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On Mon, 11 May 1998, William J Murin wrote:
> I just picked this off of the alt.autos.audi NG.
> Can this be for real?
> Bill Murin
> >firstname.lastname@example.org William S. Rowell at Sam Houston State University
> >I have a chance to buy out a lease (pay the final "big" payment)
> >on a 1996 Audi A4. It's got the V6, AWD, and most importantly,
> >has somewhere between 9,000 and 10,000 miles on it. Pretty
> >much perfect condition.
> >This is a car that sold new for $30,000+ and I can get it for
> >Am I insane to even consider _not_ buying this car?
> >The only thing that worries me is I've heard Audis are not
> >terribly reliable long-term and the parts cost is
> >astronomical when they break down.
> >Any advice would be appreciated!
Strangely, I see no reason why not. I do not know leases very well, but an
anecdotal experience: My father currently leases a '95 Saab 900SE Turbo
cabrio, fully loaded, 5-speed. he only drives about 5000 miles yearly.
This $40k (new) car has a residual around $14k- lease is up next summer-
so for little more than a new Neon, I might be able to swing a 20k miles,
perfectly maintained Saab, top-of-the-line. Neither Saab nor Audi have
residuals as high as, say, an MBZ. Depending on the terms of the lease,
the A4 buyout might well be possible at that price...
- From: William J Murin <email@example.com>