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Volkswagen Touareg Prices Paid and Buying Experience

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  • the V6 T-eggs are going for about $750 over invoice in the San Jose area and the V8's much closer to sticker. I am not familiar with United Buyers Service can you provide a link or more info? Many thanks and enjoy your ride!
  • okg0okg0 Posts: 7
    Sorry. UBS is only available through employee credit unions in the DC area.
  • for the info. Too bad about UBS not being nationwide, but there is probably something similar out here, I will just have to check further.
  • Clifjohn numbers are approx the same up here in the northwest. Called and quickly came down to
    $1000 over invoice. I think shooting for the $500-$800 mark is a reasonable goal unless you get the occasional dealer one offs.
    I'm struggling to find a V6 + nav without a load of other options...

    Has anyone worked out what the VIN cut off number will be before the dealers start to mark up the $1200. I'm thinking it's going to be around the 42XXX number ? Thoughts?
  • I'm struggling to find a V6 + nav without a load of other options...

    I dont understand your prediciment... Just order what you want! It is not a piece of fruit. Or is it just that you do not want to wait for the factory to make it??? I hear people talk this way a lot. 'The dealer did not have the car i wanted" etc. Sorry, but it just keeps the ball in the dealers court which bothers me. You tell them what you want and they may even give you a very good deal on something on the lot. Either way you win. GL
  • I just picked up my V6 Touareg on monday night. It's been 11 years since I bought a new car so excuse my ignorance but..my question is, the car which was sold to me as brand new, had 500 miles on the odomoter already. When my husband asked about this, the dealership said, "well we had to drive it up from Mass.". Should I have raised more of a stink about this? It's going back in on Monday due to a huge gash (5inches) in the back carpet under the seat, a paint chip and various other issues (that strange whistling noise that I've read about before). Any opinions on this??
  • Very fishy... My biggest worry would be that who ever drove the car did not give a darn and did not drive it as need for the break in period. 500 is NOT a new car.
  • elemint, This was more of comment than a complaint.
    I was looking for Blue silver with Nav. Dealer I spoke to done a great job researching (other locations), but they never had what I wanted and couldn't see any out there even in second color. I take that answer and move on or use it to my advantage in order to get the price down on something thats not my first/second choice (of color).
    As you say ordering automatically puts on the $1200 price increase + reduces my negotating power. I'm still looking into other states ..maybe the car (and the price) is out there somewhere !

    Thanks for the feedback ... good luck to all who are out there haggling at the moment :-)
    Keep the comments coming !
  • That's what I figured too..I'm definitely going to speak w/the service person about this. Thanks.
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    Unfortunately, It IS considered a new car even though you took ownership with 500 miles on the odo. If the car has not been titled to anyone the dealer can still call the Touareg "new". I am in agreement with you though, I would ask questions if the new Touareg I purchased had that many miles. You should of been notified that the car would have that many miles when you took ownership.

    I leased my current Jetta back in 2002 and they had to drive the car from another dealership which was about 200 miles away. BUT, they did tell me such.

    Many dealers sell cars that have been used for test drives as new vehicles.

    i think you your case, its the lack of dealer communication that is getting you upset.

    Good luck and enjoy your new ride!!
  • spockcatspockcat Posts: 100
    500 miles is extreme. Where do you live and where did the car come from. Sounds like the car may have been a demo or loaner from another dealer. You probably shouldn't have taken posession of it. Then you could have negoatiated a better deal right on the spot. Best would be to check with your local Motor Vehicle Department to see if they have laws covering this situation. At the very least, the dealer should be willing to provide you with some free services such as a couple of oil changes. The extra mileage is worth about $250 to $500 off the price of the car depending on your negoating skills.
  • Might want to get an extended warranty on the car. I against them 99% of the time but in a case like yours it "might" be something to consider. One last thing, dont worry! Enjoy your car and dont put any negitive energy into it.
  • I was not told that the car would have that many miles on it or I would've told them to forget it. We figured the other dealer let someone take it for the weekend. I live in Maine and the car came from 150 miles away..so that leaves 350 miles unaccounted for. I did ask when I picked it up & was told that it was due to bringing it up here (stupid me..I didn't look at the tag in the glovebox until a few days later to see where it had actually been). I'm going to definitely bring it up when I take it in on Monday...at least it'll make me feel better to complain. Thanks for the tips.
  • Please give more info on how to contact Vik...
    thanks
  • Major7,
    How about your cost?

    Thanks
  • davenowdavenow Posts: 171
    Looking to hear of anyone in New England has the V10 TDI, and if they could share their buying experience with the rest of us:)
  • People hav mention approx 750$ above invoice. Is that the price out the door minus taxes and title? Does it include the destination charges etc?

    Thanks.
  • fish8fish8 Posts: 2,282
    I don't think the V10tdi is available in teh states....
  • spockcatspockcat Posts: 100
    It isn't here yet but they are expected very soon. I think dealers already have VIN assignments and details. Prices were released over a month ago.
  • Just bought a venetian green v8 from Carter VW in Seattle. I paid $1200 over invoice. Great experience with the dealership. All negotiations were done over the phone,internet and e-mail. When done, I just went and picked up the car. Most dealers did not want my business unless I was willing to pay $2500 over invoice!! Apparently the T-reg is a very hot commodity up here (how come I see so few on the road?). Beautiful rig.
  • 41,800 for Silver/Anthracite(BLK)Nav/Sound/ParkAssist Apparently "HOT" color combo
    which I'm semi-skeptical about. Dealer will look monday in neighboring states for match. This $$$ is for a pre Jan 1st vehicle. This seems like fair deal any comments??
  • Major7,
    Thanks for the feedback on your pricing.

    Discussed ordering with my dealer here in the NW to get the spec ( v6 + nav+ xenon)I'm after.
    No matter what I order he's giving me $500 over invoice, I think this is a good deal.
    Waiting on a delivery date from him at the moment.

    thanks
  • paid 42,150 for v-8 with nav/sound/xenon/park assis/rearspoiler Silver/anthracite.Very pleased after 1 day. I'm a little wary after reading all of the horror stories in these rooms. But so far is tight as a drum. Interior is great, ride is firm & smooth(same way I like my women), and acceleration is nice. For me it came down to the Touareg & the X5 because both exceed 6000lbs GVW.
    I'm ready for some snow !!!!!!!BTW 3.9% for 3 years. Will keep you posted.
  • steverstever Viva Las CrucesPosts: 41,935
    Some posts slipped through the cracks this month without being noticed - as it says at the top of the page, please don't link to dealers or post names or contact information of individual salespeople. Otherwise we encourage shill posts.

    Posting dealer names and locations is fine. Thanks,

    Steve, Host

    Moderator
    Minivan fan. Feel free to message or email me - stever@edmunds.com.

  • Nav and Bi-Xenon, Shad Blue/anthracite, Pre-Jan List 44865, Paid 41350 + TTL Conv. fee, Meriden Connecticut.
  • 4x4buff4x4buff Posts: 12
    A dealer in Bay area sent me an e-mail for $1000 under invoice price for Touareg, I was not surprised.

    VW is also giving $500 rebate on Touaregs these days.

    Most buyers don't know about "dealer hold-back", a VW dealer makes at least $1000 for V8 even if he sells you AT invoice price because Touaregs don't last in dealer lots for long and the dealer pockets in the "maintenance fee" paid to them by VW.
    Some dealers don't even pass on factory rebates to the customers.

    So anybody who bought Touareg above Invoice price or even at invoice price for that matter got ripped off!

    Hope this helps potential buyers and make recent buyers go green! ;)
  • haireehairee Posts: 1
    I have seen numerous posts on the T-reg boards about 'ordering' a T-reg. However, both the dealers in my area give me the same story when I inquire about ordering. When I ask if I can order direct from the factory they say all they can do is 'locate' one with 'exactly' what I want. Which means all they are doing is searching a database of vehicles in stock at other dealers in their 'network' or region and they have had no luck it seems. Is this all that is possible with VW or is it just the dealers in my area? One reason a non-auto industry friend gave me was that they may only allow orders from dealers with a certain minimum 'Allocation'. Any insights or similar/opposite experiences would be appreciated.
  • imascotimascot Posts: 14
    I did have one on order ($500 over invoice) but I've decided to bail out ...I really wanted this to work but there are just too many horror stories and bad vibes for me at the moment. I'm stepping back from laying out this kind of money at the moment.
    I really hope VW get everything together on this
    model as I can see a future with the touareg, but at the moment it's just too risky.
    I would think another 6-9 months VW will everything ironed out from reliability to Customer service.

    Keep up the comments and happy motoring !
  • bought touareg through invoicedealers.com at invoice. all done through email, car delivered through a dealer 20 miles away. perfect.
  • tidestertidester Posts: 10,109
    But how much did you PAY? :-)

    tidester, host
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