As long as you're happy who cares!
My girl just signed the papers on a '12 GTI today!
Base, Tornado red, DSG, 4 Door.
Got it 200 under invoice. We payed 25,249. MSRP was 26,435.
0% for 66 months. Dealer threw in monster mats, first aid, and Car-Go blocks!
How did we do?
Were real excited about it. She loves it. Heres a pic!
OP bought a '12 AFTER the '13's were already released and on the lot. They could have easily stepped into a new 2013 base model for basically the same price. I think the dealer should have knocked off quite a bit more than $200 on a '12...I mean it WAS already a model year old before they drove off the lot.
A quick look on KBB says you basically paid the Dealer Invoice price at approximately $25,437. Fair Purchase price would have been closer to $24,800 on a 2012. That's their consumer price. Probably could have saved another $450 bucks if you pushed even a little bit. Or you could have paid $450 more and gotten a 2013 base GTI.
2011 VW GTI Deep Black Metallic w/DSG, Detroits, PIAA Plasma Ion Yellow Fogs and Blueteeth.
the invoice price doesn't matter as much as the actual price the dealership paid for the car. i think you could have pushed to get more off the car. but the 0% and the fact that you're happy is what really counts.
2012 Jetta Sportwagen 4dr DSG TDI - wife
2012 Golf 2dr HB Man TDI w/ Tech Pkg - mine
$200 below invoice isn't really the point. 0% for 66 months is saving another $1500 vs 2% which is the best rate you'd get on a 2013, assuming you qualify.
Used car values are all about specs, mileage and condition. Drive it 4 years and that model year won't matter so much. A low mileage 2012 in great condition will be worth a similar amount as an average mileage 2013 in the same condition. (If both cars were driven the average annual mileage of 15k per year, both cars will have 45k miles on them, the 2012 is 15k below average for its year). I just checked KBB for a 2007 vs 2008, both with same trim and mileage - the difference was $600.
VW (and most other car) buyers are screwed for deals at the moment. September was the best month for VW sales in forever, something like a 40% year on year increase. Most manufacturers had really strong sales (iirc, Ford may have been an exception). There is a lack of inventory of both new and quality used cars compared to the long term average, a result of reduced supply over the past 4 years.
Is $200 below invoice with 0% a great deal? I don't know - other recent buyers of similar trim will have to chime in. FWIW, I just bought a spotless used 2012 autobahn with 6k miles for $26k at 2%. KBB has it valued at $28.5k, so I'm happy. The previous owner thoughtfully applied Laminex too.
Edit - if you look at my vehicle history, you might guess that the used value of my car isn't high on my priorities.
You did good. 0% over financing period is what you want. The $ you get to keep in your pocket, over the year number being 2013 on the car, is way better. Enjoy and welcome to the TR club
You got a brand new, german turbo sports car that many say is the best car in general on the market (Top Gear), for $25k. Know of any other car from any car maker that can offer you that? $400 here/there, makes little difference and you probably made someone's own family table that much better for it. At the end of the day, it's tough to buy anything brand-new that even comes close to the GTI for $25k. As nearly all car reviewer will attest to (youtube it for proof), the GTI is the highwater mark, the car to beat, when it comes to the total overall package offering. I paid over $30k for my 2013 Autobahn, and have not one single thread of regret or hesitation. I'd do it again in a heartbeat.
Don't worry about depreciation. Until the new model comes out and the verdict by the market is one of "it's so much better" is clear, none of us are in real jeapordy of taking significant depreciation hits on our cars. Verdict is still out on the MKVII too. It's not like a Nissan Maxima, where every 3 years they release a totally different vehicle that essentially wipes out the old one. Talk about depreciation hits...buy a Nissan! Back in 2001, I leased a fully loaded Maxima. In 2002 they put the new 3.5 engine in it and new head lights. In 2004, the residual on mine was $14,800. I couldn't give it away for that price and turned it back in. VW isn't like that.
You did just fine Go enjoy that GTI on what looks like some fun GTI roads!
Last edited by nc211; 10-11-2012 at 12:45 PM.
Current: 2013 4-door GTI / Autobahn w/ DSG / White on Black / New purchase 7/25/12.
Current: 2008 Volvo XC90 V8 / White on Beige / 55k on the clock / POS!
Former: 2007 4-door GTI / all stock / all option + DSG / black on black / CPO buy Aug. 2010 @ 40k / 60k at trade in.
But I got my gti for about 5k cheaper than I could have ever got an frs. I feel I made the right choice and certain you did too.
As long as you guys are happy with the deal and the car, that's all it matter. But honestly, you could have gotten a better price. The new 2012 GTI 6spd with nav (one below the autobahn) msrp that I got was $29200(with destination) and got it down to $26800. I got offered with either 0% 66mos or .65% 72 mos. . Like what I said as long as you love the car
Last edited by GTI&GLI; 10-13-2012 at 03:15 PM.
Actually dont think we could have done any better. even called around.
VW is much more willing to deal on cars with options VS base model cars.
There was a convienience/sunroof DSG with a 28,900 MSRP, they offered it to us for 26,5. but we didnt wanna pay extra, and it was black
I bought my base 2012 back in July for around 2k under invoice, 23,450. Also got cargo blocks, mojo mats, and first aid kit with 0% APR for 60 months. I think you could've done better since the 2013's have been on the lot for a while now but when all is said and done, you're driving a brand new car you're gonna love.
2012 4DR TR 6MT GTI
1992 BMW E34 525i | 1988 BMW E30 M3 | 1986 BMW E30 325e
vortex you disappoint me...
all these post and no ones asked the most important question?
Pics of said girl?