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Old 04.10.2009, 12:31
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Changing my Audi in Zürich - AMAG discount levels?

Hi All,

After two years of Mk2 TT ownership (which I've loved) it's time to shop around for something a little more practical; for those weekends in the mountains, and also carrying bikes in the summer.

After doing some research, I'm pretty much set on a new Q5 2.0 TDI.
(nice combination of space and efficiency without feeling like an Ocean liner )

I'm going along to my dealership next week with the wife for a test drive, and I'm guessing to get it spring time I'll have to start dealing towards the end of the year.

I get 11% discount already through my companies fleet discount scheme, however reading some of the German car mags as of late, it seems that discounts up until 14% may be possible at the moment (seen as they're not selling any cars).

I just wondered, from anyone who's bought a new car recently what your experiences were in terms of discounts etc. and importantly what you managed to squeeze out of the dealers.

I'm currently with the ZH Audi centre on the Räutistrasse in Alstetten, who've always treated me well, however I'm not against shopping around for the best deal.

Thanks in advance for your help.

Phil.
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Old 04.10.2009, 13:09
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Re: Changing my Audi in Zürich - AMAG discount levels?

I think it will be a lot easier to get extra's thrown in rather than extra money off.

400chf off a car losses more money for the dealer than giving you 400chf worth of say winter tyres.

Because accessories and extra's usually carry higher profit margins.

There are some threads already on this forum about haggling with dealers. Generally most peoples experiences are that you can get money off (you already have 11% possibly 14%) but what made deals better than other deals is the extras and these are easy to squeeze from the dealers.

You should be looking at things like free set of winter tyres extended warranty and servicing like free cam belt change at X miles. You talk about wanting to carry bikes maybe the official roof racks sure they would be an optional extra.

Good luck with the negotiating and dnt be afraid to ask worst they can say is no.
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Re: Changing my Audi in Zürich - AMAG discount levels?

Hi Dusty,

Thanks for your comments. I have bought cars here before, so that's not an issue. Problem is though that there are not really many dealer fit options or accessories anyway, however yes some money towards winter-wheels would certainly help

However what i was interested to know is if anyone managed to jack up the discount when buying recently (I'm looking for recent sales experiences).

Doing a bit of research, i've seen that although Audi is offering 11% fleet discount, BMW are offering 14% and Mercedes 16%

Which leads me to believe that there may be some wiggle room afterall.

Nipping in for a test drive on Saturday, and we'll see now it goes.
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Re: Changing my Audi in Zürich - AMAG discount levels?

Any recent experiences on how budge-able AMAG might be on throwing in extras such as winter wheels with their stock or low km Audi demo cars?

Would like to be prepared before I see them
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Re: Changing my Audi in Zürich - AMAG discount levels?

Check with your company. AMAG (and Volvo, BMW and Mercedes) offers my company up to 25% discount on new cars. My experience is that you will get a discount on the car (with extras), but no freebie extras. This is my experience with BMW.

My experience is that there are usually lots of showroom cars that have similar discounts, if you don't have a fleet discount. (I saw a new M2 Comp with 25% discount yesterday)
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Check with your company. AMAG (and Volvo, BMW and Mercedes) offers my company up to 25% discount on new cars. My experience is that you will get a discount on the car (with extras), but no freebie extras. This is my experience with BMW.

My experience is that there are usually lots of showroom cars that have similar discounts, if you don't have a fleet discount. (I saw a new M2 Comp with 25% discount yesterday)
Cheers, this will actually be for a company car so stacking that company discount (14%) plus various other AMAG discounts and I'm looking at 21% total. However what I've found is that they apply the discount to the original new price of their stock cars, and not the sticker price.

Given that the delivery times are as little as 6-8 weeks for exactly what you want, they can sod off
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Cheers, this will actually be for a company car so stacking that company discount (14%) plus various other AMAG discounts and I'm looking at 21% total. However what I've found is that they apply the discount to the original new price of their stock cars, and not the sticker price.

Given that the delivery times are as little as 6-8 weeks for exactly what you want, they can sod off
Then 21% is not much.
This one also has 21%: https://www.autoscout24.ch/6200990
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Re: Changing my Audi in Zürich - AMAG discount levels?

Im not with AMAG but with Cashgate via Audi. I got an ex demo Q2. Managed to get winter wheels thrown in. Also the Swiss package of 10yrs servicing etc... Cashgate were good. Mostly just deal with Audi. Im not sure on discount as it was a personal purchase but i know that whatever i wanted then i could have it put in to the monthly price if needed.
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