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Will the dealer attempt to sell me anything (hard sell if necessary)..?

Discussion in 'New A3/S3 (8V Chassis)' started by brad9753, Aug 19, 2013.

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    On my pick up date (and on the time they asked me to go in to sign off all remaining paperwork etc)? If so, what sorts of thing can I expect? Just so that I can do my research first.

    I did have their asset protection, but I then removed it because of how expensive it was compared to others out there. Started off at £300, then when I took it off he offered £190. Didn't accept. So there is a potential thing he may bring up with me specifically. If he went down to £150 I recon I would accept. And paying it upfront in whole, to avoid interest and APR.
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    GAP Insurance, service plan, extended warranty, accessories?
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    Depends if you look gullible/flustered/not in control....end of the day they are salesman and if they think they can sell you their mother-in-law then they will.

    Seriously, expect as you have said GAP cover along with life shine and tyre replacement cover along with extended warranty etc if you are not interested a polite but firm thanks but no thanks should be enough to stop any unwanted sales pitch.
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    When I went in to set my collection time, I enquirer about the service plan, which I am happy to buy, the salesman offered the £400 life shine for £250. After reading advice on this forum, it will have to come down a lot more before I'm tempted.

    Im more interested what the salesman has to offer in terms of freebies, since I have spent a pretty penny, not sure what to expect for this, but a previous thread has this well documented.
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    Service plan doesn't seem worth it for the mileage I'll be doing (18k/yr) from what I can tell on here - most people seem to have the variable servicing come up every 19k, which will mean I'll only get 1 service out of the plan.
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    my current 1.4TFSI 8P went 10k then 13k on a variable service plan and have done 10k since last service and DIS is telling me ca. 5k until next service and oil change. Based on this type of mileage (10ksh a year) which is 75% dual carriageway/motorway dealer has advised me to stick with variable servicing and not take up service plan.
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    ... and one brake fluid change at three years. I believe that's included in the service plan. It'd probably still be cheaper for you to pay as you go though, as you say.
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    My last car purchase the dealer tried the hard sell on GAP, tyre insurance and Lifeshine. I point blank refused and finally he threw them all in for "free" by discounting the car price appropriately. I guess selling these extras is a big deal for their commission, more so than the price of the car. Worth knowing for possible use as extra leverage!
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    Just spoke with my dealer as I'm finalising for 1st sept collection. He clarified the service plan (sounded convincing to me) which I am getting, but tried the life shine and GAP insurance, yet again! I refused the insurance, but on the life shine he asked what I was prepared to pay (after previously refusing it at £250). What do people think its worth?
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    Mark, depends how much you like cleaning/detailing your car. You can pick up a full lifeshine kit on eBay for about £50 and then do it yourself, but if you are in the Jeremy Clarkson school of non car cleaners might be worth paying £125-£150 for!
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    I must admit, currently I'm not a great cleaner of my car, however, becoming an Audi owner and seeing how people are so proud of their audis may change my attitude.
    Thanks for your valuation, I shall take your advice and ponder....
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