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Re: quattro-digest V3 #311

On Apr 8,  9:31am, Noyer@aol.com wrote:
> Subject: Re: quattro-digest V3 #311
> Hi Quattro fans-
> I am considering getting an A4 Quattro after a visit to my
> local (Portland OR) dealer this weekend and test driving one.
> They told me that they are currently taking orders for
> mid-June delivery, and that there is a world-wide
> shortage of cars.  Looking in some out of town newspapapers
> there are dealers claiming to have plenty of cars in stock.
> What is the real situation out there?

I signed a contract for an A4Q on Feb 10th... for a car that
was supposedly being loaded onto a boat headed for the US
immanently.  Well, the dealer screwed up, and that car didn't
match what I wanted.  They couldn't find one to swap, so they
ordered me one.  I am *still* waiting for it... it's currently
"in production".  I'm at wits end, I've sold my current car
but the buyers aren't going to wait much longer, and I
don't know what to do about it.

Anyway, the current A4 situation is this:  there are *lots*
of A4's.  There are *not* a lot of A4 quattros.  Dealers seem
to have a few in stock, but if you have a specific set of
options that you want or don't want on the car, you're gonna

Yes, they are discounting (I suspect that there's an incentive
program)... going price seems to be 4 to 6% over list, AFAIK.

Good luck getting one... if you can be flexible about color
and options, it may not be a problem.

Dan Masi
(WANTED: New Green A4Q, manual trans.  Titanium cloth interior,
            all-weather package, sunroof.  Prefer ski sack.
            Will take sport wheel and/or remote locks if
            necessary.)    :-)