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Audi A4 Lease Questions

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  • I bet if you go down to the Audi dealer and explain your situation they will offer to pay your last lease payment :)

    Plus I don't think you have to pay in the disposition fee if you lease another vehicle from them.
  • leensleens Posts: 4
    Great Deal. What dealership in Florida?? I heard you can pay the 550 for the free service on the Audi.
    I am in Florida and I would love to get the deal you got.
  • Hey floridabob1 that sounds like a good deal!!! I'm looking to lease an A4 like yours in South Florida. Could you please tell me the name of the dealership?
    Thanks.
  • How long is your lease?
  • Anybody knows how much is 36 month lease for A4?
  • These are the numbers I got from a SoCal dealer (very good experience so far). It seems to be a decent deal, what do you guys think?

    2007 A4 2.0T 6 Speed FWD
    S-line Package
    Titanium Package
    Black Exterior
    Ebony leather Interior

    MSRP: $32,860
    Cap Cost: $31,000
    Drive-Off: $1,182 (Includes 1st month payment)
    36mo./12k miles lease
    Money Factor: 0.00115
    Residual Value: 59%
    $0 down
    $413/month ($421 w/ service plan, $550 cost)

    I haven't signed anything yet, but will go back over the weekend to close the deal. Thanks to all the posts and comments in this forum (this is my first lease experience)
  • I was offered the same monthly payment for 36mon/36K deal by Pacific Audi while trying to do the 2 years A4 Quattro promotional lease.

    Compare to the 24mon/30k, I don't think it's worth one year of extra lease payment and get only 6,000 miles additional. I would recommend stick with 2 years promotional lease then lease another one after that unless you are looking at 3 years only. Currently, I think BMW 3 offers better 3 years lease then Audi A4. No need to pay extra for maintaince since BMW already include it in the price.

    Finally, I think your monthly payment seems high compare to mine. You better plug your data into some lease calculator to double check. My cap cost is around 31.5k with about $8 lower month payment with LA county tax rate. There is probably more room for bargains on MF and cap cost or unless payment include some additional dealer added accessories.
  • Thanks for the input. I am using a lease calculator, actually, and the slightly lower (-2%) RV is for the s-line package. I believe the lease rates are current for december (car_man can you verify this, please) and the numbers do match. payments would be lower for a 36mo/10k lease but i don't want to take the chance of going over (i currently drive about 10.5-11k miles/yr). I will consider the 24mo/12k lease, though. After running those numbers, it seems that paying another drive-off fee in two years would still cost less than the difference of twelve 36/12 and 24/12 payments. (the $413 I mentioned before does include LA tax). i'll go back this weekend and try to get a better deal.
  • I find myself for the first time ever with no car payments, and of course, 3 weeks later, my wife's car falls apart.

    So I was looking at the Saturn Aura XR 3 year Lease and then noticed Audi's A4 lease on their website for $359, nothing down, and 15K per year! Wow!

    It almost seems to good to be true? Is there a catch with Audi Leases? Do they have lots of "charges" for every little nick and speck of dust at the lease end? Do they gouge you with service charges for maintenance? (my nearest Audi dealer in 30 minutes away)

    After driving mini-vans for the past decade, this is going to be my first "mid-life-crisis" car, so the thought of an Audi A4 is pretty exciting. Being in my 40's, I'd like to try a new car every few years from now on, but I'm just wondering how Audi can offer a much more attractive lease than a Saturn

    Also, if anyone knows how much I should expect to pay in order to "buy" more miles up front that would be greatly appreciated. I will probably need an extra 3,000 miles per year.
  • You're welcome, viz. That is a good question. I personally believe that it would be difficult to lease a 2007 Audi A4 for less than dealer invoice. As far as your current BMW goes, unfortunately regardless of what the price guides say it is only worth what someone is willing to give you for it. If you can't find a dealer that's willing to give you more than $19,000 for it, you'll be better off just making the final four payments on your BMW and walking away from it. You can always wait until you are closer to the scheduled end of your current lease to get a new vehicle.

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  • No problem, catatonic. Audi is still running a very attractive lease on the A4 in December. While technically there are no extra fees associated with ordering a vehicle, in my experience dealers would much rather sell a vehicle that they already have in stock than order one for a customers. There are two reasons for this. the first is that dealers are constantly paying "floorplan" interest on vehicles that they have in inventory. The sooner they sell a vehicle that they already have, the sooner they can stop paying interest on it. The second reason is that if they sell you a vehicle that they already have they can finalize your deal now. If they have to wait for an ordered vehicle to come in, dealers always run the risk of having the deal fall apart because the consumer shopped around or just changed their mind in the weeks that it took for their vehicle to arrive.

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  • Greetings jinger. Is the payment that you mentioned for option one a finance payment or a lease payment? If it is a lease payment, then you definitely need to go with option two. That A4 costs nearly $250 a month less to lease :surprise: . Also, I personally would go with the Audi A4 over the Saab 9-3. There's nothing wrong with the Saab, just for my money the A4 is the better car. This is more of a personal opinion than anything, so definitely make sure to drive both before making your decision.

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  • You're welcome, edrn. Talk to you then.

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  • Hi polonita. For reasons that I will never understand, in mist cases consumers who lease through banks' one pay lease programs still need to have decent credit. One would think that it wouldn't matter because the bank is getting all of its month upfront, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Most banks that do one pay leases provide lessees who choose this option with a reduction in the money factor that is used to calculate the interest cost of their lease. Unfortunately, I don't know the exact money factor discount that Audi Financial Services provides for this sort of deal. Perhaps someone else out there does and would be kind enough to chime in.

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  • Hi twodomes. The money factor that was used to calculate this car's monthly payment is great. It's right in line with Audi Financial Services' current buy rate for this car. The monthly payment that you were quoted looks pretty good to me, but I really can't give you a detailed assessment of it without knowing this car's selling price. The selling price will give me an idea of what sort of discount you were given on this car.

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  • Greetings jordache. You never mentioned the selling price of the car that you are interested in leasing. This is an important number for you as a consumer to know for two reasons. First, the selling prices of leased vehicles can be negotiated, just as if you were paying cash for them. Without knowing the price of the car that you want to lease you don't know how good a price you are getting it for. The second reason is that one needs the selling price of a vehicle that they want to lease is that it is necessary to calculate its lease payment. I would be more than happy to give you my opinion of this deal if you let me know what its selling price is.

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  • Wow, guru_ck, that's one late night :surprise: . You were smart to do research before getting your new car. The lease payment that you were quoted looks pretty good to me, but it would be easier for me to give you a detailed assessment of this deal if I had this car's MSRP and selling price. What is the $32,834 that you mentioned? I assume that it's the selling price. If so, tell me the MSRP and I'll let you know what I think.

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  • Hi yellow1. What you were told by this dealer about having to perform the 15,000 and 25,000 mile full service is absolutely not true. All you for your leased vehicle is change its oil every couple thousand miles and to be safe keep that receipts. You can rotate your tires to reduce the chance of having to pay for excess wear and tear on them as well, but you don't have to. It sounds to me as though the dealer that you spoke with was trying to drum up a little more business for their service department by telling you a lie. The only good thing about service contracts on leases is that some banks actually provide consumers with boost in their vehicle's residual value if they get a service contract. In cases where there is a residual value boost, the service contract almost becomes free because the residual value boost lower vehicles' monthly payment. I believe Audi has this sort of promotion, but I am not sure if it is available on 24 month leases.

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  • Hello kellicharese. It looks like this quote is missing one of the most important pieces of information, this car's selling price. It is very important to find the selling price of the car that you want to lease. The selling prices of leased vehicles are negotiable, just as if you were paying cash for or financing them. Without knowing this number, it is difficult to tell how much of a discount you are being given. The selling price is also necessary to calculate a lease payment. I cannot use Audi's lease program to double check the payment that you were quoted without it. Let me know what this car's selling price is and I will gladly give you a detailed assessment of this deal.

    As far as paying sales tax goes, I personally feel that you are better off adding it into your vehicle's monthly payment than paying it at lease signing if you can. If you pay all of your car's sales tax and then a month later your vehicle is totaled or stolen, that money is just gone. However, if you had added it to your car's monthly payment you wouldn't lose any of it.

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  • Hi guru_ck. Most banks do allow pre-paid leases. Unfortunately, pre-paid leases are not interest-free. The banks that allow them do provide a reduction in the interest rate that is used to calculate the cost of the lease though. Similarly, for some reason banks that offer pre-paid leases still run credit checks on consumers. So your friend's bad credit would still probably have an impact upon their deal, even if they offered to pay for their entire lease in advance.

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