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Audi Offering $3,000 Loyalty Bonuses

July 5, 2012

Most car shoppers are familiar with cash-back rebates, but there are other incentives that are sometimes overlooked.

One such incentive is Loyalty Bonuses. Manufacturers don't advertise them heavily, and sometimes salespeople aren't even aware of them.

These incentives are cash bonuses given to consumers who replace their current vehicle with a new one from the same brand. Right now, Audi is in fierce competition with BMW and Mercedes, and so they're offering some of the largest loyalty bonuses right now.

For example, the 2012 Audi A3 and A4 come with a whopping $3,000 loyalty bonus for current Audi owners. That's on top of any other incentives that may be currently available.

Volvo, Kia, and Mitsubishi are also offering loyalty bonuses of up to $1,500. Keep in mind these bonuses may vary depending on where you live.

As always, I recommend you use the free CarWoo Deal Finder to maximize discounts on these vehicles.

VehicleLoyalty Bonus
2012 Audi A3$3,000
2012 Audi A4$3,000
2012 Audi A5$2,000
2012 Audi A6$2,000
2012 Audi A7$2,000
2012 Audi A8$1,500
2012 Audi Q5$1,500
2012 Audi Q7$1,500
2012 Audi S4$1,500
2012 Audi S5$1,500
2012 Audi TT$1,500
2012 Audi TTS$1,500
2012 Kia Optima$1,500
2012 Kia Sportage$1,000
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer$1,000
2012 Mitsubishi Lancer Sportback$1,000
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander$1,000
2012 Mitsubishi Outlander Sport$1,000
2012 Volvo C30$1,000
2012 Volvo C70$1,000
2012 Volvo S60$1,000
2012 Volvo S80$1,000
2012 Volvo XC60$1,000
2012 Volvo XC70$1,000
2012 Volvo XC90$1,000
2013 Audi A3$1,000
2013 Audi A4$1,000
2013 Audi A5$750
2013 Audi A8$500
2013 Audi RS 5$500
2013 Audi S4$500
2013 Audi S7$500
2013 Volvo XC90$500

My Recommendation for Car Shoppers

TrueCar No-Haggle and Edmunds Price Promise are the quickest way to see the lowest car prices in your area. These sites show you no-haggle prices from dealers closest to you - and the deals are usually really good. This should be the first step you take when negotiating your car price. Follow this up with my checklist to make sure you squeeze out every last bit of savings.

California Residents - Important:

There is a new online car buying service called Roadster, available only to California residents, which I highly recommend you try - especially if you hate the stress of haggling with a car salesman. They provide an expert concierge who negotiates the price of the car and delivers it to your home with zero hassle - you never have to interact with a dealership. Here is my in-depth review of Roadster and why I recommend it.

- Gregg Fidan

Gregg Fidan

About: Gregg Fidan


Gregg Fidan + is the founder of RealCarTips. After being ripped off on his first car purchase, he devoted several years to figuring out the best ways to avoid scams and negotiate the best car deals. He has written hundreds of articles on the subject of car buying and taught thousands of car shoppers how to get the best deals.

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