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Old 07-16-2014, 06:44 AM   #1
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Default Q5 Conversion (upgrade) to SQ5 now complete

Well my, just under 2yr old MY13 Phantom Black Q5 3.0 P+ just went in for its routine 25K service and while at the dealer I took a MY14 SQ5 out for a test drive (with the notion that if its performance upgrades and driveability were IMO so clearly beyond what I had with my Q5 3.0, I may consider upgrading); although I was completely impressed (and WOW'd) with many aspects of the SQ5 I wasn't 100% sure it was deemed worthy...what I needed was for a few days to pass and take another test drive.

After waiting about a week I took it for another more spirited spin - I was sold!! Now the numbers ($$) had to work for me to make this change...initially the sales folks were adamant about my MY13 trade-in value as well the sales price for the SQ5, so I walked away not completely disappointed because I really enjoyed my Q5. After fielding 4-5 calls from the sales group at the dealership in the next week I told them my trade-in value needs to be X and the new SQ5 sales price needs to be Y otherwise we would part ways...not 30m later i was contacted saying Congratulations they're will to do the deal.

Please meet my new ride - the Ice Silver MY14 SQ5 P+:

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SQ5 prior to taking delivery (earlier this week)
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Congrats! That silver looks pretty nice on the S.
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I think we need a public service announcement warning people what happens when you test drive these damn things. You're going to end up buying one. Happened to me too.
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Curious what your Q5 was in on trade in, I'll be in the same boat with the SQ5 down the road.
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congratulations!
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I think we need a public service announcement warning people what happens when you test drive these damn things. You're going to end up buying one. Happened to me too.
i love the way you speak, seriously...
good luck with your SQ5
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Curious what your Q5 was in on trade in, I'll be in the same boat with the SQ5 down the road.
I was able to get just about 80% of my (~ 2yrs ago) purchase price...mind you it had 25k miles on it but was in excellent condition.
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Love the color
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Great car & great color. Many grats. Steve
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Hahaha, don't test drive this car !!!

Many congrats on the new ride, the S seems a bit more exclusive than Q5 3.0T.

Good job making the deal happened with your dealer. This is usually the less exciting moments (for me anyway, even if my dealer was very nice).
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Hahaha, don't test drive this car !!!

Many congrats on the new ride, the S seems a bit more exclusive than Q5 3.0T.

Good job making the deal happened with your dealer. This is usually the less exciting moments (for me anyway, even if my dealer was very nice).
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Two years ago, I test drove a Q5, and loved it, but ended up leasing a Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi, which I never really liked. Then in April, I test drove the SQ5, and that was it! Had a deal worked out within two weeks. I love this car more and more every day...and so will you! Best of luck with it!
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I'll see if I can get some billboard space near the Audi dealer out here.
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I think we need a public service announcement warning people what happens when you test drive these damn things. You're going to end up buying one. Happened to me too.
most def. i bait-and-switched myself! i had my car all built online. i knew exactly what i wanted and the dealer had a Q5 3.0 coming off the boat that met all my specs. so i went down to drive it but it wasnt ready for a test drive. so my salesperson asked me if i wanted to take out a TDI, a 2.0, or an SQ5. i figured the TDI would be too torquey and the 2.0 wouldnt have enough oomph, so i took out an SQ5. when i was done with the test drive (wow, what a test drive - i think i dropped the eff bomb when i stomped the gas pedal), the 3.0 still wasnt ready for a drive. so i went back the next day to test drive it. i spent 2 minutes in the car before i realized that i had to pay the extra cash for the S. so i kinda screwed myself on that one. oh well, my wallet is a little lighter, but my smile is tremendously bigger!


congrats to the OP. and kudos for sticking to your guns on price, hoss.
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Two years ago, I test drove a Q5, and loved it, but ended up leasing a Grand Cherokee 5.7 Hemi, which I never really liked. Then in April, I test drove the SQ5, and that was it! Had a deal worked out within two weeks. I love this car more and more every day...and so will you! Best of luck with it!

how did your Grand Cherokee end up ? buy-back or just return ?
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