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Audi Q5, Car Buying, Car Leasing, SUV
#674 of 873 Re: Oct Price Paid [j2222]
Oct 25, 2012 (11:21 am)
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 873 Re: 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package [beautie]
Oct 26, 2012 (5:21 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 873 Re: Oct Price Paid [tp2009]
Oct 26, 2012 (6:06 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 873 Re: 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package [ken117]
Oct 26, 2012 (7:05 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 873 Seeking 2013 Q5
Nov 01, 2012 (11:17 am)
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 873 Re: 2013 Q5 2.0L Premium with Convenience and Lighting Package [scott_nj]
Nov 02, 2012 (7:40 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 873 2012 V6 3.2L versus 2013 2.0T
Nov 15, 2012 (9:33 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 873 Q5 Steal of a Deal?
Nov 28, 2012 (9:54 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.
#682 of 873 Re: Q5 Steal of a Deal? [rfmetz25]
Dec 06, 2012 (11:23 pm)
Sounds like an awesome price. Which dealer is this? I can barely get 6% off MSRP using the supplier program and that's it.
#683 of 873 How easy is it to order a custom built Audi Q5?
Dec 09, 2012 (9:11 am)
I know this is common with BMW dealers (ordering a car direct from the factory) and they don't make attempts to sell you something on their lot. But with Audi, I am seeing very little inventory (at least here in the SF Bay Area) and am wondering if I should try putting together a custom order instead. While admittedly I haven't talked with more than one dealer, I get a feeling that Audi dealers want to have you pick something from their lot. What downsides could I expect with this type of order?
On a related question, I see places far off from the Bay Area- such as Bakersfield Audi- have a lot of inventory. Is it reasonable to drive there to do the deal or have a local dealer get the car from them and deliver it locally?