Damn!!!! 30k premium, that takes the piss, you would be better off calling a german dealer, ordering left hand drive from them and shipping it over yourself.the dealer initally was asking for a 30K market premium on MSRP! but has since backed off and we are waiting for a formal quote. I'll post it for your review.
That's just because they don't have the official 2009 order form or price sheets yet. The price they quoted you is still from the 2008 form because the 2009 form hasn't been released yet in the US.I call BS on this...I just spoke with my dealer about ordering an S5 and he told me they will all be 2009's from this point and I was quoted $58k which includes the "gas guzzler tax". So no hike in price here...
Yeah, probably true...I drilled my dealer about this though and I was told there wouldn't be a hike in cost. Maybe thats just for me, I dunnoThat's just because they don't have the official 2009 order form or price sheets yet. The price they quoted you is still from the 2008 form because the 2009 form hasn't been released yet in the US.
They will all be 09's at this point because production of 08' has apparently stopped. But the price he is giving you is just a quote, and subject to change. I placed an order last week and the dealer made clear that when the new order sheets come in, base price, cost of options, etc could be mildly effected.
I agree that it probably won't be a 3k price hike, but am expecting a price hike (prolly a few hundred dollars) when they get the '09 forms.
Supposedly they will start production on the '09 models "soon", and they'll start pulling orders accordingly.how can they be building 09 models when they have not accounced 2009 pricing
what are they building
just some standard options?
not custimer orders for sure
You are right, they cant change your 2008 order but they can tell you that audi doesnt make any more 2008s and if you wish your new 2009 will cost 2k more. So essentially they can do whatever they want Of course you have the right to refuse it though.Hmmm... When I placed my order I had to present a deposit and sign the order authorization. The order authorization contains a specification, ie the car I'm ordering, and a price. That, my friends, is a contract.
Granted, I no longer have that order document so I cant check - but it would be very strange for the dealer to have the right to adjust the price of the agreed order without some point of negotiation. I signed for a 2008 S5 with a certain configuration for X amount of dollars. You cant change that without my ok.
I'll argue that the S5 delivery and delay issue hasnt been controlled by the dealerships - but the order document certainly is. If the dealership takes your existing order and converts it to a 2009 order - which they can only do with your consent - and they want to charge extra for the order - then I couldnt blame anyone for dumping the car. Thats simply bad business.