I'd like to hear the forum's opinion on leasing versus buying this car.
#39 of 734 Re: A5 lease [pimpk]
Jun 10, 2008 (9:00 pm)
Your best bet is to lease through someone other than Audi but the rates are still not great.
#40 of 734 Re: A5 Lease [josht3]
Jun 14, 2008 (9:33 pm)
I live in Los Angeles as well. Can you tell me what dealerships you received the best quotes from? I would especially be interested in the dealer that quoted you in the mid $500's. Please let me know. Thanks.
#41 of 734 Re: A5 Lease [djdiesel34]
Jun 15, 2008 (6:32 pm)
There's no way he got a quote for mid $500s. The best you can do is $700+. I really want to lease one of these too, but it is a terrible car to lease right now. I'm probably going to end up leasing a BMW 335xi coupe.
#42 of 734 Re: A5 Lease [richz]
Jun 17, 2008 (7:20 am)
I wouldn't go with the BMW? Can you hold out until September when the new A4 comes out? I hear it's going tokick the 325 and C-class ass. I think you can do a test drive comparison on a track this summer through an audi promotion? I think it's called audi driving experience or something?
#43 of 734 A5 lease
Jun 17, 2008 (1:09 pm)
I test drove the A5, and have to admit that it is way better than 335xi coupe.
The quote I got was outrageous; 50K car, $5K down 15Kmiles/36Mo $1075/mo.
Is this a joke?
I got a quote from BMW for a 63K 535xi for the same terms, only $2K down $850/mo
Please let me know if I can get better deals in NY/NJ area on the A5
#44 of 734 Re: A5 lease [53turk]
Jun 17, 2008 (4:26 pm)
dealers can add multiple back end points on the money rate factors.
1075 mo is insane on a 50k A5 w/ 5k out of pocket. Your paying 40k to drive a 50k car for 3 years.
You might as well buy the car and finance it. A5/S5's should hold their value really well with such a limited amount of cars out there.
You can lease a top of the line 58-60k S5 for 1000/1100.mo w/ 5 grand down. A5 should be 700's.
#45 of 734 Re: A5 lease [rjlaero]
Jun 17, 2008 (5:31 pm)
The residuals on the S5 are higher than on the A5 and pretty much wipes out the price differential.