This is the right approach, won't be effective in every region but being patient will guarantee you the best deal.Just a small update on the Southeastern VA sales front:
- 6 allocations within 30-45 mins from me
- 2 dealers remain unsold, one holding at 20K (CW) ADM and other 15K (SPG)
- others sold between $10K-15K over
****Both unsold allocations originally told me they had a 'long wait list' at $25K over and wanted $1K deposit to get on it (crazy how they can't sell those first allocations )
****Two separate dealerships that sold at $10K ADM want deposits for their next allocation - both saying they expect 2 or 3 additional allocations in 2023. Both say I'd be number 1 in line but 'I need to hurry to lock in that $10K ADM before they go up' .
This all leads me to believe it will not be difficult getting a Type-R under $10K ADM in my region in 2023. If the local allocation projections are correct, then the dealers will be competing for sales in 2023. I realize not every region in the US has that luxury - but I don't anticipate the 'extreme rarity' that others are preaching. I'm also aware of at least one 'sold' deal that fell through due to buyer not being able to get the loan. This was at a $15K ADM that then dropped to $10K to get a sale.
If my assumptions are wrong, and I don't get one for $0-5K ADM in 2023, then I'll order an RS3 or M2 once orders open for the 2024 model year. Local Audi and BMW dealers are currently offering MSRP deals on ordered cars with 4-6 month wait. My final fallback car is the IS500 - but trying to not have a gas gussler for the next 5+ yrs as my primary commuter.