I'm thinking about jumping ship from MB to Audi. Went to 2 Audi dealers to
check out the 04' A4 1.8T. I took a test drive and really liked the car but
just can't stand the attitude of the salesmen at both locations. They were
arrogant, patronizing and acted as if they didn't want my business. Is this
typical of Audi salesmen? Perhaps they need the attitude to match the higher
price tag than comparable MB?
My experience (4 different Audis, three different salesmen) is that the cars
sell themselves. I've never seen arrogance or patronization, YMMV, however.
You just ended up with a couple of asses my friend. I just took three
different A4's for a test drive at the Roger Beasly dealership in Austin
Texas and Lane was extremely professional and a good fella (for a car
salesman..;)~). I'm not big on arrogance and didn't get that impression
No problem here where I live. All our local Audi salespersons are quite
eager to sell, and are polite and highly competent. I cannot visit our local
Audi dealership without being tempted to buy me another one, maybe the brand
new and exciting A3.
Perhaps they need the attitude to match the higher
Total bullshit. Troll? And, here, at least, MBs, BMWs and Audis are all more
or less in the same price group, there are no major price differencies, they
are all in the "Oberklasse." It is not a matter of price, but personal taste
and choice. MBs are here more or less for older and well-established males,
while BMWs are for younger non-discreet males and females who first and
foremost wish to impress others, and are often bought by immigrants here.
Audis have class, BMWs not, and are preferred by those among us who want to
drive in a discreet, but stylish and luxurious way. Lexus is almost
non-existent here, since it is a Japanese brand anyway, and not German, and
is more or less only an upgraded Toyota. If I wanted a Lexus, I might just
as well just buy a Toyota, or a Subaru Impreza WRX STi
The Audi representatives at parts/service/reception departments at John Fox
Audi have all been very polite, responsible, respectful and modest both over
the phone and when in person, even when I turn up in jeans and sneakers ;-p
(Hey that's what saturdays are for!). I don't think I've come across any
Audi representatives who are not to be honest. And that's why I've just
replaced my old Audi with another one. The quality of the car sells of
course, but the fact that I am treated nicely on the forecourt and also
after I've paid has made me want to go for another Audi as well. If any
executive car salesmen were arrogant, it'd have to be Beemer's wouldn't it?
PS. I can so foresee my next car to be the new TT or the new A6. :-)
Both Commonwealth Audi in Santa Ana, CA and Newport Beach Audi in
Newport Beach, CA have been very professional as well. Matter of fact I
find their honesty quite refreshing. I may not like how I have to wait
for weeks on end to schedule service on my cars but at least they are
honest about not being able to do anything until a open date can be
'89 Audi 200
'03 Audi S6 Avant
'98 Jeep Cherokee Sport
Definitely, they never lie, and they always tell me where to get the best
deal in parts, rather than conning me into paying dealer prices for parts
you can get at trade prices easily elsewhere. I'd however prefer to pay them
labour costs for the quality and professionalism, and of course honesty and
good will in the first place.
Yep... they are. Was looking at a 2001 Audi Wagon. Never once did they ask if
I wanted a test drive. Own an A6. The salesman (no women in this NJ
dealership) was helping someone else and just asked while in the lot if we
needed help. When we said yes, he reluctantly got us keys. Didn't get the car
from him but a few days later with another salesperson.
On Thu, 06 Nov 2003 15:40:52 GMT, email@example.com (Mike B.) wrote:
Like anything on Usenet or the Internet you are going to find more
complaints than praise... Why would Audi dealers and their salesmen be
Does that make my claim any less true than yours? Hell if the salesman
was rude to me or not all that helpful I would go elsewhere. There is
always a choice in this market.... Anyone who says they don't have a
choice on where to shop or buy their car is just not being truthful.
If that wasn't true, you wouldn't have bought a Audi from a different
'89 Audi 200
'03 Audi S6 Avant
'98 Jeep Cherokee Sport
From my experience, the best dealership in Montreal is definitely Park
Avenue in Brossard. Tommy is a good salesman and Danyk has the highest
customer satisfaction ratings in Quebec. Service is excellent.
Not my experience. I went into an Audi dealership, just to check out the
TT, and the same dealer is a Porsche dealer, so I was looking at the New
The sales man did a wonderful job of opening my eyes up to the Performance
line of Audi. I had no idea, but the salesman I dealt with was really into
the cars. In the end I purchased an S4, and am very pleased.
And I also own a MB, which my wife now drives. I thought the MB people were
I like driving the Audi, because not that many people really know what these
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