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2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport AWD vs 2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus

Deal_HackerDeal_Hacker Posts: 18
edited July 2018 in INFINITI

I'm turning in my 2015 Infiniti Q40 (G37X leftover), and need to decide what to get next. I think I've narrowed it down to the 2018 Infiniti Q50 Red Sport AWD and the 2018 Audi A4 Premium Plus with the Sport and Technology packages. I like the Kia Stinger GT, but the lease deals aren't very good. The monthly payment will be close on both, probably a little less on the Audi. The insurance is more expensive on the Infiniti, as is the cost of fuel.

I get special pricing on both through my employer.

I love the Audi A4 in most respects, but I'm concerned it's a little boring. I've only driven it twice, and can't say a bad thing about it, but there seems to be something... sterile about it. The Red Sport's interior isn't nearly as good, but it's sooo fast.

What would you do? I strongly prefer leasing, and my firm monthly payment is $450/month. I'll be happy to check out other cars, but they'd have to be in my price range.



  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 103,868
    I'm not sure you'll be able to get either vehicle for $450, without some substantial sum upfront.

    After the Q40, the A4 might seem a little slow. I think the Audis have better fit/finish, and are better-looking, but our G37 was trouble-free for the three years we leased it. Whatever you save in fuel/insurance on the Audi will likely be spent on higher maintenance charges.

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  • Good point on the maintenance.

    I have a great offer on the table for a Red Sport right now for $1,000 down and $450 a month right now through a combination of special pricing and a loyalty bonus. The salesman thought I was crazy for not just taking the offer then.

    I'm still mulling it. 
  • krishnamkrishnam Posts: 23
    Can you share the details of the offer you got for $450 a month
  • krishnam said:

    Can you share the details of the offer you got for $450 a month

    Sorry, I haven't been around since I closed my deal on July 30th.

    MSRP: $57,550
    Loyalty Bonus: ~$6,200
    Lease cash: $5,400
    VPP Discount: ???
    4 in 1 Tire/Wheel, etc. Service (with employee discount): ~$430
    Residual: 50%
    MF: .00003
    Terms: 10K/year, 39 months
    DAS: $1,000

    Monthly payment: $461.
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