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Audi Q7, Car Leasing, Car Buying, SUV
#1 of 302 Audi Q7: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
May 03, 2006 (2:01 am)
Please use the following discussion to post your experiences when shopping for an Audi A7, including how much you paid if you'd like. Thanks.
Smart Shopper / Prices Paid Forums
Jun 10, 2006 (1:46 pm)
Paid $54070 (MSRP). I did not expect a discount as this was one of the very first off the boat and was ordered to our specification many months ago.
I am pleased with the deal since some others are paying $3K - $5K over MSRP for fully loaded versions ($65K+).
It is an awesome vehicle.
#4 of 302 Just ordered my Q7 Premium S-Line
Jun 30, 2006 (2:07 pm)
MSRP was $63820, dealer knocked $1000 off. Pretty happy with the deal. Now I just have to sit here and wait until it arrives.
Jul 12, 2006 (8:03 pm)
How good of a deal do you think i could get on a 3.6 premium. checked the invioce, it is just less than 49,000. msrp is about 53,500. was hoping to pay no more than 51,000. the q7's at my dealership are not moving, so, i am hoping they will make a deal. were they very reluctant to knock off 1,000?
#6 of 302 Re: How Good of a Deal? [quattroporte12]
Jul 12, 2006 (9:16 pm)
I think audiguy had a long relationship with his dealer (based on his other posts). He was also getting one of the higher priced Q7's.
The 3.6's will not be arriving for a couple of months. I would recommend calling your dealer and seeing what their incoming inventory looks like and how many of those are unspoken for. This should give you a good idea of possible discounts.
Someone on the Q7 Lease forum stated they have inked a deal for a loaded 3.6 ($55K) and got $1300 off MSRP.
Please keep us updated.
#7 of 302 Q7 Prices paid
Jul 13, 2006 (7:54 am)
Sticker price for my Q7 was $56,370 and that is what I paid. Panoramic roof: $1850, 4-Zone climate: $950, Cold weather package: $850, 19" wheels: $800, Sirius Satellite: $550, Pearl Lava metallic paint: $750.
Just as a bit of futher information, my Q7 has been in the shop for repairs as the MMI blew out for the last 10 days and the service dept quickly organized a 'loaner Q7' brand new with 100 miles on the clock. That vehicle sticker price is $55,620 but the paperwork in the glove compartment is the lease documentation for the car which shows a purchase price from Audi of America of $42,339.
I don't think that I'm supposed to have seen that information, somehow...
#8 of 302 loaners
Jul 16, 2006 (7:36 am)
i think audi made the dealers buy the first round in order to encourage test drives. that $42k would be below invoice/even with dealer holdback. audi probably discounted it even more. usually the dealer demos new cars and sell them slightly discounted over new, but audi wanted lots+lots of test drives. not withstanding premium car dealer can gross up to 5-10K on a 60K+ car, especially when they sell msrp.
#9 of 302 Invoice Pricing - "Advertising" and "Preparation and Inspection" Fee's
Jul 16, 2006 (12:04 pm)
I'm in the process of negotiating to buy a pair of Audi Q7 Premium's loaded to the gills. I've talked to several dealers. One just offered to sell the cars for $500 over "invoice" each.
When it came time to begin writing up the contracts, 2 new charges miraculously appeared. One is called “NY Upstate Dealer Advertising Group” for $300, and the other is called “Preparation and Inspection” at $195.
I’ve searched here and Consumer Reports and can not find either of these charges listed. The dealer is insisting that these are both charges that the dealership pays and that they are billed by the manufacturer. He even gave me a copy of another Q7’s invoice that does in fact show both charges. That invoice carries a notice on the bottom that reads “Prices illustrated above are subject to change prior to drafting and final shipment”.
I had arrived at a price by simply adding up the wholesale price of the car and each option selected and then adding the “Destination Charge”. I thought that by simply adding another $500 I’d have the price of the car. These "extra charges" adds another $495 to the deal.
Re these charges for real – or is it a scam?
Does the manufacturer rebate this to the dealers to allow them more profit – beyond invoice – in a manner like holdback?
By the way, I’m told that Audi does not do “holdback”. Edmund’s site shows none. There appear to be no promotions available for Q7’s yet. Does anyone have any knowledge of this?
#10 of 302 Deal done invoice + $500
Jul 26, 2006 (6:41 pm)
OK, the deal is done and I'll share details. I understand that it's not proper to post dealer names here - but I'll give you enough that you can figure it out if you really care to. The dealer is telling me that he's not happy with the deal "I'm not making any money on this..." and he does not want others trying to get the same deal. That said... give it a shot.
I can tell you that I've been very disappointed by the sales experience thus far. Unprofessional and shabby would be the way to describe these folks. I've purchased quite a few high end cars before (numerous brands) and when you are buying a pair of $66,000 MSRP cars - you expect that the salespeople will be somewhat more polished than your garden variety used car polyester suit types. Follow up has been poor. Did not know answers to many questions asked. I hope the service dept. is better.
The deal is $750 over what Edmunds and Consumer Reports show as "invoice" + a $45 fee for getting the car registered.
Deal done at a dealership in N*w Y*rk at a dealership in the Alb*ny area. This one is in the location that starts with the letter "L".
I can tell you that I had a bid from a Vermont Dealer (K*inney) and a salesperson named Johann. He was extremely professional - a true pleasure to work with. Price came in a little bit higher (not too much) and they are a bit farther away. Otherwise I would have loved to have bought from that fellow. If you are in his neighborhood track him down. I think you will be impressed and treated well.
So bottom line is $800 over “invoice” for out the door. The online services do not show the $300 Advertising fee the dealer insists is above invoice. I’ve been told (here on the forum) that this is legitimate. I’m told there is no holdback on this Audi. So the dealers real mark-up is $500 – this seems fair to me.