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With Volkswagen and Audi’s 2015 2.0 TDI vehicles okayed for sale in America, there was immediate speculation about what kind of incentives the automakers would offer to move the dieselgate cars. For Audi, the offers will be more humble than VW.
Those looking for an Audi A3 TDI might be disappointed, since there’s currently no cash bonus. That said, Audi is offering 1.9% APR for 66 months.
Well qualified VW lessees, on the other hand, eligible for an $8,500 discount and 24-month money factors that amount to 0% financing, according to carsdirect.com.
Buyers, meanwhile, are eligible for 0% APR for 72 months and a $5,000 finance bonus. There are, however, currently no standard cash incentives without financing.
According to Cars Direct, though, these are deals from VW, not dealers. Some dealers are anticipating that a pent up demand for TDIs will allow them to sell these cars for near MSRP. Since there are still only a very limited number of TDIs available, demand may outstrip supply.
As a result, VW isn’t advertising the incentives, since the weirdness of the situation and the varying makes it hard to predict how much a vehicle will sell for once a customer actually gets to a dealership.
At any rate, if you’ve been waiting to get your hands on a brand new(-ish) TDI, shopping around and haggling may be worth your while.