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Audi A3, Wagon
Apr 09, 2008 (4:31 am)
Here's what I paid for my wife's A3 in Maryland...probably could have negotiated price down a bit more but liked the dealership and didn't want to have to go 50 miles to the other Audi dealerships who were basically selling at or below invoice.
2008 A3 2.0T 6sp Manual
Misano Red Pearl Effect
S Line Package
Sirius Satellite Radio
$32,500 drive off the lot price. Tax is 6% in MD, and tax/tags/MD $99 dealer fee come out to about $250.
#372 of 444 Thoughts on this deal please?
May 17, 2008 (5:27 pm)
Hi all. I would like to purchase a new 2008 A3 next week in the Detroit area, and I would like some thoughts on the deal. Here are the vehicle details -
Open sky roof
Sticker price $29,755
Negotiated price $27,500, including Audi Care maintenance
With tax + fees = +/- $29,450 out the door.
It seems pretty good to me, but I'd appreciate any insight. Thanks in advance!
#373 of 444 Re: Thoughts on this deal please? [bajafresh]
May 18, 2008 (6:52 pm)
I was recently offered...
Invoice plus 400.00 for any options and arrangements that I want.
This was at every single NJ dealer that I went to.
no free audicare. (649)
its ok, but not great as the car is set for some noticeable upgrades in 09.
should get for list flat
#374 of 444 Is this a good deal on a lease/ Audi A3?
Jun 11, 2008 (5:56 pm)
Great tips on this forum. Thanks for all your help.
Wanted to run this by you before I make the lease plunge. Does this seem like a good deal on a lease?
Black A3, with navigation plus, open sky, premium package, convenience package, bi-xenon headlights, and bluetooth.
Msrp is 35,320
your price is 33,769 (cap cost)
acquisition fee is 575
tire fee is 8.75
doc fee is 45.00
money factor is .00035
residual value is 49%
drive offs (including acquistion fee, 1st payment, and lic./registration ) is 1457.36
monthly payment is 475.94 plus tax or 515.21 total (unless you put more money down)
Also, what is the difference between pvez engine and s-lines? I'm not a big car person, so any general pros/ cons would be helpful.
thank you for your help in advance
#375 of 444 Re: Is this a good deal on a lease/ Audi A3? [hopalina]
Jun 12, 2008 (7:58 am)
The S-Line is not necessarily a different engine, it's available as a package of options to make base/2.0T model more 'sporty' (including stiffer suspension, differnent rims and tires, different leather seats up front, some badging on the car, and a few other goodies).
There's also the 3.2 S-Line model, which is a different engine with a different set of features, including the features in the S-Line package on the 2.0T model + quattro + a larger engine + a couple other goodies which are available as options on the 2.0T model.
Generally speaking, people that get the A3 3.2 are purchasing it for Audi's quattro, because otherwise the costs don't outweigh the benefits. The 3.2 doesn't get the same fuel economy as the 2.0T model, and doesn't give you as much of a performance boost as you'd expect given the larger engine. Also, it is only available with the automatic DSG transmission.
So unless you're an audi-phile passionate about quattro, the 2.0 (PZEV or not) is probably sufficient to meet all your needs.
#376 of 444 Re: Is this a good deal on a lease/ Audi A3? [jxbst15]
Jun 12, 2008 (9:26 am)
Thanks for your response on the engine. Think I'll go with the 2.0 engine as I'm looking for fuel economy vs. performance.
Any feedback on the lease prices? Hoping to make a decision pronto.
Thanks all - much appreciated!
#377 of 444 Audi A3 2.0T Lease Questions
Jun 13, 2008 (10:30 am)
Do you know what the current residual and money factor values are for leasing a A3 2.0T (manual) in Massachussetts (12K per year, 36 months), without waiving security deposit?
I also wonder whether it makes sense to wait until August-September (my current lease expires at the end of September, but they are offering me a good deal on early termination because the mileage is very low). Does Audi run good incentives during that period usually?
Thanks a lot,
#378 of 444 2006 Certified Pre-Owned
Jun 14, 2008 (6:58 pm)
I just picked up a 2006 Lava Pearl Grey Certified pre-owned 2.0T (6-speed manual) on Friday with 36,275 miles on it for $23,450.
Open Sky System
It was difficult to find one here in CT. I am okay with the price, but I traded in my 2003 530i which was underwater on the loan so I rolled the shortfall into the A3. After driving a 3-Series then a 5-Series the last 4 years I wanted something smaller, and after a lot of research I decided on the A3. I love the way it drives. The engine is fantastic. The low end torque is very impressive. My wife had 2 A4's from 1998 to 2001 so I am familiar with the brand. I think they make great cars, and with the price of gas around $4.50 a gallon for premium here in CT I am going to be happy with improved gas mileage over the BMW.
I am a big hatchback fan and I was very disappointed that BMW did not bring a 1-Series hatch over here. I don't see myself returning to a BMW (which I love) unless they bring over a diesel hatchback. I would love to see Audi put a TDI engine in the A3 over here in the US, but for the next few years I am very happy with what I will be driving.
Jun 22, 2008 (2:48 pm)
Just bought the following:
2007 A3 2.0
Love the car. Was looking at leasing new but the money factor was awful. Good luck all.
Jun 22, 2008 (4:23 pm)
Nice. You'll enjoy it.