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Audi A3, Wagon
#415 of 444 Re: Please Help! [riles246]
May 17, 2009 (7:30 am)
Riles, are you trying to purchase a brand new 09 A3?? if you go on AutoTrader i see many barely used 2008's for sale for in the low 20's many of them at dealerships within 100 miles of edison.
I got a brand new 2008 A3 Premium Package and Sky Roof for 25k last summer. i looked on autotrader and cars.com the key is patience. i called dealerships within 200 miles of my home telling them i was a serious buyer who wanted to buy NOW. Telling them how much you are willing to pay is up to you but NEVER NEVER go with MSRP that is an artificial number that has NOTHING to do with the actual price of the car. Go to consumer reports online and look at their car buying tips, they also have a service where you pay like 15 dollars and they will send you the actual value or dealer cost of the car, THAT is the number you should be negotiating.
And if you walk into a NJ dealership ready to buy a car and they know your serious and will not budge, fine, guess what they are losing a sale and you are on your way to BUYING a car from someone who actually wants to sell cars. YOU have the power, patience is key my friend. i could go on all day, but it took me 7 months to finally get the price i wanted, but i was on a tight budget.
Personal Example: i walked onto a Volvo dealership looking at the C30, told him i was interested in the C30 and A3 and i was a NOW buyer. i gave him a low ballish price range i was looking for, 5 min later he came back and told me he would drop the price on a c30 $3,500 right there. Anyway, i could go on all day about stuff, but also go with a credit union for financing, don't fiance with the LIEnaciers at the car dealerships if they give you a good price on the car they will screw you with their lame financing. i got 5.5 apr at a credit union. Good luck and be FIRM.
Jun 01, 2009 (6:33 pm)
I am so sorry if this is not the right place for this post. I am buying my first Audi and really, this is the first time I have bought a car on my own. It is a USED A3-2007. It is light silver w/ black leather interior. It is the S-Line and has Open Sky with 23,000 miles but is MANUAL (that is what my husband INSISTS he wants). I am buying it through a dealer but not an Audi dealer so it is not CPO. The offer is $20,900. Am I getting a good deal?? Should I keep looking? We are a young military family and just need a good, fun car with a back seat so we have room for our new baby. We just sold our Saturn Sky (for less then Edmunds private party unfortunately) but we really needed a bigger car. We found the experience of looking at California Audi dealerships so frustrating and expensive.
#417 of 444 Re: Please advise [thewinegirl]
Jun 02, 2009 (1:00 pm)
I have seen any where from 18,525 - $26,875 online classifieds for the V6 s-line. I would say that if this is there first offer that there is always room to go lower, go to consumer reports and look up the actual value of the car. some if it will depend on if it from a dealer or private seller. Private Sellers usually cost less, but make sure if it is a private seller you do a CarFax Report but you probably already know that.....Good Luck.
#418 of 444 Re: 2009 price? [musickitty]
Jun 19, 2009 (1:51 am)
Hi musickitty. You can look up the dealer invoice price of the exact A3 model that you are interested in right here at Edmunds.com. Here's a link to the A3 pricing page for your convenience: Audi A3 Pricing.
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#419 of 444 Decent price on an '09?
Jun 27, 2009 (5:25 pm)
I am looking to buy a new '09 A3. The offer I have is for the following:
09 Meteor Gray S-line 2.0T
Offer: 31,675 (includes $825 destination fee & $400 dealer fee, does not include tax)
Does this sound like a good deal when we're this close to the 2010's coming out?
#420 of 444 Re: Decent price on an '09? [LilGreen]
Aug 06, 2009 (5:26 pm)
I'm also looking at a new '09 and I'm curious too.
09 Ibis white with black interior
Cold weather package
Offer: $34,654 out the door, tax (7%) and all additional fees included
Again, is this a good deal?
#421 of 444 Re: Decent price on an '09? [sbarbossa]
Aug 08, 2009 (4:16 pm)
No, its not a good deal. For one thing you should NEVER negotiate MSRP, it is a made up number and has zero to do with the price of the car to the dealer. my suggestion is go online to Consumer Reports, you can pay a small fee and can they will send you the actual price of the car to the dealer, THAT is the price you should negotiate. it also gives you tips on negotiating and dealer tactics. it was very helpful when i bought a new 2008.
#422 of 444 Re: Bought new 2008 A3 2.0T for $22,700 in MA [maxbos]
Aug 09, 2009 (1:28 am)
How long did it take you to get that price? Its OTD right?
#423 of 444 Re: Decent price on an '09? [JLaw012]
Aug 09, 2009 (8:09 am)
I did indeed get all of the information from Consumer Reports regarding the A3. CR (which I'm sure you know) gives a, "Bottom Line Price" and you're supposed to add dealer invoice for packages and options. They say that 1-5% over that price is reasonable.
Therefore, the MSRP on the vehicle is $36,225
The dealer invoice (according to CR) is $33,751
CRs "Bottom Line Price" that they say to work from is $31,251 and the deal I'm looking at is $31,751, less than 2% above the best CR says that I can do for the vehicle.
Of course, tax and motor vehicle fees are extra, but you can't get out of that....
The information from Consumer Reports proved invaluable in knowing what was reasonable to expect.
I feel like I did okay but was wondering if I ahould have pushed for a better price with 2010s coming out.
#424 of 444 Re: Decent price on an '09? [sbarbossa]
Aug 09, 2009 (8:44 am)
I would think you could of gotten a better deal with the 2010 coming out, that is how i got a good deal on my 2008, i got it when the 2009's were coming out and i got a manual lava gray open sky premium package leather for 25,000 + tax, all fee's included. I know your getting the cold package on top of it but besides the fender i don't think there is much of a difference from the 08 and 09's. Anyway, i have had my car for 1 year now and have 9500 miles on it, no mechanical problems but watch the rails on your open sky, one on my car popped up and i took it to the deal and they added more "clips to the rail and 3 months later it popped up again so they replaced the whole rail with more clips. I have heard that this is a problem with the open sky.
I have not had this problem yet but CR said there can be brake problems and Audio problems. And i also heard the open sky shade system will stop clipping when you try to shut it. Anyway, so far i really love the car it is really fun to drive hope you enjoy yours. Cheers.