Currently hunting for a A3 Sportback and have just had a callback from the local dealer where I test drove one last week.
Dealer has come back and up'd the trade in price he would give me for the VW. Has offered me 6k in exchange for the A3 140 TDI S line which is sitting on his forecourt at 18k. I have no current finance on the Golf so the cost to change would be 12k which would be taken with Audi Finance on a PCP with a guaranteed value of 7k at the end of the 3 yr term. I would get 1yr warranty and also the two years free servicing offer.
The A3 in question is a 2008 08 plate with 20k on the clock, usual S line spec with leather, however no toys such as cruise, auto lights or auto rain sensor wipers.
6k for the Golf is the top trade-in that I have been offered, other places have offered me in the region of 5k or in some cases less - Seeing as I bought the Golf for 7.8k two years ago, I think 6k is very reasonable for a car thats done 75k and is now coming upto 6 years old. I have advertised it privately but in all honesty I doubt I would bet more than 6.5k for it.
Man, buying cars is bloody stressful.
Thoughts and comments more than welcome,