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I spoke to our business sales guy at our local Audi dealer the other week about the R8. They've got them on back-order now until mid-2009. I asked about them charging premiums for them, but he said that Audi UK don't allow them to.

Even if I pitched up with £10K over list tomorrow, he said I couldn't jump the queue - they would just add me to the bottom of the list...

Not that I'm in the market for an R8 - you can't get many lurchers in the back of them tongue.gif

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AUDI R8 4.2FSI R-TRONIC 2007 57 £95,995

Phantom Black Pearl Metallic, Black Leather Upholstery, Sat Nav, Bluetooth, B & O Hi Fi, Magnetic Ride, Front & Rear Park Aids, Carbon Blades, 6 CD, Hill Hold Function, Cruise Control, Electric Heated Seats, Illumination Pack,

3,800 miles

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Someone on the TT forum was saying that you could drive one for three months, sell it for £5k over to the trade and the dealer would then sell it for another £5k over. Whether that's the case anymore seems to be a mute point.

It would be nice to hear from someone who has been through the process recently.

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doubt there are many R8 owners here?

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Three I think it is on TTF. How many on here?

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Three I think it is on TTF. How many on here?

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Well I know one on TTF for sure as we funded the car.

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Three I think it is on TTF. How many on here?

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Well I know one on TTF for sure as we funded the car.

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Since it's such a small group it wouldn't take much elimination to identify that individual. Perhaps you shouldn't be saying that in public crazy.gif

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Doesn't Insurance Jon have one?

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No, it went a couple of weeks ago. I think the ashtray was full... tongue.gif

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Still haven't seen any under list but prices do seem to be coming down a little. I'd snap one up at the right price but reckon it's going to be too late in the day.

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Still haven't seen any under list but prices do seem to be coming down a little. I'd snap one up at the right price but reckon it's going to be too late in the day.

[/ QUOTE ]Why not have a look in the mornings?

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Doesn't Insurance Jon have one?

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No, it went a couple of weeks ago. I think the ashtray was full... tongue.gif

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Still haven't seen any under list but prices do seem to be coming down a little. I'd snap one up at the right price but reckon it's going to be too late in the day.

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Was that meant to be funny?

It a tough one. The R8 is such a great car but I wouldnt pay 95k for one even if I could afford it. It makes me think that because people are being greedy far less R8's are changing hands than if prices were more sensible.

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I was surprised when i arranged the finance for the guy who has just bought the one I sold to a mate. It still brought home 7k over.

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Was that meant to be funny?

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I think its going to be about a year before prices drop and that will depend on better models coming out etc.

The problem is that its not just a good looking "it" car..... its a great handling and going car too.....

Alot of people said it was too much for a Audi but if it was..... it wouldnt be selling like it is..... the Marketing dept has done a great job.

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I was surprised when i arranged the finance for the guy who has just bought the one I sold to a mate. It still brought home 7k over.

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Sounds like it is racking up a few keepers within a short space of time.

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Gareth - my mate has an Ibis White R8 that he is going to sell, if you are interested please drop me a PM.

2008, 700 miles, sat nav, magnetic ride, bluetooth, carbon side blades etc. 169144-ok.gif

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Prices have kept well. Certainly one of the better cars at the moment. There were alot of scared people on the forums saying no Audi can hold a price like that. Seems they were wrong!

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