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Audi A4 Convertible

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  • jc112jc112 Posts: 6
    I would go with 2005. The later models seems to have had more issues than the later cabs. Resale on 05 with 14000 looks to go for 30+ depends on the model 1.8 or 3.0 with quattro...happy hunting....its a great car...i was also thinking about buying an older cab but leased a new 2006 instead..the price was a bit better.
  • yaffiyaffi Posts: 18
    You said the later models seem to have had more issues>>do you mean the earlier?? I have heard mixed reviews on the l.8 I am totally confused..what is 4 cylinder? is that l.8? I saw one with l.8 for 34,000..with 14,000. is that a good car, and a good deal with l.8..is that reliable engine??
    It seems that the V6 drives easier..
    My brother swears by bmw..and i have no experience with german cars at all, so I am in the dark.can use all the help I can get..thanks.
  • jc112jc112 Posts: 6
    Opps sorry about that...earlier yes. Its the 4th my brain is on vacation. 1.8 is the 4 cyl yes. Depends on how the engine was run and if it was maintained. Try to get a carfax report. Ive driven the V6 and opted for the 1.8 since I felt it ran roughly the same, the V6 just drank more gas.... with gas prices the way it is...I dont want to pay big gas prices if I can help it..

    BMW is great...the 3 series is the standard. But BMW is no longer made in German. Mostly Africa. Audi still built in Germany....it really just depends on your taste and of course your budget.

    34000 with 14000 miles sounds right...just check on the cars history. Im sure you can haggle still.
  • a4sfa4sf Posts: 11
    Hi,
    My 2003 A4 Cab is approaching the end of the manufacturer's warranty. I asked my dealer about an extended warranty and he offered one for 4 years/100k for about $2900, which is their premium package including most things in the vehicle. The insurance can be used any any repair shop and there's a $100 deductible, which my dealer claims they will waive.

    I know there's a markup for these things, so i have 2 questions.
    1) is the extended warranty worth it? should i just gamble that over the next 3-4 years, my vehicle will have less than 3k in repairs? (of course, not all repairs are covered by the warranty such as wear and tear and exhaust components, etc)

    and 2) is there a way to get a better rate?

    Thanks in advance.
  • buroskyburosky Posts: 89
    If I were you, I'd just keep my $2900 and place it in a "car repairs" bank account. No different from a regular savings account that is designated for car repairs. I would even try to add a little to it monthly say $50. Then I don't have to worry about where to get the money for repairs and I don't have to check what is covered or not. Best of all, if after 3-4 years if I don't use it for repairs and I decide to replace the car I can use it the money in the account towards a purchase or lease.

    This is just me. I think it is a bigger gamble to buy the warranty. The way I look at it, it's almost a "no win" situation. If the car doesn't break down (although you would prefer this) you lose your $2900. If the car breaks down (although the warranty hopefully covers the repair) you really didn't want this to happen. Worst, if the repair isn't covered.

    I don't have anything against warranties. In certain instances they make sense. Just my personal opinion.
  • herro91herro91 Posts: 10
    Hi,

    I'm considering leasing an A4 cabriolet - wondering what prices have been paid out there.

    Thx
  • PFFlyer@EdmundsPFFlyer@Edmunds Pennsylvania Furnace, PAPosts: 5,808
    A good place to check would be the Audi A4: Prices Paid & Buying Experience discussion.

    PFFlyer@Edmunds

    Moderator - Hatchbacks & Hybrid Vehicles

  • The 2007 A4 Cab base prices have been released. 2.0 T Frontrak starts at 39,100 (1,760 increase of base price :( ) and the quattro at $41,200. The 3.2 V6 starts at $46,950. Add $720 dest chagre to all.

    No info on packages or option pricing.
  • I just purchase a beautiful 2004 A4 1.8 Turbo Cab. It has 17 inch Yokahama tires. during my test drive, prior to it's purchase, I drove it on the interstate and some secondary roads and found it drove very nicely with some shake when the car hit imperfections in the road surface. At the time I just attributed this to the type of car I was driving, ( I had been driving a comfy 2003 lexus ES300), a convertible sports sedan. The problem/question, I have now found that the car ride seems unforgiving on not so perfect city streets and highways and will sometime pitch and roll rather badly jostling me and my not so happy spouse around. I think I may have purchased a Cab with sports suspension. If so, Is the ride for cars configured this way always going to be this rough? Is their a reasonable solution to fix this? I really like the car and trust me after trading five cars in five years, my wife will kill me if I even talk of getting rid of this one.. Help please. Your suggestions are welcomed. Please note; I probably would have brought the car anyway. It's darn good looking and I can live with it's imperfections. besides it behave great on the open road.

    Thanks
  • jeep53jeep53 Posts: 49
    I just had a comment and a question. I bought my Audi A4 convertible a little less than a year ago. It's a really sharp looking car and overall it rides pretty nice. I have the 1.8 turbo. It really does turn heads. Unfortuately I bought the car mainly for my wife. Now she's decided it's not practicle and wants me to sell it and get her a compact sedan, e.g., Honda Civic or Mazda 3, etc.

    I've been researching Kelly Blue Book and NADA and other websites to find out what I can expect to get for the car if I sell it myself. I know the dealers won't give me as much if I trade it in. I also noticed that car dealers are using a service called Black Book and they seem to be very low in their appraisals compared to Kelly and some others.

    My question is does everyone out there think it is better to sell it myself using Kelly Blue Book and some of the others that are on the Internet? The car is in excellent condition. It has 57,000 miles on it and is very clean. Any help anyone can give would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!!

    Steve
    (Jeepster53@aol.com)
  • Yes. Sell it yourself. This Spring the car will sell itself. Don't give it away. You may also check with Enterprise Car rental/sales. They're always looking for clean cars to sale. They tried to by mine. It's the same year, make and model as yours.
    Good luck. By the way did you have the 50K service performed on your Audi A4 and how much did they charge you? Let me know.

    Best regards,

    htree11@mac.com
  • Hi I am comming off my lease and I have been toying with the idea of purchasing the veichle. Audi has a great interest rate of 3.9 percent. I only have 42K miles on it. I was wondering if anyone had come up with this same or similar senario and if Audi were known to break down after a certain time. Should I look at just turning it in to save the headache. I love the car but just don't want to find out I will have problems in the long run. Any feed back would be welcome.

    Let me know,
    Thanks Ravin Patten
  • I purchased my '04 Cab this last August w/ 55k miles. Its a 3.0 Quattro and has been completely reliable so far. You don't say what the purchase price is but I'm going to guess in the low $20's. Since you know the history of the car and if you like it, why not go for it? If they want too much $$ then that may be another issue.
  • topdown3topdown3 Posts: 1
    I was sold on buying a used S4 Cabriolet but with -fuel prices soaring I am beggining to re-consider . What would make a worthy option to this vehicle? Any help will be greatly apprieciated . :confuse:
  • I saw a message posted in 2005 about squeeky brakes but it seems that other owners are not experiencing similar problems. I've owned a 2003 model since 2005 and squeeky brakes have been a problem for three years now. The dealer says there is nothing they can do because it's due the bimetallic construction of the brakes. I bought the car with 32K miles it now has 55K. I recently had a brake job, pads a roters and the noise is still present, typically when slowing down with moderate braking. There's little or no noise with hard braking. Do I have a lemon, is this a design flaw, or has my dealer been taking me for a ride?
  • Hi,
    I have 2 black leather S4 Cabrilot front seats ( 2004) and want to trade for A4 cabriolet seats. The Deep bolster of the Recaro bucket is too deep for my fat butt and I'd prefer the flatter style of the Cabriolet 3 liter or turbo.
    I could trade just the driver seat or both.
    electric adjustment with lumbar and headrest adjustment, airbag, heat, and backrest tilt to enter rear seat.
    email me at toobuck@aol.com if interested. Thanks, Andy
  • dbarton7dbarton7 Posts: 14
    Hello Car Man.

    I am thinking over the following deal which I think is a very good one.

    2009 A4 Quattro Cabriolet Special addition with Conveniance Package (ie no nav)
    10K miles/year for 36 months

    MSRP 45,975
    Sale Price 41,216
    Residual 53%
    MF .00003

    $2,819 due at signing (including taxes, first month, DMV etc)
    $460/month

    Is this in fact a good deal?
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    Car_man is not going to see your post here, so be sure to follow up where you posted earlier: dbarton7, "Audi A4 Lease Questions" #2731, 28 Mar 2009 2:18 pm.

    Good luck!
  • bfellerbfeller Posts: 4
    I JUST LEASED THE SAME VEHICLE. $ 1565 AT LEASE SIGNING (INCL FIRST MONTH SECURITY DEP TAX AND TAGS

    12K MILES/36 MOS
    AUDI CARE INCL
    500 PER MONTH
  • Looking for some advice. I have a deal on an 07 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro Cab that is LOADED!!! It has just under 9,000 miles and is Certified Pre Owned. I have a price of 31k plus tax and MV fees. Do you think this is a good deal? I appreciate any feedback.
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