Question about Lease Return

urbanaudi1urbanaudi1 Member Posts: 1
edited September 2015 in Audi
I have a 2012 Audi A4 2.0T in a 42month lease with a mileage allowance of 42000 Miles. I have about 2 months left on my lease and I am already at 46000 miles. 5 months ago I took my car to the Audi dealership to see if I can trade it in and get a new car but after appraisal found out I needed to pay $3500 extra (because of extra miles and need of new tires) even the sales rep recommended I don't go for a new car right now because I would need to pay alot of upfront cost so I decided to just wait till the end of my lease to save up money to pay the mileage penalty at the end. Last week my car started shaking vigorously and engine check and EPC light was flashing so I took it to the dealership. They ended up having to replace the entire engine after approval from corporate but I was informed i don't have to pay because I was covered under warranty. While they have my car I get a call from a leasing manager saying they will just buy my car right now and waive all fees (~$3500 worth) and put me in a newer model Audi. My question is, are they just doing this to just sell me a new car? (because this wasn't offered when I went in 5 months ago) or am I entitled to something because of the engine swap and they are trying to keep it under wraps? Just thought I check before I gave the dealer my answer. Thank you for anyone that can help!

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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 207,889
    @urbanaudi1 Yes, they are trying to sell you a new car. No, you wouldn't be entitled to anything, if they are fixing your car.

    Less than 2 months to go is a lot different from 5 months. The dealer may be able to take the car in as a lease return at this point vs. a trade-in. You are going to need a car in a couple months, so it sure wouldn't hurt to listen. Evaluate the deal on it's own merits, but keep in mind you'll have at least $1500 in charges if you take your current lease to term.

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