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Audi A4 Lease Questions



  • 2007 Audi A4
    2.0T quattro 4dr Sedan AWD (2.0L 4cyl Turbo 6M)

    WPX Premium Package
    PPX Convenience Package
    -- Metallic/Pearl Effect Paint

    $32,834 for the car
    $2600 down ($1196 of it is capitol reduction)
    24 months, 15K/year
  • Here is the lease price I was quoted last week. 2007 Audi A4 2.0 TFSI 200 HP multitronic (Silver/Platinum color, Premium Pkg, Convenience Pkg).

    MSRP $33,535
    Sale Price $32,150
    Sales Tax $2009.38
    Inventory Tax $74.91
    License/Registration $72.30
    Title $33
    2 yr Inspection $21.75
    Docs $50.00
    Down Payment $938.66 ($575 acquisition fee + first month's payment)
    Total of $3200 due at signing
    The rate is 3.95% w.a.c.

    24 months lease
    15k miles/year
    $3200 total down
    $389/month w.a.c.
    72% residual value after 24 months
  • vizviz Posts: 50
    I got quote for A4 2T quattro with no premium color and rest is same as yours-

    402/month/15k miles per year.
    Due at signing 1st month payment+575 Acq fee +320 doc fee, ttile taxes.

    residual is 73% and MF is 2.76
    So you still have room to wiggle- Shop around!
  • Hi,

    I am writing to ask for experiences with a situation that I have been receiving mixed responses from Audi dealers.

    when I went to the dealer yesterday to lease an A4, contrary to information I was given by another dealer 40 miles away, this dealer told me that there is a $400 penalty levied by Audi at the end of lease if I do not have authorized Audi dealers service the 15K and 25K maintenance. These are the service check-ups that the lease owner has to pay out of pocket. Thus, they recommended purchasing the $550 service contract, which is actually a good deal with the lease was longer than 24 months. I am only interested in leasing the car for 24 months.

    I asked for a copy of the lease contract. Section 18 from Audi indicates that the lease owner is required to service the car using Audi service and parts or service and parts of similar quality. Section 18 does not stipulate a mandatory requiremet that all service work be performed by Audi dealers. However, the dealer adds this requirement into the contract by typing in the comments section.

    While in the office of the dealer requiring this, I called 2 other dealers in the area. One told me he was unsure of this requirement. Another told me that if I am paying for the service, I should be able to service it wherever I want, so long as the check-list reconmmended by Audi in the manual is fulfilled. I tried to call Audi Financial services to get an authoritative answer but they were closed for the weekend.

    Anyone willing to share similar experiences or information about this $400 penalty or service requirement is appreciated. I need to buy a car today or tomorrow.

    Thank you.
  • vizviz Posts: 50
    What does 550 cover?
    My dealer said its of no use since its around 2 check ups and it would cost 200 on the whole.
  • leensleens Posts: 4
    Wedensday nov 29, in our local newspaper it had a local audi dealers ad approved by audi usa. It was the same lease terms as november but must take delievery by jan 2, 2oo7. Called my sales person and he checked w/ his manager who claims this ad is for the people who ordered the cars in the november lease, yet since most cars on back log they must take delievery by the jan. date
    Needles to say I am going to argue this one.
  • According to the dealers in the SF Bay Area, it is worth it to buy the $550 service contract because it covers all of the service checkups required even beyond the 30K miles 24-month lease. I believe the 550 contract covers up to 45K miles.

    You see, I was told the exact opposite of 2 checkups should only cost $200. I am told that the 15K maintenance will probably run about $300 and the 25K maintenance will be roughly $225. This will include synthentic oil changes, air filter, pollen filter, and possibly other items, and the Audi technician's time at $140 per hour.

    I am wondering if anyone has heard whether Audi penalizes you $400 if you do not service your car at their dealerships.

  • The finance manager at Stevens Creek Audi pushed me away from buying the service plan since I will only have the car for 24 months. He says on 36 month leases it actually increases the residual lowering your monthly payments.

    Here are my finance details... I think I got a very high residual rate! 75%?

    2007 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro 200 HP 6 speed

    Base: 30,340.00
    Exterior Deep Sea Blue Pearl Effect 475.00
    Convenience package 2,100.00
    Premium package 800.00
    MSRP: 33,715.00

    Gross cap: 32,834.50 (price of the car)
    Cap reduction: 1196.66 (my down payment towards making the car cheaper)
    Adjusted cap: 31637.84
    Residual value: 25137.55 (this is the purchase price if I want the car at lease end)
    Depreciation: 6500.29 (the difference between adjusted cap and residual)
    Rent charge: 2289.23 (interest)
    Total of base monthly: 8789.52 (depreciation plus rent charge)
    Lease payments: 24 months
    Base monthly payment: 366.23
    Tax: 30.21 (CA 8.25%)
    Total monthly payment: 396.44
    Total payments: 12068.13 (monthly payment x 23 months + total down of 2600.01 + turn in fee of 350.00)

    Down payment explained:
    Cap reduction: 1196.66
    Taxes on cap reduction: 98.72 (you would pay these even if you did $0 down and the cap reduction was rolled into the monthly?)
    First monthly payment: 396.44
    Acquisition fee: 575.00
    License fees: 277.00
    Sales tax: 47.44 (for what?)
    CA tire fee: 8.25
    Total: 2600.01

    WOW, that's allot of numbers but I think I am understanding things a little better now that they are on the computer and not this lengthy consumer lease agreement =). Anyway, how did I do, what points of the lease could I have worked on more if all?
  • I ran the numbers through the calc at

    I think my interest rate is around 4%. What is the norm for a lease? This is one area I may have skimped on.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 27,597
    The tax on the cap reduction is because you paid that money upfront, which reduces your payment.

    The other sales tax is on the acquisition fee, which was also paid upfront.

    Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • vizviz Posts: 50
    2.7% I think ...
    Residual 73% and Money factor - 0.00115
  • I contacted a dealer to get a quote related o the lease specials running on the A4 ($359/month for 24 months @ 15K per year). The following is the quote I received; can someone shed some light on whetehr or not this is a good deal???? Also, is it a good idea to pay all taxes upfront?
    Thanks much!!

    New 2007 AUDI A4 8EC5E* 4d Sdn 2.0T quattro

    State: MI County: STATE INCLUSIVE
    Lease Term: 24
    Total Payment: 415.44
    Out of Pocket: 1,252.14
    MSRP: 33,985.00
    Residual: 24,809.05
    Mileage: 15,000

    Vehicle: New 2007 AUDI A4 8EC5E* 4d Sdn 2.0T quattro w/AC , Automatic , Odom: 0 , Stock No: 7A146577

    Payment Details
    Term: 24
    Base Payment: 391.92
    Total Payment: 415.44
    Purchase Option: 24,809.05
    MSRP: 33,985.00
    Est. Miles Per Year: 15,000
    Disposition Fee: 350.00
    Excess Mileage Charge: 0.25

    Money Due at Inception
    1st Month Payment: 415.44
    Security Deposit: 0.00
    Acq Fee (Upfront): 575.00
    Fees & Ins: (Upfront) 217.00
    Upfront Taxes: 44.70
    Cap Reduction (Cash): 0.00
    Total Out of Pocket 1,252.14
    Customer Rebates: 0.00
    Total Initial Charges: 1,252.14

    Tax Information
    Customer State: Michigan Customer County: STATE INCLUSIVE
    Type Amount Rate Paid
    Cashdown 44.70 6.0000 Upfront
    Monthly 23.52 6.0000 Capped

    Fee Information
    Description Amount Paid
    Registration 8.00 Upfront
    Title 15.00 Upfront
    Other 24.00 Upfront
    Document 170.00 Upfront
  • vizviz Posts: 50
    No Premium or conv package?
    During lease, anything down is not supposed to be good...
    Check Audi site - they have a lease special going on...
    I bought A4 recently-
    A4 quattro 2T, 15k/yr, $1.5k down (taxes, doc acq fee),Conv pkg, Premium pkg, Metallic color- 410/month+taxes.
  • This is the deal I got at the same dealer in San Jose!! I had a few more things added onto the car but it almost te same as yours. No clue how I did on the deal;
    2007 A4 Sedan 2.0T Quattro AT6
    MSRP 31,540
    Ibis white N/C
    Beige Int N/C
    6-Speed Auto trans Tiptronic(r)
    Audi Nav Plus 2100.00
    Convenience Package 1900.00
    Premium Package 1900.00
    Multi-Function Streering wheel 690.00
    BlueTooth 500.00
    Heated front seats 450.00
    Beige Birch wood trim 400.00
    Sport Suspension 250.00
    > Dest Charge 750.00 >> Total - 40,450
    500.00 from a trade in taken, 2500.00 payied for tax and Lic and whatever 419.00 + Tax per month for 23 months, 15k miles a year.

    Gross Auto Price 37,488.00
    Cap Reduc cost 14,440.57
    Adj Cap Cost 36,047.43
    Residual Value 28,871.50
    Depreciation 07,175.93
    Rent Charge 02,882.47
    Total Of Base 10,058.40
    lease term 24mo
    15k Miles per year

  • Help!!

    Does anyone have A4 prices in Canada?

    I am looking into a deal below and not sure if I should go for it:

    2007 A4 2.0T Quattro
    Convenience package
    S-Line package

    3K due on delivery
    45 month lease
    $700 monthly including taxes

    Any other better prices out there?
  • Nice, I was pretty satisfied with the service at Stevens Creek Audi.

    On another note does anyone know if you can pay for the entire lease up front? My friend has poor credit so I was wondering if this would be a way to get around the credit requirements?
  • floridabob1floridabob1 Posts: 1,190
    Just leased an A4 2.0 CVT for 24 mo/convenience package/premium package, Deep Sea Pearl and dark wood trim
    $1000 out of pocket and $381/mo including tax. I think it's a good deal?? Comments..... They made a point about the 15/25,ooo mi checkups and the $400 penalty if serviced elsewhere. I was told cost would be about $300 for first one and $175 for the second one. I'm looking for a way around this. I've never had to do this with any other leases. Let me know if anyone finds out info regarding this. Thanks
  • yyykenyyyken Posts: 14
    My Audi Sales guy tells me that the lease deals Audi has now won't be this good until a full year from now . . . Anyone know how much worse they usually are? . . Trying to debate how low I should let my old car go for without giving up all the savings on the A4 . . . $379 mth, nothing down, but A4 2.0 quatro, prempackage/heated seats, $33,510 sticker, 73% residual . . . Thanks!
  • How come we are all paying 2-3k in interest? I did a calculation on a standard loan over 2 years and it's far less.
  • Good question, YYYKEN. I heard the same words from a sales person in Georgia. He didn't think January's lease deal will be nearly as good as November's was and December's is. My two-year lease on a 2005 A4 expires end of January. I'd like to know if it makes sense to make the last payment and sign a new two year lease under the current program, which means I'd need to take delivery by Jan 2. Maybe I'd make up the $456 January (final) payment on the '05 A4 over the course of 24 months via the savings on a car under December's great lease program… and have the pleasure of driving an '07 A4. If I knew what Audi was going to offer in January, I could sort this out, but that's not really knowable, is it? As the '05 was my first leased car, I'm not sure whether I'm breaking any unspoken rules against turning your car in early. Ideas? Thanks.
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