Best auto purchase I've ever made
March 1, 2013
Buying a 2013 RS 5 from Penske Audi in West Covina was actually a pleasant experience. This is an incredibly rare model...in very high demand, but Penske Audi was still willing to work with me and my crazy requests (even when Audi itself wasn't). I live in Texas, but I'm moving to Oregon in a few weeks. I wanted to send them $5,000 as a deposit to hold the car for me until the sale of my condo in Texas was final. Then I could afford to give them more cash without selling any shares of Apple while their stock price is artificially low. Then I asked that they hold the car for a few weeks while I finish up some photography work before flying to Oregon. Finally, I wanted them to ship the car to my new address in Oregon. They worked hard to make it all happen! Luckily, my condo closed quickly, and I had the proceeds in my account that same day...because I don't think they were willing to hold the car much longer. They put my RS 5 in a squeaky-clean, underground garage, and they're going ship it to me in a few weeks inside of an enclosed container. Another dealer in the Los Angeles area had two RS 5s, but they were demanding $5,000 over the sticker price. No thank you. To add icing on the cake, they didn't pressure me into buying a ton of wacky upsells like every other dealer I've encountered. Yes, they recommended I get the clear bra to prevent chips in the paint, and I did. I turned everything else down, and the guy in financing was perfectly fine with it. Usually, you get some hustler who shuffles papers around and plays mind games with you until you agree to a bunch of useless, expensive add-ons. This didn't happen with Greg at Penske. Furthermore, the add-ons I declined weren't useless. I just couldn't bare to see the monthly payment go any higher. I've seen all the terrible reviews for this place, and I'm sure the owner of Penske Audi has as well. There must be some new people working there. Obviously, I can't speak for their service department since I'm having the car shipped to a different state. Thank you, Luis, Estevan, and Greg. I can't wait to drive this bad boy!