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Re: Looking to buy a '98/'99 A4.

Philip D. Kim writes:
> I'm in the market for a '98 or '99 A4, and had a few questions.  
> First off, when is the next big model change supposed to happen 
> for the A4 line?  I'd hate to buy the car now and find out that
> the model's going to change two years from now (I'm planning on
> keeping the car about 3-4 years).  

Audi typically has a 6 or 7 year model life.  Since the A4 appeared
in the U.S. for the 1996 model year, I would expect a new model
to come out for 2002 or 2003.

> Also, what kind of a discount can I expect from the dealers?  
> I'm near Boston, and I've visited the Brookline dealership, but
> they were complete jerks about a test drive or even giving out
> pricing, but I'm hoping to find a more hospitable dealership
> elsewhere.  

This vary greatly regionally, and also vary on the specific model
that you're looking for.  I think $1500 over invoice is probably
a reasonably good deal.

96 A4 2.8 quattro
84 5000S 2.1 turbo
80 4000 2.0
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