Any one here own/drive an AUDI???

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  1. jms493

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    Any one here own/drive an AUDI???

    I am seriously considering this to me my next vehicle. A4 Premium Plus Model Probably a lease...I hear they are expensive to maintain. I have been researching alot and havent heard anything bad. Hard to tell when you visit the Audi forums....those guys are jaded.

    Looking for some personal experiences.

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  2. jmillhimes

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    My first job out of school was at Carmax as a buyer. I drove several models on test drives for customers and they are very nice. The one major backdrop is the price of parts. They are priced like a BMW.
     
  3. DigginGraves

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    I was very close to buying that car... then I held back. I have two friends with Audi cars... one has had non stop problems and the other hasn't had any. The issue is that when you need parts they are very expensive and can be tough to find anywhere but at the Audi dealership.

    I ended up with a fully loaded Mazda 6 for cheaper... and couldn't be happier with the car.
     
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    I drove my cousins TT a lot when he lived in the same town. I fancy myself a pretty good mechanic, and as far as I could tell, it was just as easy to maintain as my ford escort. People are weird when it comes to European cars, like changing the oil is somehow different and it usually a ploy by shop owners to charge an additional fee. What kind of maintenance would you expect to do yourself?

    One thing you also have to consider is how abundant spare parts are. They generally are more expensive for obvious reasons.

    I like Audis. I think as long as you stay away from purchasing a new GM or Chrysler in the upcoming months, you should be okay.
     
  5. jms493

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    Yeah thats what I am hearing....I am not even sure I can change my own oil......which I have been doing since I could drive.

    Thats one of the reasons why I am considering a lease. Also i believe you should buy what appreciates and rent want depreciates.
     
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    The only problem with a lease is you end up losing money too, but it's worth it if you change cars every 3-5 years anyway. It is especially advantageous to lease a car which depreciates quickly (such as a chevy cavalier). Audi will hold it's value a bit better.
     
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    yeah the lease vs buy thing is tricky....I dont drive much during the week....so keeping the mileage wont be a problem. I just dont want to have this car with 60,000 miles and shit starts to break and it is going to cost me an arm and a leg.

    The only other option which is probably a smarter one is to buy a 2009 model with under 10,000 miles on it. You can cut like $10,000 off the price.

    The other idea is if I dont drive that much why do I need such a nice car:confused:.
     
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    You should be able to get a LOT of cars right now for way under the sticker. haha
     
  9. Colemanchu

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    Buy a 5 speed ford f150, simple, versatile and easy to maintain.
     
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    I forced my wife to buy a Elantra. It was 15,000 for a brand new model back in 2002 so we purchased it. We have 56k miles on it now and it still runs great. I have heard they have engine problems when they hit 60+ so I may be buying a new car myself soon. She wants a beamer but I told her all i can afford is a beaner
     
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    If you bought a car for 15k seven years ago and it is still running great you are doing pretty good, haha. I doubt the resale is spectacular, but if you can get some sort of decent trade in value (which nowadays you have significant negotiating power), it might be worthwhile.

    Or you can enjoy not having a car payment and drive it into the ground. lol, that's my plan at the moment. I have no AC and a moonroof that does not open. It still runs great and it gets 35 mpg racing around town.
     
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    My truck is an 01 with 70,000 miles and runs perfectly. Nothing fancy just a good runner and it's always convenient to have a truck around. Plus the ten times a year that it rains it's fun to whip shittys in a rear wheel drive manual.
     
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    I'm actually looking at getting a new F-150 after we close on the house. I need something with AC before this Texas Summer.

    I'm actually trying to sell my escort and all my spare parts right now. This car has about run it's course.

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  14. jfosh

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    AUDI is a good car and since your are leasing you do not have to worry about parts. The only maintenance you have to worry about is oil change, breaks, tires. Some manufacturers including BMW will do all the scheduled maintenance ie(oil) for free.

    From your driving habits lease would work well for you maybe even check about an ultra low mileage lease. That will add a couple points to your residual. Thus lowering your payment.

    The nice thing about leasing is you only pay for what you use including paying tax a month at a time and not in one lump some upfront. Most times to get a similar payment on a purchase you have to go 72 months. And 6 years from now you may need a diffrent car and you will more than likely be over the warranty and be on your own to fix the car.

    I would compare all models in this segment and look for the lowest payment with the least amount of money down and which one will cover the most maintenance. Ask what your money factor is (this is your interest rate for a lease)? Knowing that will help you compare apples to apples on leases.
     
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    thanks foshe! Yeah I have been reading about this money factor.
     
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    Yeah, I am enjoying a no car payment time right now. These Daycare's are eating up my salary. I am paying almost 200.00 a week for my daughter. I was paying 150.00 but that daycare had issues and Its hard to find one that cheap thats good for a 1 year old.


    Drifter, I just purchased an 01 Dodge Ram 1500 Limited edition from Carmax. 4 doors, leather, TV-DVD, very nice. had 50,000 miles on it for $14,000. Not to bad considering the year and miles.
     
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    Yeah the nice about a truck is that it's cold throughout as soon as you turn the AC on, top priority in the des(s)ert.
     
  18. Hellisan

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    I don't have an audi but I have the previous model Passat. The Passat that I have is almost identical to the earlier model A4 which has a similar small turbo engine as this one. If the one you're considering has the 2.0 T I really wouldn't recommend them, I would recommend something non-aspirated if you're looking for something nice with a small engine, you really can't go wrong with a similarly-priced, similar-sized BMW IMO. And like Fosh said if you go the buy route with one of those all the maintenance is free for a certain number of miles, sell or trade in after that.
     
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    you smugglin rice in that m'fer???
     
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    1400 a month over here bro for my 3 and 5 year old... thank god the oldest starts public school next fall..
     
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    Yeah, I was in to the whole street thing when I was in high school. Really just the mechanical aspect as I never got into the body kits, neon lights, and 3 ft spoilers. I spent my time in performance and suspension upgrades. It handled nice. I did a couple Auto-X events and did pretty well against cars far more powerful. It was gutted in this picture I believe, weighing in at just over 2000 lbs.
     
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    haha, I deserve that I guess
     
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    im gonna put it up on facebook and tag you.... :cool:
     
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    lol, like I don't have enough stupid pictures of me already
     

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