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Audi A3, Wagon
#398 of 444 Re: More Quote on 08 A3 (Socal Area) [malibu8]
Aug 01, 2008 (7:36 am)
2008 Audi A3 2.0T
Lava gray - exterior
Black leather - interior
Open sky system
Heated front seats
Bluetooth phone prep
Audi DVD navigation w/ Ipod adaptor
M.S.R.P. - $36,220.00 + fee's (tax, title, license)
Your price - $32,064.14 + fee's (tax, title, license)
I just wanted Lava Gray + audio package, but the dealer said this is the closest they could find "in the state." I requested a quote for the 2009 model with the exact options that I want. Shoud I go for this loaded 2008 model or wait for the 2009 model?
#399 of 444 Re: More Quote on 08 A3 (Socal Area) [4hero]
Aug 01, 2008 (1:01 pm)
That's a judgment call only you can make. Whilst the 2009 A3 is just a facelift, MSRP prices are going up, as are options configurations (e.g. leather is standard, no more iPod integration but an AUX port is standard).
Some people love the Quattro, which is now available on the 2.0, which would be a big reason to wait. But if you don't care about Quattro, and you don't really care about the updated R8 style headlights, no reason to stay on the sidelines.
#400 of 444 Bought 2008 A3 in SF Bay Area
Aug 13, 2008 (7:59 pm)
8PA52X A3 2.0T 4-DR AUTO S TRONIC FWD
3FB OPEN SKY SYSTEM
9ZG BLUETOOTH PHONE PREP
PBA IPOD INTERFACE
WQB S-LINE SPORT PACKAGE
Purchased for $29,200
(about 3 weeks ago)
Invoice was $30,671 including destination, dealer claimed invoice of $31,025 after including advertising and other nonsense charges.
Audi is/was running a $2,000 dealer cash promo.
Dealer offered $29,650, I countered $29,200, dealer accepted.
No further surprises or miscellaneous charges. Probably could have negotiated further; other 2008 A3 buyers should consider lower offers.
#401 of 444 A3 2007 new, what'd be a good deal?
Aug 16, 2008 (12:05 am)
Trying to figure out the price for a 2007 with 200 miles
- A3 2.0T Auto
- Premium Package
- Open Sky
- MSRP ~30600
It's considered a used car, and the warranty started back in November, so only 3 years left, and 2008 incentives do not apply.
I really have no clue about how low I should go. Is $24,000 a reasonable price for the car? I don't have his first offer yet.
I'm thinking: it's a "used" car, 2 year depreciation since it's a 2007 and the 2009s are almost here, warranty already counting, so the price of a good used + $1000 extra would be fair. But I don't know the price of an used 2007, I just see asking prices. Edmunds TMV is about 23500 private party, 25100 dealer asking price.
How should I start, I'm inexperienced, but I feel there could be a good deal here.
Thanks for any comment.
#402 of 444 Bought new 2008 A3 2.0T for $22,700 in MA
Aug 25, 2008 (10:46 am)
Bought a basic A3 with manual transmission (MSRP $26.705) for $22,700. No special Audi financing though... The car is black, 10 miles on the odometer, fresh stock.
Hope it's useful for someone negotiating a purchase.
#403 of 444 Re: Bought new 2008 A3 2.0T for $22,700 in MA [maxbos]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Aug 25, 2008 (10:54 am)
That's a lot of car for $22,700...
#404 of 444 Re: Bought new 2008 A3 2.0T for $22,700 in MA [maxbos]
Aug 30, 2008 (7:45 am)
I am looking for a A3 in MA right now. Can I know the dealer and the city you got the price?Thanks
#405 of 444 Re: Bought new 2008 A3 2.0T for $22,700 in MA [rocklake]
Aug 31, 2008 (3:48 pm)
It was Herb Chambers in Burlington. I found it easiest to negotiate over the phone. The price included supplier discount from my employer, but that should not make more than 300-500 difference.
You can see their (and other dealers') inventory on cars.com.
Sep 28, 2008 (8:22 pm)
2009 models have been out for a while. Anyone has buying experience? What's the invoice price like? Thanks!