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2013 and Earlier - Audi A4 Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • makhanakamakhanaka Posts: 2
    edited August 2012
    Got a quote from a So-Cal dealer for -
    2013 A4 2.0T QUATTRO TIPTRONIC (Auto)
    LIGHTING PACKAGE
    CONVENIENCE PACKAGE
    HEATED FRONT SEATS
    LAUNCH-MARKET INTRODUCTION

    List Price : $38,185
    Sale Price: $35,299

    After slight negotiation, we are at $34,399. Is this really good price? Since its labor day and end of month, can I push for better bargain?
    Also, she said EMI is at 3.99%. She says lowest they have been offering is 2% for good credit and I have a decent credit, not sure if I qualify for 2% tho.
    Should I go for outside finance as I feel in this economy it is easier to get 2%?

    Please reply at the earliest since I need to close this deal soon.

    Thanks!
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    Personally I think you would be paying well over the average. Oviously they added in unnecessary charges. Two thousand over invoice is way to much. I've seen people pay from 0 to 500.00 on average. I would offer $40,600.00 plus tax and tags only.
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    What is the invoice cost for this car? If they want the deal they will fight for you to the 2%. Don't back down.
  • makhanakamakhanaka Posts: 2
    edited August 2012
    Thanks for the reply! I was so eagerly waiting.

    the MSRP is ~ $38200
    I didnt see the invoice. Was quoted 35300 and said they will take 400 off. and thats when I called them and took further 500 off. Now at 34,500 I am thinking of making an offer of 34000.
    TMV shows on both edmunds and TMV as ~$35,000.

    One dealer lost on closing a deal after I offered $34500.
  • dmckee1dmckee1 Posts: 3
    Great. Thanks for the insight. I'll hold firm at 40,600 plus tax and tags only and see what happens. Thanks again! Dave
  • roadrageeroadragee CaliforniaPosts: 61
    edited August 2012
    Is this a good deal in current market?

    Dealer Posted $32,850

    CPO 2009 A4 Avant
    Prestige
    Navigation Pkg
    19" Sport Pkg
    12,500miles
    New tires

    They are offering $30.4k + Tax

    The car is in CA. Any thoughts would be appreciated.

    Thanks.
  • colin_lcolin_l Posts: 591
    That's a pretty good deal, assuming the car doesn't have any significant dings or scratches. (My CPO 2009 A4A does. :()

    The avant is a car that only appeals to certain people. I've had a lot of compliments on mine, but in reality, most people will buy the sedan or coupe.

    Therefore I would try to work further, but you might have to pay the $30.4k because there just aren't many of the cars to be had... especially with only 12,500 miles. (Mine had 23,500 and I thought that was pretty nice! :surprise: )
  • The invoice amount you mention looks to be appx. $1,000.00 too high. I am sure that car can be had for under 41K......the correct invoice should be something like 39,450.00....
  • Hi,

    I'm considering buying an 2013 A4 premium plus. The dealer I went to had one car that has a MSRP of 40170, pretty much a plain A4 premium plus with no fancy addons, which is what I need. After checking with the invoice price on Edmunds.com, the invoice price of this car is 37421 with destination fee before tax. With a special policy between dealerships in this area and the company I work for, I can get a roughly 6% off the MSRP(by policy), making the price down to ~37800, which is about $300 above the invoice. This is my first car, and I don't know if this is a good price for a 2013 A4 at this point? Should I negotiate with them, and is there any price space to do so?
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    Sure you should try to get them to come down, if you could get them down to invoice that would be great. If you walk out of there at invoice and not going for any extras you got a good deal. If you buy just 1 extra, warranty, tire protection etc., they got the best of you.
  • Looking at a 2013 A4 with Prestige and Sport Package. Checking around the local dealers, none of them have the right combination of features and colors we like. So, I will likely have to order.
    From my research, it looks like some people have been getting these for ~invoice or $500 over invoice. I am in the Seattle area. Is is realistic to expect a deal like that on this car if I cannot buy one off the lot? Is the TMV price more reasonable? I want to have the right expectations when I go in to negotiate. I will be paying cash so financing is not an issue.
    I have a 2001 A4 so I should qualify for the loyalty discount. It expires in November. If I order, will I still get to use this if the car is not available until after November? Do I need to trade my current car in to get this bonus?
    Finally, is it reasonable to expect to get the kbb trade-in price for my old A4 or are they likely to low ball me on this and not be willing to move?

    thanks for any advice!

    -John
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    500 over at the most.

    yes they will lowball you. they know you want the car and they have you by the b ls.

    not sure about loyalty, ask a few dealers.

    don't buy any add ons.
  • Thanks for the reply. The trade value of my old A4 is only $3k. So, I could simply hold onto it and sell it privately. Just figured I would trade it to avoid the hassle.
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    Your present A4 might be worth more than you think. It's a hot car for 16-20 year olds.
  • Really?
    BTW: it is actually a 2002. Had it so long I forgot!
    It has 143k on it. Manual. 1.8T Quattro. No special features other than sunroof and factory 6 disc CD changer in dash. Normal wear/tear but well maintained and running good.
    KBB says ~$3k trade, ~$4300 private party.
    Prices on Craigslist seems to range from $6k-$11k (are they nuts?)
    Local dealers asking ~$8k for a very similar car.

    So, what do you think I should hold out for on trade or private sale?
  • colin_lcolin_l Posts: 591
    Unquestionably private sale. I just sold my old car, and like yours it was worth far more on the private market than trading it in. (I made about $4k more.)

    It happens. People start liking a particular type of car, and the used pricing starts going back up. My car was worth as little as $10k privately and then came back up to $12,500 18-24 months later even *including* the extra miles I put on it during that time. Nutty, huh?
  • lurker01lurker01 Posts: 103
    Well, did the marathon comparison test this weekend. Drove the ATS, IS250, C300 4matic, 328i xdrive and the A4.
    Came down to the A4 and the 328i. The BMW is very nice, but I can't see it being $6k nicer. Also, the A4 engine seems smoother and more refined.
    Really liked the s-line package (especially the flat bottomed steering wheel) but can't live with the summer tires in the PNW.
    The sport seats are a must, however, so it looks like either Prestige with Sport or Prem+ (with Sport, Nav, Key and Prem Sound) will be the way we go.
    Unfortunately, no dealer in the state has those combos in the colors we prefer. Either going to do the monsoon grey with light grey interior or the silver with black interior.

    So, to my question: should there be any difference in how we negotiate price if we are ordering vs buying off the lot? I am planning to stick to invoice minus the loyalty discount and try each dealer in the state if the one we visited won't play ball. Am I being realistic?

    thanks.

    -John
  • lurker01lurker01 Posts: 103
    Made the deal at invoice + $500. They also tacked on their doc fee and prep fee for another $500. But, got the loyalty bonus which took it back to invoice + tax and licence fee. Pretty good deal, IMHO.
    Only bummer is I had to order it so wont get it till December...

    Went with Monsoon Grey, grey interior and oak trim. Added the exhaust tips and the all weather mats as well.

    Thanks for the advice everyone!
  • jnyzjnyz Posts: 93
    Sounds like you paid $1000.00 over invoice. That's above average.
  • Hello all, first time poster here...
    I've come across a CPO 2011 A4 with 18,973 Mileage, Ibis White with Black interior. asking price is $28,377. Is it a bit too low? Should I wary of something? I mean for this price I see listings for 2010 and 2009 CPO A4s, with more mileage. It has a clean Carfax. I'm very confused. Price, mileage and year-wise it seems to be a great deal. But it's got me wondering why it's still available, why hasn't somebody already bought it if it's such a good deal.. I'm very new to car shopping, although i've been driving for the last 14 years or so (back in my home country), this will be a first car i'm looking to buy here in the US.. i've been renting\zipcar-ing when i need wheels currently... any help would be great... thanks in advance.
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