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Audi A4 Lease Questions

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  • arctic45arctic45 Posts: 1
    Hey guys, just joined the forum. I just got quoted from Jack Daniels Audi in NJ for a 2009 A4 2.0 Prestige with Nav, for $559 a month for 36/10k. But they want about $2600 for taxes and fees. What do you guys think? Is it reasonable? I'm trying to pick up the car before the summer of audi promotion ends. Thank you in advance.
  • Hello,
    can someone post MF and residual for May for A4 Avant with Premium package.
    12k/15K - 36/42 months. Greatly appreciated!
    [Updated]
    Sorry, found the 12K/15k for 36 months. 42 months info would still be appreciated.
  • nykr95nykr95 Posts: 6
    Hi - I have a question.

    I bought an A4 Cabriolet with the Conquest program and the 1st 2 payments are paid by Audi. Originally they put 1 payment into cap reduction and that covered the 1st payment included in the drive off calculation and said 2nd pymnt would be covered by Audi. The finance guy changed that and also added the 2nd payment onto the cap reduction. It didn't effect my monthly but added about $50 to my drive off because I pay tax on the cap reduction. Does that seem correct? Seems like I am paying taxes twice by putting my 2 monthly payments into the cap reduction.

    Regards,

    Steve
  • jmorrow76jmorrow76 Posts: 2
    I'm working with an Audi dealer in my area that is quoting me between $525 & $550 for a 34 month lease, 10k miles a year with the Audi Car, Music Interface, Heated Seats & Bluetooth. This includes taking over the remaining payments on my current lease in which I have 6 moths left to go on. This includes no money at signing.

    Would I save more if I were to wait until my current lease is up bypassing the current iAudi Summer Event incentives?
  • jmorrow76jmorrow76 Posts: 2
    I just purchased a 2009 Audi A4, FWD, Auto, Premium Plus yesterday afternoon.

    The sticker was $36,333
    I received 2 months payments covered by Audi.

    I had 5 months remaining on my current lease @ $450 a month. They cut me a check for my last 3 payments which accompanied by the first 2 months of payments covered by Audi, the entire remaining portion of my lease was taken care of.

    They also rolled in my sales tax which was $2,600 which means zero out of pocket at the time of purchase.

    My final payment came to $626 a month. Again this was a straight purchase. Did I get decent deal?
  • anithaanitha Posts: 15
    Did you get the sports package(suspension)? What was the final price? Thanks.
  • jps31jps31 Posts: 1
    Hi - need some advice from those who have dealt with AFS at lease-end.

    We have a 2006 Audi A4 2.0 Quattro that has a lease end date of August 21, 2009. We paid for the 12k mi/yr option but the car only has 20k miles on it now and we're almost at the end. Residual value is $19,160.

    We have some body damage:
    1. dent in the side where someone sideswiped us backing out of an adjacent parking space. no paint damage
    2. slightly visible scratches at top of trunk near rear window where low hanging concrete ceiling scraped the trunk- we have had this buffed and scratches are still there
    3. normal wear and tear dings on rear bumper

    All 4 tires are fairly new - we've replaced all of them so tread is fine.

    We are open to purchasing the car or turning it in.

    1. Assuming we plan to turn the car in, should we take the car to a body shop to fix the major damage BEFORE the lease-end inspection? Is there any advantage to having it fixed prior to the inspection? Or will the inspection just give us a better idea of what damage we need to get fixed (by Audi or independent body shop) before we turn it in? I've heard that having it repaired by the dealer can be much more expensive.

    2. I read this on the AFS website:

    "What if I have chargeable items?

    You will be invoiced for the full amount of items listed on the Vehicle Inspection Report. You can avoid some or all of these charges by having these items repaired at an authorized Audi dealership prior to vehicle turn-in. Please send your repair receipts to the address listed below or fax them to our Asset Management Department at (800) 824-8284."

    Does this suggest that it's better to have things fixed before the inspection so you are not charged? If you have them fixed after the inspection, you would have to submit receipts to remove the chargeable items when you turn the car in...seems easier to avoid that whole process (and avoid having Audi learn whether you used their dealer or an independent body shop to fix damage).

    3. Should we contact Audi Financial Services about possibly purchasing the vehicle or should we wait to hear from them? If we should initiate contact, how soon before the end of the lease should we call?

    4. Should we schedule the inspection before or after discussing the purchase option with Audi Financial Services? (My concern is that if they learn about the low mileage they will be less inclined to give us a good deal to buy the car and take it off their hands.)

    5. Any chance AFS would be willing to negotiate a lower purchase price this year given the state of the economy and all the A4s that are probably coming onto the lots (plus arrival of the new '09 model)?

    Thanks for any advice on these questions and any other tips you have about this process.
  • bobrob1bobrob1 Posts: 11
    Hello,

    I had a similar situation with mine but I was planning to get into another lease not purchase. When I turned it in it had 30,000 m on a 3year 15k.I had dent and scratches on my car. will tell this.

    1.Don't do inspection they will charge you a lot more for everything.
    2.Call you insurance let them know that you have dent and if you have more damages on car from that dent like scratches let them know.. They can cover it all. just pay your deductable.My small dent in my door cost $3500.

    3.I have 2 Audi's with AFS you can call ask them what they are willing to sell you the car for no need to tell them anything.

    4.It will make no difference what mileage is.

    5.If you need more tme AFS will give you a 6 months extension no cost to you at all just ask for it. Tell them you looking at another Audi and not sure what model you want.

    6.Once you call insurance don't worry about it showing up on carfax audi will not care as long as it is fixed.

    7.you don't have to use Audi dealership to fix it.

    8.If you plan on going into another lease the dealership will get inspection done for you but you need to take care of dent on own.All you do is walk iinto an Audi dealership tell them you want another car.

    9. I have 2009 A4 2.0 SLINE I also have 2008 4.2 Q7 SLINE LOVE IT If I were you I would just get into another A4 They have great leases right now.

    good luck Bobrob
  • jshapjshap Posts: 4
    I can give you some insight since I just leased a new 2009 2.0T A4...Prem. plus, nav, wood...Quartz gray. Anyway, I am a sound-lover. I only like top of the line premium sound systems. First of all, I love the Audi Symphony System in my Prem. plus. Additionally, i noticed while testing sound systems, if you get the Navigation, you WILL have access to adjusting the subwoofer output level. On the Non-Navi, you do NOT have that capability! I also read in my owner's manual, "if you have the B&O, adjusting the subwoofer is not an option either".

    Hope this helps.
  • bellefaxbellefax Posts: 10
    The lease on my 2006 A4 ends July 5, 2009. If it helps, Audi began contacting me around mid-May to schedule an inspection. A few weeks later, a dealer from the local shop where I leased the car emailed me to offer his services.

    Also, I inquired online back in January about the best time to start negotiating and had an Audi dealer respond and say it's best to wait to within 90 days of lease end, so you could get started anytime, given your Aug 21 lease end.

    Finally, I've been told AFS won't negotiate. If you deal directly with AFS you pay the price stated on your contract. However, if you go through your dealer he may be able to negotiate a lower price for you (he can buy wholesale from AFS). Many others have had success going this route.
  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi dht34. Audi Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 A4 2.0T Sedan with quattro, Premium Plus, and 15,000 miles per year are .00071 and 48%, respectively.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi caren1. A $6,000 dealer discount off of MSRP is an excellent selling price on a 2009 A4 Cabriolet. If you like the car, go for it.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    No problem, art234. I'm sure that you're anxiously counting the days until your new ride arrives.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi roadking98. Audi Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 A4 Cabriolet 2.0T without quattro with 12,000 miles per year are 00008 and 51%, respectively. The residual value for a lease with only 10,000 miles per year would be 1% higher.

    During Audi's current promotion, "The Summer of Audi Event," it is waiving the first two lease payments on all A4 Cabriolet models except for on the high performance "S" variants.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hey jayrider. Audi's current money factors and residual values on the A4 aren't bad. Plus Audi is waiving the first monthly payment on A4 2.0T Sedans (first two on Convertibles & 3.2s) and providing loyalty / conquest cash on them.

    I am not intimately familiar with what the prices are like at dealers right now. There may be an ample supply out there, but according to the dealers who I have spoken with lately demand, at least in the luxury end of the market, has picked up dramatically lately. This make make dealers more hesitant to have fire sale prices than they were a couple of months ago.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi ptalosig. The selling price that you were quoted for this car looks great to me. Just make sure that the dealer that you are working with uses Audi Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor of .00085 to calculate your payment and you're in business.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Greetings bashin. Audi Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 A4 2.0T Premium Plus FWD with 12,000 miles per year are .00085 and 49%, respectively. The money factor for an otherwise identical lease with only 10,000 miles per year would be the same, but the residual value would be 1% higher.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hello francie. According to the latest information that I have seen, Audi Financial Services' current buy rate lease money factor is .00085 for A4 2.0 Sedan FWD and .00071 for At 2.0 Sedan quattro models. As you can see, yes the money factor that you were quoted does appear to be slightly on the high side.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Hi arctic45. It would be easier for us to evaluate this deal if you provided us with this car's MSRP and selling price. The selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash for or financing them. Without the selling price, it is difficult to tell how large a dealer discount you are being given. Let us know what these numbers are and I'm sure that either myself or another knowledgeable community member will gladly tell you what they think.

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  • CarMan@EdmundsCarMan@Edmunds Posts: 38,518
    Here you go koshka. Audi Financial Services; current buy rate lease money factor and residual value for a 36 month lease of a 2009 A4 2.0 Avant Premium with 15,000 miles per year are .00160 and 49%, respectively. The numbers for an otherwise identical 39 month lease are .00180 and 45%, respectively. If you were to lease with only 12,000 miles per year, this car's residual values would be 2% higher.

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