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Old 01-09-2013, 03:00 PM
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Originally Posted by AutoUnion View Post
Audi Q5 is still pretty bad. My local dealer has zero and a long waiting list of people who want them. Only going to get worse this year when the Q5 TDI comes out.

That being said, that Mexico factory needs to come online ASAP and start pumping out Q5s. Dealers are dying for them. Why would people wait a couple months to get a Q5 when the local BMW dealer can deliver a custom-order X3 within 3 weeks?
Because X3's are a dime a dozen and Q5's and other Audi's are considered sexy these days. Again, lack of supply has created the demand. I picked (ordered) the Q7 over the X5 (the last version not the new one) because it was different and the X5 was over priced. In addition, I have to wonder if the pent up demand for Q5/7's has positively affected the resale value. We leased our 2008 Q7 for 36 months. It's a loaded S-line version that stickered for a shockingly low at the time $58K! (X5 was in the 70's)). I bought it off lease for $29k with 20k miles on it when the resale was $42k. Can't really say this would be the case with many BMW models.
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