2013 and Earlier - Audi A6 Prices Paid and Buying Experience
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Edmunds gives you an accurate dealer cost, you factor in your options, then subtract your rebates (consumer and dealer), dealer holdback and negotiate from the rock bottom price! If you are bold, go even lower than that! Also, walk in with a printout to document where you arrive at your price, if possible.
When I bought my Audi, they had a nice high-speed internet connection where I was able to visually show management where I got my figures from. And I've been smiling ever since.
The lease deal included a 50% residual and .0006 money factor (this works out to about 1.3% finance charge). I got the car for $40,900. (premium, Bose, Cold Weather) The Edmund's invoice showed $40, 747.
Excluding the tax breaks from business use, I was slightly ahead with the lease. This assumed the sale of the "bought" vehicle and walking away from the lease at end of year 3. With the superior taxbreaks for business use, the cost was over $2000 less when leasing.
A used A6 with ONLY 33k miles for $26K? This car is already 4 years old, try for much less. Check out blue book value, wholesale - that's what the dealer gives the trade in customer.
Shop, shop, shop, and then bargain.
I recently purchased a new 2004 A6 Avant Quattro for $2000 BELOW the Dealer Invoice (including $1000 Audi Loyalty money). There was no trade-in involved and no dealer financing involved.
The dealer was willing to get me the exact car I wanted from another Audi dealer in the Boston area.
I used Edmunds to price the car that I wanted and contacted (4) dealers looking for the best price. Two dealers were quite aggressive and that helped me to get a great deal.
There also appears to many Audi allroads, both 2.7T and 4.2, available in dealer's stock,
The dealership was Rockville Porsche/Audi in Maryland. I found them here on Edmunds.
Oh, most importantly, I love the car. I hardly even miss the BMW I had for 15 years.
The only incentives that Edmunds is reporting, on the A6, is a $1K customer loyalty cash for previous Audi owners. For something more current, I would check Automotive News at your local bookstore or library.
As posted previously, look at the car at invoice and subtract all applicable incentives and work your way up. Don't let the dealer on to what your true likes and dislikes are. If you see your favorite color, go in and say you like the features but not the color and knock off more $$$ to at least let them know you are interested..with reservations. This tactic has worked for me on the last few cars I have purchased for myself and some friends. Timing is important, too. The end of the month is good to deal because monthly/quota bonuses hinge on the number of cars moved, too.
If there was any way to get an S4 in a 36/39 month lease with $0 down and 12k miles/year for under $650/mo, I'd jump on it in a second. Similarly, a fully loaded A4 3.0 in the $450 range would be perfect. Does anyone have any insights/experiences leasing these models? Could they be had for 10% off MSRP (yes, MSRP - transalates to about invoice or slightly under)?
Prior to purchasing a CPO A6 (2002, 19k miles), I noted that the tailpipe was slightly out of place. Salesman and CPO report showed it was not a problem. Sales told me a simple adjustment upon my next service would fix it. I confirmed in writing, in advance, that the rear end issues were inspected and were not an issue and that there was no material accident or service history that I should be informed of. With this, I purchased the car.
Upon driving home from the closing, I noticed other problems: broken rear cupholder, broken rear seat belt mechanism, broken trunk release button, missing Owner's manual package, missing First Aid Kit, Parktronic system malfunctioning (constant tone in Reverse).
Upon checking the Certified Pre Owned report as to if these items were checked on the Inspection, I found that they were, but that the CPO Report was NOT for this VIN#, but a different car.
This was my third day of ownership. The car went in for Service the following week and took 7 days in the shop. Upon return, the Dealer told me, in writing, that they couldnt fix the tail pipe issue bc of "Rear End Damage" (consistent with parktronic, first aid kit, replaced rear seatbelt mech., tail pipe).
Problem is, this is what I pointed out - In Advance - and was assured in writing that there was NOT rear end damage.
In the six weeks that followed - and DOZENS of phone calls to the dealer and to Customer Care, no one could produce my CPO report or explain what the "Rear End Damage" was...Service told me to talk to Sales!?! I wrote the head CPO person at Corporate, but it was the GM of the branch who finally apologized and miraculously found the CPO paperwork last week. It states no damage and all boxes checked.
So, he brought the car back in the shop for two days and stated that there was no real damage, only a bracket that was bent. They fixed the problems at no cost, apologized, and the car runs fine now.
Still, I have lost confidence in the CPO process and told the dealer that he still has an issue...why did they certify that these problems were not problems? I wouldnt have purchased the car had I been told the truth upfront...They claim these were honest mistakes, that there is no material damage, and that the car is perfectly up to snuff now.
Told them they should buy the car back as it was sold under false pretense - they are unwilling.
What should I do from here? Push it, drop it, somewhere in between?
Tough story. Hopefully, this will work out. I would check out audiworld.com and search/post on the A6 board. There are many stories there related to this. The group has great insights.
With the explanation that you are documenting the experience and you are not only telling your 3 or 4 closest friends about how it is being handled -
you are telling all the (potentially thousands) who read these Forums.
Just a thought.
Always willing to use the power of the Internet for justice . . .
I cannot tell from your post whether or not you have absolutely confirmed the car wasn't involoved in an accident. If you are uncertain, and given the suspiciously sloppy paperwork of the dealership, I'd take this to an attorney to pursue a fraud claim. I don't advocate frivolous or nuisance lawsuits, but in this case, you should have the option of getting your money back, if that's what you want.
The carfax shows no damage. I pulled that before purchase. But I only have so much faith in their ability to capture ALL accidents.
The CPO I just received from them states no damage.
The explanation from the GM was that it was probably backed up over a curb or otherwise minor damage to parktronic and exhaust - after certification and before I picked it up.
When combined with the wrong CPO report, the inability to produce the right one, the multiple other problems (most all of which related to rear end accident), it seemed less plausible.
I have an atty, but am not inclined to fight it. Will take it for another, independent inspection to see what they tell me. If material problems are found, then I'll release my atty on them...until then, it's 'wait and see' what else, if anything, breaks.
...but the CPO Report wasn't for my car. That's the issue.
So, if a dealer is willing to pass off a fake CPO Report, then my confidence in a Carfax report is not going to outweigh the fake CPO report.
This sort of kills your argument that Audi will not sell a car that is "Damaged"...
options you added, the color, HOW MUCH BELOW MSRP you
got and how much time you expect there'll be between
when you ordered and when you'll take delivery.
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10k down (was a trade in)
The dealer came down 1100 from invoice, and dropped the lease money factor twice.
I sincerely hope you enjoy it.
2005 Allroad Quattro 2.7T with Auto Tiptronic
Cold Weather Package
Parktronic Rear Parking Assistance
XM Premium Audio Package
36 month, 15K no cap cost reduction, gap insurance included
Agreed upon selling price: $43,686
Great buying experience at DCH Essex Audi.
Brilliant Black w/ Amaretto interior
Cold Weather Package
Bose w/ Sirius
Tire Pressure Monitor
I paid $58,291 "out the door." That's including 3% sales tax, title, registration, and pull-'em-down-and-bend-over documentation fee. My research on Edmunds.com for various zip codes in other states across the country show that everybody is paying MSRP. I think I was blessed with this deal. If any of you guys are interested in trying to get a good deal, contact this dealership. Tell 'em you were referred by the guy who ordered the above car on Nov. 30, 2004.
Audi of Charlotte
I'm very interested in your experience using Voice Recognition with Navigation and the Tire Pressure Monitor.
A relative of mine purchased the new RL for $1500 below MSRP the second week it was out- just have to find the right dealer. More importantly, and this goes for the A6 as well- it has to be on their lot!
I've been quoted over 1k below MSRP off the bat- no negotiating- for the 3.2 well equipped.