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Audi A3 Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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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: 10,824
    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.
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