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Audi RS5, Audi S5, Car Leasing, Car Buying, Coupe
#64 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 Quick financial questions. [AudiS5]
Mar 12, 2009 (3:48 am)
I've read your messages, and I see your very eager to purchase an S5,
I am in a similar situation as you are, but not for buying the S5, but a different car, and not by taking a 5 years loan.
Since this will be your first purchase for such an expensive car, have you test driven other cars? For example, 135i,335i, there is a newer E class coupe coming, IS F, but I think IS F is even more expensive.
Keep us updated and do remember to share your experience.
#65 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 Quick financial questions. [amdscot]
Mar 12, 2009 (3:56 am)
I noted the advice you gave to (AudiS5)
I was thinking about doing a similar thing as (AudiS5) is doing, but without taking such a big 5 years loan, and for a different car, not the S5.
I might take up on your advice and think about what you said.
You're right there are many cars to choose from, which aren't as expensive.
I'll most probably go for a Japanese car.
#66 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 Quick financial questions. [bmlexus]
Mar 12, 2009 (10:51 pm)
Thanks for the input regarding the A5, it gives some perspective. I have looked around and am taking the advice from Amdscot. I decided to try and look for a used S5 or possibly shoot for an A5 and push more into savings. I think both are fantastic cars( I have test driven both ), but I do enjoy the response time of the S5. I am both excited and nervous about such a big purchase, and want to be sure I can afford it. I absolutely love these cars! =) Any more advice or prices paid for A5/S5 with a similar loan would be appreciative!
#67 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 . [AudiS5]
Mar 13, 2009 (11:12 am)
I myself am trying to convince myself to not buy such an expensive car,but its hard to decide.
Its easy to buy an expensive car, but paying for the next 5 years will be a big headache.
Do remember that there will always be a better car coming.
Thats a smart choice for looking at a used S5,A5. I asked you about test driving other cars, but you didn't reply anything, so I'll just assume that you're not interested in any other car.
Remember that European cars gets very expensive to repair once its out of warranty.
I really want to go for a bmw, just like you want the S5, but its to complicated for me. You have no idea how many negative things I've listen from my friends who works at bmw.
I've made up my mind for going for a Japanese brand, most probably a Lexus.
Just for your info, the newer S5 2010 will be replacing the 4.2 v8 with a 3.0 supercharged.
#68 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 Quick financial questions. [AudiS5]
Apr 01, 2009 (9:53 pm)
Where have you been (AudiS5) Its been 3 weeks, where have you and everybody else suddenly gone.
#69 of 111 Has anyone actually purchased an S5?
Apr 02, 2009 (3:26 pm)
I'm looking to purchase an S5 and would like to know if anyone is willing to tell us how much they paid for it (an with what options). Should I expect to still pay MRSP? Thanks.
#70 of 111 Re: Has anyone actually purchased an S5? [twmark]
Apr 02, 2009 (3:35 pm)
I bought my 2009 S5 on July 31, 2008. It is quartz grey metallic, has the navigation plus, the technology package, the premium sound system and the carbon inlays. I paid $59440 for it. It is the nicest car I have ever had...BMW or Audi
#71 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 . [bmlexus]
Apr 05, 2009 (3:35 pm)
Hello, I am sorry I haven't been able to post lately. I have been incredibly busy at work. Anyways, friends left a bad taste in your mouth about BMW? I've heard similar things, although I am someone who has to see it to believe it.
I have actually considered other cars, for example the Infiniti G37's are fantastic looking. I haven't had a chance to test drive one yet, but am hoping to in the near future. I am seeing some used A5's for the 39k mark and some used S5's for the 45k mark. For a 45k used S5 most of them come fully loaded with about 15,000 miles to their name. You are right about the warranty, that scares me a bit. Insurance also scares me. I visited the Audi dealership not too long ago and spoke with the dealer(of course given my age he didn't think I was serious), and he quoted me 59k for an S5 with nav, sound, and premium package.
I wonder what type of payments a car like that would run for 59k. I have plugged it in several websites and it says approx 800$ monthly. Anyone have any experience with this? That excites me about your new quartz colored S5, congratulations! Glad you enjoy it =)
#72 of 111 Re: 2009 Audi S5 . [AudiS5]
Apr 06, 2009 (3:27 am)
No, friends did not lie to me, they told me the truth, after all they work for bmw.
15,000miles is a lot for a new S5, I wouldn't consider it,
Yeah, you should be scare regarding the warranty, unless you're in a good position financially.
Once out of warranty, German cars can be quite expensive to fix.
My cousin friend recently purchased a cls63 amg in 2009,l I think he paid around over $150K for it, not sure about the exact amount, now he wants to sell it, he is very likely to lose around $40 to $50k.
#73 of 111 Re: Has anyone actually purchased an S5? [twmark]
May 07, 2009 (12:38 pm)
Does anybody have any recent experience of buying the S5? I'm curious to see how the economy is impacting the price paid and how much can be negotiated on these cars... It seems like $2000~$3000 below MSRP is the going rate, but thought I'd confirm.