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Audi S5 Lease Questions

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  • 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.
  • Am looking at leasing an S5 Premium Plus with six-speed manual transmission and quattro: Sports rear differential, Audi MMI® navigation plus, Carbon fiber decorative inlays, Rear acoustic parking sensors, Bang & Olufsen® Sound System, 19” 5-segment-spoke-design alloy wheels with 255/35 summer tires, Audi advanced key. Price as built was 61K. I briefly reviewed lease option and the 3 and 4 year leases were most attractive. I would like to know what is reasonable for the least down (e.g. nothing) with the lowest monthly. I am working with the dealership in Concord California. Can you give me an idea of this?
    Thank you for the help!!
  • Am looking at leasing an S5 Premium Plus with six-speed manual transmission and quattro: Sports rear differential, Audi MMI® navigation plus, Carbon fiber decorative inlays, Rear acoustic parking sensors, Bang & Olufsen® Sound System, 19” 5-segment-spoke-design alloy wheels with 255/35 summer tires, Audi advanced key. Price as built was 61K. I briefly reviewed lease option and the 3 and 4 year leases were most attractive. I would like to know what is reasonable for the least down (e.g. nothing) with the lowest monthly. I am working with the dealership in Concord California. Can you give me an idea of this?
    Thank you for the help!!
  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    Don't keep posting and use a lease calculator to figure out what you expect to pay.
  • Hi sire1066. This car's lease payment will depend upon how large a discount you are able to negotiate. For example, a 36-month, 15k lease of this S5 Coupe with a $1,000 dealer discount would have a zero down, pre-tax monthly payment of around $824. A $2,000 dealer discount would drop this car's payment to around $794. A $3,000 discount would result in a payment of around $765...etc.

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  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    Not sure what numbers you're using but first of all the MSRP as equipped is 61,825 assuming non-metallic paint. With $1000 off MSRP it is pre-tax of 875/month.
  • I assumed that "Price as built was 61K" meant an MSRP of $61,000 and I worked the payments from there.

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  • richzrichz Posts: 125
    Your math is still significantly wrong.
  • Richz, the payment that I calculated is right on the money for a 36-month, 15,000 mile per year lease of a 2012 S5 Coupe Premium Plus with an MSRP of $61,000 and a selling price of $60,000.

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  • I'm interested in leasing a 2012 S5 Prestige coupe and my husband is making me do the leg work because I'm making him do the negotiations :-).
    I'll take whatever they have on the lot in terms of options. I've got MRSP and invoice prices on the car and all options to factor that in. I did find a leasing cash bonus of $750 and 1.9% finance. To the best of my knowledge there are no other major incentives or holdbacks but I'm looking for the residual and MF, and anything else I need to know in order to get a good deal. In general is the end of the year a good time to lease, can I expect a better deal? I plan to prequalify at my bank before I go to the dealership. BTW, I'm in Atlanta.
    Help!! Thank you in advance.
  • I am looking at a new 2011 S5 coupe, auto with prestige package, etc. Dealer is offering at his "cost." I suggested he take a few thousand off given that the new S5 is coming soon and this one will be quite dated, especially considering the new interior styling that will be in the next model. I would also think there is money from Audi to help clear 2011 inventory.

    So, the question is, what is a reasonable deal to look for on this car and/or is it smarter to just wait for the new model, even the A5 with the sweet 3.0 engine.

    Thanks very much.
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