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Old 04-22-2018, 05:34 AM
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I've been shopping for an S5 and following the market. Prices seem to be dropping and cars seem to be staying on the lots. Looking at Edmunds, the car seems to be selling below invoice. Given the positive reviews of the car, I'm surprised sales aren't better. Any thoughts on why this is?
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I've been shopping for an S5 and following the market. Prices seem to be dropping and cars seem to be staying on the lots. Looking at Edmunds, the car seems to be selling below invoice. Given the positive reviews of the car, I'm surprised sales aren't better. Any thoughts on why this is?
Because Americans increasingly prefer SUVs? The S5 is not heavy, tall, or fat enough to be desirable. In the short term, it's good news for car buyers because we have more bargaining power. In the long term, it's bad because we'll all be stuck driving Q5s.
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I am S5 shopping right now, and I am getting 8% off MSRP all day, but can't get anyone to move past that.
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Old 04-22-2018, 06:31 AM
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I've been shopping for an S5 and following the market. Prices seem to be dropping and cars seem to be staying on the lots. Looking at Edmunds, the car seems to be selling below invoice. Given the positive reviews of the car, I'm surprised sales aren't better. Any thoughts on why this is?
In the last reported month - March 2018 - U.S. sales of the A5/S5 (2587) were close to the total for the past three years (1303, 784 & 674). This was the best month ever except for December 2017 (2958). Individual models are not broken out: if you're talking about the S5 coupe it may be that the S5 Sportback is starving the coupe sales.
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I am S5 shopping right now, and I am getting 8% off MSRP all day, but can't get anyone to move past that.
That's what I got (8% plus $1k loyalty) when I purchased a month ago - the first dealer I contacted offered that right off the bat, then got my local dealer to match (their initial offer was 5.5%).

Got killed on my trade-in though - after getting the dealer's initial offer, I took the car to Carmax who offered $300 less. Since it was a TDI, there was a lot of uncertainty over the value - dealer sold it in less than 3 weeks for $6k more than they gave me. Oh well, still feel like a got a good deal and very happy with the S5.
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Because coupes just don't sell well. Sportbacks don't get discounted as much.
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TT is even worse. this is an ongoing trend
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TT is even worse. this is an ongoing trend
TT is like a turd on the lot nobody wants to touch. Salespeople told me they just sit and sit. If you want one though - used market sounds great to get a good deal.

I can see the Coupe being a slow seller. Isn't it like 1-2% of all cars sold nowadays? Initial S5 sales should be good and I think they'd just naturally taper down as the car got older. The initial sales being boosted by the fanatics.

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Up here in Canada, they can't keep anything on the lot. Have to order from factory.
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I am S5 shopping right now, and I am getting 8% off MSRP all day, but can't get anyone to move past that.
8% is awesome.
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