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Posted 28 July 2012 - 19:03
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Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:48
It's not financially justifiable for me to buy a car because it's pure waste of money.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 07:55
Have you compared buying a car through financing and owning it for 6+ years vs doing two or three lease terms?
At head-to-head "battle", lease vs financing for the same short term, lease wins, hands down. But you need a car for longer than that and that's why I think it's a waste of money to lease. It's the same principal with rent vs mortgage. (Why throw your money away every month and make your landlord rich when you can be building your own equity?) That's why I purchase my cars, keep them for 6+ years, and overall I save quite a lot and I still have residual value in the end.
I'll be upgrading my 2006 A4 (I'm going for the new A4 ). I stopped paying for it's financing three years ago which means I've had the three previous years of free ride! and that's the money I've found a better used elsewhere) and it's still got a nice residual value (about 35% of its cost) which I'm gonna use as trade-in.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:02
I'll tell you this.. if I get an S5, I will probably lease it for 42 months. Definitely a car I will want to keep for longer time.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:08
Yeah it comes down to business vs individual tax deductions and ones desire to drive new every couple of years
I like owning my stuff, especially something as intimate as a car And I like to mod them which is impossible with a lease.
So, go for which ever model you like! You have a chance to try them all out within a decade or so!
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:13
I still modded my 2005 A6 when i got it back in the day like tinting windows and new wheels and stuff that I get to keep after I return the car. But owning definitely gives you freedom to mod the crap out of it.
One of the advantages when I'm getting a lease is that I get to load the hell out of it right from Audi. So in the case of new choice (be it A6 or S5 or A7) I will custom order it from Audi with all the choices and exactly to my liking, so I feel less inclined to mod the car overall.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:20
Yeah, I'm the same. In order for a car to last me 6 years, I need a zero-compromise solution, so I get them fully loaded too and then chip-tune them and etc.
Posted 29 July 2012 - 08:26
Nice.. Audis run and look sick modded.
Posted 30 July 2012 - 13:16
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Posted 08 August 2012 - 12:47
Tell me you're getting a used one with a naturally aspirated v8! Definitely skip the new S5, and get the RS5.
I think it's going to be S5.. I am going to test drive them all soon.. but I think it will be S5..
Hopefully some of my business ventures pay off before the end of the year so I might end up with RS5 instead.. we'll see.
Posted 08 August 2012 - 14:47