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I was offered a 2013 a5 premium plus quattro from a friend that has about 110k miles on it. I know those cars were built fairly reliable and robust, but just as a very general and inexperienced question, how much does maintenance on the 2013 a5 usually cost per year? I do love the car, but I am scared that this car may be a money-drain.
 

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Mate how long is a piece of string? What engine and gearbox does she have and any service history?
 

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@QuestionNotMark : Post a picture of the vehicle information sticker/label found on the spare wheel well wall. That tells us the VIN and engine/transmission codes. The 2.0T gas engine could have excessive oil consumption due to carbon build up in the piston rings. Also, at 110k miles, engine timing chain may need to be replaced due to excessive stretch. Recommend looking at the A4/A5 Audizine forums, too. --g
 

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I have a 2013 A5 w/ 110K+ miles on it. Regular maintenance isn't bad. Just oil changes, filter changes, etc.

What's going to get expensive are the parts that aren't maintained but fail fairly consistently on these cars starting around 100K. Timing chain stretching, water pump leaking, ignition coil failing, shocks/struts, hard plastic coolant/oil parts that leak, wheel bearing, anything with rubber like bushings (control arm, engine mount, injector seals).

Less common are the turbo, fuel injector, high pressure fuel pump, blower heater, transmissions (if CVT). The other expensive items to mentally prepare for are electronics/computers that fail.

If you're going to pay a dealership to do all the work, then it's not worth it. If you can DIY and buy parts online, you'll save money but spend a lot of your life/time on earth cursing at the overly complex/expensive German engineering parts made in low cost EU countries/China.
 

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In general the A5s are very well built cars and fairly simple/standard to maintain, they can be a bit delicate and fussy (for instance they really demand the correct official VAG approved fluids etc) so dont try to save dosh on oils etc. Then the S5 (like my S4) are more or less just more powerful versions of the standard cars so drink more fuel and consume more brake pads but the spare parts are largely the same. See https://www.autodoc.co.uk/ for instance.

The RS cars as I understand are a totally different kettle of fish cos they are build in FAR lower numbers and they use specialised engines and parts,so the running costs are surely much higher. Valentino Rossi has an RS6.
 
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