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The Mrs. informed me this morning that she really doesn't like the Q3 and sorry that we bought it for a few reasons.

We can from a Acura RDX 2010 and she "thought" she was ready for something a little smaller.

What bothers her alot is the lack of memory seats, smaller rear sitting area and less space in the trunk/hatch area for when she goes food shopping.

So now I have to think of some options.

1) Keep the Q3 and so be it for the next 4-5 years

2) Get ahold of the Audi dealer and see what he's willing to do for a trade in for a CPO Q5 as I don't want go for the money for a new Q5

3) Here's the kicker option. They still have my Acura RDX for sale. Maybe they'll take my Q3 back and for a few thousand give my back my RDX.

Either way, this really sucks.
 

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Hummm... this is a bummer.

Why not go to audiusa.com, build a Q5 and see what you come up with? I did have a brief look and played with some building. You'll probably need to go with at least a premo plus as the premo is very basic. For us, the 5 was too big so went with the 3. BTW, it was scheduled to go into production last week. Hopefully have it in time for spring.

Go luck with your search.
 

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Let me know what you want for it before you trade it in, I may be interested in one for my mother.
 

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To answer your memory seat question for the Q5, yes it's available, but not sure it's standard... Sorry about your dilemma, I really feel for you. But if you feel comfortable with your dealer, you may do better than you think to get the Acura back. But man, do I feel bad for both of you, but still get it. :crying:
 

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I did find a 2014 Q5 with the options that she wants for $38,000 out of Chicago.

Seriously, at this point what does anyone think my Q3 could sell for? Just looking for a fair price.

AWD, with Nav package, drivers assistance and power tailgate black on black and as a special feature, fold down MMI at 2600 miles.

Thought about it and one option is not going back to the Acura. It's a great car, but would rather look at a Q5 for the Mrs.
 

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I did find a 2014 Q5 with the options that she wants for $38,000 out of Chicago.

Seriously, at this point what does anyone think my Q3 could sell for? Just looking for a fair price.

AWD, with Nav package, drivers assistance and power tailgate black on black and as a special feature, fold down MMI at 2600 miles.

Thought about it and one option is not going back to the Acura. It's a great car, but would rather look at a Q5 for the Mrs.
I think you'd be good to get perhaps $36-37500 for the Q3 ... Take your sticker minus 10-12% which would put you in a better place than many could get new, and 2600 miles is nuthin' ... Black on black is popular, so you really shouldn't have a problem moving it - in fact, I'd ask the dealer who has your new Q5 about a trade - he'd prolly really rather have your car than his right now.
 

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I think you'd be good to get perhaps $36-37500 for the Q3 ... Take your sticker minus 10-12% which would put you in a better place than many could get new, and 2600 miles is nuthin' ... Black on black is popular, so you really shouldn't have a problem moving it - in fact, I'd ask the dealer who has your new Q5 about a trade - he'd prolly really rather have your car than his right now.
The only big problem regarding a trade is that the dealer is in Chicago (Q5 2014) and not an Audi dealer and I'm in NJ.

Guess I should contact my dealer in NJ to see what he can do with finding a Q5 with the same options.

Thanks
 

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In MN and WI, at least, you can do a 'pass through' sale through the dealer...if you can find a Q3 buyer that will pay you more than trade-in(wholesale), you get that extra $$, plus diminish the sales tax by that amount on your new car. It was $200 for the dealer to do that for me.....well worth it. The hard part is finding a buyer for the Q3 just when you need him.
 

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You could always keep the Q3 and trade in the wife......:laugh:
 

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Perhaps your dealer can facilitate a trade in deal and locate a CPO Q5 and dealer swap for your gently used Q3.
 

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You might try a local for sale too - the Q3 is pretty hot ...

and your's especially so -
 

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Mark - what's the latest here man? I've been almost holding my breath on this ... Did you find a Q5 or hangin in?
 

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Mark - what's the latest here man? I've been almost holding my breath on this ... Did you find a Q5 or hangin in?
Hi Roger and good morning fromn snowy and very cold NJ.

My dealer says he's looking for a Q5 for me so I can trade in the Q3, but otherwise no contact from him for 5 days.

In the meantime I did find a 2014 Q5 CPO about 1.5 hours from my home with every option that my wife wants at 16,000 miles, $40,600. I also emailed this dealer to see what we can do in regard to a trade and what would be the difference in money.

The problem with the Q5 is finding them with memory seats, Nav, and side assis and homelink. I also found companies that have aftermarket Nav as that could be an option, but the good ones are close to a $1000. The same dealer does have another Q5 for $38,500 but no nav. So with the aftermarket nav I would be at $39,500 and for another $1000 I could buy the first with total factory options, which I'm leaning towards. Of course this is all before sitting down and talking price.

I know I'm going to get beat over the head with this, but they are asking $40,600 for the Q5 and I'm willing to go $4000 OTD with my Q3.

While my wife is willing to keep the Q3 she now also realizes that the Q5 would be a much better choice for us at this time. To bad we didn't really think of this from the get go, as we would have bought the Q5 last summer.

If by chance we can do the deal, I'll have a nice set of rubber Q3 mats to sell to someone else here.

Hope they can do the deal.

Thanks for asking.
 

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Thanks for the update - I'm really glad you're being careful and still looking within the brand, and would only add that you might try just a one-week sell the Q3 yourself - I think you'd get some action and quite practically get more money for the net exchange and keep Q3 residuals up too...

Please keep us updated as this adventure continues - any of the folks here still considering a Q3 seriously should track you down for a sweet deal too - BUMP -
 

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Keep in mind sales tax. The trade in will offset most of the tax. At 7% you'd need to get in the neighborhood of $2600 more for your car selling it yourself instead of trading it in.
 
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