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#491 of 718 Re: Ordering 2012 Audi Q5 in 2011 [bespoke]
May 23, 2011 (4:51 pm)
I just went to Audi in Westwood as well and they were all out. They are taking order for the 2012, but I did not really inquire too much about it. They told me to expect up to a 3% increase in price. I don't feel comfortable placing an order or putting down a deposit without knowing the price. Essentially, you would lose any negotiation power. Did they tell you how much a deposit would be?
#492 of 718 Getting only 11.4 miles a gallon in city driving with 2.0 engine
May 23, 2011 (8:31 pm)
Is anyone else experiencing poor gas mileage per gallon in city driving. I love the car but am very disappointed in the gas mileage that I'm getting. I already have over 2,200 miles and it seems to be getting worst than when I first got the vehicle.
The car seems normal in highway driving but as soon as I'm in the city it drops to between 9 and 12.4 miles per gallon.
Any advice, I use the best premium gas, try not to use the AC.
The car drives great, but once in a while the car when idling or slowing down to 1 mph, upon acceleration there seems to be a 2 or 3 second delay as if the car is about to stall then kicks in.
#493 of 718 Re: Ordering 2012 Audi Q5 in 2011 [autosearching]
May 24, 2011 (8:27 am)
They didn't tell me how much deposit to put down. I'm checking to see if Audi Brookline can give me a better discount off MSRP. I've checked Edmunds.com and Truecar.com and there doesn't seem to be a lot of room for negotiation on the price. Truecar.com listed the 2011 Q5 2.0 Premium Plus with a no-haggle price of around $39K but, these dealerhips are 150 to 200 miles from Boston (and they are out of the 2011 model). I assume the prices fo the 2012 Q5 2.0 Premium plus will be around $40K or a little more. The Q5's inventory in the northeast is scarce.
May 27, 2011 (11:18 am)
How much does Audicare generally cost and what does it cover?
#495 of 718 Re: Ordering 2012 Audi Q5 in 2011 [bespoke]
May 28, 2011 (5:05 pm)
FYI. Just stopped by Audi of Brookline MA today and got $800 of MSRP for the 2012 Q5 2.0 with premium plus.
#496 of 718 Re: Ordering 2012 Audi Q5 in 2011 [bespoke]
May 31, 2011 (11:38 am)
Thanks for that info. When will you negotiate the price? Do you feel like you've lost the power to negotiate, since they're already holding your deposit? That's my hesitation. Also, did you call around for the best deal/deposit/ordering structure?
#497 of 718 Re: Ordering 2012 Audi Q5 in 2011 [autosearching]
May 31, 2011 (3:15 pm)
I've already placed my order with a $1,000.00 deposit. The price will be MSRP minus $800.00. The MSRP price won't be available until June or July. After the they let me know the MSRP, I can decide whether to walk away from the deal or stick with it. There's not much room for negotiation since there's no 2012 inventory (The dealership has more leverage). I basically compared two offers from two dealerships (Audi Prime Westwood vs Audi Brookline). I didn't want to invest more time to visit other dealerships since I really doubt that I can get a better offer. At least ordering a 2012 allows me to get the specific exterior and interior colors that I want plus the options that I want.
#498 of 718 need advice on used 2011 2.0T premium
Jun 04, 2011 (9:39 am)
A local dealer has a few 2011 2.0Ts in the 4-6K mile range for sale. According to them they were "executive loaner" cars, meaning that they were reserved for employees or used as service loaners when they ran out of regular loaners. They are all base models with bluetooth/garage opener as the only installed option. The sale price is 36,775 which is basically new MSRP. These are CPO cars.
Any thoughts? Highway robbery or a fair price given the low availability of 2011s and the CPO status? How much room do you think I would have for negotiation?
I would love to wait for 2012's, but unfortunately I'm in a time crunch to get a new car as our family truckster just gave out on us.
Thanks in advance for any help.....
#499 of 718 Re: need advice on used 2011 2.0T premium [jcgms]
Jun 05, 2011 (5:37 am)
I'd skip these used ones. You can get a new 2012 with $800 off MSRP from Audi in Brookline, Ma, as an example. Looks like there would be a very small price difference between the used and new ones, especially since you're only getting bluetooth. However,you need time on your side - at least 2-3 months once you place the order.
#500 of 718 Re: need advice on used 2011 2.0T premium [autosearching]
Jun 05, 2011 (3:09 pm)
autosearching: Thanks for your reply. I used to live right down the road from Brookline Audi, I really do miss Boston.
As an update....went to the dealer. The lowest they went before I walked out was 35,000 (down from 36775), plus $100 off Audicare (for 720). The car has 10,000 miles.
It was SO hard to walk out, especially after a test drive. The car fits in my budget, but I feel like they're taking me to the cleaners...
Any further thoughts?
Waiting for the 2012's would mean I would have to rent a car until it comes, so I do have some urgency to buy within the next week...