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Audi A3 Prices Paid and Buying Experiences

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edited May 2015 in Audi
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  • gotminegotmine Member 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 Member 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 Member 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 Member Posts: 127
    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 Member Posts: 21
    $720 off an in-stock arctic white A3 with premium package, DSG and sunroof. Excellent deal!
  • mcdonst1mcdonst1 Member 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 Member Posts: 127
    2.0 with Quattro???....there isn't going to be a 2.0 quattro.
  • t80t80 Member 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 Member 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 Member 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 Administrator Posts: 11,148
    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 Member 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 Member 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.
  • littlegoorgelittlegoorge Member Posts: 1
    Local dealer quoted base model A3 DSG with no accessories at $750 over invoice.
  • allhorizonallhorizon Member 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 Member 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 Member Posts: 21
    That price is insane.
  • mcdonst1mcdonst1 Member 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 Member 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 Member Posts: 3
    any updates? I'm curious what they're leasing for myself.
  • stickguystickguy Member Posts: 50,519
    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.

    2020 Acura RDX tech SH-AWD, 2023 Maverick hybrid Lariat luxury package.

  • acorin88acorin88 Member 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 Member 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 Member Posts: 21
    A coworker bought a red A3, with no options, manual, for 4k off invoice, or 21.5k.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 236,942
    Over $2K under dealer cost? How do you think that would be possible?

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  • acorin88acorin88 Member 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 Member 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 Moderator Posts: 236,942
    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.

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  • atamiratamir Member 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 Member 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 Member 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 Member 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.
  • captainkitcaptainkit Member Posts: 2
    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...

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

    xenons
    nav+sound
    sat
    lavagray/grey
    cold
    convenience
    sport
    opensky

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

    :)
  • got_vtecgot_vtec Member Posts: 22
    Is it just because it's not going to be a big seller in the US (being a hatchback and all)?
  • walkerhound1walkerhound1 Member Posts: 14
    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 Member Posts: 2
    Lava grey/black interior
    manual
    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 Member 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 Member Posts: 108
    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 Member 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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  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 236,942
    The Audi Connection is advertising all in-stock A3's at $1000 off MSRP.. in the local newspaper..

    Just as a point of reference..

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  • designer8designer8 Member Posts: 1
    Hi there:

    May I ask in what city/state you purchased your A3? I can't seem to talk the price down from $28,490 and that's just DSG with opensky, silver and int cloth. They would withhold the fee associated w/ having to get the car from somewhere else. Any feedback would be appreciated!
  • walkerhound1walkerhound1 Member Posts: 14
    Annapolis MD. From what I've seen on other A3 boards, willingness to discount varies quite a bit from dealer to dealer. There are at least 6 Audi dealers in the Baltimore/DC area-- not sure whether that was a factor. I did not have to do a lot of dickering to get that price. Once I broached the pricing thing, the salesman came right to their bottom line-- which was greatly appreciated.
  • wco81wco81 Member Posts: 590
    This is listed on the Audi site. But it's 2.9% for 24 months on the A3? Presumably that's a lease but no mention of the monthly payment, which is typicaly headlined.
  • pmagpmag Member Posts: 22
    As I understand it the 2.9%/24 is available for purchases of the A3 -- I'm not sure about lease. Audi is also doing 3.9%/36 and 4.9%/60 month (or 66 months if you prefer).

    Cheers,
    Paul
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 236,942
    Paul is correct... No payment listed, because it is a loan.. I think a 24 month payment would scare a lot of people off..

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  • stchiustchiu Member Posts: 2
    Live in Bay Area. Talked to a few Audi dealers recently. They are willing to give around $800 off MSRP. They are not really that willing to negotiate. I told them some other manufacturers ( e.g. Acura, Infiniti ) offer invoice for their cars but they weren't moved.
    I finally decided to not buying the A3 for now caused I really don't know whether the value of this car can hold up. Remember BMW 318 ?? Will wait and see.

    Steve
  • kyfdxkyfdx Moderator Posts: 236,942
    I think I know why no one has reported leasing an A3..

    Just looked at the 3yr/45K residuals...

    48%-50%, depending on model... ouch..

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  • dl7265dl7265 Member Posts: 1,381
    from what i understand they want to "sell" the starter A3 model and have no intention of making great leasing deals .

    DL
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