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Selling my car before it's been delivered?!

Granny Sep 21, 2007

  1. Granny

    Granny Member

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    Hi Everyone.
    I bought a new A3 back in Dec 06. I had a number of problems with it and finally managed to get Audi to reject the car. I have since ordered an A3 Sportback 2.0 TFSI Sline Quattro in Mauritius Blue. Due to a slight change in circumstances (baby on the way and increase in interest rates!), I'm considering selling the car that's now on order before even taking delivery of it from Audi! As the car will be kind of brand new (with 1 previous owner, apparently I have to be the first registered owner of the car), I have no idea what sort of price to expect... I was hoping the helpful visitors to this forum might be able to give me some kind of idea! For reference I asked Audi to quote me on buying it back and they told me £20k.

    Not sure it makes a massive difference, but the options on the car are:

    Quattro
    Rear Parking Sensors
    Lumbar Support
    Alum Roof Rails
    Privacy Glass
    Bose
    Ipod Connector
    Front Arm Rest

    I think the ROTR price is about 26-27k with all the options.

    Thanks in advance for any feedback this post receives!!! :thumbsup:
     
  2. alanjonesbath

    alanjonesbath VAGOwners.co.uk

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    Just cancel your order and loose your deposit. Probably the cheapest options for you, and the least hassle.
     
  3. Granny

    Granny Member

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    Problem is the car is a replacement for the rejected vehicle, I can't cancel it. I can't complain too much as I'm getting a brand new car from Audi having already had a year's free, albeit extremely hassled, motoring.
     
  4. alanjonesbath

    alanjonesbath VAGOwners.co.uk

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    Ah, fair enough then. I'd imagine you could get more than the £20k Audi are offering if you sold privately. Have you tried contacting the dealer who you are going to be buying the new car from? They might give you a decent p/x deal, even if you end up driving round in it for a month or so.
     
  5. jasaudi

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    You can expect them to take a 4k hit on the forecourt at least for the pleasure of 1 previous owner. They will then be wanting a couple of grand profit and they are probably trying to make up the loss on the other car.

    Your best bet is to either drive it for 6 months and sell it or try and sell it immediately but diff in price will be minor I suspect
     
  6. Macduff

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    Why does the car have to be registered in your name first? I don't see why that has to happen.

    If you can get the dealer to agree, you could try advertising it as new, unregistered and then the dealer simply registers it in your buyer's name.
     
  7. magnus911

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    Presumably because the dealer have told Audi to replace the car on their warranty, and Audi will want to see (and maybe will check) that it gets registered to the owner in question...
     
  8. Granny

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    Yep, Audi must see the car registered in my name before they release the additional funds they have agreed to pay in order to supply the new car... Or something like that!!
     
  9. Try selling to Fontain. www.fontain.co.uk. They may offer you more than a dealer and they are not too far from you only about 1hr's drive.
     
  10. steve184

    steve184 Active Member

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    put it on autrotrader asa brand new unregistered car order - someone will buy it you see people doing this all the time with M3s porshces etc with high waiting lists, but shoudl work for an A3 also - even if you let it go for a couple of grand below OTR someone iwll snap it becuae it will be a bargain
     
  11. cdb2

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    Which West Sussex dealer are you dealing with out of interest mate?
     

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