2018 Audi A3 Cabriolet Prices: MSRP vs Dealer Invoice vs True Dealer Cost
MSRP Invoice Price Destination Fee Holdback Dealer Cost
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For 2017, Audi revamped this auto's body. This edition's shape and grille continue to identify the car as an Audi. As with every year since its addition to the line, the 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet remains a small, nimble family car.
The A3 Cabriolet driver likes the rush of a roofless drive. This car's cover:
-- Is electronically controlled from its cockpit
-- Can be raised or lowered at neighborhood-traffic speeds
-- Opens or closes in under 20 seconds
With this model, Audi gives car buyers access to a luxury convertible without an excessive price tag. Pricing for the A3 Cabriolet starts at about $37,500. Audi offers the car in three trims, which are:
-- Premium Plus
Below, drivers will find each trim package's highlights.
In this entry-level trim setup, drivers will still feel pampered. Premium buyers receive:
-- LED daytime-running lights
-- Xenon headlights
-- 90 days of free satellite radio
-- Leather seats
Convertible drivers can pay a little more and add stellar features. With Premium Plus, drivers enjoy:
-- Remote locks
-- Remote start and stop
-- A wireless phone interface that works with iOS and Android
-- Technology that lets the car park itself
For about $10,000 more than the Premium package, drivers can feel prestigious in the 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet. Prestige adds:
-- LED taillights
-- A voice-controlled navigation system
-- A Bang & Olufsen 14-speaker audio system
-- A cruise-control system that adapts to the driver
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This car comes with a choice of two engine setups, which are front-wheel drive and Quattro all-wheel drive. Buyers that like maximum traction on snow and ice tend to choose the Quattro model.
Of course, drive trains move cars. For stopping and other safety matters, Audi builds the following into the A3 Cabriolet:
-- An array of modern airbags
-- An electronic stability-control system
-- An active rollover-protection system
-- A lock system that unlocks after airbag deployment
-- Anti-lock brakes with brake-assist functions
Audi puts a lot of tech and engineering into the A3 Cabriolet. Further, its Quattro brand has enjoyed devoted buyers for more than three decades. Still, smart 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet Quattro drivers know that traction devices and safety measures do not lead to invincibility. Safe driving choices save lives.
Clearly, Audi has engineered an elegant and attainable luxury car for young families. Those families may bloom into dynasties. Until then, the 2017 Audi A3 Cabriolet awaits for errands, school recitals and wandering drives.
Formula for Calculating Dealer Cost:
- Example: Base Audi A3 Convertible invoice price + the dealer Invoice price of options + destination - Holdback = Total Dealer Cost.
- What is Holdback? A hidden amount that manufacturers give back to a dealer. It is a percentage of the MSRP or the Invoice price.
Total Dealer Cost - Rebate and Incentive + Taxes / Licensing Fees = True Dealer Cost. (You can get rebates and incentives here.)
Note: All Audi A3 Convertible MSRP, invoice and dealer cost dollar figures above are approximate amounts. Prices are subject to change without notice.
A note about rebates: Most rebates are subtracted from the "on the road" figure. In most cases, you can have the rebate if you are arranging your own financing or you are paying cash. If you decide to use the manufacturer’s low interest financing, you do not usually get the rebate. Ask your dealer for details.