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Need lease strategy and input

omeletpantsomeletpants Posts: 4
edited August 4 in Audi
I have a 2016 A6 lease. 42 months (6 months remaining), 35,000 allowed, but I have only used 11,000. Car is in perfect shape with no marks/dings. Dealer wants me to come in and upgrade by doing a pull forward through Audi Finance. He is suggesting a 2018 A4 says size is now similar to A6. I dont think I want an A4. Should my low miles perfect condition A6 buy me anything? I'm thinking the dealer would love to get this car and resell at a 3-4K additional profit. Whatcha think?

Second question: my current lease is $657/mo including 8.5% Illinois tax and I put $3k down. MSRP was $57k. I would like to stay close to the $657 number on a 2018 SQ5 at 61k msrp. I see that dealers in chicago have 18-45 in stock. Is this just a vehicle they cant sell. Is getting the $657 a total pipe dream
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  • MichaellMichaell ColoradoPosts: 85,331

    I have a 2016 A6 lease. 42 months (6 months remaining), 35,000 allowed, but I have only used 11,000. Car is in perfect shape with no marks/dings. Dealer wants me to come in and upgrade by doing a pull forward through Audi Finance. He is suggesting a 2018 A4 says size is now similar to A6. I dont think I want an A4. Should my low miles perfect condition A6 buy me anything? I'm thinking the dealer would love to get this car and resell at a 3-4K additional profit. Whatcha think?

    Second question: my current lease is $657/mo including 8.5% Illinois tax and I put $3k down. MSRP was $57k. I would like to stay close to the $657 number on a 2018 SQ5 at 61k msrp. I see that dealers in chicago have 18-45 in stock. Is this just a vehicle they cant sell. Is getting the $657 a total pipe dream

    What you need to do is find out the payoff on the A6 (a call to AFS should get you that information), and what it's worth in trade (try CarMax). Then, you'll know if you have positive equity or not. Then you can negotiate with your Audi dealer.

    What lease term, miles per year, and trim level of SQ5 are you looking for? We'll also need the proposed selling price to model a payment and determine if $650/mo is possible. There is an SQ5 lease thread you can check, as well.

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  • On the SQ5 it would be 39 months. Only need 7500 miles per year. Premium plus. I have seen a number of SQ5in the $61k range, dont know what the selling price would be
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 94,409

    On the SQ5 it would be 39 months. Only need 7500 miles per year. Premium plus. I have seen a number of SQ5in the $61k range, dont know what the selling price would be

    If you are only driving 3500 miles/year, why not buy out your A6 and keep driving it?

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  • At 3-4 years you start seeing wear on the seats and the bolsters. Technology lags. I like getting a fresh car
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 94,409

    At 3-4 years you start seeing wear on the seats and the bolsters. Technology lags. I like getting a fresh car

    In 11,000 miles?? :p

    I can understand the technology thing. Leasing just seems like an expensive way to operate a vehicle, with that few miles. Maybe, you could rent it out, on the days you aren't using it? ;)

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