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#156 of 357 Love My New 2009 Audi A4!
Oct 17, 2008 (7:24 pm)
Picked up my new Audi last week and I LOVE it. I got the 2.0T with Prestige and Navigation in Ibis White. I'm getting a Ventureshield Clear Bra this weekend, then Formula One Pinnacle Tint, JL Audio subwoofer and amp, and 3 piece forged black & chrome Kinesis wheels. It will be sweet!
I changed out my grey front grille for the 3.2 glossy black grille (a couple hundred dollars more), and added chrome tips (makes the back so much better).
My favorite thing is the keyless start. I never have to take me key out of my purse! I also like the LED daytime headlights. I can't lie, I get happy when I catch a reflection of my car. I got a 2007 A4 loaner car while the put on my grille and I have to say the two models were like night and day. The 2007 felt like a tiny sedan... not much difference then the geo prizm I upgraded from. The roomie-ness and features of the 2009 make it feel like luxury! I'm so glad I got the Prestige!
#157 of 357 Re: LEASE QUESTION [broedmund]
Oct 18, 2008 (5:35 am)
A premium plus car is 37.5k with destination. No way you can buy that car for 34k. There's not $3500 of markup in a premium plus car.
#158 of 357 Re: LEASE QUESTION [rjlaero]
Oct 18, 2008 (6:55 am)
The 4 cyclinder (2.0) is ~$3000 less then the V6, so if you buy the 2.0T then the invoice lists it about $34k. Check for yourself in the Edmunds pricing.
#159 of 357 Re: LEASE QUESTION [rjlaero]
Oct 18, 2008 (1:53 pm)
I think you are failing to add the 825 destination charge in.
#160 of 357 Re: Love My New 2009 Audi A4! [kikihow]
Oct 19, 2008 (5:39 am)
I'm thinking of the same color (Ibis White) with the same prestige package and nav. What color interior did you get (Beige/Black). When I did the buid your own Audi at the website it came out to $42900. Were you able to negotiate a better price or is that a relative accurate price? Also how long did your order take for you to get in from the day you ordered to pickup?
Congrats on your car. I plan on shopping in November as currently I have other things to take care of so I'm just reading about the A4 on the net such as here.
Thanks for any input.
#161 of 357 Re: Love My New 2009 Audi A4! [minow]
Oct 19, 2008 (7:09 am)
I paid $500 over invoice. It came to about $41,200 with destination charge, ad fee, document charge and port prep. Taxes and registration fees were about $3600, but where I live sales tax is 8.75%. I was actually offered the car at invoice at another dealership, but would have had to wait longer for the car. Another guy paid $500 below invoice at the same dealership.
It took about 2 months to get my car. It would have been longer but my dealer was able to have the car re-routed from another dealership. I did have to put $1000 down to order the car, although the dealership I didn't go to I talked down to $500. got black interior, I think the beige looks granny-like.
Honestly the best thing about the Nav is that all the controls are moved to the center console. I was a little disappointed that I couldn't search by business name like my Garmin (or maybe I can and I haven't figured it out).
#162 of 357 Re: Love My New 2009 Audi A4! [minow]
Oct 19, 2008 (7:18 am)
I also recommend to everyone to get the extended warranty. The guy initially offered the Platinum (bumper to bumper) for 6 years, 100,000 miles, $100 deductible for ~$5000. I got him to change it to $3655, 7 years, 100,000 miles, $0 deductible. I was able to do this cause my credit union (Pentagon Federal Credit Union, 4.75%, 72 months) offered the same package for $2965. The reason I went with Audi was because it covered more (stereo, gps, non-covered parts causing covered parts to go out, etc). If you get the warranty, go with the best, NOT the gold or silver.
I've heard stories of people having problems after 30k miles and so I wanted to alleviate that worry! I also looked into a comparable warranty after the manufacturer's warranty expired (I.e. 7 year warranty in 2008 vs. 3 year warranty in 2012) and it is MUCH cheaper to buy it now (about half the price). The take into account that you have the 4 year dealer warranty.
#163 of 357 Navigation Feedback
Oct 22, 2008 (5:25 pm)
Can owners please comment on how they like the navigation system. I could not find any manual online. How does it compare to other cars?
Can you search street names by voice?
Can you search businesses by name?
Can you search businesses by phone number (voice)?
Once it finds a business does it show the phone number and allows you to automatically dial this number through bluetooth connected phone?
#164 of 357 Re: Drive Select, Yes or No [mjlewis32]
Oct 23, 2008 (3:02 pm)
Just get everything and enjoy! Why skimp?
Oct 25, 2008 (9:33 am)
Just picked up my new 09 Audi A4 2.0T Premuim+ Ice Silver
35.5K + TTL
Alas I realized when I connect my iPhone v2.1 to the A4 using bluetooth I can't access the phone book just the dial history!