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2013 and Earlier - Audi A4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • Because of maintenance issues with the Audi?

    Does anyone know or think when Inifiniti will change the styling/shape of the G37?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    Both are expensive to maintain but the infiniti has a bit better reliability history. Both are great leases -- drive one for 3 years and decide if you want to keep it. You can pay for maintenance in advance for audi -- around $700 and pay nothing extra for 4 years. You are responsible for brakes and tires.
  • Please tell me more about the added maintenance. A few dealerships offer $740 for a maintenance free package while the car is under warranty and this is designed to cover normal routine maintenance. An extended warranty for 7 years or 70k miles is being offered to me for $2700 but thats really a 3 year extended warranty given that the normal is 4 yr 50k miles - which is expensive. I am looking to buy and not lease which is why I am really posturing this to death.

    Does anyone know when Infiniti is likely to change the shape of the G37?
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    The audicare for 740 is probably ok. The most you lose is a hundred or two but you get everything checked for 4 years. How much do you expect to drive in the next 4 years? Do you have a well regarded independent mechanic that you trust to do maintenance & repairs after warranty?
  • jam21jam21 Posts: 5
    Hello - Does anyone know how to reprogram the Key Fob so you can lower all windows (or even the sunroof) if you press the unlock button longer? This would be really helpful since I have a black on black model. Thanks. :)
  • mvs1mvs1 Posts: 462
    The current version of the Audi A4 was released in 2009, the Infiniti in 2008, so they are only one year apart. Typically cars are restyled every 5-6 years so figure the Infiniti 2013, maybe early release in 2012, the Audi one year after.

    I've driven both vehicles and own the Infiniti. These are both such good vehicles it is hard to separate them. If I were to own one for say 10 years I'd opt for the Infiniti. Otherwise, the interior of the Audi is superior IMO, and gas mileage. The Infiniti much more powerful engine, all the same tech goodies, worse gas mileage.
  • I have an 08 g5x and I plan to get the A4 next month because gas is a real KILLER in the Infiniti. Im talking 15-17 mpg combined and definitely not a lead foot. The gas savings alone on the audi would probably more than make up for the extra cost in maintenance that the audi may need. But as others have said infinits aren't cheap to maintain either.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    The depreciation you will experience on the new A4 in 2 years will buy gas for your infiniti for 70,000 miles at least. Buy the audi because you want a new car, not under the delusion that you are going to save money. How much gas will $10-15000 buy?
  • maxdadmaxdad Posts: 10
    Chicago area Audi dealer today (Audi Exchange-Highland Park, IL). We bought 2010 A4 with Premium Plus package and a few other doodads for $36K less $1500 Audi loyalty rebate (traded in our 2007 A4)...so $34,500 including AudiCare maintenance program, which I believe is normally another $740.

    We're very happy...wife will be the one driving the new car though :(
  • scorzscorz Posts: 7
    That sounds like a great deal, congratulations... Can you elaborate a bit on "other doodads?"

    Were they sound system upgrade, Automatic/manual, Quattro?, Navigation, Sport package?, etc...
  • maxdadmaxdad Posts: 10
    edited March 2010
    Well, this is going on memory but I'll list the other doodads that I know for sure. It's definitely Quattro AWD 2.0T, Automatic with tiptronic 6 speed trans, and Bluetooth (although that may come with the premium plus package) HomeLink, Heated front seats, dual climate control, Xenon lights on the front and LED lights in the front and back.
    Aside from that, as I recall the paint color was listed on the sticker as another $500 or so (its the dark metallic silver), upgraded exhaust tips, and the low APR...2.9% I think. I believe most of the other stuff was part of the Premium Plus (leather, sunroof, etc.)
    No navigation and no S-Line package (unfortunately-wife thinks it's "too bumpy").
  • scorzscorz Posts: 7
    Thanks for the info... And congrats again on the new A4. Enjoy it!
  • gurmgurm Posts: 27
    I am looking at a 2009 Audi A4 with 3.2L and premium plus package. It has 4000 miles and is Audi certified. I am in Portland, Oregon and the dealer gave me a final price of 38,000. What do you guys think of this price? What should I offer or pay for this car? The good thing is audi certification and very low miles, but I didn't like 17 inch wheels/tires, would prefer 18 inch wheels, its black on black and looks beautiful. Looking forward to hear from you guys, thanks in advance.
    Cheers...!
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    What was the original msrp on the car and is it quattro?
  • gurmgurm Posts: 27
    It is quattro and they have it listed for 41K, don't know msrp as this model (3.2L) isn't available for 2010. If I remember right, it should be close to 44k or more in msrp.
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    edited March 2010
    You can get a brand new A4 quattro premium for less than that 09. With euro cars buy new even if it has less equipment. The less electonic gizmos the better. They ride and handle pretty similar. You should be able to bet a new prem plus msrp 38k for about 36k. The premium would be about 2k less. Go new and save.
  • gurmgurm Posts: 27
    We test drove a 2010 A4, liked everything about it but the back end, it has exhausts only on one side, looks like a Corolla. I prefer exhausts on either side, looks more sporty.That's one big thing I can't overlook plus this 09 is Audi certified means warranty upto 100k miles or 6 years, so won't worry about putting too many miles on it, you know what I eman. What do you think? Do you work at a dealership or just like me...:)
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    Would never work in the car business. I always like new when you are spending 38k. If you like the the 09 get what you want and have fun. :)
  • Great deal. Just leased (but haven't delivered yet) a 2010 Audi A4 Quatro in Northern New Jersey from Paul Miller Audi in Parsippany. Equipment is A4 Quatro automatic with Premium Plus package, Navigation, and exhaust tips. Black with Beige leather. 10K miles for 36 months. $1000 cap cost reduction. Selling price was $37,100. Residual 51%. Money factor .00026. With NJ sales tax of 7% I'm paying $478.78 per month, Total out of pocket is $2,712.23 including the $1000 cap cost reduction.
  • hpmctorquehpmctorque Posts: 4,341
    Congratulations on your new A4! My wife and I just bought an '07 A4 Quattro 2.0 automatic with 36,500 miles from a private party. My wife will be the principal driver.

    What was your experience with your '07? How many miles did it have when you traded it.
  • The current G was released in 2006 (as 2007 model)
  • jam21jam21 Posts: 5
    I recently purchased a 2010 A4, Premium Plus and disappointed with the trunk size. I found out that it only has 12 cubic feet of space, when I thought that it is 16.9 or 17.0 cubic feet from Edmunds review (and other sites as well) of the exact model itself. Does anyone know anything that I dont? Maybe the 17.0 cubic feet is only for 2009? I am curious to see the reason for this discrepancy. :confuse:
  • jam21jam21 Posts: 5
    I have a 2010 Audi A4, Premium Plus with the Audi Music Interface. This replaces the auxillary input that is located inside the center console. The most common of theis option use I would think is the interface with an iPod. Did anyone try to connect a 3.5 mm stereo jack cable (instead of the iPod adapter cable) to the Audi Music Interdace, and have it working? I am planning to run Pandora from my iPhone using this setup. :confuse:
  • I am planning to purchase finance a new Audi A4 (Premium Plus Package) in the Chicagoland Area. This is going to be my first car. I have a few questions:

    a) Did you apply for financing at the dealership? What kind of APR did you get?
    b) What are the other fees involved when purchasing a new car?
    c) Did you buy auto insurance before hand or apply for it at the dealership?
    d) Any pricing details will be helpful.

    thanks.

    First Audi A4 Buyer
  • jayriderjayrider Posts: 3,454
    Get your financing set up at a credit union before you shop. Get an insurance agent as well.
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    Does this sound fair. Premium plus, sticker $38,075, selling price $35,499.

    Let me know,

    Thanks
  • chaolanrenchaolanren Posts: 15
    is this before TTL or after TTL?
  • czechmateczechmate Posts: 3
    I'd love to get that quote! What metro area are you in? I'm in Dallas.
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    edited May 2010
    Before TTL. Philadelphia area.
  • chaolanrenchaolanren Posts: 15
    I 'm in LA, and some dealer quote me , sticker 41000,
    $39000 otd price, TTL is about 3000 bucks.
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