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2013 and Earlier - Audi A4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • alex320alex320 Posts: 8
    I bought the car in miami, specifically Prestige Imports. They seemed to have a good amount of A4's on the lot, so supply isn't a problem if you're looking for a model with just the premium package. I think they're the #1 audi dealer in the US, so maybe they get larger volume discounts than other dealerships because I shopped around and no one came even close to that price. I honestly wasn't even going to buy a new A4, I thought even at invoice it was slightly out of my price range, so I originally asked to see the used A4's on the lot. When the sales guy came back with such a good price on a new one instead, I couldn't refuse it!
  • smogilsmogil Posts: 40
    No kidding, that's a killer price. I actually just saw an A4 quattro with the premium package and heated seats, black, auto, for $29,995. That's also below invoice. The 2008's are coming soon, so I guess they're starting to blow out the 2007's. I guess it then becomes a question of whether you take the lesser 2007 price or pay the higher price for a 2008 - I would think there's a $2-3k difference for a 3 or 4 yr old a4, so you basically end up getting that money back.
  • bigpapalukebigpapaluke Posts: 108
    Has the Turbo Lag issue died down? Did you end up getting a 6MT or an Automatic? If the former, I would be shocked by the Turbo lag because I've test driven multiple Audi(s) with manuals and never experienced a delay in the turbo response.

    Just food for thought, test drive your car before you purchase it, just so you know the driving dynamics of the car you're going to take home.

    If the problem persists, take it to the Audi A4 Problems / Issues board to see if other people had the same problem. I remember reading about turbo lag, but mainly with their automatic transmission, which is why I opted for the 6MT. Also, take a service guy on a test drive and show them what you mean by the problem, especially if it's continuous.
  • rallyfanrallyfan Posts: 36
    DID YOU BUY THE CVT OR THE 6SPD I HAVE TEST DROVE BOTH I FOUND THAT THE 6PD DOES NOT HAVE THE LAG BUT THE CVT HAD A SLIGHT ONE ALSO IS IT A QUATTRO I AM LOOKING INTO LEASING ONE SOON. HOW IS THE GAS MILEAGE? COULD BE A BROKEN O2 SENSOR DID YOU GET THE DEALER TO WRITE DOWN YOUR COMPLAINT IN WRITING AND DID YOU VERIFY IT. GOOD LUCK IN GETTING IT RESOLVED : THANKS RALLYFAN
  • alex320alex320 Posts: 8
    Guys, after I bought the car I found out the exact size of the Audi to dealer incentive, it's actually 3k. Now that you know what the dealer is working with, you should be able to get an amazing deal on an A4. Good luck!
  • zmpzmp Posts: 24
    Hello! I still have the turbo lag issue. I bought a 6M. Have you ever heard that after you "break-in" the engine the turbo lag dissapears? This is the first time I buy a brand new car so I'm not sure about that. The salesman who sold me the car called me on Sunday saying not to worry about it because his S4 experienced the same. But I have a feeling it's not going to change. I don't if I should wait until the 1000 miles to see what happens or if I should go back to the dealer this week and have the service guy test drive it like you said. I also want him drive the car I test drove before they sell it so he can compare the two of them.
  • zmpzmp Posts: 24
    Do you mean you paid 3k below invoice price? Is it a Quattro?
  • zmpzmp Posts: 24
    I bought a 6M Quattro. The gas mileage is very good. They did diagnosed the car and I have a receipt for the services. Everything came out to be ok. They said the injectors needed to get adjusted and so on. Can you tell me more about the sensor you mentioned could be broken?

    Thanks so much.
  • alex320alex320 Posts: 8
    No I didn't get 3k below invoice, but the finance guy let it slip when I got a phone call a couple days later. So others can do better than the deal I got.
  • bigpapalukebigpapaluke Posts: 108
    My salesman never mentioned a break-in period, and he also had a 2006 Audi 2.0T.

    It's your investment, and if you're not comfortable with their initial diagnosis, call and set an appointment with the service department, and ask to take one of the service reps on a test drive to see if they can feel the lag too.

    I'm still surprised this issue is on the manual transmission, as it's been widely discussed that the turbo lag is most noticable on their automatics. But it could be (as one poster pointed out) a problem with the O2 sensor.
  • zmpzmp Posts: 24
    Thanks for your responses. I will definitely go back and have the service guy drive the car. Thanks again for all your help ;)
  • porchieporchie Posts: 20
    I am trying to decide between two cars, a Lexus IS250 and an A4 Quattro with S-Line pkg

    Has anyone gotten a good price on an 07 A4 quattro with the SLine pkg? MSRP is just over $35k.

    Im in Southern California, and I cant find any info on mfg to dealer incentives. The saleman at the Audi place is very high pressure, and I am not comfortable with him. Cant get a straight answer, so I am going to find another salesman to go through.

    BUT I still am not 100% sure about the Audi, love the Lexus, too & it has more included options for the same price.

    Did anyone compare these two vehicles? What prices did you get for them?

    Thanks!
  • smogilsmogil Posts: 40
    Alex320, thanks, that info is extremely helpful. Did you negotiate a lot for that price, or is that what they offered you? Did you pick it up from them, or have it shipped?

    I'm looking at one in New York now. They offered it for $29,900 vs. invoice of $31,500. I thought that was a fair deal, but now I'll push for a lot more. ;)
  • Has anyone seen the $3k dealer incentives documented anywhere?
  • alex320alex320 Posts: 8
    I negotiated for a while to get that price, but I didn't know the size of the incentive beforehand. The sales guys know that you don't know the size of the incentive (I haven't seen it online anywhere), so when they tell you there is one and they offer you 1k-2k below invoice, most people walk away very happy.
  • smogilsmogil Posts: 40
    Very true. And I'm not trying to leave the dealer with nothing, everyone has to make some money, but a $3k difference is immense. Glad these forums exist, because I really think the whole sales process is ridiculous... that one person get walk away with the same car for $3k less than another because they're more comfortable negotiating.

    In either case, I called Prestige and the guy told me the quattro's go for mid-high 30's. After I told him that I saw one advertised for $29,900, he immediately told me they're the largest dealer and can beat any price. Waiting for him to get back to me now. Amazing how I knocked off $5k in 15 seconds. The next $1-2k will likely take a lot longer.

    Did you drive your car back from them, or have it shipped?
  • alex320alex320 Posts: 8
    I drove the car back. That's pretty funny how you knocked the price down so fast, a couple of weeks ago any dealer would've laughed at that number, since the incentive started on July 3. I was car shopping during the whole month of June and was targetting the end of the month to get the best deal, funny how pushing the decision back a week saved a big pile of cash.
  • smogilsmogil Posts: 40
    Does anyone know whether there is a difference between the 2008 vs 2007 A4 sedan? Some dealers are saying they come standard with s-line bumpers and a grill, and others are saying there's no change whatsoever. (I'm not talking about the totally redesigned model due out next year, I mean the 2008 model coming out in a month or two).
  • jescuejescue Posts: 521
    The S-line exterior package is standard on all 2008 A4 models. They will arrive late this month or early August.
  • smogilsmogil Posts: 40
    Cool... I guess it makes sense then to go for the '08 for an extra $2k, you get that money back on the resale value. Although, looking through all the pictures I can find, I can't see much visible difference between the regular and s-line exterior.
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