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sandini_power wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 12:01 pm
@afretes

We signed for an A4 Technik S-Line Black Package in Ibis White during the private sales event.

Total discount we got was $4060.57....MSRP of $50,339 (roughly 7.23% discount)... We were able to drop 2 bogus fees but couldn't drop the admin fee
$696/month for 36 months

We used our own spreadsheet and it matched all the figures that the SA was showing on his screen...just maybe a few cents off so whatever he did we could also do on the fly on our side.
The SA said this was already pushing it....Do you think we could of pushed for more?
Wow MRSP 50k? I'm also interested in the A4 Tecknik, but configuring it online, I am always going over 55k+. What other features did you include in your order to get 50k MRSP?
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Nosepass2 wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 2:26 pm
Wow MRSP 50k? I'm also interested in the A4 Tecknik, but configuring it online, I am always going over 55k+. What other features did you include in your order to get 50k MRSP?
I didn't add any features, the only package I have is the S-Line Black Package. Didn't opt for the metallic colours because it would save me $890... I also had the November incentives too which helped a little not too much.
I did want the assistive package but that's another $2100 - if only Audi Canada had the pre-sense city like in the US. I hate how they have to group it in that package...

Does anyone know if the A4 has the safety feature where if you were reversing and it detects an object/car/person it will apply the brakes so it stops you from reversing into said obj/car/person? I didn't see this on the Audi page
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AstulzerRSX wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 8:39 am

There's a possibility that the pad wear indicators might be broken.

Zimmerman rotors are fine.
Some OEM Audi pads are manufactured by TRW.
That combo should be fine.
csi123 wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 1:38 pm
Not sure about A4 specifically, but usually the sensor is only on one of the pads (each side has two) on one side (driver or passenger) per axle, i.e. only 2 of the 8 pads are actually monitored. So they only work if the pads are wearing evenly.

Having said that it is super easy to check them yourself. Just looking thru the wheel and check it yourself. If you are comfortable to take off the wheel then take them off to check the inner pad. Otherwise just use a mirror.

There is (usually) no $ saving doing both at the same time. Only time saving for you.
Thank you both.

Next time can get access to car I will take pics... don't wanna be removing wheels in cold and not entirely comfortable.

Sister got quotes for $400 to 500 for rear brakes only... all included [pads, rotors, labour, brake fluid, tax] for aftermkt. This was over phone. About 2-3 hours for rear brakes only and double for all. Called two dealerships as well... funny that one quoted by hours and one by job no matter hours needed... they were about $200 to 300 more then the other garages.
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Sep 7, 2008
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Does anyone know if I'm obligated to return my leased car to the same dealership where I leased it from?

The dealership I leased it from changed hands and I'd rather deal with another one when I get another car.
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Meridien wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 7:03 pm
Does anyone know if I'm obligated to return my leased car to the same dealership where I leased it from?

The dealership I leased it from changed hands and I'd rather deal with another one when I get another car.
You can return at any Audi dealer.
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Is there any way to get the RV for the 2018 Audi A3 e-tron on a 36/48 month lease? Just the base progressive package.
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christianfigo wrote:
Nov 25th, 2017 10:01 am
Is there any way to get the RV for the 2018 Audi A3 e-tron on a 36/48 month lease? Just the base progressive package.
Progressiv: 48/41
Technik: 47/40
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AstulzerRSX wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 8:39 am

There's a possibility that the pad wear indicators might be broken.

Zimmerman rotors are fine.
Some OEM Audi pads are manufactured by TRW.
That combo should be fine.
csi123 wrote:
Nov 23rd, 2017 1:38 pm
Not sure about A4 specifically, but usually the sensor is only on one of the pads (each side has two) on one side (driver or passenger) per axle, i.e. only 2 of the 8 pads are actually monitored. So they only work if the pads are wearing evenly.

Having said that it is super easy to check them yourself. Just looking thru the wheel and check it yourself. If you are comfortable to take off the wheel then take them off to check the inner pad. Otherwise just use a mirror.

There is (usually) no $ saving doing both at the same time. Only time saving for you.
Took some pics of rear brakes... couldn't get inner pads pics... appreciate opinions.

Thanks
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Can anyone recommend good shops for brakes/rotors for q5 in Ottawa?
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I am interested in purchasing or leasing a 2018 Q5. If not ordering an in-stock model, what is typical wait time for delivery these days? Is it a question of weeks or months?

We are looking at either the Progressiv or Technik model, in either case, likely with the S Line Sport Package.

I am in the GTA.
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Youngpro99 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2017 12:44 pm
I am interested in purchasing or leasing a 2018 Q5. If not ordering an in-stock model, what is typical wait time for delivery these days? Is it a question of weeks or months?

We are looking at either the Progressiv or Technik model, in either case, likely with the S Line Sport Package.

I am in the GTA.
If you order one this month, you're looking at March delivery. Figure 4+ months.
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afretes wrote:
Nov 27th, 2017 4:07 pm
If you order one this month, you're looking at March delivery. Figure 4+ months.
That's very helpful, thanks. We're not really in any rush, but good to know for planning purposes.

Given that high demand, is a 3% - 4% MSRP discount still possible or is that unrealistic? Does it matter whether it's the Progressiv or Technik?
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Youngpro99 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2017 5:07 pm
That's very helpful, thanks. We're not really in any rush, but good to know for planning purposes.

Given that high demand, is a 3% - 4% MSRP discount still possible or is that unrealistic? Does it matter whether it's the Progressiv or Technik?
That is a realistic estimate. Technik are more in demand but it wouldn't matter if you order one.
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Youngpro99 wrote:
Nov 27th, 2017 5:07 pm
That's very helpful, thanks. We're not really in any rush, but good to know for planning purposes.

Given that high demand, is a 3% - 4% MSRP discount still possible or is that unrealistic? Does it matter whether it's the Progressiv or Technik?
We looked last week.. was told almost no negotiating off price for the incoming stock. They only had 2 in stock, and the demo they wouldnt sell anyways.

I'm much more of a hands on, test drive and buy person, so while I like Audi, that sales approach just turns me off.

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