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2014 Audi S4 Lease Questions

Kirstie@EdmundsKirstie@Edmunds Posts: 10,676
edited January 29 in Audi
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  • Hello,

    Can you please tell me the current October rate for the following?

    2014 S4 Premium Plus 42 Months 10K.

    Much Appreciated.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,889
    .00090 MF and 53% residual


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  • jbrown9jbrown9 Posts: 4
    edited October 2013
    How about premium + 2014 S4, 3yr/15K? Same for prestige as well if they are different.

  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,889
    Both are .00070 MF

    Premium Plus residual is 54%... Prestige is 52%


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  • I'm trying to find the MF and Residual for a 2014 S4 Prestige Automatic, 12,000 miles for both 36 and 42 month lease.

    Also, I'm trying to compare what my estimated monthly will be between this car and the 2014 A6 TDI Prestige. Aside from the MF and Residual, what else should I be sure to include to get a somewhat accurate monthly estimate?

    Also, I've read a few things about the difference of putting more down vs putting money towards a security deposit? Can someone elaborate?

    Lastly, what are the other ways to reduce the cost? Audi Care, Customer loyalty, etc..

    Thanks in advance, and my bad if I'm making you repeat this.

  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,889
    2014 S4 Prestige 36mo, 12K/yr lease
    .00070 MF and 54% residual

    42 month is .00090 MF and 50% residual

    The other factors to consider when comparing to another vehicle are MSRP and selling price... a bigger discount from MSRP usually makes for a cheaper lease payment.

    Reducing cost?

    1) Stick with the Premium Plus instead of Prestige.. residuals are higher
    2) Buy AudiCare. It increased the residual by 1%.. That makes for cheap maintenance.
    3) Multiple Security Deposits.. you can buy down the money factor.. Actually, you will "rent down" the money factor, because you get the security deposits back at lease end..

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  • Kyle

    Can dealers refuse to give Audis money factor? One dealer is quoting .00125 on any lease and simply refuse to give .00070. They haven't run my credit but they flat out refuse to even entertain .00070.

    Is that normal and or allowed?
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,889
    Sure.. dealers can mark up the money factor for extra profit, and many do..

    That's why members seek out those numbers... to see if their dealer is being upfront.. you might have to shop around.


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  • Kyle

    Any idea what AFS is offering on 60 and 72 month financing? If this is the wrong place I apologize.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,889
    On the S4, they offer 1.9% up to 66 months... 2.4% for 72 months..

    Don't be surprised if the dealer tries to mark up those rates, as well...


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  • Thats what I thought...and yes they are marking those up as well.

    Thanks again for your help.
  • kyfdx,
    Do you know what the november lease rates and residuals are for 2014 S4 premium plus?

    looking for 15k per year and for 36, 39, 42 and 48 month terms.

    Audis calculator online seems like 48 months might be a sweet spot but hard to tell without disclosure of the actual rates.

  • Dealer just replied back with these number for premium plus:

    For 36 months/15k the residual is 54% and money factor is .00070.
    42 months/15k it is 50% and .00090

    Any idea of 48 months and 39 months?
  • The 39 month residual is 52%

    The 48 month residual is 47%, but you don't get the special money factor, so that won't lease out very well....

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  • Hi, I'm looking for some insight. First is this a good lease deal? I got and offer from an Audi sales manager for a 2014 S4 Premium + with options at an MSRP of $57,635, he offered it to me for $500 over invoice at $54,168, MF is .0007, Residual is 56%. 36 mths/12K miles.

    2nd question. Lets say I put money down on this car to reduce the cap. I know many people say to put no money down but I would like to in order to reduce my payments. I have a trade in, so if I trade in my car and put a little as a down payment they will cut me a check for the difference. My question is... what happens to all of that money that I put down initially at the beginning of the lease to when my lease term expires? IS my down payment lost? Or can I use that after my 36 months is over and put that towards another lease or the purchase price of the car at the end of lease?
  • Michaell@EdmundsMichaell@Edmunds ColoradoPosts: 1,155
    If you put money down or use the equity in your trade to reduce the cap cost, then that is a down payment and you get nothing back at the end of the lease.

    However .. if you use the same money or equity as multiple security deposits (MSD) to lower the money factor, then that money will be returned to you at lease end.

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    2013 Hyundai Elantra GT / 2010 Mazda CX-7 GT / 2014 MINI Countryman S ALL4

  • That money isn't lost.... Like a downpayment on a loan, you are reducing the monthly payment...

    There are plenty of good reasons not to make a down-payment on a lease, but you aren't "losing" the money.... You get it back in the form of a lower lease payment.

    There isn't any pot of money to get back at lease-end, though..

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  • So in essence I am prepaying a few lease payments. I realize that if I total the car early on I am out of that money. Where I can make money is at the end of my lease contract and choose to either sell my car to a another party or negotiate another lease using the equity in my car to either purchase another car or lease another car?

    Also, in regards to my first question, does that appear to be a good lease offer? It also includes: 1st lease payment waived, and no Security Deposit.
  • hello,

    do you know the residual for a 36 month and 42 month 10k lease?
  • 2014 S4 Premium Plus 36mo, 10K/yr lease
    .00070 MF and 57% residual

    42 month
    .00090 MF and 53% residual


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