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Lease Ending - need some advice

Old 10-11-2018, 12:12 PM
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I am currently month to month on my lease & the final date is 12.24.18. I have a few minor dents & some light curb rash on my wheels. How **** is audi when it comes to this stuff, and how much will they negotiate if i lease another S car? In addition, i also need 4 new tires. Where can i get some used tires that will get me through the inspection? Also are these cars worth buying? i think my residual is at 22k, and my car has only 37k miles

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Your lease-end guidelines clearly state what is allowable for wear and tear. And independent inspector (not employed by Audi) will insect the car, so there is no negotiating. The damage is inspected and compared to what Audi allows and you will be given a condition report. You have two choices: either turn the car in and pay the amount to repair the damage as determined by the inspector, or repair the damage at your expense that will bring the car within the allowable damage limit provided in your inspection report.

The only exception to this would be if your dealer buys your car off-lease and would be willing to negotiate/overlook the damage.

The process is very clear and it is not ambiguous...you should have no surprises or questions after the lease-end inspection. As for buying it yourself, only you can determine if the car is a good buy at the residual price and if you want to continue to keep it. A little internet research should quickly determine if the residual is higher or lower than the fair market value.
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Although farmerjones is correct, my experience has been if you are leasing another Audi, they are not so picky about minor damage. My TT was recently returned with all four rims curb-rashed, and some minor scuffs. No problem, and I love my new S3.
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Originally Posted by musantemike View Post
I am currently month to month on my lease & the final date is 12.24.18. I have a few minor dents & some light curb rash on my wheels. How **** is audi when it comes to this stuff, and how much will they negotiate if i lease another S car? In addition, i also need 4 new tires. Where can i get some used tires that will get me through the inspection? Also are these cars worth buying? i think my residual is at 22k, and my car has only 37k miles

Thanks in advance

M
Its' all about whether the dealer will ask you to turn-in your car or buy it from you. MAKE SURE YOU KNOW THIS BEFORE YOU START ANOTHER DEAL - it's important and all-any damage should be part of the negotiation if they are buying your car. If you are asked to turn-in your lease, they are very hands-off and will throw you into the fire for damage, miles, etc, to deal with Audi Lease Return.

ADDITIONALLY - if you think your damage or over-miles are going to cost you a lot (you can get a pre-assessment from them if you're unsure), you can ask the dealership to buy the car, and they will ask for an amount to be paid (it can also we buried in the deal for the new car). You can also try to negotiate this, but the cost to CPO a car is about $1500 for them fwiw.
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