Finally placed an order for S3!
Some of you may know that i've been looking to buy a new S3 for a few months now. Well yesterday I actually placed my order :)
The best thing of all is, I managed to get a seriously good discount at the first dealer I went into (Birmingham Audi). The spec I have gone for is:
Folding Door Mirrors
Interior Light Pack
Front Centre Armrest
Flat Bottom Steering Wheel
And RS4 style 18" rims, if I can confirm that these are available. I read a post from normski (PM sent mate) that said you can, but my dealer isn't so sure :confused:
Altogether, allowing £600 for the alloys, the price came to just under £30600. When I had my test drive, I told the salesman, "I know what spec I want, and I know how much I want to pay, and I will go anywhere to get the price I want". He asked what price I wanted to pay, and I told him £29000, a 5% discount.
After discussion with his manager, he said he would be willing to match this, which was shocking because he told me they don't give any discounts on S3's usually. But this was the price not including the alloys (£30000).
I decided to go down after work yesterday, as I work just across the road from the dealers. And I said I would be willing to buy, if you can give it to me for £29000 with the alloys included. I specced the BBS rims as an option to bring the price back upto £30600.
After what seemed like an eternity, the salesman got back to me from his manager and told me he would be willing to match my price, if I put the deposit down today :) :)
TBH is was shocked, I never thought I would be able to get that much of a discount at the first dealer I went into, especially judging by some of the posts I have encountered here. And the best thing was it wasn't even that hard to get it :cool:
When I have my deposit to the business manager and he was processing my invoice, he put the price at £30000. I told him, "its for £29000, not £30000". He didn't believe me! He had to go to the salesman to confirm the price. When he got back he was stunned I got that much off! Made me feel good though!
Anyway my delivery date is mid-September, so until then i'll have to be crawl around in my mom's 1litre Yaris :crying: , but i'm sure the wait will be worth it :)