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Hellos everyone! My name is Chris and I'm new to this forum. I'm in the process of purchasing a 2016 q3 and want to know if I'm getting a good deal? I'm from la california and I Jst recently looked at a 2016 q3 Quattro with premium package starting at $35800. It also includes technology $2600, power tailgate $400, garage door opener $295 on monsoon gray metallic $575. How much do u guys think I should negotiate the price out the door?

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First, welcome to the forum - hope you get the car you want at the price you think is fair. A lot will depend on whether you have a trade, are using cash, some other kind of financing or leasing - as all these things change the picture considerably in many cases.

But let's just take a straight-up cash deal, no trades, no hooks into anything other than a best deal on the car. Take the total MSRP from the Monroney sticker, subtract the transportation costs ($925) and try to get at least a 6% discount on the rest. Then add back the $925 and if you can get better than that, I'd say you were doing good. Any more of a discount is icing on your cake - enjoy it.

You'll also have to pay something for the dealer's administration fee, which can be as low as $99 and I've heard as high as $699 - most in the $3-500 range, but they usually don't budge much from them whatever it is. Then of course you'll have to pay your own state sales tax and tags (may include a property tax) which are non-negotiable anyway.
 

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Gotcha! With ca 9% state tax, fees and licensing. It looks like it would be around $42-43k out the door for a fair price. Thanks so much! Also would it be worth it to get additional warranties on the car such as Audi pure protection (mechanical breakdown coverage) for 5yrs/60k miles for $1800 for a new car that will only be driven 10k a year the most? and Audi care maintenance for $829 for 5yrs/45k miles?
 

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The warranty is really up to you - Audi Pure Care is underwritten by Fidelity, perhaps the biggest, oldest and best of these providers - it is managed by the servicing dealer- usually looks and feels just like the Audi factory warranty for the most part - and overlaps with it. That means, if you have Pure Care on the car at the same time as your factory warranty, only one of them will pay - and the Pure Care terms START at the same time as your factory warranty - NOT after it runs out. So a 6 year Pure Care is for a TOTAL of 6 years, NOT the factory 4 plus 6 for a total of 10.

Based on your comment of mileage, it would depend upon the term. If you're the type that needs a new car every 2 years or so, forget it, unless you put 30K a year. But if you only put 10K on it and you expect to have the car after 4 years, I might consider it. Same with Pure Protection - it's a pretty good deal for high flyers, but prolly not so for low miles over a longer term use...
 

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....... and Audi care maintenance for $829 for 5yrs/45k miles?
I went with this because we intend to have the Q3 for at least 5 years, my wife will generally drive under 10K miles per year, and every car we've owned over the last 25 years we've taken to the respective dealer for service.

The car will go in for its standard FREE 5K service, and after that it will be serviced every 12 months....not at the 10K intervals if my wife continues to drive less than 10K per year.....
 

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Hey u guys! I Jst drove out the lot with my new q3. Was able to get the car out the door for 41k including licensing, taxes, etc.. And another 3k on top for the pure protection, care maintenance and gap protection for peace of mind. Thank u guys for the big help! Really appreciate it! I Hope to learn a lot more from u guys since I don't know much about Audi.. Thanks again everyone for helping a first time Audi owner.
 

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Hey u guys! I Jst drove out the lot with my new q3. Was able to get the car out the door for 41k including licensing, taxes, etc.. And another 3k on top for the pure protection, care maintenance and gap protection for peace of mind. Thank u guys for the big help! Really appreciate it! I Hope to learn a lot more from u guys since I don't know much about Audi.. Thanks again everyone for helping a first time Audi owner.
I wonder if the VW scandal has made it easier to negotiate down the prices of Audi vehicles. I imagine that they are seeing sales slow a bit. It must have some affect
 

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I don't know what the scandal is about but I hope it's nothing too crazy that it affects audi and its reliability. I'll have to look up that scandal for myself.
 

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that scandal has me wondering what else about VW may be off that we have yet to discover as we have with the diesel situation.
 

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ahhh - the beginnings of a conspiracy theory - "Unintended Nitrous Oxidation" or UNO for short - wasn't that a pretty cool French card game about cars? Ooops, can't have that then. How about "Intended Oxides of Nitrogen" or ION for short - wasn't that some kind of other car that didn't succeed too well either? Ooops, can't have that then. How about ... you get the drift -
 
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That's 1k less than your lowest estimated price! The VW scandal shouldn't affect Audi's reliability because it affects diesel vehicles only so the Audi Q3 is safe but now may be the time for people to try and haggle with VW or Audi for lower prices.
 

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It's stressful trying to buy a car imo.. My wife and I literally had our foot out the door until the guy stopped us and said "don't walk away, we got a deal" my wife and I wasn't really set on the car to be honest because of the utility space.. But with the 41k price out the door.. That's what closed the deal.
 

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That's probably how you got such a great deal, your willingness to walk away if you don't get what you want. Once someone leaves there's a very low likelihood of them ever returning so the salesperson would want to keep your foot in the door.
 

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Is Audi offering discounts right now? I ask because I know that VW Canada is offering a bunch of discounts on its lineup.
 

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VW is offering in US for customer loyalty (i.e. past/current owners) $2K off on new 2015/2016 VW including their Golf R. no TDI's though!

That said, i think this is the initial wave of discounts as they monitor how the consumer reacts.
If it doesn't work they might start discounting broad & wide across the entire VAG group!
 

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I also heard that FCA is offering inflated trade ins on VW vehicles. Looks like they are trying to conquest as many customers as possible while VW is down.
 

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I also heard that FCA is offering inflated trade ins on VW vehicles. Looks like they are trying to conquest as many customers as possible while VW is down.
Sounds like FCA is trying to make VW's recovery as slow as possible. What's stopping people from buying a cheap and old second hand VW for an inflated trade in offer?
 

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The first offer was about $2100 off. After some small talk the discount went to $3500 & $500(customer loyalty) on the Monsoon. Listed for $43,245. Do not settle for the dealers opening selling price. They quoted me $2100 off and said it is $200 over invoice. What Invoice? SHOP AROUND...decide what options you want and make calls. My trade was a haggle job but got real close. Florida dealers have a dealers fee. I offered to split it and we're in business.

By the way...that $3500 off was in Pa also when I was shopping...so it should be the same regardless of the dealership you go to.
 

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$3500 off a $43245 car is about 8 % off - a really pretty good deal actually ... and less than invoice (as legally published per Monroney).
 
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