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I just got a call from my local Audi dealer, they have 2 R8's in stock and will sell them at MSRP call Mike Walsh a Wynnewood PA Audi. you can reach him direct a 610-999-9907
 

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Makes me wish I would have waited. I managed to talk down my markup but there was still a markup. :(

But then again its SO irritating to buy a new car out of state if you live in Cali.
 

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I just got a call from my local Audi dealer, they have 2 R8's in stock and will sell them at MSRP call Mike Walsh a Wynnewood PA Audi. you can reach him direct a 610-999-9907
Does this mean we might start seeing R8 sitting in Audi showroom across the country.... there is a black R8 in one of the local dealer here, it has been sitting there for about a month
 

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Makes me wish I would have waited. I managed to talk down my markup but there was still a markup. :(

But then again its SO irritating to buy a new car out of state if you live in Cali.
Look on the positive side, u get to enjoy it sooner. I refused to pay markup, so I just wait patiently for mine.
 

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my local dealer sold theirs right away several months ago. I think msrp is a reasonable price in this market.
 

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there's one coming to one in my state next month as well. given the economy and time of year, i wouldn't be surprised to start to even see minor discounting
 

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Hmm.. local eh? I may give them a call and see what the options are. Thanks for this!
 

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I just got a call from my local Audi dealer, they have 2 R8's in stock and will sell them at MSRP call Mike Walsh a Wynnewood PA Audi. you can reach him direct a 610-999-9907
Does that mean that the R8 is no more as exclusive as Audi dealers claim?! And one should not pay any premium on it?
 

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Does that mean that the R8 is no more as exclusive as Audi dealers claim?! And one should not pay any premium on it?
I think it is still exclusive because of the low number of R8 coming in the US, you can do a search on here to see how many R8 are in the US, and how many are coming in per year. Anyone here have the latest number? But some are selling at MSRP a few months ago, there is no reason to pay any premium on the car, like to know if any member start getting a few bucks off esp they are now sitting in the showroom.
 

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Audi Customer service called back, they would not provide an anticipated US production number for 09. They will probably re-balancing the world-wide distribution based on demand, as others have mentioned.
 

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I think it is still exclusive because of the low number of R8 coming in the US, you can do a search on here to see how many R8 are in the US, and how many are coming in per year. Anyone here have the latest number? But some are selling at MSRP a few months ago, there is no reason to pay any premium on the car, like to know if any member start getting a few bucks off esp they are now sitting in the showroom.
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I completely agree with you..exclusivity is not determined by the practice of paying too much for a car..if Audi controls the US allocation , the values and desire to own will continue to grow..the car is a "first", technologically advanced and beautiful.The only difference effecting value retention between R8s and Ferraris, GTs ,Lambos (I believe) is the fact that those "other" cars are typically garage queens. I believe, R8s are going to be driven and not purchased for collectability or investment reasons.
As a Ford GT owner, I have experienced the retention (in fact appreciation ) of a true supercar..These cars are typically worth 30-50 over the original 05-06 MSRP.
The reason IMHO;limited numbers, amazing performance (that doesnt grow old)and the community are true enthusiasts. Many owners have 2-3 GTs..and there are only a couple true specialists that deal with most of the resales..;)
 

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I completely agree with you..exclusivity is not determined by the practice of paying too much for a car..if Audi controls the US allocation , the values and desire to own will continue to grow..the car is a "first", technologically advanced and beautiful.The only difference effecting value retention between R8s and Ferraris, GTs ,Lambos (I believe) is the fact that those "other" cars are typically garage queens. I believe, R8s are going to be driven and not purchased for collectability or investment reasons.
As a Ford GT owner, I have experienced the retention (in fact appreciation ) of a true supercar..These cars are typically worth 30-50 over the original 05-06 MSRP.
The reason IMHO;limited numbers, amazing performance (that doesnt grow old)and the community are true enthusiasts. Many owners have 2-3 GTs..and there are only a couple true specialists that deal with most of the resales..;)

Between 800 and 900 R8's have been imported into the USA. The figures are published by Audi USA every month.
 

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I went and saw it, and yes, very knowledgeable and friendly dealer!
 
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