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Audi Q5, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
Sep 23, 2009 (5:45 pm)
Hi, I've been working with a dealer here in NY (Putnam County) on a new 2010 Q5, and wanted to see if you all think it's a good deal, or if there's room to negotiate as I haven't been able to get any movement from the dealer.
It's a 2010 Q5, meteor gray, premium plus package with panoramic sunroof, navigation, and B&O system, with their 4.9%. They came out with a price of $44,950 and won't budge.
I feel like I should get at least another $1k on my trade-in, but they won't move on that either. The salesman mentioned that the dealership makes money if I use their financing, but I said I could get 4.65% through my bank but would be willing to use their financing if it made sense to both of us.
I also mentioned that I'd be interested in separately purchasing Audi Care, running boards, and the DVD headrests from their separately, but that additional business doesn't seem to be incenting them.
What do you guys think?
#135 of 718 Re: Good Price? [calnaughtonjr]
Sep 24, 2009 (6:59 am)
It’s simple if they won’t budge go to another dealership. All dealerships I visited give me $500 off right off the bat. Then negotiation starts….
#136 of 718 Re: Good Price? [calnaughtonjr]
Sep 25, 2009 (4:48 am)
I just ordered a '10 Q5, Black, Premium Plus, Nav, B&O for $43.7K. I had another offer at $43.4K, but went with the much closer dealership. You can definitely do better than this.
#137 of 718 Discounting on 2010's
Sep 25, 2009 (8:27 am)
It seems like I am having an entirely different purchasing experience in Minnesota than others are having in other locations. The dealer up here has basically zero inventory and is doing essentially no discounting. $500 off MSRP is the best I can get. I am more particular on the trim package (prestige) but it seems like people are getting much better deals than what we are seeing up here in MN. Anyone else experiencing the same in their markets? And I already walked from one deal with them on an '09. They are firm on their price. Any suggestions?
#138 of 718 Re: Discounting on 2010's [telebump]
Sep 25, 2009 (9:31 am)
telebump, the problem is that the two Audi dealers in the Twin Cities (Carousel and Maplewood) share common ownership so they have near total control over Audi pricing. I've owned two Audis previously and to get a decent price on one of them I went to Rochester to buy it after both dealers here would not budge. After Rochester the next two closest dealers are in Eau Claire and LaCrosse, WI.
Good luck -
#139 of 718 Re: Audi customer service [slavigula]
Sep 26, 2009 (5:50 am)
I suppose you could run to Lexus to buy 'that' car. The problem is the Q5's are flying off the shelves. Why you ask? Because it's a VASTLY superior car to the 'mushy' RX. By the way, did you know that in Japan the RX is under the Toyota Badge - even though Lexus is there as a brand? Anyway, I have to agree with the responsiveness - or lack of - on the part of the Audi Rep/dealer...but if you want the right car...I guess it's a question of how much you want to compromise. I wouldn't on the ultimate objective: the car.
#140 of 718 dealers not dealing in chicagoland
Sep 26, 2009 (1:22 pm)
I would like to purchase a 2010 Q5 Prestige. I sent quote requests to several dealers in the Chicago area. None seem eager for a sale. Either they answer my e-mails with vague information like "small discount" or "a few hundred dollars off MSRP", or else they tell me they'll give me $500 off MSRP. One dealership told me I could order the Q5 for MSRP. Does anyone have any ideas, or better experiences with a dealer in the Chicagoland area? I would be willing to drive an hour or two for a better deal. Based on what I've read on this site, I'm hoping to get $1000 off MSRP. Also, is asking for the Audi Care to be thrown in a reasonable request? Thanks.
#141 of 718 Re: Audi customer service [sozo]
Sep 26, 2009 (4:55 pm)
First of all RX outsells Q5 by huge margins and everyone knows it (well except you apparently) even Audi aware of that as you can see in their latest commercial. Secondly if Q5 is flying off the shelves then why is it a problem? Do you even read what you post?
Both cars specs wise are almost the same; therefore only people who know nothing about cars may say that one of them is vastly superior to the other and it looks like you are one of them.
What difference does it make under what brand they sell Lexus in Japan? None!
From your post I may conclude that you are a liar, a troll or an Audi salesman. In any of those cases you opinion doesn’t matter to most of the people with common sense.
Please go troll somewhere else.
#142 of 718 Re: Audi customer service [slavigula]
Sep 27, 2009 (6:14 am)
I should not dignify that note with a response but I am compelled.
I did not want to write a treatise initially and was hoping readers could read between the lines,
First, I was not comparing sales of the RX with the Q5. I was merely stating that Audi cannot keep up with demand of the Q5. Why is a good question but not for here. I know the RX is selling extremely well both from the numbers and I see them everywhere.
I have owned over the past years (in order) a Mercedes ML 320, Toyota Harrier (or Lexus RX 300 - in Japan where I lived for 6 years - and YES, it is just a Toyota - not that that is necessarily a bad thing either but when you pay a fraction of the inflated price here in the US for 'branding' it makes you reflect), VW Touareg V6 loaded incl. hydraulic suspension (fantastic value/car!), Audi Q7 TDI (in Europe - amazing car but big), and lastly the '10 Q5 Prestige S-Line (loaded: drive select, side assist - now standard, newest 20' rims, etc.).
The Q5 is quick, nimble, with razor handling, relatively speaking of course. Tested the RX, no comparison, sorry! (with due respect of course as this is personal preference and in the end that's the difference). Specs are specs - they belong on paper and cannot substitute for true performance and the real experience (the latter which I would say based on the list above that I possess to some degree) thus everyone should judge for themselves.
Paid cash, 2009 price (ordered in June) and picked up 1 month earlier than scheduled (originally told I would get it mid-Sept) - thanks Audi!
I will return now back under the rock from whence I came...
#143 of 718 Q5 Shortage a MYTH
Sep 27, 2009 (8:29 pm)
NET NET there are plenty of Q5s out there ..... it is a $40K++ SUV not some new HYBRID
on Price negotiations Best advice above was GO TO ANOTHER DEALER.... and just wait them out as 2010 INVENTOIRY BUILDS
Audi makes a good product except for a few minor cultural translation challenges i.e. cup holders placed over electronics (MMI in Q7) as an afterthought design mod...
#1 problem AUDI has is its incompetent dealers and arrogant AUDI HQ staff...
They need to hire a Toyota Exec to revamp Customer Service and AUDI will be unstoppabble,,,