Would you still buy an Audi if prices were hiked by 10%

tickedon

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Nope. But then I actually think all cars have become too expensive - especially this ridiculous high list price but here’s a 25% discount culture we now have. I also have no intention of paying the luxury car tax, and sadly that is going to rule out a lot of good Audi car options given list prices are running out of control.
 

jds_sg

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I tend to stick to nearly new/approved used less than 12 months old and no more than average mileage. That way someone else takes the big hit on initial depreciation, including any 10% surcharge if it were to happen, which I agree is most unlikely. If this adversely affected second hand values to the extent I couldn't get the deal I wanted on an Audi I would consider other brands instead.
And like tickedon I too want to avoid the luxury car tax.
 

WarwickBoy

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Will never happen. Germany still want to sell us cars and simple supply vs demand will dictate that.
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I hope you are right and you might well be No one can predict the future :smirk:. If there is a 10% tariff on car imports from the EU to the UK as the article mentions might happen, Audi may well reduce prices for the UK market to compensate. Supply and demand and market forces have a way of changing things.

I took the risk when I ordered my Audi that I may have to pay extra in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Luckily this did not happen, so the "price increase" clause that I had with Audi and new Porsche buyers also had which cuke2u references in his post in the end did not apply.

Higher new car costs may result in more people seeking user/approved as the other posters suggest. I would have considered a used Audi approved Audi S4 Avant (petrol) rather than the 2020 Audi S4 Avant (diesel) if the cost had been lower, but as I was going for a PCP, the newer car was cheaper as is often the case with PCP.

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Flowrider99

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The clause was void anyway as we didn't leave on 31st October 2019.
 

terminator x

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I hope you are right and you might well be No one can predict the future :smirk:. If there is a 10% tariff on car imports from the EU to the UK as the article mentions might happen, Audi may well reduce prices for the UK market to compensate. Supply and demand and market forces have a way of changing things.

I took the risk when I ordered my Audi that I may have to pay extra in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Luckily this did not happen, so the "price increase" clause that I had with Audi and new Porsche buyers also had which cuke2u references in his post in the end did not apply.

Higher new car costs may result in more people seeking user/approved as the other posters suggest. I would have considered a used Audi approved Audi S4 Avant (petrol) rather than the 2020 Audi S4 Avant (diesel) if the cost had been lower, but as I was going for a PCP, the newer car was cheaper as is often the case with PCP.

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I wouldn't have signed it so a lost sale for them. World is a big place so just go somewhere else for a car.

TX.

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firebits

A4 Avant Sport 1.4 TFSI
How much more expensive is the A4 now than it was the day before the Brexit result? (the day I bought mine, actually!).
 

L_G

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Some might remember 'treasure island'/'rip off Britain' from the late 1990s where UK cars cost more than those on the continent. This didn't stop people buying imported cars then so I doubt it will be very different if this comes to pass.
 

WarwickBoy

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I took the risk when I ordered my Audi that I may have to pay extra in the event of a No Deal Brexit. Luckily this did not happen, so the "price increase" clause that I had with Audi and new Porsche buyers also had which cuke2u references in his post in the end did not apply.

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To my point

Looks like No Deal may unfortunately be back as a possible outcome. Looks like the UK car industry is warning No Deal could threaten British factory jobs at Nissan.

I have an Audi and a British built Nissan Leaf. Both are great cars. Hoping that we avoid no deal and job losses in Sunderland.

For new buyers ordering Audi’s now is the 10% no deal price hike clause I had to sign back in contracts?

I suspect with COVID-19 manufacturers will be keen to sell cars but thought I would ask those in the know here?

Nissan: UK factory still under threat from no-deal Brexit https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-52900528
 

Nick_B

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Yes - the mauling the industry the industry is receiving at the hands of COVID-19 will be compounded by that of a no deal Brexit. I can only hope and pray that we do not end up following this path of utter lunacy.
 

WarwickBoy

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Yes - the mauling the industry the industry is receiving at the hands of COVID-19 will be compounded by that of a no deal Brexit. I can only hope and pray that we do not end up following this path of utter lunacy.

Agree. As we have seen the economy In general and the car industry particularly have been hard hit by COVID-19. Having a no deal would be a double whammy for the economy at the worst time for it in my lifetime.

Thankfully the leave campaign and now the government always promised a good deal. And the government has said they are committed to a deal. Having not handled the COVID-19 situation brilliantly I think they will be keen to restore public confidence in them and have a successful outcome on Brexit. It may come down to last minute negotiation and a deal late in the negotiations I think. Either that or a last minute extension at the 11th hour.

I tend to think now that a no deal clause would put off nervous buyers so Audi and others may not now include that clause. Let’s see.
 

Nham68

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Agree. As we have seen the economy In general and the car industry particularly have been hard hit by COVID-19. Having a no deal would be a double whammy for the economy at the worst time for it in my lifetime.

Thankfully the leave campaign and now the government always promised a good deal. And the government has said they are committed to a deal. Having not handled the COVID-19 situation brilliantly I think they will be keen to restore public confidence in them and have a successful outcome on Brexit. It may come down to last minute negotiation and a deal late in the negotiations I think. Either that or a last minute extension at the 11th hour.

I tend to think now that a no deal clause would put off nervous buyers so Audi and others may not now include that clause. Let’s see.

I see zero sign that this government has ever wanted, or planned for , anything other than a hardest of brexit that implies no trade deal . It’s a smokescreen. Complete deregulation , human rights charters gone, social services all thrown out to private tender, zero financial transparency to enable the offshore tax havens to continue to thrive, and let the middle classes pay for it all and the less well off,, just tough it out... America is the model, and let’s look how well that is working out as a society. And now they have the perfect excuse to hide the commercial consequences of a double whammy as “effects of Covid-19”. What this government promises and what they deliver are totally mutually exclusive - it’s just spin. It’s Trump playbook 101.
 

WarwickBoy

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I fear you may be right. Not good news today.


Brexit: Latest EU-UK trade talks end early as 'significant differences' remain
The latest discussions end a day earlier than planned with both sides admitting they continue to disagree on a number of issues.

https://news.sky.com/story/brexit-l...ly-as-significant-differences-remain-12019710

Whatever happened to Boris’ “we have an oven ready Brexit deal”.

Perhaps it will go to the wire, or a fudge “transition by another name” might occur. Let’s hope for better progress next week. Let’s hope those with Q4 orders get a delivery before 31st December. :redface new:
 
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