Originally Posted by vestergirl
My excitement about my Q3 order has dwindled since reading the "Auto Blog" article citing significant price increases, which my dealer assured me would not happen....
Feeling duped that I was forced into a 2016 & now it's complicated.
Anyone else have a 2016 on order? Would love to hear your story!
I'm sorry to hear of you feeling "duped," but possibly a nice chat with your Audi representative will have you feeling a little better by the end of the day. Admittedly, you should not have been "assured" of no price increase when you consider the fluctuating rate of the Euro and the dollar and the financial uncertainty facing the EU.
With that said, perhaps your sales person can find you the 2015 you want and allow you to apply your deposit toward that car. Here in the PNW there are 2015 models coming in all the time and sharp sales people are swapping, trading, and diverting cars to their dealerships all the time to meet an individual's demand. From the five PNW dealers I've spoken with, it's all about volume for them, not about the sales price.
I just called the Audi dealer in Tacoma (yea, I know, that's not close to Ohio), and was informed they had at least 7 Q3s inbound and that of course they'd trade and swap to meet the demand. You just have to have to have a sales person who can offer something in exchange.
I ordered a 2016 Q3 just because I wanted a 2016, but there were 3 2015 models in the same color (Monsoon Grey) and similar configuration on the ramp when I made the order just one week ago.
I don't know what kind of price you worked out with your dealer, but perhaps you'll be able to renegotiate a lower price unless you were already getting the 2016 at "cost." But before either of you begin renegotiating, you may want to wait until the actual invoice with 2016 numbers arrives. I don't know what others on this forum have discovered, but every Q3 I have priced in the PNW is showing an MSRP of 6% over invoice....so again, depending upon what you are paying, there may be a bit more room to lower the price. You'll be happy and the dealership will still add to their sales volume and get a nice year-end bonus.