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Picking up my Q5 next weekend. I was wondering if anyone had any luck in negotiating some freebies like free services or floor mats or similar?

What all stuff are normally given away by dealers either free or with much discounted rates?

Thanks, Jai
 

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Yeah loads - but you have to do it prior to placing the order.
Other than the complimentary bottle of wine and flowers why would they throw anything else in?

I wonder what your view would be if Audi started asking for extras over the deal you have made?
Maybe £50 to wash it? or £100 to walk you through the controls? or £250 to store the car in their car park?
You will get 'offers' on discounted GAP, maintenance plans etc as part of the hand-over not doubt.
 

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Just go for maximum discount on your deal and then ask for a good price on accessories. Getting "free" things at any stage just means they had more to give you and you didn't maximise that.

Having said that a free set of rubber mats should be available at any stage as they cost the dealer very little and there are no fitting costs. You may also get free paint protection as the dealer gets a massive commission from Autoglym or whoever which they use to max the profit on your deal.
 

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I can't c why they would do anything now you've done the deal already and agreed the price,however you may get rubber matts if you ask nicely 😄
 

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I got rubber mats and premium mats thrown in (meaning I now have 3 sets with originals weh hey)
But only after I agreed to have running boards supplied and fitted by them.
 

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@ the price of there running boards I'm not suprised,they seem extremely over priced compared to other manufactors ,for example we I opted for them wen I had a RR sport,they were only £700 supply and fit, nearly half audis price 😄
 

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Rubber mats and boot tray for me when I asked day of handover!
 
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@ the price of there running boards I'm not suprised,they seem extremely over priced compared to other manufactors ,for example we I opted for them wen I had a RR sport,they were only £700 supply and fit, nearly half audis price ������
You're right, they're expensive, I paid Audi £1,030 for the running boards, supplied and fitted, and of course I could have sourced them independently, and then had some other garage fit them, for probably around half that price all in.

So, what did I gain by paying the extra £500 (because I did consider it all beforehand)

Firstly, I had watched a video on Youtube on 'How to fit runningboards to a Q5' and immediately after viewing it I thought I'd be absolutely mad to let anyone else attempt that to my brand new Audi, except Audi themselves. I'm not saying it's technically difficult, but there is the cutting and grinding of metal under the car involved, and if something went wrong, if bits started falling off later, if they didn't sit right, whatever, I wanted that to be my Audi dealerships responsibility, and not mine.
i understand other members here have done it, with no problems, so it's worth considering, just not for me.

Secondly, I collected the car with them already fitted, rather than getting some internet site to deliver them, then go looking for a garage to trust fitting them.
I could drive straight off into the sunset and enjoy my car from minute one, without having to think about any of that.

Thirdly, although others on here have said it doesn't affect warranty and insurance, I instinctively thought, 'no, it doesn't until it's time to make a claim of some sort'. I have had these doubts basically confirmed by both the dealership (yes, I know, they would say that) and insurance companies questioning me minutely on the details of the car, and the crux of it is that however I took delivery of the car was accepted as 'to manufacturers specs' and any work performed after collection, cosmetic or mechanical, was classed as 'modifications' which seemed like a swear word to them.
(I am just about to start another thread about that, as I have some issues with the insurance and wonder if any others have)

So all in all, as a % of the overall cost of the car, I was prepared to pay the extra £500 for the genuine oem, Audi fitted, boards.
 

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Runnung boards weren't available on q5's wen I ordered mine ,I kept asking dealer if they ever would b and he was told they wouldn't,then they were after I took delivery,but wen they told me the price wich he said was £1800 ,wich was a joke ,I sourced eBay £180, then took to a specialist to hav fitted for £300 , asked Audi would it effect warranty and they said no,and told insurance and it didn't effect it, they did take 3 hours to fit ,and was a pig of a job ,so £480 total supply and fitt,more reasonable,but I can c where your coming from bout picking up new car all done and nothing to worry bout 😄
 

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Runnung boards weren't available on q5's wen I ordered mine ,I kept asking dealer if they ever would b and he was told they wouldn't,then they were after I took delivery,but wen they told me the price wich he said was £1800 ,wich was a joke ,I sourced eBay £180, then took to a specialist to hav fitted for £300 , asked Audi would it effect warranty and they said no,and told insurance and it didn't effect it, they did take 3 hours to fit ,and was a pig of a job ,so £480 total supply and fitt,more reasonable,but I can c where your coming from bout picking up new car all done and nothing to worry bout ������
yeah £1,800 would have tipped me over the edge.
I actually e-mailed my salesrep for a quote, so I would have the reply in writing, and thought to myself ..'£1,000 is max I'm prepared to pay'
Of course when she came back with £1,030 inclusive of vat, I was pleasantly suprised and adjusted my self imposed 'max' by 30 quid
 

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I got a £55k bottle of champagne and a free car thrown in, which was nice.
 

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yeah £1,800 would have tipped me over the edge.
I actually e-mailed my salesrep for a quote, so I would have the reply in writing, and thought to myself ..'£1,000 is max I'm prepared to pay'
Of course when she came back with £1,030 inclusive of vat, I was pleasantly suprised and adjusted my self imposed 'max' by 30 quid
thericeu paid from main dealer is the cheapest I've heard of on this forum,@ that price I would have got from Audi to í ½í¸„
 
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