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Audi A3, Wagon
#405 of 444 Re: Bought new 2008 A3 2.0T for $22,700 in MA [rocklake]
Aug 31, 2008 (4:48 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 (9:22 pm)
2009 models have been out for a while. Anyone has buying experience? What's the invoice price like? Thanks!
#408 of 444 2009 Pricing - Any Thoughts?
Nov 09, 2008 (5:18 pm)
I really like the A3 (am coming from a BMW 330xi and need something smaller), but haven't seen much discussion on pricing for the 2009 models.
I'm still balancing whether to go DSG or manual, and here's my first "internet only" offer from a dealer in Virginia. How does it strike you in the Audi community?
The following is full description and Costco/internet price for an in-stock 2009 2.0 FWD S-tronic A3.
Color: Brilliant Black
Options: Convenience Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg and Open Sky System
MSRP: $34,125.00(includes $825.00 destination)
Internet Price: $32,458.00
Thanks for your help!
#409 of 444 Re: 2009 Pricing - Any Thoughts? [trulynow]
Dec 14, 2008 (6:17 pm)
6 speed manual
Brand New 2008
I got it shipped from MA to Audi of Alexandria VA
and paid a clean $25,000 about 4 months ago
#410 of 444 Re: 2009 Pricing - Any Thoughts? [JLaw012]
Dec 15, 2008 (6:01 am)
Well done! If that car were red, I'd have been all over it as well, if I could have found one like it.
How many miles on it when you got it?
#411 of 444 Re: 2009 Pricing - Any Thoughts? [cdnpinhead]
Dec 15, 2008 (2:09 pm)
it was brand new with like 200 miles on it from test drives.. I was looking for a used one originally but when i realized i could pay only a few thousand more for a new one then i sprung for it and i am glad i did, i think it was a good deal.
May 10, 2009 (1:53 pm)
I live in Central NJ and I am having a bear of a time trying to get a reasonable deal on a new A3. I went to Bell Audi in Edison, and they will not budge on MSRP. As soon as I mentioned that I was looking at A3's the guy looked at me like I was some poor jerk since I didn't want an A4/A6/ etc...
He quoted me some lease rates and they were insane, so I said I'd rather just finance. The model I configured for myself doesn't have too many options- Sport Package, Manual Transmission, Cold Weather, and Rear Side Airbags. The MSRP on this car is $29,170, so I asked "Ok, so what can you give me this car for?" And he said "$29,170".
How are people getting these great deals? Should I try a different dealership?
The guy was such a douche he didn't even give me a business card to contact him in the future. Ugh, only in NJ are you treated like trash for wanting to spend $30k.
#414 of 444 Re: Please Help! [riles246]
May 17, 2009 (4:45 am)
Take his offer to a competing dealer and bargain a new price. FAX, call, email in a 100 mile radius.
Take the lower price back to the 'douche' and negotiate a better deal.
Take the better deal from the 'douche' to a competing dealer (or the same competing dealer from the line above if you liked them) and work a slightly better deal. Buy the car.
Call the 'douche' afterwards and thank him for his time but that his first 'offer' failed to 'strike while the iron was hot' (good advice i once got from a fortune cookie) as well as pushing you to Un-douchy-dealership, Central NJ.
If you're really sour you could visit the showroom a week later and drop the competing dealership name to patrons. I love car sales people.