It’s always great to see a customer’s transitions through different cars as their careers develop. In this case, we originally supplied a Ford Fiesta 1.6 almost 6 years ago and now the customer is driving an incredible performance vehicle in the Audi S4.
Replacing your lease car should not be too difficult, so long as you have carried out the necessary practical steps. When looking to return (and replace) your vehicle you need to consider two key questions: 1) what condition should my current vehicle be in; and 2) what vehicle will I replace the current with (and when).
The second point, about what car and when, is very much a personal decision. With continued changes by our Government on VED, fuel choices and now WLTP, you do need think carefully about when you make your decision. For example, as all cars registered on or after 1 September 2018 must adhere to WLTP standards, there will significant delays on factory order cars. Therefore some customers who require a car October/November/December, may be best-placed in taking a pre-registered car (many will be registered in August) to ensure they receive a vehicle. The issue is that some factory order vehicles will be delayed and if your vehicle must be returned, you may end-up in a situation where you have no vehicle.
Make sure you research your options well in advance and do not be led on price alone; this is about finding a car which meets your needs and requirements.
In terms of the car shown here, the AUDI A4 SALOON S4 Quattro 4dr Tip Tronic, this is based on the following configuration:
· Pearlescent paint (Daytona Grey)
· Fine Nappa leather – Black
· Matt brushed aluminium inlay
· 19″ 10 spoke V design alloy wheels
· Electric folding door mirrors
· Audi Virtual Cockpit – 12.3″ LCD instrument cluster
· Extended LED Interior multi coloured light pack – A4/S4
As standard the car includes high beam assistant, 19” alloys, Audi sound system with 10 speakers, 4-way electric lumbar support, LED interior light pack, heated front seats, cruise control, black brake callipers, parking system plus, electric front seats, sports suspension, acoustic windscreen, rain and light sensors, enhance braking system, hill hold control, smartphone interface, mobile telephone preparation, pre-sense collison avoidance, MMI navigation with HDD, auto dimming rear view mirror, DAB radio, body coloured extremals, rear spoiler, LED daytime lights, automatic lights and wipers, 3-spoke flat bottomed steering wheel, climate control, fine Nappa leather, gearshift paddles, stainless steel pedals, active bonnet, sports seats, first aid kit, extended interior upholstery pack and a Thatcham Cat 1 alarm/immobiliser. In terms of additional factory options, consider adding privacy glass, head up display, the virtual cockpit (12.3” LCD instrument cluster) and the black styling pack.
In terms of the technical-info, company car and business users can note the P11d at £45,840.00 and CO2 at 174g/km for calculation of BiK (car tax). The 2995CC 8 speed auto engine delivers 354ps, 36.7mpg combined and 0-62 times of 4.7 seconds! Service intervals are every year for the S4.
So would this be your selected leasing option? Or would great nationwide alternatives in the Mercedes CLA45 AMG, C43 AMG or BMW 335d or BMW 340i or even the Alfa Romeo Giulia Quadrifoglio turn your head?
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