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1) went to a audi dealer over the weekend to look at a R8, the sales man describe the car as a very quite sports car. How would these guys know if they never have driven the car since the non of the audi dealers allow test drives?

2) How can I get a test drive on a R8, or even a ride, any NYC guys on board that can offer me a ride for a few mins? would really appreciate it because this is going to be a expensive purchase.

3)I drove the Gallardo E-gear. Its all around perfect car even though the fastest I ve been in this car is 80mph. I felt so involved in driving this car. I can hear the loud exhaust note 5 blocks away. just simply amazing! the only down side is its a used. The dealer is asking $135k. Also, I cant put more than 20,000 miles on it or else its worth nothing! Whos going to buy a 20,000 mile Lamborghini? Am I correct? Is it going to worth around $80k...

4) I know for a fact that most dealers in the north east are offering R8 at MSRP. How would I ask for a discount, if any?

5) The dealer told me if it is custom build , it will take 6 months. Is this reasonable?

6) R tronic or 6speed. I hate driving the 6 speed because I suck at it not because its no fun. Is this a good reason to go for a R tronic, am I not going to get as much fun in the R tronic? Should I get a boxster in the mean time and see if I really enjoy the 6speed before I spend the $130k?

7) New or used. I see plenty on autotrader, 08 with a few thousand miles for $125-130.. or just wait 6 month for my own car. OR there is a 09 white/black for $145k loaded. Is $145 worth it?

8) How is the driving dynamic compared with the Gallardo and 997 TT? I see plenty of TT for $100k on autotrader. Would you guys rather get the TT for now and wait for the R8 depreciation to hit bottom? $100k for a TT is such a steal right now.

thanks all!
 

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4) I know for a fact that most dealers in the north east are offering R8 at MSRP. How would I ask for a discount, if any?
I like to think ALL dealers are now asking for MSRP. MSRP started about a month, anyone one here getting under MSRP yet? If the car is sitting on the floor, I don’t see why you can’t just make them an offer? I am sure they rather sell a $100K+++ car than have it sit there no moving.... and costing them.
 

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7) New or used. I see plenty on autotrader, 08 with a few thousand miles for $125-130.. or just wait 6 month for my own car. OR there is a 09 white/black for $145k loaded. Is $145 worth it?
I am not sure anyone can answer the “Is it worth it?” for you. It is worth it for me because it is a kick ass car and I worked hard for it.
 

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No reason at all to not ask for a discount from list in the current market - the moment you drive it away it's going to lose money like everything else and it's not like all dealers have the luxury of a queue of people willing to pay over list for it right now - that was last year.

6 mths for a custom build sounds right and is another sign of the times as it's a big drop from last year too where 12-18 months was often being quoted.

As you'd expect, there have been quite a few threads re the 997tt/r8 and manual/r-tronic choices - here are a few of the threads to give a flavour:

997tt vs r8
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2263
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=408
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1613
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1304

manual vs r-tronic
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2322
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1535
http://www.r8talk.com/forums/showthread.php?t=58
 
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