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What freebies do you try and get on or near collection day?

brad9753 Jul 31, 2013

  1. brad9753

    brad9753 Member

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    I have already secured an Ipod lead and an Audi Leather key cover, but is there any other common freebies people get?

    I have heard a few people mention that oil is possible, because new cars absolutely drink it for the first few thousand miles?
     
  2. A3sportbackMark

    A3sportbackMark Active Member

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    I will find out in sept, am hoping to get a nice key ring.
     
  3. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    I'm going to try and get all the AMI cables that I can. After all, the system is advertised in the brochure as if i'll be able to use all these systems, so will need thoe cables to make sure the brochure doesn't lie... also got an extra rear numberplate (for towing) and a full tank of fuel, but those were agreed at the time of sale.
     
  4. markjames

    markjames Member

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    I would say if you are after freebies, don't sell yourself short. I got 1L of oil, MMI iphone cable & leather key cover all as standard, didn't even ask or expect. Obviously depending on the spec things like matts are just standard now.

    I guess the problem is, there isn't really any freebie thats amazing to get your hands on, that isn't a factory optional extra which the dealer wouldn't dream of including.

    Personally, I just asked for a full tank of fuel to compensate for my waiting time. I think its fairly standard to get over half a tank now anyway... but that was the most useful thing to me at the time.
     
  5. jet_andy

    jet_andy Active Member

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    Do they? What cars are these?

    Not the case in my experience.
     
  6. Gordo77

    Gordo77 Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Manual

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    Oil and a golf umbrella!
     
  7. jet_andy

    jet_andy Active Member

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    That's not a VW Golf I take it...?
     
  8. Gordo77

    Gordo77 Well-Known Member Team Navarra Audi S3 Manual

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    Oh god no! ;) An S-Line one. Not actually used it!!
     
  9. faisal_16

    faisal_16 Member

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    You should get two AMI cables free with the car, one iPod and one USB.

    I got a full tank of diesel, umbrella, aluminium pedal covers & autoglym treatment all for free with mine. Also got 4 year gap insurance for £200.

    It obviously depends on your dealer but there is plenty they can give you
     
  10. A3sportbackMark

    A3sportbackMark Active Member

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    Wow you did well.
    Did you ask or were they all given without prompting?

    And do people think the freebies you get depend on the price you negotiated with the dealer and how much you spent?
     
  11. cemerson

    cemerson Well-Known Member Team Cosmos quattro Audi A3 S-line owners group TDi DSG

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    What's the best way to go about getting freebies at delivery time? If the deal is agreed and done at that point, what bargaining power do you have? ie, what's in it for them to be giving you these bits? Obviously it's possible to negotiate down on things like GAP insurance, but for the actual free stuff?
     
  12. RossR

    RossR Active Member

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    Have you got any reference for that? I know a lot of people have only been given one, but I'd really like the two that you mention.
     
  13. Daveotto

    Daveotto Well-Known Member Team Floret Silver Gold Supporter Audi S3 S3 Saloon

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    give that my dealer is the other side of London I will be asking for both the red and the blue apple cables
     
  14. First Ever Audi

    First Ever Audi Active Member

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    Nothing on the handover day but did get the light pack for free
     
  15. faisal_16

    faisal_16 Member

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    All negotiated by myself and had two dealers both willing to match the deal. I also got 5% off list price which just goes to show the margins dealers are working with

    No official reference I'm afraid. I had the cables of my list of things to negotiate but was told straight away by dealer that both are included anyway. I'm sure I've read that somewhere else on here as well
     

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