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Old 01-30-2014, 07:27 AM   #1
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Default My new 14 S6 delivering today!

I'm going to check out my new 14 glacier metallic white S6 today and I'm pretty excited. Only waiting to hear back from the buy back numbers on my 13 A7. I was wanting to get the S7 but the 10k cheaper for a little bit better performing car was the final decision for me.
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Congrats! I'm considering an S6 myself and was curious what kind of deal you got. Have seen any recent posts on what they are going for. Thanks!
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Congrats! It is one heck of a car.
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The Glacier White really grows on you. I didn't get to pick the color, but I really like it in retrospect.
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I'm going to check out my new 14 glacier metallic white S6 today and I'm pretty excited. Only waiting to hear back from the buy back numbers on my 13 A7. I was wanting to get the S7 but the 10k cheaper for a little bit better performing car was the final decision for me.
How long did you have to wait? I put my money down in November and told today it finished production and *should* be here by March. Also told I will find out my VIN once the car lands in the US, which seems a little odd that I can't know it earlier than that.
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Congrats!

My S7 order was just under 90 days, order to delivery on in SoCal.
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I've had mine for 6 weeks now and overall am very happy with this car. I haven't really pushed it yet. I got about 3% off MSRP but I got the exact configuration I wanted; I had to wait about 6 weeks to get it. No significant complaints so far. It takes a while to figure out all the controls. Haven't been able to get the voice recognition to work very well, but I haven't learned the commands either! I can't imagine wanting more power than this car has (ie RS versions and tuning). I do notice a little more lean than I like and the steering is a little isolated (numb) and there is some understeer but it is very fast and smooth (and quiet)and I don't plan on tracking it (I have a Vette for that). The basic radio works fine for me since all the sources I listen to are compressed anyway. Don't love the climate control system; seems to reset itself and won't stay on my choices other than temp. I plan to do some minor VagCom modifications soon. Give us a report after you've had a few weeks with it.
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I'm going to check out my new 14 glacier metallic white S6 today and I'm pretty excited. Only waiting to hear back from the buy back numbers on my 13 A7. I was wanting to get the S7 but the 10k cheaper for a little bit better performing car was the final decision for me.
Congrats. Where are you located? CA central coast?
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Congrats! I'm considering an S6 myself and was curious what kind of deal you got. Have seen any recent posts on what they are going for. Thanks!
I went to Edmunds.com, spec'd out my car and got the "True Market Value" price for the car. Took it to the dealer. Got it right at this price, then had an additional $1500 taken off for Audi loyalty. Ended up being about $5000 off MSRP
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IDon't love the climate control system; seems to reset itself and won't stay on my choices other than temp.
Set things up like you like it (temp, seat & steering wheel positions, etc.) and then lock the car with your fob (not the door handle lock button). It will now remember your settings every time you enter the car
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I went to Edmunds.com, spec'd out my car and got the "True Market Value" price for the car. Took it to the dealer. Got it right at this price, then had an additional $1500 taken off for Audi loyalty. Ended up being about $5000 off MSRP
That's good to hear they are actually finally dealing on these vehicles. Most 2013 cars you could barely budge off of MSRP. Only discounts people got were through the ACNA discount.

BTW, a little background on that "True Market Value" cost. Seems like for years the car industry has caught wind that everyone knows about invoice pricing. So over the years they have been slowly phasing this practice out in favor of giving dealer incentive payments, like cars sold per month. These payments can exceed a million dollars a month for some dealers, but you will never see these factored into the "True Market Value" of the car because it is all based on "dealer invoices" which have been steadily increasing over the past 10 years. Meaning the gap between invoice price and MSRP is shrinking.

Take a look at this article and some very good car buying advice in general.
http://www.fightingchance.com/auto_financing.php?js=y

http://www.fightingchance.com/addon04.php
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Congrats! I'm considering an S6 myself and was curious what kind of deal you got. Have seen any recent posts on what they are going for. Thanks!
Thank you. I got my audi loyalty discount and that's about it. These cars fly off the lot here so they don't discount much. I recommend getting one I can't tell you the two days I've had it it's a great car
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Congrats! It is one heck of a car.
Thank you and I'm beginning to realize that! It feels pretty powerful. Got it with 20 miles so I don't want to push it yet
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The Glacier White really grows on you. I didn't get to pick the color, but I really like it in retrospect.
Yeah when I was picking the options I told them I had to have the glacier white. That's what I had on my A7 I love it
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I didn't actually order from Germany. It was a car that happened to have all the stuff I wanted that happened to get off the boat that day, my dealer did a dealer trade for an Rs5 they had and I got lucky
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Congrats!

My S7 order was just under 90 days, order to delivery on in SoCal.
Thank you and congrats to you as well, that's the car I really wanted.. Well second to the RS7 lol.. But I opted to save the $7-10k and picked up the S6
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I've had mine for 6 weeks now and overall am very happy with this car. I haven't really pushed it yet. I got about 3% off MSRP but I got the exact configuration I wanted; I had to wait about 6 weeks to get it. No significant complaints so far. It takes a while to figure out all the controls. Haven't been able to get the voice recognition to work very well, but I haven't learned the commands either! I can't imagine wanting more power than this car has (ie RS versions and tuning). I do notice a little more lean than I like and the steering is a little isolated (numb) and there is some understeer but it is very fast and smooth (and quiet)and I don't plan on tracking it (I have a Vette for that). The basic radio works fine for me since all the sources I listen to are compressed anyway. Don't love the climate control system; seems to reset itself and won't stay on my choices other than temp. I plan to do some minor VagCom modifications soon. Give us a report after you've had a few weeks with it.
Will do I can say that in the two days I have had it it seems to be a great car.. And as for the steering response I'm not. Huge fan either although it's a bit better than on the A7, it was just toooo loose and unresponsive
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Congrats. Where are you located? CA central coast?
Thank you, I am located In Monterey CA
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BTW, a little background on that "True Market Value" cost. Seems like for years the car industry has caught wind that everyone knows about invoice pricing. So over the years they have been slowly phasing this practice out in favor of giving dealer incentive payments, like cars sold per month. These payments can exceed a million dollars a month for some dealers, but you will never see these factored into the "True Market Value" of the car because it is all based on "dealer invoices" which have been steadily increasing over the past 10 years. Meaning the gap between invoice price and MSRP is shrinking.
While it's true that Audi dealers can receive various incentive rebates for things like sales goal attainment, customer survey ratings, service dept. performance and the like, this has been true for many years; (note that Audi still does not participate in dealer "holdbacks" found on many other brands where a fixed percentage of invoice reduction is paid by individual car).

Also, the Audi gross margin of MSRP to invoice cost has not changed in some time - all Audis have had the same 7% GM since at least 2008 (when I bought my last A4) to today. I just checked my past 2001 and 2002 Audi purchase spreadsheets and do see there was a higher GM% back then (10% on base and 11% on options). So, I can conclude that Audi's GM% hasn't changed since between 2002 and 2008, at least 6 and as many as 12 years ago, well before True Car and others introduced "True Value" pricing online.

Nevertheless, I agree that car manufacturers and dealers have had to find new ways to maintain profits over the last few years due to a more price-aware consumer. Like all brick and mortar retailers, online sellers and readily available information has placed pressure on auto dealers to stay profitable and remain in business. Probably one reason service has gotten so expensive - car dealers need to make money somewhere in their operations.
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While it's true that Audi dealers can receive various incentive rebates for things like sales goal attainment, customer survey ratings, service dept. performance and the like, this has been true for many years; (note that Audi still does not participate in dealer "holdbacks" found on many other brands where a fixed percentage of invoice reduction is paid by individual car).

Also, the Audi gross margin of MSRP to invoice cost has not changed in some time - all Audis have had the same 7% GM since at least 2008 (when I bought my last A4) to today. I just checked my past 2001 and 2002 Audi purchase spreadsheets and do see there was a higher GM% back then (10% on base and 11% on options). So, I can conclude that Audi's GM% hasn't changed since between 2002 and 2008, at least 6 and as many as 12 years ago, well before True Car and others introduced "True Value" pricing online.

Nevertheless, I agree that car manufacturers and dealers have had to find new ways to maintain profits over the last few years due to a more price-aware consumer. Like all brick and mortar retailers, online sellers and readily available information has placed pressure on auto dealers to stay profitable and remain in business. Probably one reason service has gotten so expensive - car dealers need to make money somewhere in their operations.
From what I heard the dealerships make nothing really on new car sales...It's basically the service department that rakes in the cash. The old razor and blades model...Sell the razor at cost, make money on the blades...
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