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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:11 AM

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Was looking around at some Audi used cars

http://www.sgcarmart...N=0&VEH=0&AVL=2

 

And I was shocked at an A8 depreciation less than A4 depreciation

A4 1.8T depre $16k - http://www.sgcarmart...=458774&DL=2420

A8 3.2V6 depre $15k - http://www.sgcarmart...=449600&DL=2210

 

Then I went and look at other 2008-2009 A8 models, mostly also depre $15k only. Had sat in A8 before, the back legroom is amazing, lean back kiao kar already still can barely reach the front seat. At a time when even used Altis smelly smelly $12k depreciation,  A8 at depre $15k is [crazy] . A new A8 depre is close to $40k depre. Other than road tax which is twice of a 2L car, what else am I missing?


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:17 AM

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heavy maintenance

still not as bad as S class and those air shocks i guess 



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:19 AM

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1 single repair could easily add 1 to 2k to your low annual depreciation bro. Lppl.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:31 AM

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1 single repair to audi A4 or even VW Jetta [lipsrsealed]  will also cost just as much as an A8 mah.  But of cos servicing, oil change all this will costs more than a usual 1.8L.

 

If a person now driving a Audi A4, actually it will not add much annually to drive A8. Of cos if currently driving Camry then the maintenance costs will be whole world of difference.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 11:42 AM

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Buy!
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Posted 12 March 2015 - 02:46 PM

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wait a while more it will even be cheaper.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 03:08 PM

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1 single repair to audi A4 or even VW Jetta [lipsrsealed]  will also cost just as much as an A8 mah.  But of cos servicing, oil change all this will costs more than a usual 1.8L.

 

If a person now driving a Audi A4, actually it will not add much annually to drive A8. Of cos if currently driving Camry then the maintenance costs will be whole world of difference.

 

personally... i juz feel obligated to warn a fellow bro in MCF.. i bot a car from that dealer before... 

 

it was cheaper by abit compared to same models else where... but..... car turned out to be a lemon... 

 

in 10mths ownership... power window gear broke, coolant tank burst, air con leaked... additional 8~10k gone

 

of cus.. it could be a one off... but just be careful ... make sure your mech checks that car thoroughly... 


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 03:17 PM

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personally... i juz feel obligated to warn a fellow bro in MCF.. i bot a car from that dealer before... 
 
it was cheaper by abit compared to same models else where... but..... car turned out to be a lemon... 
 
in 10mths ownership... power window gear broke, coolant tank burst, air con leaked... additional 8~10k gone
 
of cus.. it could be a one off... but just be careful ... make sure your mech checks that car thoroughly... 


Looks like wear and tear to me.

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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:01 PM

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cost first year depreciation very wow haha

 

 

 

08/09 is old model thats why dep lower. space really good but maintenance will be expensive. not an issue to me cos i bought new last time


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:08 PM

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1 single repair could easily add 1 to 2k to your low annual depreciation bro. Lppl.

 

bro, sure or not?

 

if car left 5 years, 5*2k = 10k.

 

u sure a 10k repair on a8 is normally expected?



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:18 PM

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personally... i juz feel obligated to warn a fellow bro in MCF.. i bot a car from that dealer before... 

 

it was cheaper by abit compared to same models else where... but..... car turned out to be a lemon... 

 

in 10mths ownership... power window gear broke, coolant tank burst, air con leaked... additional 8~10k gone

 

of cus.. it could be a one off... but just be careful ... make sure your mech checks that car thoroughly... 

8-10k for these repairs sounds excessive.  you fixed with premium auto?



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:22 PM

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8-10k for these repairs sounds excessive.  you fixed with premium auto?

 

PML la... i bot from that dealer .. 


Looks like wear and tear to me.

 

Fair enough... maybe just me unlucky?  [bigcry]


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:35 PM

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PML la... i bot from that dealer .. 


 

Fair enough... maybe just me unlucky?  [bigcry]

ok la.........some AD overpriced their charges big time.

 

coolant tank, power window motor and even aircon compressor don't cost that much......

 

so I was a bit surprised why so expensive.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:37 PM

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ok la.........some AD overpriced their charges big time.

 

coolant tank, power window motor and even aircon compressor don't cost that much......

 

so I was a bit surprised why so expensive.

 

maybe because it is an audi??



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:38 PM

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ok la.........some AD overpriced their charges big time.

 

coolant tank, power window motor and even aircon compressor don't cost that much......

 

so I was a bit surprised why so expensive.

 

One of them included an engine flush mah.. when the coolant tank blew up.. think + tow charges etc etc 

 

i dont know the exact specifics of work done... throw to ''professionals'' to do lor... 

 

ps... i dont even know wat is engine flush... but sounded like it must be done... so...


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 04:41 PM

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maybe because it is an audi??

 

audi shares parts with vw and skoda ......

 

there are many affordable workshops specialising in repairs of cars with these badges......

 

so far I hear from friends who patronise them the charges are very reasonable.

 

I guess the audi ad charges high for their labour and high markup for the parts.

 

but I relook the posts I think superbored was complaining about his beemer not audi.?


 

One of them included an engine flush mah.. when the coolant tank blew up.. think + tow charges etc etc 

 

i dont know the exact specifics of work done... throw to ''professionals'' to do lor... 

 

ps... i dont even know wat is engine flush... but sounded like it must be done... so...

 

wah blow until need to do engine flush......a bit beyond my expectation..........but well they may just want to give you the most comprehensive repair.


Edited by Acemundo, 12 March 2015 - 04:48 PM.


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:47 PM

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One of them included an engine flush mah.. when the coolant tank blew up.. think + tow charges etc etc 

 

i dont know the exact specifics of work done... throw to ''professionals'' to do lor... 

 

ps... i dont even know wat is engine flush... but sounded like it must be done... so...

 

Never do things like "engine flush".

It's a scam.



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 05:56 PM

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Never do things like "engine flush".

It's a scam.

 

really?? but.. i did see ALL the whitish looking liquid over the whole engine .. somehow needing to cleaning the mess up made sense... 


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Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:00 PM

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It is very comfy, a bit too many gadgets that may fail.  But you can source for parts from overseas and go to outside WS to keep costs down.

 

There are other luxury cars around 15K dep as well.  Not that they are cheap, but rather the rest of the normal car prices (asked by the dealers) are exorbitant!

 

I say go for it! :-)



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Posted 12 March 2015 - 06:04 PM

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Really, if you drive a euro badge, especially the higher end ones, then be prepared to get chop at workshops, especially those that "specialise" in certain marque. Even a simple oil change can cost 400-500 outside, simply because many shops don't do BYO oil. Even if they do, the labour charge is going to be 80 or more.

 

10k for maintainence in 5 years is considered lucky and cheap. Just a simple gearbox overhaul may cost half of that.

 

And as with economics, anything bigger cost more. You can be looking at 1.5k for just pads and disc at the stockist when they wear out on a conti with big stock brakes. Four pieces of tyres may set you back more than 2k. Unsurprisingly, these happen a lot more often than on a bread and butter jap car when you have got more mass and power.




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