Not sure how they work that, since the waiting lists are generally long.
On the '08s it was $500 off, but then the waiting list was so long that you may have ended up with an '09 and new terms. So on high demand cars, there may be only a token program. It's essentially designed to eliminate any haggling, not get you the lowest possible price.
Since there is little to no haggling on the A5/S5 best I can tell, it makes Costco moot. Find a reputable dealer and salesperson you like and deal directly with them rather than be locked into an unknown dealer. People are having enough problems getting information about their orders, that service should probably take precedent over what is a very tiny portion of the overall price.
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Since there is little to no haggling on the A5/S5 best I can tell, it makes Costco moot. Find a reputable dealer and salesperson you like and deal directly with them rather than be locked into an unknown dealer.
Costco didn't make a deal with a dealer in LA County this year so I went up to Oxnard and bought my S5 up there. All I can say is it was VERY discounted. If you want a good deal give Costco a try. This is the 3rd car I've leased this way.
In September when I ordered my A5 quattro cabrio, the Costco pricing wasn't set yet but they did refer me to a couple of LA dealers (Pasadena and Downtown). Though the dealers said they wold honor the Costco program, I found another dealer not participating who accepted my offer which was lower than Costco (typically 5% off sticker). The dealer also said that the Auto Club generally has better pricing than Costco, but that could be simply because he was not with Costco himself.
For the 2009 A5 does costco pricing exist, or is it still to early of a model?
When I called Costco, they said that the Costco pricing only applies to cars already on the lot, though one dealer told me that he would honor the pricing on a special order. But that was back in September - perhaps the demand was not as high then.
If a Costco referred dealer is asking more than the sticker price, I think it's worth calling Costco back and reporting him.