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#672 of 719 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package
Oct 21, 2012 (8:23 pm)
Just leased and drove home the above vehicle tonight after going through the Costco Auto program in South Florida. Dealt with Tyler at Prestige Auto. Great guy.
Costco program requires them to show you the invoice price for the car, and charge $400 above invoice. Invoice was $36,763, so total cost was $37,163.
Dealer added acquisition cost of $695, dealer fees of $697.50, doc fees of $60 and various other taxes and fees.
Originally offered money factor of 0.00189 but thanks to this forum (thanks guys!), I knew the MF was .00159. He said that is only for prior owners of VW and Audis or with payment of security deposit. I agreed to security deposit of $550.
This resulted in payment of $499 and change plus inception charges of $2,890 (incl. sec dep).
Dealership was closed, salesman, detail guy, finance man and manager were all waiting to go home. I wanted to keep out-of-pocket at $2K (incl sec dep). He agreed and pointed out to me he was selling me the car at $300 below invoice to make those numbers work. Personally, I think that dealer fee makes up for that loss.
When finance guy did the paperwork, no sec dep was included but inception charges were still at $2k. After some back-and-forth via phone with manager and at my suggestion, finance man took out the sec dep so my inception charges were $1450 and payments were at $499.
Buttons feel a little plasticky but car feels great to drive. Very solid. And great visibility. Thanks for all the info on the forums.
#673 of 719 2013 Q5 2T Premium
Oct 25, 2012 (12:18 pm)
Is $38.5K + (NY) taxes + fees a good price for following vehicle?
Q5 Premium 2.0
Heated front seats
#674 of 719 Re: Oct Price Paid [j2222]
Oct 25, 2012 (12:21 pm)
Wondering if you closed this deal? I'm in the market for a similar config and the dealers first quote was close to $39.5K + taxes and fees....
#675 of 719 Re: 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package [beautie]
Oct 26, 2012 (6:21 am)
According to Edmunds, the TMV of this vehicle is $37,490. TMV is an average price which, by definition, means half of the vehicles purchased are purchased at a higher price and half are purchased at a lower price.
Dealer fees (additional profit) of $697.50 added to the Costco price of $37,163, results in an acutal price of $37,860.
Just one example of why people should avoid car buying services like Costco.
#676 of 719 Re: Oct Price Paid [tp2009]
Oct 26, 2012 (7:06 am)
Paid for same exact config for $38K even, with $299 dealer fee (got punked on that one).
This deal is in North NJ.
#677 of 719 Re: 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package [ken117]
Oct 26, 2012 (8:05 am)
In my experience, both the TMV and TrueCar overpriced their estimates - I am not sure where the heck they get the data from - the dealers, maybe?
I purchased two cars in the last 3 years and both times, the dealer appears to be somewhat surprised at the price I was willing to do the deal.
#678 of 719 Seeking 2013 Q5
Nov 01, 2012 (12:17 pm)
I need dealer names when you post a deal & also say if it was on lot or ordered & don't include taxes but do state dealer doc. fees. I want 2013 Q5 in Ibis White,2.0 Quattro,Chestnut lthr.,htd. frt. seats,rear bags & am in E.KY will do fly & drive within ~1,000k of me
-help on discounting dealers???
It's amazing that so many people have posted here with zero mention of a dealers name /location!!!
#679 of 719 Re: 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package [scott_nj]
Nov 02, 2012 (8:40 am)
TrueCar is not out to secure the best deal for buyers. TrueCar makes money from dealers. It does not take much analysis to realize TrueCare is mostly concerned with its relationship with dealers. Funny thing is most of the large buying services are tied to TrueCar. Dah!
The best way to price a vehicle is to start at invoice, reduce by dealer incentives (holdback, etc.), reduce by customer incentives, and add a reasonable amount for dealer cost and profit. Smart buyers start from that point.
It amazes me how many people seem to blindly accept dealer (documentation) fees of several hundres dollars as if those fees are an actual cost. Regardless of what a dealer claims, such fees are not a cost. They are simply an increase to the selling price. In reality, anything over $50 or so is outrageous.
Customers should not be concerned about any dealer cost. The only thing important is the price, which covers all dealer cost and profit.
#680 of 719 2012 V6 3.2L versus 2013 2.0T
Nov 15, 2012 (10:33 pm)
Which car is better? 2012--3.2L V6 versus 2013--2.0T V4
I'm interested in buying (or leasing) a Q5 but I cannot choose between a 2012 V6 3.2L engine or a 2013 2.0T engine. A nearly fully loaded 2012 Q5 is being offered to me at $45K + tax. Does that still seem too high? Why would I buy that versus a cheaper and yet with some of the same add ons 2013 2.0L Q5? (Around 43K). Any insights would be helpful.
#681 of 719 Q5 Steal of a Deal?
Nov 28, 2012 (10:54 pm)
Just signed for a 2013 Q5 2T:
Audi Advance Key
Paid=$42,290 + Taxes/DMV Fees
Couldn't believe I was able to get them down this low.