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#129 of 357 Test drove an A4 today - Loved this car
Sep 20, 2008 (12:19 pm)
The dealer where I get my 2003 A4 1.8 FrontTrak serviced was having an introductory show today for the new A4. Nothing but A4's in the showroom and three out front for test drives.
I test drove the 2.0 sedan. I loved the way it drove, rode and handled. But in showroom, they had the Avant. Even better in person than the photos. I don't need a wagon but I think it looks great.
I didn't price shop because I'm not buying until January when my daughter gets her license and I'll let her drive the 2003.
We have 4 Audi dealers around Cleveland. Should be interesting to see if any are doing deals once the novelty has worn off. Also, I want to drive the new TL before I decide.
Has anyone else checked out the Avant? I'm not sure how much availibility there is. When I want one I'll have the flexibility to order it.
Sep 20, 2008 (4:36 pm)
Anyone know what the money factor is for a 36 month lease on the A4 Prem Plus?
57% residual as stated above? I am trying to work up a deal with dealer now.
#131 of 357 Re: 2009 A4 at Invoice [kikihow]
Sep 20, 2008 (10:19 pm)
it was $500 under invoice and the saleman name is ramon.
#132 of 357 Re: '09 A4 [bmwx330]
Sep 21, 2008 (8:32 am)
"Anyone have any issues with their A4 ?? "
I had some really stupid issues with my first two A4's. But in August of '05 I bought number three, a 2 liter, manual, sports suspension... and chipped it at 1k miles.
Now just over three years later, the car has yet to even sqeak or rattle in the winter... just scheduled service stops (although I do 5 k oil changes). Gas mileage on trips is > 35 miles per gallon. I even manage > 31 mpg with a kayak on the roof.
Just drove the '09 Avant and it is mighty nice looking. The only thing that has stopped me from ordering one is that it is auto only. I just can't see spending $$ for a friggin' auto, even if it is a nice auto (much better than the previous auto).
Anyhow, I suspect that the quality of new Audis is now probably as good as anything built in Korea.
#133 of 357 Rear seat safety curtain A4-2009 2.0T
Sep 22, 2008 (10:15 am)
Would anyone know if the A4-2009 2.0T has a rear seat safety curtain as standard equipment. The sales brochure online is vague. I do realize that a rear seat air bag is extra.
Sep 22, 2008 (10:47 am)
This is the quote I got from the dealer; we are talking new lease here, but seems a bit high... 2009 A4 2.0, I also asked about the pull ahead program and was told it's only for customers that bought there car in Dec time frame....
Model: 8K256l - PRESTIGE, Nav, Prem Plus, so on
2500 down, 540 a month for 36 months ( 10k ) miles a year
Sorry I didnt get the full print out of the quote
#135 of 357 Re: 2009 A4 at Invoice [hammer760]
Sep 22, 2008 (7:58 pm)
Here in Los Angeles, I got my A4 with Prestige, drive select, and navigation, at $45,325, which is somewhere between 3-5% over invoice, and $1000 under MSRP. The dealer claimed that his true invoice was higher than my figures, and showed me an identical car's invoice to prove it. Probably a trick, but there was indeed a plus $700 difference on the document he showed me compared to the published invoice price.
I test drove both the 2.0 T and the 3.2, and enjoyed the acceleration on the 2.0 a lot more. The 3.2's torque doesn't kick in until about 3000 RPM and so felt a little family-car like to me. I vote for the 2.0 engine. The car's handling is amazing, just very tight. I bought white with a black interior, which looks better without wood trim. However, I saw a red with beige interior, that looked fabulous with the blonde wood.
The only thing that is disappointing on the 2.0 is that the tail pipes are both on the same side, and NOT chromed. I can't figure why they didn't chrome them. Does anyone know if you can have that done by the dealership?
Should arrive in port in mid October. Can't wait to get it, and get on a windy road.
#136 of 357 Re: Rear seat safety curtain A4-2009 2.0T [sptcpa]
Sep 22, 2008 (8:09 pm)
The paper catalogue says only that rear side air bags are an option. The dealer told me they considered the option unsafe if you have children in child seats in the back.
#137 of 357 Re: 2009 A4 at Invoice [carsonotk]
Sep 22, 2008 (9:42 pm)
Thanks for the heads up on what you paid. I'm thinking of going in and offering $500 over invoice and hoping they'll settle at $750. Looking to order a Premium Plus Avant with the 18" sports package in meteor grey (that color is sharp!). I really wish they'd offer the S-Line pkg in the Premium tiers but I guess that would take away the Prestige business.
Funny you mention the exaust not being chromed as that's one of the first things I noticed as well. I would think there will be an after market kit for the chrome tips. One nice thing about the Avant though is that the exaust is split and not on the same side.
#138 of 357 Re: 2009 A4 at Invoice [carsonotk]
Sep 23, 2008 (2:34 pm)
You can get tips in the Audi parts department for 100 bucks. I agree the 2.0 exhuast looks cheap...but it can be fixed easy with those tips