Last post on Oct 13, 2012 at 9:47 PM
You are in the Prices Paid - Buying & Leasing Experiences
What is this discussion about?
Audi RS5, Audi S5, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe
#40 of 111 Re: I just got my S5 Auto Trans [rjlaero]
Jul 24, 2008 (1:05 pm)
I placed my order to the factory the first week of February. Then in April they had the 2008 order canceled and converted to a 2009 order with July estimated delivery. in early July I thought I would ask if all was OK with my order. After several weeks of slience, I just got the news that Audi had canceled my order. I cannot get any explanation as to why. I have had several audis over the years, but I am not going to go back to the end of the queue with a new order. Another audi - after being treated like this!
#41 of 111 Re: I just got my S5 Auto Trans [dsw]
Jul 24, 2008 (1:23 pm)
I ordered my S5 in January from my regular Audi guy here in Milwaukee, WI. After 3 months of waiting I was told they didn't think I'd get one this year!!! Being highly annoyed, I got a hold of a guy in MN who promised me one by November, so I ordered one with him, too. On a whim I went to test drive the A5 (not even close to the S5. I also test drove the RS4...holy cow!!!!) with a dealer in a Milwaukee suburb which is owned by the other Milwaukee dealer. I was criticizing my first dealer and these new guys then told me I could have a car by October, so I said "hey, I don't care who gets me the car...first come, first buy". They said they'd call me the next day and then I got a call that night from the GM of the original Milwaukee Audi place and miraculously my car was being built and should be here in two weeks. They say that they got an allocation but the timing seemed odd. Maybe they didn't want to lose a good customer and bumped someone else...don't know...don't care. In two weeks I hope I'm breaking in my 2009 S5!!! Wish me luck and good luck to everyone else waiting. The whole situation really is ridiculous. I always figured if you had the money you could buy whatever you wanted, but I guess Audi doesn't follow those rules!
#42 of 111 Re: I just got my S5 Auto Trans [dsw]
Jul 24, 2008 (7:16 pm)
Sounds like they may have sold the car to someone else, maybe for a higher profit margin.
Jul 25, 2008 (5:09 am)
Just put my hands on the 2009 S5. The dealer I was at had just unloaded it off the truck on Wednesday. I would have purchased it but I did not like the red interior.
#44 of 111 Waiting for 2009 Audi Lease Rates (can't pickup my S5)
Jul 28, 2008 (2:16 pm)
This is kind of ridiculous. I am currently waiting for my dealer to get 2009 lease and loan rates from Audi Financial Services. They said nobody knows for sure but it could be as late as August 15th before the 2009 rates are published. Until they get the new rates, they can't provide financing for it. I'm just waiting patiently... Anybody else having a similar issue or maybe has more info about this?
2009 S5 4.2 COUPE 2-DR 6-SPD QUATTRO
ICE SILVER METALLIC/BLACK
CARBON FIBER TRIM $500
BANG & OLUFSEN SOUND SYSTEM $850
AUDI DRIVE SELECT $2950
AUDI DVD NAVIGATION PLUS $2390
TECHNOLOGY PACKAGE $2200
#45 of 111 Re: Waiting for 2009 Audi Lease Rates (can't pickup my S5) [MikeStern]
Jul 28, 2008 (2:25 pm)
Mine just came in today...wish I knew how to attach the picture. I am picking up on Wednesday. I didn't talk price with the dealer (like it would matter for this car!!) He is supposed to call back this afternoon. I am just waiting to see what they will give me in trade for my 2004 S4...last I heard $19500...they better bring it up a little...it's in great shape with only 41,000 miles on it.
#46 of 111 Re: Waiting for 2009 Audi Lease Rates (can't pickup my S5) [MikeStern]
Jul 31, 2008 (4:10 am)
Got mine last night. They do have the lease rates out here in Milwaukee. Opted out of the lease and bought instead...heck, I might never get rid of it! The car was well worth the seven month wait...holy cow...what a machine. Driving away from the dealer we had people turning, pointing and staring (they were in an A4). Good luck with yours!
#47 of 111 Re: Waiting for 2009 Audi Lease Rates (can't pickup my S5) [MikeStern]
Aug 01, 2008 (11:50 am)
I too am waiting for the 2009 lease program to be released by Audi...its frustrating that an auto manufacturer has cars available but no lease program listed.
#48 of 111 Re: Waiting for 2009 Audi Lease Rates (can't pickup my S5) [shivan]
Aug 04, 2008 (7:44 pm)
The good times of great leases are gone for a while (yrs) . . . you often might as well just take out a long lone from a credit union to mimic the lease. (So you balance after 3 yrs is about what the car is worth). 72 months or some even have 84 month loans which match up well with cars like Audi that hold thier value reasonable well . . .
Aug 13, 2008 (7:38 am)
I live in LA, placed my order for s5 in April...anyone has any idea aprox when i can get it? dealers told me i should be expecting it this or next month....but i really doubt it...anyone know? ... .thx....