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Audi A3 Prices Paid and Buying Experiences



  • stickguystickguy Posts: 13,585
    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), 2007 Volvo S40 (when daughter lets me see it), 2000 Acura TL (formerly son's, now mine again), and new Jetta SE (son's first new car on his own dime!)

  • 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
    Premium P.
    Cold Weather P.
    Open Sky

    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.
  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,881
    Over $2K under dealer cost? How do you think that would be possible?

    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • 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?

  • kyfdx@Edmundskyfdx@Edmunds Posts: 25,881
    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.


    Moderator - Prices Paid, Lease Questions, SUVs

  • atamiratamir Posts: 10

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


  • 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?
  • gotminegotmine Posts: 4
    I just checked with my dealer on the status of my presold order. I ordered May 7 and was originally told August 22 was worst case date for delivery. Now the worst case date has been moved to August 15 and the general manager told me it would probably be last of July or first of August. Didn't say anything about Bluetooth but I didn't ask because I just heard it here.
  • acorin88acorin88 Posts: 14
    I ended up getting mine off the lot, but in talking with my dealer, he said that their ordered vehicles were coming in much more quickly than expected, which is why I was surprised to see your post. It could be that your dealer is just being overly conservative on delivery, but I would definitely shop around to other dealers and see what else is out there.
  • I got an even worse lease offer today -- $3500 due at lease inception. MSRP is $30,035. I have five months to go on my current lease ($2020), so that was rolled in. Factor is .00227. Monthly payment is $513.80.

    I emailed back that I'd discuss it further next year when the car isn't as new and availability isn't so tight and Audi has a lease program, yadda yadda...

  • mofastmofast Posts: 2
    Bought a black on black, 6-speed with following options (everything except the rear air bag option):


    In the end, after all fees and taxes, I received a $1300 discount.....

  • got_vtecgot_vtec Posts: 22
    Is it just because it's not going to be a big seller in the US (being a hatchback and all)?
  • I've been interested since I got wind of the car last year, but did not want to pop for one for > $30K. Does not look like Audi is advertising much-- my dealer told me they wanted to get more out on the street. Sticker was $30,085 for a DSG premium w/ cold weather pack + sun package & a fog light delete. So, the deal was $28,470 + tax/tags. I'm happy with the car at that price & the straightforward, low-key approach from the dealer.
  • matthewsrmatthewsr Posts: 2
    Lava grey/black interior
    open sky
    sport package
    cold weather
    ------I had the performance tires switched off so I could have the all seasons, because it is simply more practical: the tread lasts longer, the ride is better and I had no intention of driving at the limits (unfortunately) in the first place

    $28,050 (I originally offered $28,350 but the dealer must have mis-heard me and came back with the $28,050 figure. So, my negotiating skills can't really take credit for that last $300.)
  • fsowirlesfsowirles Posts: 195
    I heard a radio ad that HBL in Tyson's Corner, VA is offering "Buyer's plan pricing" until the end of July on all in stock Audi vehicles. What kind of discount is this? I think it is the "diplomat" buying plan.
  • billherrmannbillherrmann Posts: 109
    who will allow a decent discount on an ordered A3. I live in S. Jersey, just outside of Philadelphia. Two local dealers that I talked to wanted full list or list -$200. They till me that they have a VERY limited allocation of these cars, and as a result they must get full MSRP. If there is a Dealer anywhere in the Mid Atlantic States who will discount, I'm ready to order. There is no trade-in to confuse the situation. Thank you for any dealer suggestions. Bill H.
  • mapinmapin Posts: 27
    i got a good deal on my A3 at Audi of Huntingdon Valley in Philadelphia.

    About $1400 off of MSRP, got exactly what I wanted, great people there.

    2006 2.0T A3, Lava Gray, Gray Leather, Premium Pkg, Cold Weather Pkg, Open Sky, Xenon.
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