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#362 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [reaction23]
Apr 03, 2013 (12:57 pm)
As a NY resident I can tell you that the Title Fee is capped at $75, you'll have NYS inspection fee of $10, and NYS tire recycling fee of $12.50.
DMV fees will vary whether you are transferring plates or getting new plates. For your reference, I transferred plates to my 2013 S4 with just under 1 year remaining on the registration: Cost was $66.00. The dealer will estimate the DMV fees, and is required by law to refund to you any overpayment.
There are a lot of Audi dealers in the Tri-State area. No reason to get taken advantage of. Just be well-informed and willing to walk away. You'll get your price on an in stock 2013. 2014 order sheets are just around the corner....
#363 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [isles1]
Apr 03, 2013 (1:12 pm)
Sorry I forgot to mention that I had put a deposit down to hold the car for me as the lease bonus cash that expired on 04/02/2013 was still able to be put down for me luckily as I just made it. And I believe that i received the loyalty incentive of $1,000. Which totaled $1,750 in capitalized cost reductions.
I was certainly thinking about putting now down payment and having it rolled into the monthly.
Thanks about the info on the ext. color. I will definitely keep that in mind.
#364 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [isles1]
Apr 03, 2013 (2:34 pm)
Here is the breakdown of the fees on my worksheet from the dealer, which is pretty ridiculous and will need to be worked out before doing anything else. I just wanted your opinion of what can be taken off:
Car Wash & Detail: $95 (Lol)
Admin fee: $495
Bank acq fee: $695
M.V. fees: $341.50
Also, what is the current lease/money factor on 2013 S4 for March on a 42 lease term? So I know where I should be on par with the dealer. Need to work these numbers a bit I think.
Lastly, I am thinking about keeping my A5 till the end of the lease term which will be October, but I feel if I go put in a order for a new 2014 its going to be at a premium. I wanted to know your thoughts on that as well. Thanks again for the guidance.
#365 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [reaction23]
Apr 03, 2013 (5:45 pm)
With your exterior color, I'd specifically ask the dealer not to wash or detail it. So that gets rid of the $95 "prep" fee.
The Admin fee is BS. Cross it out.
MV fees look about right if you are getting new plates.
You locked in the "old" program (which ran from 1/2013 - 4/2/2013) with your deposit on 4/2/2013. MF on 42 month term is .00088; residual is 50% for 10K miles per year. No idea what the new programs are, and the dealer may not either; regardless, you get the benefit of the better program as of order date or delivery.
You mentioned AudiCare in one of your posts above. What price were you quoted? Also know that AudiCare adds 1% to the residual value stated above.
No doubt you'll pay a premium for 2014. Interest rates almost always start out higher at the beginning of a model year. You'll also have less bargaining power as there will be no cars on the lot, at least until mid-year.
Again: What is the negotiated sales price BEFORE the $1,750 of incentives and net of AudiCare? Why put money down on this lease?
#366 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [isles1]
Apr 03, 2013 (5:55 pm)
Okay I will definitely speak to the dealer about the crossing out the admin fee because I thought it may be "bs" and yes certainly need to remove that $95 "prep" fee. So that takes off roughly about $590.
In regards to the Audicare, they dealer did not mention the price on it but I believe it is about $880 for the S4. I am going to haggle with the dealer and see if they are willing to cover that charge for free especially since I am trading in my lease early which I did purchase the Audicare on my A5.
Yes, I am glad to have received the lock in for the "old program" but still need to get rid of some of those fees and will have them roll in the down payment. I'd rather not pay a premium for the 2014 S4 considering they are not changing the body style...I believe but not 100% sure. Let me know if I'm incorrect on that piece of info.
I will get you the negotiated sales price before the incentives and hopefully net of the Audicare, which I hope to receive free of charge. I would rather not put money down if necessary other than paying the taxes and fees up front.
Let me know if this seems much more comparable to a decent deal though I haven't given you the additional pertinent information. Thanks again for you advice isles1
#367 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [reaction23]
Apr 03, 2013 (6:19 pm)
You are going to pay for the AudiCare one way or the other. $800 - $880 (which is full MSRP) is the typical range...not worth haggling over. Ask to have AudiCare "thrown in" AFTER you get to the bottom of the sales price before incentives....BUT
Those who report getting AudiCare for free typically pay for it via the types of fees we've been talking about crossing out. I would not hesitate to pay for it, especially on a 42 month lease with an S Tronic (the 35K fluid change service alone is close to $400 a la carte). Because it adds 1% to the residual, depending on MSRP, AudiCare only ends up costing about $350 over the term of the lease.
For a 2013 on the lot at this juncture, I'd be aiming for a sales price of invoice to $500 over invoice BEFORE the incentives. You can calculate invoice here on Edmunds.com. Unless you love it and it is exactly what you want and are therefore willing to pay more than that, just be ready to walk away. You'd be surprised how that can turn the tables.
#368 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [isles1]
Apr 04, 2013 (3:55 am)
It seems right about the Audicare...maybe they are padding the bill with those fees regarding the Audicare, I will just need them to clarify with those include if not then I will definitely get the Audicare but will ask have it thrown in after I get to the sales price.
Also, the car I am getting is manual...sorry forgot to mention that before in the first post. I understand how expensive it can be to fix these german engineered cars without the Audicare. So unfortunate how they get us to pay for this unlike BMW which is automatically free though I'm sure within the fees it really isn't.
The car was not built to order but when my dealer was researching one for me, there were really no manuals available. Fortunately for me, there was one ESB coming in on the ship to the states that they were able to get for me, but nevertheless there are still some pricing to work out. I will find out that additional information so you can give me a full opinion. Thanks.
#369 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Quattro Premium Plus Lease Question [isles1]
Apr 04, 2013 (6:37 am)
Also, I was reading through your post and I noticed that I will most likely keep the same plates as I currently have so the M.V. fees should be less...correct?
#370 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Premium Plus Lease [Car_man]
Apr 04, 2013 (7:03 am)
I would like to know what is the Audi Financial Services' April buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36-month lease of a 2013 S4 Premium Plus with 10,000 miles per year for consumers who qualify for top credit tier.
I know the most recent numbers which were in effect until 4/2/13 were .00068 and 56% and curious to know if these have since been updated. Thank you.
#371 of 560 Re: 2013 S4 Premium Plus Lease [flamingo4]
Apr 06, 2013 (5:07 pm)
Just walked out of an Audi dealer in NJ and I was quoted the same lease rates for 36m 10K/year: MF = 0.00068 (1.63% APR) and 56% residual value.
The low residual is killing the lease comparison with 335ix, whereby S4 comes out $49/month more expensive ($512 for 335iX MSRP - loyalty vs. $561 for S4 assuming invoice +500 negotiated price for my options).
S4 is quicker and more fun, though.