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2014 Audi S4 Lease Questions

Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,930
edited January 2014 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.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    .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.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    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.

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    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?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    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.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    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?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    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?
  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 10,799
    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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  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    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?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    2014 S4 Premium Plus 36mo, 10K/yr lease
    .00070 MF and 57% residual

    42 month
    .00090 MF and 53% residual


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  • I would appreciate your insights as to whether this is a good deal or is something hidden. Not sure about the down payment part of this offer.

    2014 Audi S4 Prem Plus
    Lease: 36/15K
    MF .0007
    Residual 54%

    Per Edmunds - this looks like invoice for the car they are offering:
    Invoice $46,037.00
    Dest Fee $895.00
    Nav $2,837.00
    Sports Diff $1,024.00
    Napa leather $1,163.00
    Bose Sound $791.00
    19" $744.00
    Badges $135.00
    Carbon Inlays $467.00
    $54,093.00 + $500 (dealer's offer)

    1K bonus offer (BMW owner), $2k down, Payment of $722.12/mth. It looks to me like I should be able to get that monthly payment without putting $2k down. Also, would the dealer add the dest fee in their invoice + $500 offer?
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    What is the total MSRP of the S4?

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  • mgski1mgski1 Posts: 4
    edited November 2013

    MSRP is $58,090. Invoice rolls up to$54,093
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    With just the $1000 conquest bonus as a down payment, I get $677/mo for the payment..

    That doesn't include tax, acquisition fees, title/licensing or doc fees..

    Destination should always be included in MSRP and invoice/offering prices..

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  • kyfdx - thanks for the reply. Just left the dealer and there are a few fees I am surprised by. Can I ask you to please verify one more time this deal?

    2014 Audi S4 Prem Plus (Nav, Sports diff, Bose, Driver Assist, Badges, Carbon Inlays, 19”wheels)
    54% residual

    MSRP $58,445
    Invoice + 500 = $55,868
    Rebate = $1780 (conquest + Audi first payment, Season of Audi)
    Capped Fees = $80.00
    Upfront fee = $729.75
    Total Taxes = $2,264.93
    Adjusted Cap cost = $54,459
    Lic/reg = $465
    Amount due at start = $3,780
    Cash down = $2000 (would still like to not do this)
    Working case = $3,780
    Base monthly rental = $722.12
    Total Monthly Payment = $779.89

    Invoice should be $54,569 + $500 for a total of $55,069. There are $800.00 in fees that I want to know if I can negotiate.

    Advertising $425.00
    Can’t remember this one but it is $179.00 (another ad fee I think)
    Prep and Inspection $195
    They do have to bring the car in from another dealer – claim they aren’t charging me.

    Anything I can do about these fees?
    Would you put 2K down? Seems like a higher payment makes more sense than 2K upfront
    Any areas I should question or negotiate?
  • hakahaka Posts: 1
    I'm sharing my lease numbers on a 2014 S4 prestige for you reference.

    Audi S4 Prestige 2014 (manual)
    MSRP: $58,250
    lease 36/10K
    Residual: 55%
    0 down, 0 due at sigining, 1st payment Jan 13 2014
    $692/month without tax
    $760/month with tax

    Definitely not the best deal ever but don't feel ripped off either :)
  • isles1isles1 Posts: 110
    -Sales price?
    -Incentives (loyalty, conquest, lease cash)?
    -Money Factor?
    -All fees rolled in, including first payment, tags, title, registration, Acquisition, meaning you paid $0 at lease signing?
  • Hi, can you please let me know the MF and residual for a 2014 S4 Premium Plus for 12k a year, 36 months?

  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 32,387
    2014 S4 Premium Plus 36mo, 12K/yr lease
    .00070 MF and 56% residual


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  • 2014 S4 Premium Plus, 36mo, 10K/yr lease vs. 12K/yr vs. 15K/yr lease. Can you let me know the current MF and residual?
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