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Audi A3, Wagon
#1 of 444 Audi A3: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences
May 09, 2005 (7:25 pm)
Share your price paid and buying experiences here! Help others define what's a "good deal"!
#2 of 444 Re: Audi A3: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [Sylvia]
May 10, 2005 (9:46 am)
Ordered one last week. I'm in Houston. Had to order because they only had black and silver with DSG on the lot and they didn't come with everything I wanted. Ended up with Arctic White/beige interior (no charge), DSG, sunroof, premium pkg, xenon lights and rear airbags. They wouldn't budge off of msrp on the special orders. Pretty sure they would have given up a little on the ones they had in stock. Of course I would like to have gotten some sort of price concession, but in the end, the car is exactly what I have been looking for and I'll be paying cash and keeping it a while.
#3 of 444 Re: Audi A3: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [gotmine]
May 10, 2005 (11:16 am)
There isn't a whole lot of mark-up on the A3. About $1600 or so on a base stick car w/ no extra options.
#4 of 444 Re: Audi A3: Prices Paid & Buying Experiences [rjlaero]
May 14, 2005 (6:09 pm)
Three quotes I have seen on another board are "good deal below MSRP", $500 below, and $800 below. I am sure there are many more at MSRP - those are not necessarily advertized by the buyers. I haven't seen the need to pay above MSRP anywhere, so I think there are some reasonable deals out there.
May 14, 2005 (7:31 pm)
Talked to the Audi dealer closest to me, over an hour away....they have 2 A3's,they have red tags hanging from the mirror...$500 off sticker.
#6 of 444 A3 price
May 16, 2005 (2:38 pm)
$720 off an in-stock arctic white A3 with premium package, DSG and sunroof. Excellent deal!
#7 of 444 Leasing an A3 in the US
May 16, 2005 (5:06 pm)
Since the A3 isn't a "mature" line and everything on the 2006 is new globally, 2.0T, FSI, DSG, Open Sky, etc, etc
I'm really thinking hard about a lease, I want one NOW, but I want to drop it off in 36 months and grab the 2.0T-Q w/ Bluetooth, DSG 2nd gen, tweaked turbo, S-Line or whatever else comes along. I kinda paid my dues on first model year release with the 98 Passat. (no offense to those that just purchased, I would LOVE to hear that there are no glitches in the next 2 or 3 years, will be all the more reason for me to own)
Selling or taking trade-in is a pain for sucha short term...
My questions or search for comments is around leasing choices... Audi is not making the lease desirable, according to sales reps, it is intentionally, so I am seeking out any possibilities like 3rd party leasing agents, etc.
Anyone else going through this?
#8 of 444 Re: Leasing an A3 in the US [mcdonst1]
May 16, 2005 (6:27 pm)
2.0 with Quattro???....there isn't going to be a 2.0 quattro.
#10 of 444 loaded
May 16, 2005 (9:36 pm)
Very pleasant experience - 30 mins discussion about price - provided a final offer - was called back in a few hours as they accepted after some further thought. Really glad they called.