What used Audi A5 coupe will I get for my budget?
Prices start at around £5000 to £7000, at the time of writing, this for a 2007 car with an average mileage for the year, bought from a trader or independent dealer. High-mileage cars can be had for less, but we wouldn't recommend them. Best to up the dosh to between £8000 and £10,000 and settle on a good 2009 or 2010 car with an average mileage and a full service history, which is vital, from a dealer. If you spend between £11,000 and £13,000 you should find a 2011 car in good condition, with a choice of engine or trims.
How much does it cost to run a Audi A5 coupe?
Keeping an Audi A5 on the road shouldn't cost much more than its A4 sibling of the same age.
The smaller petrol models have reasonable CO2 emissions, with the 2.0-litre much more efficient, at 154g/km, compared with the 1.8-litre, at 169g/km. The 3.2-litre manages 207g/km and the 4.2 V8 298g/km. The 2.0-litre diesel emits just 140g/km, the 2.7-litre produces169g/km and the 3.0-litre has emissions of 179g/km.
The 2.0-litre diesel manages an average claimed consumption of 55.4mpg, the 2.7-litre 44.1mpg and the 3.0-litre 42.8mpg. That compares with the 1.8-litre petrol's average cliamed figure of 39.8mpg, the 2.0-litre 44.1mpg, the 3.2 V6 33.6mpg and the 4.2 V8's 23.3mpg.
Insurance premiums are high, with the range starting at group 28 and rising to group 38.
There are plenty of independent specialists who will service an A5, at prices considerably less than an Audi main dealer would charge. However, main dealer service plans will be available for the later models, at varying prices and with different ways of paying. i.e. upfront payments or direct debit.