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Old 08-01-2012, 12:17 PM
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I really like it but the room is really tight we had to make my baby's carseat front facing because the front seat was all the way froward to fit it rear facing lol. My husband has a '12 f150 so I think that will be our trip truck from now on because it has so much room.
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Don't be shocked when it comes time to unload the BMW or Audi. Trade in/Private sale prices on all vehicles is awful.
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Old 08-01-2012, 06:34 PM
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Re: It Was Good While It Lasted

Interesting, is apparently a shortage in central Florida since I just received a letter from my dealer asking if I wanted to sell it back.

Will mention that from a resale consideration (I tend to keep cars I like for decades) you are better off with an optionless version of a high-line vehicle than an optioned out mid or low line with the same MSRP
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Old 08-01-2012, 07:04 PM
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Nothing to be surprised about, the 2013 A4 is more stunning as it not as common to see on the road, especially in Premium Plus package with full updated front and rear LED lights, Sport Package (10mm lower), Audi MMI package, Bang and Olufsen Sound, Audi Advanced Key with the 8 speed transmission with paddle shifters.

MSRP on this is $45,860. Not a cheap car by any means for a small sedan...
I don't like the A4's way overpriced for what they are and are a dime a dozen down here. I work for one of the most prestigious high end car dealerships in the country and these make up most of our loaner car fleet. That being said I was more surprised you went from an suv to a small car like the A4. Good luck with the new ride though.
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2011 Summit, Hemi with 11,700 miles with MSRP of $49,200. Bought for $45,500 minus $1000 incentive, Owned exactly, one year to the month and got $33,000.
I Basically took a bath on the trade...

I was talking to my salesman, and since it was end of the month, I got 10% off the MSRP of the Audi and they wanted to meet the quota. They really wanted to give me the best on the trade-in so they can get my sale when I was haggling. With that said, they called jeep dealers in the area if they wanted to buy it so that I can trade it in and get tax benefits, since in NJ you only pay taxes on the NET difference between new car price and the trade-in. The salesman said, the jeep dealers literally said that they do not want it, since new car prices on the WK2 is so attractive with the incentives and discounts. The kicker is I called and talked to 5 Jeep dealers personally in the area and asked the used car manager if they wanted to buy my Jeep, since they probably don't have to spend 1 penny certifying it, since it is still practically new, and none of them called me back for an offer.

I really felt crappy after that...

Lastly, maybe it's just me, but I will not miss the brake pedal position on this car. It is too high off the floor and too much to the left. I have a 9.5 shoe size so I don't necessarily have a small feet as well...

I got 33k for trade on my '11 Overland with ACC and 6K miles back in February when I bought my Raptor. I did get 5k off the truck and they seem to be holding there values extremely well. I had a lot of issues with the Jeep that were unacceptable in a $46K sticker SUV. Also I my Wife and I agree about the brake pedal placement, on a 2 hour drive my ankle was so tilted it was actually sore, never been in another car that had that issue.
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I got 33k for trade on my '11 Overland with ACC and 6K miles back in February when I bought my Raptor. I did get 5k off the truck and they seem to be holding there values extremely well. I had a lot of issues with the Jeep that were unacceptable in a $46K sticker SUV. Also I my Wife and I agree about the brake pedal placement, on a 2 hour drive my ankle was so tilted it was actually sore, never been in another car that had that issue.
I am trying to talk the wife into a Raptor swap. Not sure I want to live with that truck everyday though. I would love to have one as a toy though.
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I am trying to talk the wife into a Raptor swap. Not sure I want to live with that truck everyday though. I would love to have one as a toy though.
It's actually not bad at all, you get use to the size pretty quickly, only time it's an issue if I am in a city or running a lot of errands in small parking lot's. Also, much more comfortable and faster than my old WK2, better city gas mileage too.
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Old 08-02-2012, 06:42 PM
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That being said I was more surprised you went from an suv to a small car like the A4. Good luck with the new ride though.
Yeah...I just don't see how someone who would want a small sedan (and the 3 and A4 are really small IMHO) would have wound up in a Jeep in the first place...
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:06 PM
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Yeah...I just don't see how someone who would want a small sedan (and the 3 and A4 are really small IMHO) would have wound up in a Jeep in the first place...
I like 'em long and lean and I also like 'em short and sweet. Vanilla, chocolate, strawberry and mocha; its all good.
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Yeah...I just don't see how someone who would want a small sedan (and the 3 and A4 are really small IMHO) would have wound up in a Jeep in the first place...
I went Tahoe, Acadia, Tahoe, Jeep, BMW. I guess I kinda worked my way down and am still getting used to the size.
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Yeah...I just don't see how someone who would want a small sedan (and the 3 and A4 are really small IMHO) would have wound up in a Jeep in the first place...
Look at my sig, I have two big cars, the grand cherokee was bought initially but we had a second child since then and the space is not quite enough. Try putting a double stroller in the trunk with two car seats in the back row and now the car is already full. So, we ended up buying a minivan, which also helps when my parents/in-laws are in town, since there is a third row. We just weren't using the GC other than for myself to commute during the weekdays, which seemed like a total waste with all the space in a heavy car drinking down the gas. Now since the minivan is more convenient (2 small kids) for the weekends and gets better gas mileage and have enough power (think pentastar, the same one as your GC in a lighter car), it makes sense to keep the minivan and have a small sporty commuter for myself on the weekdays. Now make sense?
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Look at my sig, I have two big cars, the grand cherokee was bought initially but we had a second child since then and the space is not quite enough. Try putting a double stroller in the trunk with two car seats in the back row and now the car is already full. So, we ended up buying a minivan, which also helps when my parents/in-laws are in town, since there is a third row.
1 agree 100%, I've said on here multiple times (and just about been stoned to death) that you can't beat a minivan when you've got kids.

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We just weren't using the GC other than for myself to commute during the weekdays, which seemed like a total waste with all the space in a heavy car drinking down the gas. Now since the minivan is more convenient (2 small kids) for the weekends and gets better gas mileage and have enough power (think pentastar, the same one as your GC in a lighter car), it makes sense to keep the minivan and have a small sporty commuter for myself on the weekdays. Now make sense?
Sure, makes sense. What I don't understand is people who set out and say "I'm going to get a Jeep GC or I'm going to get an Audi A4" from the get go...
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