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Audi S5 Lease Questions

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  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    Can someone please post the money factors and residuals for 2011 and 2012 S5 coupes, prestige & premium plus? Thanks.
  • Hi richz. Audi Financial Services' September buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2012 S5 Coupe Premium Plus with 15,000 miles per year are .00163 and 59%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

    The numbers for an otherwise identical lease of a 2012 S5 Coupe Prestige are .00163 and 56%.

    The numbers for otherwise identical leases of the 2011 version of this car are .00164 / 52% for 36 months and and .00164 / 51% for 39 months.

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  • You're welcome richz.

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  • Hi Car_man,
    Can you post the October rates?
    Thanks!
    Jennifer
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    If you are looking to lease immediately I was told by a dealer that the September rates are in effect through Monday.
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    Is it realistic to expect that I can receive the 0.00163 as stated or will the dealer attempt to negotiate a much higher money factor?
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    Do you have the 39 month money factor and residual? Thanks for your help.
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    You need good credit to qualify for that money factor. Beyond that I don't know if Audi dealers can mark up the money factor, I know BMW dealers are allowed to do that. I spoke to a few Audi dealers and all were giving me the base rate of 0.00163. If they don't, just tell them you want the base rate.
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    Thanks, richz. According to dealer, they are not charging me the refundable deposit and instead, built that into the payment. Not sure if that makes sense.
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    If you don't put down a security deposit then they bump up your money factor by 0.00015. I would pay the security deposit but it's your call.
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    Thanks for your help. Seems like a waste of money to just pay the higher money factor and not receive the deposit back at the end.
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    Do you know anything about the maintenance care package? I am trying to figure out if it is worth rolling it into the monthly payment. It will raise my payment by approx $45.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 30,497
    $45 per month!!

    I've always seen AudiCare quoted at $895 MSRP... It used to raise the residual by 1%, offsetting much of the cost.. But, even if that isn't the case any more, full price would only add $25-$30 per month...

    I'd ask them exactly what they are selling you....

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  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    Definitely go for the Audi Care, as kyfdx mentioned it increases the residual value of the car by 1%. I just negotiated a deal and MSRP is $850. You need to know how to compute your monthly payment yourself so your know exactly what kind of deal you are getting. Use this calculator to figure it out: http://www.leaseguide.com/calc.htm
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    Ok, spoke to the dealer. The Audi basic care adds about $20. The additional $25 was coming from a multi shield package, which covers windshields, tires, and wheels. I am going to decline that portion as it seems costly.

    I have been using the Leasing Guide calculator, which is a great tool. Does anyone know what a realistic expectation should be for price over invoice on an S5? Also, there are charges, such as Tri-State Dag ($300) and inspection ($195). Are these legit?
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    $1000 over what Edmunds lists as the invoice price is a good deal. Depending on how many dealers you have in your area this may or may not be possible. I negotiated that on a 2012 S5 recently but you have to contact a bunch of dealers, give them your offer, and if they are far off just politely decline. I'm not sure how much time you want to spend negotiating a deal, check out truecar.com for a more hassle-free sales experience.

    As far as the fees, every dealer will charge a documentation fee which is really a bunch of bs in my opinion and in some states are capped for that reason. I consider that profit in the deal and won't pay more than $200 for that. As far as the other fees I don't have those in my state, not sure if they are mandatory for you or just dealer profit margin.
  • Hi Jennifer. The October lease program for the S5 should be exactly the same as its September program was through November 1st (.00163 and 59% for a 36 month / 15k lease of a '12 S5 Coupe Premium Plus).

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  • Hi mpk444. On a low volume vehicle like the S5 you may very well see dealers attempt to mark your vehicle's money factor up. If you are in an area that has a decent level of competition you should be able to avoid this by telling the dealer that you want them to use the buy rate to calculate your payment.

    Audi Financial Services' September buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 39-month lease of a 2012 S5 Coupe Premium Plus with 15,000 miles per year are .00183 and 57%, respectively for consumers who qualify for its top credit tier.

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  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    This may be the wrong forum for this question, so I apologize if it is. Do you know if the sports rear differential is an important option on the S5? Curious if that is more for track and/or road racing.
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    richz and carman, thanks a ton for all of your help. I appreciate it and it was extremely impactful on me getting a deal done. My final decision is whether to pay for sport rear differential. Thanks again.
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    I personally don't track my car or race but I decided to get the sports rear differential. Apparently it is fun when driving on winding roads or through turns. I'm not sure if you're ordering or getting a car off a dealer's lot because most of the cars I've seen on the lot have the sports rear differential option. Personally, I figured on a 60K+ car what's another 1K. You can find a lot more opinions on the sports rear diff on various audi forums.
  • mpk444mpk444 Posts: 9
    I am buying off a lot. One dealer has a car with the sport differential and one has a car without it. The price difference is not significant. The car without it is much closer to me, but I am going to go with the one with differential. Seems like it can't hurt to have it. Thanks again for all of the info. Do you live in a cold climate? I am trying to figure out how to handle tires/wheels in the winter. I live in Pittsburgh, so we get a decent amount of snow and the summer tires won't work here in the winter.
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    edited October 2011
    Yes, I live in Boston. Everyone with an S5 around here puts winter tires on in the winter, you definitely can't use summer tires in Pittsburgh. You can get away with all season tires but winter tires are always a good idea in climates like ours.

    Regarding the sports differential, if you say the car without it is much closer to what you want then I personally would go that way. For the type of driving you do it seems the other options will be more important to you on a daily basis but it's obviously your call.
  • loops5loops5 Posts: 3
    Car man , what would a 60k S5 prestige run , by your estimates, for 36 mos or 39 mos, and 12k per year;
    your posts have been very helpful , thanks
  • Hi loops5. Is $60,000 this car's MSRP or selling price? I need both to work up a payment for you.

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  • loops5loops5 Posts: 3
    The selling price is 60750 as lease , 60000 as a purchase ,I was told I get 750 loyalty
  • loops5loops5 Posts: 3
    And 1500 off on the purchase, appreciate your opinion
  • pddesertguypddesertguy Posts: 1
    edited October 2011
    I'm looking to lease a 2012 S5 Prestige coupe this month. The car that I am looking for is:
    Phantom Black Pearl Effect$,Carbon fiber decorative inlays, 19” 5-segment-spoke-design alloy wheels with 255/35 summer tires, Power rear window sunshade. The MSRP on the Audi web site is 64,850.

    What is the best deal that I can expect for a 15K/36 mo lease? Or would it be better to buy the car? I had top tier credit and am not a current Audi owner. I'm willing to pay security to buy down the MF to the base rate or anything else that is needed to secure the BEST deal.
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    The residual for the prestige is 3% less than for the premium plus so I would rather lease a premium plus with the options you want. You need to figure out what the best sale price you can get on the car is then use a lease calculator to figure out the monthly payment. I just worked up a quick number and if you negotiated a price of $1000 over invoice and with 6.25% sales tax you'd pay around $950/month.
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