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Audi A3, Wagon
#387 of 444 Re: "New" (leftover) 2008 [jxbst15]
Jun 26, 2008 (1:43 pm)
At a dealer in CT, I was offered $200 under invoice for a nicely loaded 2008 A3 and $2000 under invoice for a pretty bare bones A3. I passed on both because he lured me back to the dealership when I told him I was going with 2006 pre-owned by telling me the fully loaded one was $2000 under invoice. When we sat down to finalize the deal, he told me he made a mistake and the one I wanted was only $200 under invoice. At that point, I decided to go with the 2006 pre-owned that was pretty nicely loaded. The sales person told me the incentives were based on the age of the vehicle, and that they were getting a rebate from Audi.
#388 of 444 Re: "New" (leftover) 2008 [blugekko]
Jul 01, 2008 (9:45 am)
Ah, that might explain another piece that came out at closing.
It turns out that there was some sort of giveback in the price that hadn't been mentioned and the issue was that the 2.9% financing that we had been offered wasn't technically eligible to be combined with it.
Our salesman apologized for the error, then made good with a $858 refund on the spot. This is the difference in the payments between 2.9% and 3.9% times 60 months...makes me now wish we had taken 72 months instead
Since we didn't need the financing (the 2.9% rate was too good to pass up - it let us leave our money invested, earning a higher rate), the numbers work out less favorably at 3.9%, so we'll probably look at paying off the loan within a year or so.
Insofar as design details of the timing belt -vs- timing chain, it doesn't really concern me that much. Afterall, if its like the A4 that this A3 replaces, we'll only need to replace it once while we own the car, at roughly 75,000 miles. Plus having the "last of a design" means that most of the bugs have been worked out, as opposed to having to be the Beta tester of any "first year" teething pains. While VW-Audi isn't as notoriously problematic about this sort of deal as GM historically was, they've not been immune to it either, as modern automobiles these days are pretty complex products.
#389 of 444 Re: 2008 A3 2.0T - 6S Manual [zepp]
Jul 16, 2008 (12:09 pm)
Wow, killer deal...and the one ssanders1 got back at the end of 07.
I've been looking to replace my 01 325i...looked at TL, G35, Accord Coupe, etc, and stoppped in the Audi dealership on a whim. Loved driving the A3.
They showed me...
- 08 A3 black/black
- 8,800 miles (service loaner)
- S-Line (and maybe IPOD?)
- ext. warranty
- priced at 28,900
Sounds like I ought to be able to get one more fully equipped, new, for a lot less, eh?
#390 of 444 Re: 2008 A3 2.0T - 6S Manual [gkelm]
Jul 21, 2008 (10:20 pm)
First time using this forum. looking at three A3 CPO in Socal. Dealer reluctant to start with invoice or willing to settle for 2500 off the internet price. $28.000 Service Loaner 11k on Odometer
#391 of 444 A3 CPO in Socal Orange County
Jul 21, 2008 (10:23 pm)
I am just wondering if 2008 A3 CPO (loaner car) with below 15K miles and asking prices approx $28, I am offer around 26,500 included Tax & Reg. Please add some feedback. Can't wait to get my hand on DSG. thxxxx
#392 of 444 Re: A3 CPO in Socal Orange County [audifans]
Jul 24, 2008 (7:05 am)
I think that's way too high, but you'll need to elaborate on what options this car has.
I just got 2 separate emails from 2 area dealerships advertising their 08 A3s inventory for $3500-4500 off MSRP (and that's before any negotiating).
Was offered a manual 2.0 w/Xenon, Sport Pkg, Open Sky, Cold Weather Pkg, Convenience Pkg, Bluetooth for $31.5 OTD with Audi care (taxes are 6% where I live, tags about $250).
This is a great time to negotiate prices down on a used A3 or just buy a new one, especially with the refreshed 09s due shortly.
#393 of 444 New Car Break In Period
Jul 24, 2008 (9:33 pm)
Seriously consider a CPO. Was told the break in period will determine how the car will last. Most CPO are lease return. Does any one having problem with lease CPO.
#394 of 444 Re: A3 CPO in Socal Orange County [jxbst15]
Jul 24, 2008 (9:37 pm)
You wont believe what the Dealer around Socal (OC) quoted me 08 A3.
OPEN SKY SYSTEM
Front License plate holder
PHONE PREP. W/ BLUETOOTH(R)
18" ALLOY WHEELS
BI-XENON HEADLIGHTS W/ ADAPTIVE LIGHTING
S LINE SPORT PACKAGE
(I told them I was borned yesterday)hihihihi
#395 of 444 More Quote on 08 A3 (Socal Area)
Jul 25, 2008 (10:40 pm)
New 2008 A3 - White
Approx. $28,300 with Audi 2.99 APR and Approx $26,700 (without Audi Finance) roughly 5.99 APR third Party Financial Inst. ...With Tax & Reg.
Any comments folks ( I getting tired just listen and talking to these sale pro. )
Thanks a millionsss.
#396 of 444 Re: A3 CPO in Socal Orange County [audifans]
Jul 28, 2008 (10:18 am)
I'd tell him that you would much rather special-order an '09 that has just the options you want, instead of paying top dollar for an over-laden '08 leftover that has "junk that you don't want"...particularly if you want to talk him down on the '08 leftover.
You can also mention that you know that Audi has been accepting 2009 orders on their computer system for a couple of months now, so he can go in "right now" and put in your order, as soon as the two of you agree on a price.
BTW, here's the change point list for the 2009 A3 from marketwatch.com:
A3 2.0T Front Manual $26,920 A3 2.0T quattro S tronic $30,500
A3 2.0T Front S tronic $28,400 A3 3.2 quattro S tronic $36,975
-- Exterior and Interior freshening including new wheels.
-- 2.0T S tronic now available with quattro all-wheel drive.
-- New simplified offer structure concept.
Standard Equipment Changes
-- Hill-hold assist - now standard on 2.0T manual (already standard on
S tronic models)
-- Sirius satellite radio - now standard on all
-- Leather seating surfaces - now standard on all
-- Flexmetallic interior trim - replaces Matte interior trim on 2.0
-- Leather steering wheel - now standard
-- Aux audio input - standard on all
-- Ashtray / Smoker pkg - deleted on all (replaced with storage tray)
-- 3.2 only: Standard Bluetooth, Bi-xenon headlamps with LED DRL, and
-- 3.2 only: No longer standard Symphony, Sport Suspension, Sport Seats
Option Program Changes
-- New offer structure concept
-- Discontinued: iPod adapter (replaced by standard Aux-input), Wood
trim, Sunshades for rear side windows, Premium Vienna leather
-- New options: Audi magnetic ride, Sport package
FWIW, I was out in LA around two weeks ago, and based on the highways that I drove on, I'd not want 18" wheels or the S-Line package - - the standard 17's and suspension are IMO firm enough for highway runs; be sure to test-drive to make sure that there's not too much NVH.