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Audi A3 Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

SylviaSylvia Posts: 1,636
edited August 12 in Audi
Share your price paid and buying experiences here! Help others define what's a "good deal"!
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  • gotminegotmine Posts: 4
    Ordered one last week. I'm in Houston. Had to order because they only had black and silver with DSG on the lot and they didn't come with everything I wanted. Ended up with Arctic White/beige interior (no charge), DSG, sunroof, premium pkg, xenon lights and rear airbags. They wouldn't budge off of msrp on the special orders. Pretty sure they would have given up a little on the ones they had in stock. Of course I would like to have gotten some sort of price concession, but in the end, the car is exactly what I have been looking for and I'll be paying cash and keeping it a while.
  • rjlaerorjlaero Posts: 659
    There isn't a whole lot of mark-up on the A3. About $1600 or so on a base stick car w/ no extra options.
  • allhorizonallhorizon Posts: 483
    Three quotes I have seen on another board are "good deal below MSRP", $500 below, and $800 below. I am sure there are many more at MSRP - those are not necessarily advertized by the buyers. I haven't seen the need to pay above MSRP anywhere, so I think there are some reasonable deals out there.
  • donthegreekdonthegreek Posts: 126
    Talked to the Audi dealer closest to me, over an hour away....they have 2 A3's,they have red tags hanging from the mirror...$500 off sticker.
  • ralpherralpher Posts: 21
    $720 off an in-stock arctic white A3 with premium package, DSG and sunroof. Excellent deal!
  • mcdonst1mcdonst1 Posts: 8
    Since the A3 isn't a "mature" line and everything on the 2006 is new globally, 2.0T, FSI, DSG, Open Sky, etc, etc

    I'm really thinking hard about a lease, I want one NOW, but I want to drop it off in 36 months and grab the 2.0T-Q w/ Bluetooth, DSG 2nd gen, tweaked turbo, S-Line or whatever else comes along. I kinda paid my dues on first model year release with the 98 Passat. (no offense to those that just purchased, I would LOVE to hear that there are no glitches in the next 2 or 3 years, will be all the more reason for me to own)

    Selling or taking trade-in is a pain for sucha short term... :confuse:

    My questions or search for comments is around leasing choices... Audi is not making the lease desirable, according to sales reps, it is intentionally, so I am seeking out any possibilities like 3rd party leasing agents, etc.

    Anyone else going through this?
  • donthegreekdonthegreek Posts: 126
    2.0 with Quattro???....there isn't going to be a 2.0 quattro.
  • t80t80 Posts: 1
    a3 dsg
    xenons
    nav+sound
    sat
    lavagray/grey
    cold
    convenience
    sport
    opensky
    msrp=35285
    paid 34000

    Very pleasant experience - 30 mins discussion about price - provided a final offer - was called back in a few hours as they accepted after some further thought. Really glad they called. :D
  • allhorizonallhorizon Posts: 483
    Since the A3 isn't a "mature" line and everything on the 2006 is new globally, 2.0T, FSI, DSG, Open Sky, etc, etc --- I'm really thinking hard about a lease,...

    DSG has been out for a while in Audi TTs and some Diesel cars (New Beetle). The 2.0TFSI has been out with the GTI for a bit over 1/2 a year or so in Europe. But I agree, that's not much, and first model years almost always have some glitches. Had some in my Passat 4Motion wagon (gas tank sensor, oxygen sensor, automatic seat memory), but it wasn't too bad. Would buy it again in a heartbeat

    Note that all the things you are worried about are covered under warranty.
  • allhorizonallhorizon Posts: 483
    2.0 with Quattro???....there isn't going to be a 2.0 quattro.

    You are entitled to your opinion, but I am quite certain it will appear in the US within a year or less, and I am holding out for it.
  • Kirstie_HKirstie_H Posts: 10,907
    Let's stick to pricing in here and talk about features and future updates in our regular Audi A3 discussion.

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  • chills23chills23 Posts: 8
    NJ Dealer told me the 3.2Q DSG can be pre-ordered in late July for Aug delivery at a starting price of ~$30,000 MSRP. Not sure what the standard features will be...i.e. will it come w/ leather?
  • gotminegotmine Posts: 4
    A little hard to believe since my dealer has told me my special ordered 2.0 fwd, ordered May 7, will take 75 days. Tentative, worst case scenario date I was given was August 22.
  • Local dealer quoted base model A3 DSG with no accessories at $750 over invoice.
  • allhorizonallhorizon Posts: 483
    Let's stick to pricing in here and talk about features and future updates in our regular Audi A3 discussion.

    Heard you.

    You have to admit, though, it's tough to talk about prices without considering features and options, and about buying experience without mentioning what you would like to buy...
  • mcdonst1mcdonst1 Posts: 8
    Let's stick to pricing in here and talk about features and future updates in our regular Audi A3 discussion.

    Heard you.

    You have to admit, though, it's tough to talk about prices without considering features and options, and about buying experience without mentioning what you would like to buy...


    Options and experience with options justifies or precludes justification of paying "X" for an auto.

    I agree with allhorizon.
  • ralpherralpher Posts: 21
    That price is insane.
  • mcdonst1mcdonst1 Posts: 8
    For those considering leasing that really do NOT plan on buying out your leas, I am starting to get interesting traction w/ 3rd party leasing specialists...

    I'll post more when the #s start to roll in.
  • mikei1mikei1 Posts: 1
    I've got $1200 off the sticker at Park Ave Audi, NYC. They offered this
    without even me asking!

    A3 silver/black, DSG, premium, climate.

    This was, as the saleswoman explained, one of the first cars they got:
    it's premium pckg has 5-spoke wheels and no fog lights ($150
    discount on the sticker), but has rear seat sunshades (similar to A4).
    $28885 total. 2.9% financing is fantastic.

    Overal, it was a very nice experience.

    BTW, I was very skeptical about DSG (my previous car was a GTI VR6 w/ stick),
    but once I tried it, I was totally sold on it (in "S" mode)
  • philip_gphilip_g Posts: 3
    any updates? I'm curious what they're leasing for myself.
  • stickguystickguy Posts: 15,075
    i stopped today to browse 9and re-submit my itunes certificate that they lost). I asked about leases, and just got a vague answer that they have rpograms). I'm guessing there isn't anything exciting yet, they seem to be reserving that for the A4.

    2013 Acura RDX (wife's) and 2007 Volvo S40 (mine)

  • acorin88acorin88 Posts: 14
    It also has convenience package, xenons, sound package and winter package. The sticker was $31855 and I got it for roughly $1000 off MSRP at Audi of Alexandria in the DC area. The Audi of Alexandria team were great, working with me first over the internet before the car had arrived answering questions etc, and then in person while my wife and I took several test drives to determine what we wanted.

    It was my first Audi-buying experience but they were very pleasant to work with and I was very happy with my deal. I'm coming to this car from a 2000 Jetta 1.8t that I loved and the A3 exceeds it in every category - driving dynamics, comfort, safety, road noise, utility of space, and fuel economy. I can see why some folks would want to wait for quattro, but for me this is the drivetrain I would have most likely selected anyway, so I'm quite happy.

    To me, this is a very reasonably priced car for all you get and my understanding is that we in the USA are getting it at a several thousand dollar discount from folks in other markets where it is selling in greater numbers.
  • mapinmapin Posts: 27
    Just bought it today in PA:

    Lava Gray
    DSG
    Premium P.
    Cold Weather P.
    Open Sky
    Xenon

    MSRP: 31635
    Purchased for: 30281
  • ralpherralpher Posts: 21
    A coworker bought a red A3, with no options, manual, for 4k off invoice, or 21.5k.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,958
    Over $2K under dealer cost? How do you think that would be possible?

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  • acorin88acorin88 Posts: 14
    Was this one of the initial demo cars that would by now have fairly high milleage? If not, that's an incredible deal!
  • alobaralobar Posts: 4
    Hey Audi peeps -- i ordered my A3 in early May from a dealer here in CA (Lava gray, open sky, xenon, premium pkg, sound) , with the express understanding that it would be here EASILY within 3 months, within plenty of time for me to take it on a long-planned road trip in late July. Now, one month later, I'm told it won't arrive until late *September*, over two months later that I was told. I know those Germans take long summer vacations, but geez.

    My question: what's the customer's rights re: sold orders? Can I cancel it? Take my biz elsewhere can get the car much sooner from another dealer who has one in stock (or will have, sooner)? The CA dealer hasn't charged me anything for the order yet, and I've put no money down. Am i stuck?

    thanks!
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 29,958
    No money changing hands, no deal..

    You didn't order anything off the wall, so they'll have no trouble selling it, so no harm done..

    But, make sure you have your alternate plans in place.. Once you are sure of buying a car somewhere else, call them and cancel. You have every right, as the car was not delivered in the time frame promised (not even close).

    They will try to talk you out of it, so listen to what they have to say, but if it isn't acceptable, then just tell them no thanks... you have no obligation.

    regards,
    kyfdx

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  • atamiratamir Posts: 10
    Hi,

    What do you guys think of this lease offer, cap cost is $31, 250.

    2217.35 DUE AT LEASE INCEPTION...WHICH IS UR
    FIRST MONTH, BANK FEES AND MOTOR VEHICLE AND TAXES.. UR PAYMENT WOULD BE $506 A MONTH AND THE RES IS 53 AND THE MONEY FACT IS .00250..

    Thanks,
    Alon
  • alobaralobar Posts: 4
    Thanks for the reply! I'm now being told the reason for the shipping delay is that ALL new A3s are being fitted with Bluetooth, as a standard option, which has pushed back production on all A3s slated for US delivery. Not sure how true this is, as it seems unlikely that adding Bluetooth would add 6 weeks to the production schedule. Anyone else heard this?
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