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Sooooo...curious how those in the USA who have already picked up their shiny new 2016 Q3s have settled up. I still see no incentives as of today, and my dealer keeps telling me 'any day now.' So - to those of you who have completed your deal, did you just proceed without any incentives?
 

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I mean it is brand new so I don't see why they would offer incentives. If you want incentives, you should buy a 2015 model. I'm sure they are looking to get rid of all those.
 

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I mean it is brand new so I don't see why they would offer incentives. If you want incentives, you should buy a 2015 model. I'm sure they are looking to get rid of all those.
Not trying to start an argument. Dealer says it's coming. And there AREN'T any 2015s - I would have gladly bought one.
 

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I think (as I have for awhile) your dealer is full of something. There were NO incentives on Q3s last year (including the leftover 2015s) and so I don't imagine there could or would be any for a brand new facelift just as they arrive - that's Toyota kind of marketing NOT Audi ...
 

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I think (as I have for awhile) your dealer is full of something. There were NO incentives on Q3s last year (including the leftover 2015s) and so I don't imagine there could or would be any for a brand new facelift just as they arrive - that's Toyota kind of marketing NOT Audi ...
But what about Audi Finance incentives? You know, for using them?
 

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There is/was an Audi Loyalty incentive for $750 for existing Audi owners. I knew going in to the deal that incentives were not something that would be available; honestly, they don't have to offer incentives. Incentives can depreciate the value of the car quicker anyways so I don't see it as a bad thing to work with a manufacturer that doesn't do incentives very often/in significant amounts. As far as Audi Financing, they typically do not do low rates like some of the other manufacturers. The dealer I worked with was very straight forward and said he would be able to beat Audi Financing rates at other banks they work with. I went in with my financing already taken care of elsewhere, said they could try to match or beat it if they wanted. They did so I went with their financing in the end.
 

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But what about Audi Finance incentives? You know, for using them?
They'll just give a maybe better rate or if leasing , money factor - but these are NOT usually as good as your own credit union, or bank if you have a long term good relationship -e.g. mortgage, a couple of money market accounts etc...
 

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There is/was an Audi Loyalty incentive for $750 for existing Audi owners...
I think on the Q3, this is limited to just $500 ..., but if you've been an Audi Club member for 6 months or more, you can get a 6% discount off MSRP - that's not so bad on a hot car -
 

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I think on the Q3, this is limited to just $500 ..., but if you've been an Audi Club member for 6 months or more, you can get a 6% discount off MSRP - that's not so bad on a hot car -
Only after we had decided on the Q3 configuration we wanted did we ask what the approximate price would be (remember, we didn't have the 2016 price sheet) and what kind of deal the ABM could offer. He offered a 5% discount....we settled on 5.5%.... around $200 over invoice.

I don't know if a 5.5% discount off MSRP is considered an incentive, but I was more than pleased with the "deal" I was offered.
 

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I think on the Q3, this is limited to just $500 ..., but if you've been an Audi Club member for 6 months or more, you can get a 6% discount off MSRP - that's not so bad on a hot car -
Might be regional or dealer specific? Multiple dealers in the Denver metro area had a $750 rebate for current Audi owners specified on the 2016 but now only one does. Several 2015s still in the area for Denver metro.
 

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Not sure what your area dealer's up to - they could do about whatever they want really. I was just referring to the AoA policy on loyalties, which vary from $500 to as much as $2K by model ...
 

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Only after we had decided on the Q3 configuration we wanted did we ask what the approximate price would be (remember, we didn't have the 2016 price sheet) and what kind of deal the ABM could offer. He offered a 5% discount....we settled on 5.5%.... around $200 over invoice.

I don't know if a 5.5% discount off MSRP is considered an incentive, but I was more than pleased with the "deal" I was offered.
I think you did pretty good. Of course it also depends on your dealer's pack, which can vary from a "must" for every car of something like $200-700, and additional "musts" of paint protection, interior treatments, etc. if you can get $100-200 above invoice and pay about $100 dealer pack, you've done pretty well for a new (2016) car this hot...

10% off MSRP (below invoice) without having to pay more than $100 dealer pack or any other 'stuff', is getting very close to a "best" deal on these cars...
 

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10% off MSRP (below invoice) without having to pay more than $100 dealer pack or any other 'stuff', is getting very close to a "best" deal on these cars...
I'm admittedly unsophisticated in art of getting the "best" deal, and at this point have no dealer pack that I'm planning to get, but I will say that whole buying experience and process was quite easy because of the ABM.

"Take the car for the afternoon and give it a good tryout" was the introduction. (Before that we had driven a Q5, GLA250, CX5, LR2, XC-60, and a Tiquan.)

For me, the buying experience was enhanced by the ABM's laid-back and forthright style that made us want to buy from him rather than the ABMs at two other Audi dealers we had visited. We probably could have pitted the three dealerships against each other for the best possible "deal," but when you can walk away from the buying experience with a good feeling, I think that's worth the few extra dollars that may have been spent.

One final point....we also saw how the ABM made customers feel on top of the world as they would come into the dealership to pick up their just delivered new Audi. Not quite a ceremony, but certainly a bit of a party.
 

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...when I say dealer pack, I mean the so called "Administration Fee" that dealers will say is applied to EVERY car they sell. Each dealer sets this - and it can be as low as $99 and I've seen $999 stolen for it. Better to ask up front than to be surprised on your Buyer's Order or Finance contract - cuz since they feel this is a "necessary" thing, they usually don't mention it until you're about to write the check and you fall over ...

Audi's delivery process is pretty cool, but I've seen it go from "Your car's over there, out in the rain or heat and here're the keys; to "Come over to our delivery bay, where several folks are there to meet you - Service Manager, Sales Manager, your ABS, a Delivery Specialist who will spend as much time as you want to explain the whole car, from horn to MMI and Audi Connect. They'll have a red folder for all your paperwork and a special red presentation box for your keys, and they'll all applause as you step in and start it up - very nice when they do this party. You DO feel special, cuz they want you to. They also want that "Outstanding or Exceeds Expectations" on your survey - and some dealers will even sport that they'll lose their $100 if you don't give them that - on EVERY point. THAT's pretty low to me - and I would ding 'em just for THAT cheap shot, which NO ONE has ever told me - but I have heard of many folks getting this line.

Truth in Engineering is also Truth in Delivery ... and Service - THAT's Kb - Kundenbegeisterung - Customer Delight
 

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OK, now I know what a "service pack" is. A sophisticated name for another fee....not a nice gift pack. :rolleyes:

So it would sound as if there will be a fee of no less than $99 added to my bill, is that right? It is obviously something worth discussing with my ABM about the time my Q3 leaves Houston.

I'm hoping the Audi dealer is good at explaining all the elements of the MMI to my wife.....in her Mazda, she is used to just turning on and turning up her radio before she blasts off....and that is it. Nothing concerns me more than her potential frustration with all that is contained within the MMI.....

The ABM did send us a video with a brief explanation, but I've kiddingly told my wife I may just borrow a trickle charger for her battery and let her fiddle with the MMI for a full day in the garage....that's how I learn the best. Push the buttons and see what they do!!!
 

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OK, now I know what a "service pack" is. A sophisticated name for another fee....not a nice gift pack. :rolleyes:

So it would sound as if there will be a fee of no less than $99 added to my bill, is that right? It is obviously something worth discussing with my ABM about the time my Q3 leaves Houston.

I'm hoping the Audi dealer is good at explaining all the elements of the MMI to my wife.....in her Mazda, she is used to just turning on and turning up her radio before she blasts off....and that is it. Nothing concerns me more than her potential frustration with all that is contained within the MMI.....

The ABM did send us a video with a brief explanation, but I've kiddingly told my wife I may just borrow a trickle charger for her battery and let her fiddle with the MMI for a full day in the garage....that's how I learn the best. Push the buttons and see what they do!!!
Funny...your wife is going from Mazda to Audi, just like me!
 
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