But I do agree on the other off putting aspects of the Tesla.
$65,990+Tax = $74,570
$2,700+Tax = $3,050
Total = $77,620
And at ~$0.02/km driving cost vs. ~$0.13/km pumping Premium into an S4/S5, it would be significantly cheaper over an ownership period. 50,000km ~$5,500 saved.
I don't know if this has been mentioned, but is Stelvio being considered? I'm seeing great deals on slightly used models. Used QV maybe?
We're expecting twins and her MK7 GTI is going to have to grow up slightly (she's not into big hulking cars/SUVs). Used Stelvios are definitely on our radar.
edit: just saw my sig for the first time in more than a year I've posted. Ah the irony
On a side note, I wouldnt dismiss the GTI. Unless you want an SUV for the height benefits (easier getting them in/out). Room wise the GTI has same amount of leg room as Stelvio (actually 1/3" less to be exact) and GTI actually has more front leg room than the Stelvio.. It's trunk is only a tiny bit larger as well
Source: owned a MK7 GTI and currently have a Stelvio.
Yes, trunk space is the main reason for getting something bigger even though Stelvio's is not much bigger overall. Our biggest issue is fitting the huge double stroller into the GTI. First, you gotta take off the wheels and pray you find that one position where it just fits in the GTI
We might look at some in the next few weeks. Another option is 2020 Tiguan R-Line after seeing my coworker's which completely changed my mind about Tiguans
oof is that at MSRP...? Here's a US lease for comparison
2019 Audi S5 Sportback: $63,365 MSRP | $623/Mo +tax | $2600 DAS + MSDs
**Selling Price: $56,662
**Monthly Payment: $623+tax
**Cash Due at Signing: $2,600 (1st Month, Registration, Acquisition, Taxes)
**MSD: $6,300 (9 MSD’s)
**Incentives: $2,500 ($1000 Lease Cash, $750 Loyalty, $750 Loyalty Enhancement)
**Region: So Cal
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 took S4 Avant because S5 Sportback is apparently not in the configurator at this time (it was before, though).
Current: 2019 BMW X3
Past: 2015 Lexus CT200h, 2008 Mazda MX-5, 2006 Opel Vectra, 1999 Renault Safrane, 1998 Golf Mk IV, 1985 Golf Mk II
Gasoline | Hybrid | Diesel
I'm biased to the S4 but really liking the '20 exterior refresh. The interior ruins it for me though as they removed the MMI dial, added piano black everywhere, and made it touchscreen. That said, at least 'down here', the used RS5's are dipping into the mid-60's w/ low miles. I just want an RS next go round...but not a 3
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Our concern is the trunk depth, really.
I believe the trunk volume numbers are similar (I'm seeing GTI being slightly larger??) but I'm just curious about the depth comparison and if that stroller would fit without her having to take the wheels off and play tetris in the GTI.
Went and checked out the facelifted A5 and at the Toronto Auto Show this morning. It looks amazing. In fact the A5 would look good enough on its own to buy it without needing the S, were it not for the fact it doesn't have enough power. I need to go test drive one now and see how that feels.