Just ordered another new A3
Very true and the VR6 was rather special at the time. But out of interest I have been given a trade-in value of around 55% of original value for all my A3 1.8T Sport's up to now after usually between 3 and 4 years old. It will be interesting to see what I'm offered for my current A3 when it's time to change for probably another A3, possibly a 2.0 TDI 170.
Following on from earlier post about what sort of deal I might get for my existing A3 and that fact that I generally trade-in rather than go through the hassle of selling privately I have just placed an order for a new A3 Sportback 2.0TDI-170 SE DSG. I going for a Sportback because my 88 year old mother is finding it almost impossible to get into my 3-door!
Again,I'd like to know what you're paying for your new car David.
Are you getting a good deal,or are they giving you a high trade-in value because they're charging over the market odds for your new one ?
I know trading in is less hassle,but I avoid it like the plague.
Not only do you get better offers for your car privately,but nothing beats going into a dealer with no px and cash.
I've traded in my existing 2004 (June) A3 2.0TDI-140 SE DSG for £12,500 - 56% of it's original purchase price. According to a couple of sites I've looked at the current trade-in for mine with 34,000 miles is around £12,100.
I have got 9.4% discount on the new A3 bringing the total cost including all the options and on the road costs down from £25,950 to £23,509
I have also negotiated, with the aid of some web quotes a reduction in the cost of the Audi GAP Insurance from the original quote of £395 down to £225.
Delivery should be late January/early February but I may wait until 1st March as, although mine will have a personal plate, the dealer says the trade-in value in 3 years time will be around £700 more than if it was registered in February.