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    is this a good deal

    04 (54) AUDI A3 2.0 Sport TDi S-Line [DSG] 3dr Hatchback, 44000 miles, Black, Automatic, Diesel, ABS, AirCon / Climate, Alloys, Central Locking, Cruise Control, Driver Airbag, Electric Windows and Mirrors, PAS, Traction Control 14995

    this is from a dealer.

    trouble is they are 150 miles from me

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    I've got a much better car for sale if you're interested

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeef
    I've got a much better car for sale if you're interested
    nice car

    wrong price for me sorry

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    Sounds like a fair price to me! How does it compare to others on the Audi site?
    2004 A3 Sportback 2.0TDI SE, RNS-E Sat Nav SW0650 TMC, 17" Star Alloys, Xenons, DIS, Rear Mats & Sunblind, Alu trim, Ebony Black pearlescent
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    Quote Originally Posted by benw123
    Sounds like a fair price to me! How does it compare to others on the Audi site?
    i think audi dealers are very hopeful with their prices.
    it`s about 2.5k less than an audi dealer.
    trouble is i cant travel 300 miles round trip to see a car.

    i also have a p/x
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    The price audi have displayed is not the price you pay...

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    The price audi have displayed is not the price you pay...

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    im aware of that but i doubt they are gonna knock 2-3k off do you ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3guy
    im aware of that but i doubt they are gonna knock 2-3k off do you ?
    That's not what M-B meant. Perhaps up to a grand can be negotiated off. But that's a good price to start off with, for a dealer.

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    reckon i could knock any money off the 14995 asking price ?

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    a grand off should be do-able, but also go for a years top-up of warranty over the 3 years manufacturers - thats worth an extra 850.


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    finally got some pics

    did the s line have the option of leather instead of the cloth inserts ?

    or has the car had a retrim. also found a few options on the car the dealer failed to mention , bose symphony, headted seats, armrest, if it had the dimming mirror it would be excelent.

    two owners on a young car should i be worried ?






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    I bank on getting around 10% off a car when I buy it. Depends how willing you are to negotiate. Also are you willing to walk away if you don;t get the deal! So no you won't get 2-3K off a 17K car but you'll get a better warrenty and have more comeback should there be a major problem with the car!

    You can also negotiate on the finance at ai dealer as well.

    But you pays your money and you take your chances!!!

    J.
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    Oh and full leather was an option on the S-line.

    J.
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    14,995 is about 1,800 less than what CAP says, even without the leather. 2 owners is no problem imho, service history is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    I bank on getting around 10% off a car when I buy it. Depends how willing you are to negotiate. Also are you willing to walk away if you don;t get the deal! So no you won't get 2-3K off a 17K car but you'll get a better warrenty and have more comeback should there be a major problem with the car!

    You can also negotiate on the finance at ai dealer as well.

    But you pays your money and you take your chances!!!

    J.
    i` dont how warranty makes a difference. there is 16 months audi warranty left
    if it break`s can i just not take it to my local audi dealer ?

    i have entertained audi dealers before and they have not been very flexible in the past , and i would prefer to start negotiations from a good price to begin with.

    was the full leather option black or black and grey like in the pics ?

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    Not sure but I have seen that colour combo in an A4 S-line.

    The more owners a car has the less it is worth, dealers will argue differently when trying to sell you the car but come PX time it is a different story. I'm sure someone on here had problems with this in the past.

    If your happy with the price and the car then go for it, out of interest is it a proper dealer or a guy trading from home?

    J.
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    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    yes they are a pukka dealer with 100 cars or so.

    waiting for a cost to change figure from them as i have a p/x

    found this one too they are asking 14750 for this with bose symphony, cruise .

    41k miles
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    Thats a later built car as it has the different gear lever surround!

    J.
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    Quote Originally Posted by marriedblonde
    Thats a later built car as it has the different gear lever surround!

    J.

    yep i noticed that it`s a month younger than the other one , but 200 miles away from me.

    it has less options too.

    so far the other one has bose upgrade , symphony,cruise, heated seats,full leather interior, autodimming mirror, arm rest ,rear sunshade,

    the dealer only mentioned it had cruise.

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    i was asked how much i was looking to change so i said 2.5k

    this is for a p/x of a leon fr 54 reg 14.5k miles in silver against the audi asking price of 15k

    am i being optimistic ?

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    I think so yes!

    J.
    Married and blonde yes, but still a guy with a poor taste in usernames!

    Mercedes Benze E-class 350 sport convertable, black, pacha grey leather, 19" AMG rims, HK stero and a few more toys
    VW Scirocco 2.0Tsi GT with Revo stage 2, evoms induction kit, lowered, short shift, miltek
    BMW 330 Coupe M sport Black, Black leather, Nav and a lot of other options.
    BMW Z4 Coupe Sport in black with a few toys - going friday and gonna be missed by my lad.
    A3 2.0Tdi S-Line DSG. Gone but not forgotten

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    p/x price for the leon is 11.5k according to glasses and parkers.

    so that leaves 3.5k difference probly i would assume the dealer could knock 500 off the a3 price.

    3k sounds more realistic , oh well will see what they say tomorrow

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    spoke to the dealer

    he has given me a cost to change of 3000 for p/x a seat leon tdi fr 54reg 14k miles

    for an audi a3 s-line dsg with 45k miles with bose symphony, cruise, heated seats, armrest.auto dimming mirror

    should i go for it ?
    Last edited by a3guy; 18th July 2006 at 16:00.

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    got the new car yesterday

    loving the dsg

    best 3k i ever spent

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    just hope you dont get a knocking noise like me
    p.s well to the audi club

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    knocking noise ?

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    just bitter and twisted about audi and A3 s-lines at the mo
    Read my thread about the knocking noise

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    Quote Originally Posted by CurryMilkShake
    A3guy - Congratulations! Good luck with your new motor, and hope you have a lot of fun - get some more pics up soon..

    pics as above mate found lots of toys in it the dealer did not mention.

    how do i know if i have xenons ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by a3guy
    how do i know if i have xenons ?
    People will start flashing you and gesticulating wildly, usually something similar to the nescafe beans shake...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eeef
    People will start flashing you and gesticulating wildly, usually something similar to the nescafe beans shake...
    i used to get that in my old car and that never had xenons

    it`s all in the beans

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    hahaha

 

 

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