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afretes wrote:
Oct 12th, 2017 7:17 pm
The $1,500 cash incentive expires at the end of October regardless if you make a deal or not, and it cannot be protected. Because the dealer pays the first $500, you "may" be out $1k if the promo isn't extended. I mean "may" because there's a good chance the promo will still be offered by the time the car arrives. But your dealer won't sing off on that, it will be a line in your bill of sale that states exactly that this promo is subject to extension.

About your discount, 3% or 5% is reasonable on a 2018, make sure you deduct the $500 dealer participation for the October promo.
What is the $500 dealer participation? Does this mean, if a person is normally able to negotiate $2500 off MSRP, when there is no $500 dealer incentive...That when the $500 incentive exists, the person will only be able to negotiate $2000 off MSRP and then get the $500 incentive? so either way, the best deal is $2500 off MSRP?
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redwings_patriots wrote:
Oct 13th, 2017 3:51 pm
What is the $500 dealer participation? Does this mean, if a person is normally able to negotiate $2500 off MSRP, when there is no $500 dealer incentive...That when the $500 incentive exists, the person will only be able to negotiate $2000 off MSRP and then get the $500 incentive? so either way, the best deal is $2500 off MSRP?
Yes, because the $500 is part of the gross profit.
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@bobblehead Any opinions on how to best equip a Q5 and a SQ5 based on value to improvement in drive-ability for the following options?

Q5 - is it better to stick with standard suspension/shock absorption? or upgrade to sports suspension with damping control or adaptive air suspension?

SQ5 - Is quattro with sports differential a worthwhile upgrade? If I do get quattro with sports differential, is it better to upgrade to sports adaptive air suspension or stick with sports suspension with damping control?

I'm planning on financing for 4 years and maybe use the car to trade in after 4-5 years. Would these features help with re-sale? or are these sunk costs? If sunk, I guess I might as well lease?
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Q5 standard suspension tends to give a lot of body rolls and it gives a bit of a 'floaty' feel, at least that's my impression. If you like a sporty drive and handling in a CUV, then sporty suspension would be nice to have. Whether you need air suspension or not adds a bit of debate to it. For sure, the air suspension will likely give you a better and comfortable ride in normal mode over the traditional steel springs, I guess you do have to factor in that air suspension can be very costly to fix if it is out of warranty. It can be as high as $4K if something goes wrong.

If you have the budget to splurge, I say you should go after the SQ5 (mid 300's in power and tq). But if you really want a sporty CUV and you can put in around $80K + taxes, consider the Porsche Macan GTS (base) or a highly loaded Macan S ... you will not regret it (maybe I am a little biased. hehe.)

Just to add a bit of debate of resale value down the road, SQ5 will have probably have a sightly better resale value over the fully loaded Q5 as the former is much more rare. But if you are to compare the resale value of SQ5 to a Macan GTS, then the latter likely will be better still. In about 36 months time, the Macan GTS will likely have a trade in value of around 58% of configured MSRP; meaning for private listing, you are likely can ask for around 65 - 68% of the configured MSRP if the vehicle is kept in very good condition.
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booblehead wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 3:19 pm
If you have the budget to splurge, I say you should go after the SQ5 (mid 300's in power and tq). But if you really want a sporty CUV and you can put in around $80K + taxes, consider the Porsche Macan GTS (base) or a highly loaded Macan S ... you will not regret it (maybe I am a little biased. hehe.)
Hey, wrong thread! lol
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booblehead wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 3:19 pm
Q5 standard suspension tends to give a lot of body rolls and it gives a bit of a 'floaty' feel, at least that's my impression. If you like a sporty drive and handling in a CUV, then sporty suspension would be nice to have. Whether you need air suspension or not adds a bit of debate to it. For sure, the air suspension will likely give you a better and comfortable ride in normal mode over the traditional steel springs, I guess you do have to factor in that air suspension can be very costly to fix if it is out of warranty. It can be as high as $4K if something goes wrong.

If you have the budget to splurge, I say you should go after the SQ5 (mid 300's in power and tq). But if you really want a sporty CUV and you can put in around $80K + taxes, consider the Porsche Macan GTS (base) or a highly loaded Macan S ... you will not regret it (maybe I am a little biased. hehe.)
Thanks for the reply. Based on your feedback, I'm leaning towards an SQ5. What do you think about the quattro with sport differential?

I looked at the Macan S pricing. After all the options I put on, it was well over $80k + tax. $80 + tax is the absolute max I want to spend.
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If you decide with SQ5, then I would get the quattro with differential ... and if you get the right performance winter tires ... then you can drive it like "Mario Andretti" ..
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Sport diff is a must have option for any S vehicle. Not sure why it is still an option.
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afretes wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 3:48 pm
Sport diff is a must have option for any S vehicle. Not sure why it is still an option.
Except the S3 which has no sport diff option because of lousy electronic Haldex :( lol
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redwings_patriots wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 3:38 pm
Thanks for the reply. Based on your feedback, I'm leaning towards an SQ5. What do you think about the quattro with sport differential?

I looked at the Macan S pricing. After all the options I put on, it was well over $80k + tax. $80 + tax is the absolute max I want to spend.
As everyone else mentioned, sport diff is a must-have.
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For anyone shopping in the GTA, there's a 3-day demo event coming up beginning on the 19th:

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*Limited time offer available on select in-stock new and demo 2017 and 2018 Audi models. Audi Credit of $10,000 available to be applied as a discount on the MSRP on cash purchase only of in-stock new and demo 2017 A6 and A7 models remaining in dealer inventory. Offer valid from October 19-21st and vehicles must be delivered by October 31st 2017. Models shown: 2017 Audi A7 3.0 TFSI quattro Technik tiptronic with base MSRP of $78,191.
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rsang39 wrote:
Oct 16th, 2017 4:06 pm
Except the S3 which has no sport diff option because of lousy electronic Haldex :( lol
Does rs3 suffer same fate?
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daivey wrote:
Oct 17th, 2017 8:48 am
Does rs3 suffer same fate?
Yes... but I wouldn't call it lousy.
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Hey everyone, had a few question about leasing a Q5. I am doing a 4 year lease with 16,000kms annually and putting maximum security deposit down to minimize interest. I hope or plan to switch into a new Audi in 2-3 years if the dealership calls and does a lease swap/early lease exchange.


Details:
2018 Q5 Technik ($54,200)
S-Line Package ($2,300)
Adaptive Dampening Suspension (Sports Suspension) ($1,000)
Heads Up Display ($1,100)
Metallic Paint ($890)

Total: $59,490

1) What would be a good/maximum discount off of the price of $59,490?

2) Is it worth it to get Audi Care for $945approx. on the lease if I plan to get a new Audi in 2.5ish years. Also I don't think we will utilize the full 16,000km annually and will more likely be in the 12-14 range.

3) Is it worth it to get the lease excess wear and tear for $1199 if we hope to get a new Audi in 2.5ish years? Will the dealership be more lenient on any small dings/scratches if we stay with them for another lease?

4) Is it wise to roll in the Freight and PDI into the lease payments? I can afford to pay it up front but just wanted some opinion on this?

Thanks all! Can't wait to be in my first Audi!

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