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New car - any freebies?

AudiA3Newbie Sep 16, 2020

  1. AudiA3Newbie

    AudiA3Newbie A3Newbie

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    Hello everyone.
    Im new here and hopefully picking up a new A3 next week and looking forward to many happy miles. My first (of probably many questions to come) is should I expect any freebies from Audi with the new car or have those days long gone? When ordering, I wasn’t even offered a drink for the 3hrs I was there so is there much point asking for a cleaning pack/mug or even a pen?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. Sandra

    Sandra Administrator Staff Member Administrator Platinum Supporter Audi Main Dealer

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    Hi Neil. Welcome to Audi-sport.net. If you don’t ask, you don’t get. :)
     
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  4. AudiA3Newbie

    AudiA3Newbie A3Newbie

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    I asked when I went in the other day but they said no but I’m just wondering if I should push it and what kind of things others have managed to bag.
     
  5. Bigjase88

    Bigjase88 Registered User

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    Make sure it has mats! And if it doesnt don’t sign the dotted line. Set of genuine mats is not cheap
     
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  6. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    Welcome to the forums mate :)

    With my S3 I got the Audi mug, ashtray/coin holder and connection for my phone. With the A5 I got the connection for my phone...so I was glad I kept the ashtray/coin holder :) Ohh mats on both, also free top up oil on both.
     
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  7. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Ashtray LOL so 80's
    I would 100% get mats, I would tell them no deal with no mats at least, or a free years service ect.
    They are not going to lose a sale for something that probably costs them £10.00 to mass produce.
     
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  8. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    Not what you think, it's well handy for putting things i:

    [​IMG]
     
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  9. Fatbloke

    Fatbloke Registered User

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    Mats and mudflaps.
     
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  10. CanadaA3wales

    CanadaA3wales Canadian living in South Wales - Audi A3 8V 150BHP

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    Oh ha ha, I was thinking like a cheesy glass ashtray
    That does look cool TBH
     
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  11. M99JCK

    M99JCK Registered User

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    I got an audi hat, it's cool as a hat can be and they charge £28 for it so not the worst. My mate was with me who has an RS3 so I managed to get him one as well much to the disgust of the sales manager.
     
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  13. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    I got a free phone cable and.................A cuddly toy.:rockwoot:
    Oh and a free tank of fuel which I really had to fight for. As @Sandra says don't ask don't get.
     
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  14. B33r

    B33r Registered User

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    I got a tank of fuel, mats, cargo net for boot, a lightning cable for car kit and an ice scraper (I think the ice scraper was because I’d banged on and on about the Mrs having a heated windscreen on her Corsa and yet it wasn’t even available as an option for me)


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  15. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    freebies,flowers are things of the past especially if you get a respectable discount ....you should have sorted such things out before the deal was finalised
     
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  16. eribaMotters

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    Mate just collected a new SQ5. He got roof bars and bag, full set or rubber mats and a full tank. All this on top of a £10K discount. It sounds as if it's all down to luck.

    Colin
     
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  17. Flying Scotsman

    Flying Scotsman Registered User

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    I got a cheap golf umbrella, an Audi mug, winter mats, OEM mats and a tank of fuel.....did not have to ask. I also got rid of the cheap summer OEM mats, within a week, for a nice set of Lloyd Berber mats
     
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  18. Mr Freeze

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    I asked for a free Audi Sport umbrella which they had for sale for £50 and got one . Its worth a try asking for something
     
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  19. Matt Titanium

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    As Jassy says, the time to negotiate freebies is before you sign, not when you collect.

    Our dealership don't even offer a complementary wash with a service now and demand £30 for a loan car that they never charged for before. I did get a free long stand when the service receptionist faffed about "completing the paperwork" (all to be emailed instead of handed over anyway), sending me more emails of pictures of my tyres with 3.2mm tread, then sanitising the contact points around my car before handing the key back.
    The days of free courtesy cars, the offer of coffee from the receptionist whenever you walked in, help yourself to the well stocked drinks fridge and fresh cream cakes all mostly long gone well before Covid.

    Your sales executive will still expect you to be "extremely happy" with the level of Audi customer service so he/she doesn't get a rogering.
     
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  20. Bigjase88

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    I got a Seat Leon FR new in 2018 and got nothing. Absolutely didly squat
     
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  21. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Theres a newly redesigned ashtray for the 8Y cant find the image again though
     
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  22. jassyo06

    jassyo06 T-Cut King !

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    Most freebies come out either the profit margin of the specific model purchased or off the salespersons commission .....ergo A new A3....profit margins for dealerships from Audi wont be that high.....Run out models yes,in general Highly specced cars yes....as Audi makes more profit off options than they do the actual car etc etc its all relevant
     
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  23. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    And servicing for the dealerships.
     
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  24. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Lol..Just been stalking you on Cupra .net:hi:
     
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  25. Nige Smith

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    When they're mugging you off with finance deals that earn a good wedge of commission, you'd think they'd throw in a brolly!
     
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  26. Mr Freeze

    Mr Freeze Registered User

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    They did for me :grinning:
     
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  27. Bigjase88

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    On Briskoda too
     
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  28. S32B

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    First new car I ever bought was on Friday 13th Nov 1998, it was an S reg Astra 1.6 i 16v SXi, it was the first time and last time that I got a bouquet of flowers :) 1998 was my last MOT as well, until next friday 22 years later :) Think I paid £15 for the last one :)
     
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  29. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Don't forget your smelling salts when you get your mot bill...:whistle2::friends:
     
  30. S32B

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    lol about £45 isn't it now?
     
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  31. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    Some places are around the £50 plus. Depends on how posh you are. lol
     
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  32. Bigjase88

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    £54 is max and most charge full whack
     
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  34. pburv

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    My local garage charge £40:icon thumright:
     
  35. S32B

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    Taking it to this place, they get good reviews online https://www.carclinicmotcentre.co.uk/
     
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    pburv Registered User

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  37. Sparks43

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    Always take mine from car to car as they charge about £50 for it and handy for putting garage door remote in and trolley coins
     
  38. Matt Titanium

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    Likewise. There was one in my first A3 and I bought a second one. They were extra when I bought the S3 so I took them out my old car. The lids touch but they just fit side by side in the cup holders. Nice little rubbish bin and coin storage. I also have a tray in the centre console, but the Chinese supplied that.
     
  39. S32B

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    Took it in today, car passed so all done until 19th october 2021 :) The guy that did it sid "It looks like it's just rolled off the production line" :yes:

    Also had a letter today from Audi saying full payment required on 19th Oct as normal dd date, or if I pay it now I can save £20 :p Thinking I may just let it come out as normal, at least then I don't have the worry of paying it off now and then finding out they have messed up and they take it again on the 19th!!! :blink: Email about the warranty as well, £297 all components covered.
     
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  40. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    That's great news mate.. £297 for the warranty isn't bad. Worth it for peace of mind.

    So what you going to spend your £20 on???? Lol
     
  41. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    I'm not mate, for the sake of £20 I'm just going to let it run all the way to the end, once they take my next/final/total payment it will close the account automatically. You know what they are like, I pay today and then they mess up forget to update/close the account and then they take the lump sum again!!! £20 removes the human error side! ;)

    Yeah £297 for 12 months piece of mind is worth it. That gearbox is my main concern as I do loads of short stop start journeys, so it's always changing gear! If it goes bang it's £10k....I see it as £297 is far less than what I've been paying a month whilst it's been on a pcp, so I'll save more than that in the 1st month of full ownership. The problem is I'm now thinking what I can spend that monthly saving on lol....maybe try a bit of that shooting malarkey!?!?
     
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  42. pburv

    pburv Registered User

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    That's where it started with me.. I paid off the mortgage and suddenly found some cash burning a hole in my pocket.. lol
    Now I have even more cash due to no pcp I'm looing for the next fix..:scared2:
    I've always fancied taking up flying lessons Hmmmm:whistle2:
    [​IMG]:hopelessness::hopelessness:
     
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  43. S32B

    S32B Registered User

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    lol that's how I got the S3, paid the mortgage off, saved for a couple of years and then bought a new kitchen, bathroom, drive, log burner and thought "Hmmm I can afford a posh car now everything's done" :) I'm 50 next year and there's talk about a package coming out at our place in January, I'm thinking of taking the money and using it as a wage from 50-55 and then drawing my private pension at 55! I'd be down on a weekly wage, but I could get an easy job for 2-3 days a week to boot it up a bit. Quality of life over money in the bank!
     
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