Lightly Used 08/09 S3... Current prices.
I've decided that i will never own a car out of warranty again (especially a German 'prestige' marque). For this reason i have always planned to sell my A3 while it still has a year of the warranty remaining. A good bargaining tool for resale.
My car will be 2 years old in June/July so i'm planning now for it's replacement. The performance car market will continue to be on it's arse throughout this year so hopefully i'll bag a good deal.
As some of you will know i have umm-ed and ahh-ed about swapping my car numerous times last year but due to the financial situation i've waited to see how things pan out. Seems that the middle of this year will be as good a time as any. So my situation....
The current shortlist is a 335i (MAYBE an M3 depending on finances come June), Porsche Cayman/Boxster S and failing any of those i may consider an S5 if it's cheap enough. All those cars are very attractive prices right now and will only get better (or worse depending how you look at it!). I nearly fell off my chair when i saw some of the prices on Autotrader. Terrifying as a seller i'm sure.
Anyway back to the point, another option i'm looking at is a nearly new S3 (facelift). I know a lot of you have picked up facelift S3's lately so i'm wondering what sort of discounts and deals you've managed to achieve. Or has anyone heard of particularly great deals? If the price is right i may swap sooner than later.
Generally i'm hearing figures like £4k discounts on lightly used facelift models. Is this realistic?
(P.S. I don't want an argument over which of the above cars is better etc....Just a discussion on S3 prices! lol).