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Lightly Used 08/09 S3... Current prices.

Discussion in 'A3/S3/Sportback (8P Chassis)' started by PNH80, Feb 16, 2009.

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    PNH80 Low life livin' the high life.

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    Alright fellas....

    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).

    Cheers guys.

    Paul.
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    As a benchmark, I bought mine a year ago, 4months old, 4K miles for around 5K under RRP.
    Assuming it was discounted when new it was around 4K of new list.

    In the current climate, and now that used S3s are more plentiful, you would want to achieve around 5K off new IMO.

    The biggest pain is getting the colour spec combination you want. Its a lot of money to spend to have t compromise.

    I shopped around for months and was eventualy lucky enough to gety exectly what I wanted within budget.

    Good luck.

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    i have an new s3 on order for delivery end of march and paying 23.5k new from audi
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    Cheers for that fellas. I've seen an Ibis one with black and white leather (would rather have buckets ideally), 58 plate with 1500 on the clock, not particularly high spec. Asking price is 24,500 which i recon could be battered down to around £21K.

    The reason i'm tempted by an S3 (i'd only be keeping it for 18 months) is that i know the car, i know the dealers, they know me and basically i know what i'm letting myself in for. Trade in will be a lot easier as well as it was originally an Audi demonstrator. It's also the cheapest of my options so financially could be a wiser move. Not to mention that money i've spent on this car (matts, OEM alloy knob, spacers etc) could all be transferred across.

    I know BMW are knocking big bucks off of cars to get rid, hopefully Audi are the same.
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    I'm not looking for an S3 but a 2.0TDI-140 SE S-tronic with options which will have to be a factory order. The best I've been offered so far is 10% discount + £1000 dealer contribution to a PCP.

    Broadspeed seem to be offering 12% on their internet site and in the past my local dealer has matched their prices but I've not been to him him yet.

    I had a 2.0TDI-140 s-tronic on Sunday in Chelmsford for a couple of hours and I having another couple hours tomorrow afternoon in a 2.0TDI-170 s-tronic in Coventry. I am then going to see my current dealer, who has always beaten all other deals offered on Thursday afternoon. Interesting times. The salesman at Chelmsford did say that, according to Glases Guide, my current car went down in value by £300 over the last month.
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    3.5K is a big chunk off a used car though.

    It assumes that the car only stands AUDI around 20 to 21K, (which is peanuts for a car of that age/spec) if AUDI are to make a profit on it.

    When I was looking looking around (early 2008), well specced nearly new cars were in the forecourt for 28K !!!! so 24.5K already has a credit crunch price tag on it.

    Good luck.
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    What!!! Was this with a part ex, and therefore possibly a fiddle on the figures?
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    Cool. I'm hoping to get near 14% off wh an S3 when I visit the dealer so it sounds like they are willing to deal.
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    [Feb 22, 2009]
    Remember Audi prices go up by 2% at midnight tonight.
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    [Feb 22, 2009]
    Perhaps Audi UK think the S3 is already too expensive for what it is!!!
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    Onlforayy the S3 expensive, lol, yeah & a ***** load more, but to add to the discussion, I was working on another members A3 facelift today, TDI SE 140, feck me was that quick, wasnt even mapped & when he floored it, it had some serious pickup to it, I was very very surprised overall, so imagine it being mapped aswell so anyone looking at TDI's the 140 facelift for me is a serious worthy car & if you know me I dont feck about & talk BS (well mostly not anyway)
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    Unfortunately the OTR prices S3 and the S3 have gone up by £235 and £285 respectively according to the Specification and Price list posted on the Audi UK site this evening.

    If I had not already placed my order on Thursday my Sportback 2.0TDI-140 SE would have also gone up by £285.
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