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#1 of 85 Audi A8: Prices Paid & Buying Experience
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 18, 2006 (7:55 am)
What did you pay for your A8?
#2 of 85 Re: Audi A8: Prices Paid & Buying Experience [kyfdx]
Mar 20, 2006 (12:28 pm)
I am curious what to expect to pay a dealer over their cost for an Audi A8. Is $2000 fair? How about $1000 over cost?
Please let me know what you were able to negotiate
#3 of 85 Bottom line price
Mar 26, 2006 (12:10 pm)
The price expected depends upon the market and how willing the dealer is ready to negotiate. I've got a friend who just purchased a loaded A8 cost. But he lives in NC, where the market may not be as hot as California or NE.
I paid about $113k for my W-12, which originally costed $129k. Their aren't many W-12's around and people definetely weren't buying at full price, any luxury car for that matter.
#4 of 85 Depending on the dealers inventory
Mar 26, 2006 (2:41 pm)
The situation at each dealer is different. We average 5-6 percent over invoice on our A8's. However, if its the end of the model year and we have a few left, 2k over invoice is a reasonable deal.
#5 of 85 Re: Bottom line price [blkhemi]
Mar 27, 2006 (6:06 am)
We'll, your friends situation here in NC is rare one, or maybe he's a good friend of the dealer. That's were I live and a good portion of the dealers are sold out of A8's. A lot of them are going out at MSRP, or maybe a little under if it's something they have in stock.
The W12 you bought was probably a left-over 05 at the end of the year. Most dealers will cut a W12 loose at the end of the model year for fear of getting stuck with it. And most dealers won't order a W12 unless it's a special order car.
Some dealerships like The Collection in Miami and other high-end markets in southern California keeps several W12's in stock and have more A8's. Audi does things on an allocation basis, and the more you sell, the more you can order next time around.
#6 of 85 Re: Bottom line price [rjlaero]
Mar 27, 2006 (2:52 pm)
No, actually my A8 was a special order '06 model . I buy most of my cars this way.
As for my friend, he has been buying Audi's from the same dealer connection for over 20 years, so they really deal with him to keep him as a returning customer.
Audi doesn't import or sell many A8's to start, so there will be shortages all over, even in SoCal. The are plenty of "off-the-shelf" A8's to go around. But W-12's, not near as many. I know this as I receive updates from my Audi rep at Audi of NA. I recently just plopped a $50k deposit on a S8 for a NOV/JAN delivery, and received $5k off of sticker, so if you have the $$$, there are deals to be made.
#7 of 85 Re: Bottom line price [blkhemi]
Mar 27, 2006 (6:35 pm)
I don't know what dealer is going to give you 16,000 off a brand new 2006 W12 A8. There's about 10 grand of dealer profit in that car. And maybe another 3K of dealer holdback in a car that expensive. Why would a dealer sell you a brand new 2006 12 cylinder and break even... or even lose money? You must be some kind of inside guy who gets everything at invoice minus holdback from some dealer friend. But thats a very rare situation and 99% of the people out there don't get those deals.
#8 of 85 Re: Bottom line price [rjlaero]
Mar 27, 2006 (8:14 pm)
The dealer gave me $16k off of the car for the same reason a '06 S500 now lists for $21k less than sticker, supply and demand. Moreover, I don't have to validate myself and explain every detail involving the transaction. The forum is called prices paid, not how and why you received a discount.
I don't know where you get your info from, but Audi's doesn't sell very many cars, particularly A8's. Production went from 2700 to just over 4200 last year, and they import more supply than demand, so all of the holdbacks and profits don't mean thing when you're not selling cars. Mercedes and BMW doesn't have to worry about this as their big cars are going to move, no matter what. Audi does have to worry. Sure they sell a boat load of A3's ,A4's, and TT's, but even the A6's sells are off.
#9 of 85 Re: Bottom line price [blkhemi]
Mar 28, 2006 (4:01 pm)
I'm not meaning to dip into your personal business too much, but this forum is prices paid and buying experiences. If your deal sounds too goo to be true, I don't think there's anything wrong with asking some deeper questions on how you struck such a great deal on a brand new 2006 A8, or if there's something missing that needs to be explained. I thought the whole point of this forum was to try to help other people out in getting a good deal.
And here's the sales figures for 2005 A8. It's 5430...not 4200 like you mentioned.
Also, the A6 did quite well in 2005. They sold 18,074 in 2005 vs 14,905 in 2004. A 21.3 % increase.
I like dealing in exact numbers, and not generalizations.
#10 of 85 Re: Bottom line price [rjlaero]
Mar 28, 2006 (5:16 pm)
I stand corrected, altho those "adjusted" sales numbers are still quite below class sells, as whole.
I don't mind questions, just not speculation and blasphermy. I don't mind explaining how I got a deal. W-12's are not popular in my neck-of-the-woods, A8's for that matter, despite the standard AWD in New England's harsh winter weather. Back to supply and demand.
BTW, which Audi do you own?