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Hi, I’m new to Audi and possibly about to buy a 2015 A5 se with 58k on it. Is there anything from a service point of view that should be done already or will need done soon? Trying to workout how much I will need to spend on servicing in the next year or 2. Thanks got any help
 

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Hi and welcome! :)

To give a concise answer we will need to know the engine and gearbox type.

The servicing should have already been done, will be usual fluids etc. Wear items like brakes may have been replaced, depends on the type of journeys and driver.

For future servicing costs, how many miles do you do a year?

The simple answer is, check the service history, which if all Audi will be held on Audi's digital service record, and there is no hard paper copy. The mileage is pretty average, maybe a little above, so all the normal service requirements will have been done.

On longlife or flexible servicing, these can be up to around 20k miles or 2 years and will cost from around £200 to £400ish, but it depends on the engine and gearbox in the car.

Example of a petrol engine would need spark plug change at 55k miles, so could've already been done, or need doing, or you might have a diesel, so no spark plugs.:

You can buy service packs from Audi where you agree which servicing schedule you want, but normally Audi will recommend fixed for short journeys and low mileage. But you can pay monthly for these plans so you don't get a several hundred pound bill in one go. :)
 

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Thanks, appreciated the detailed feedback. It’s a 2015 2.0 150 SE Technik 5dr Multitronic with 56500 miles. There is no book at all with the car, currently on hold with Audi on the phone to check the history, but it has been 1h 20m so far.....
I will check with Audi for fixed service costs when I eventually get through. Are there any common issues I should look out for when viewing? Thanks again
 

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You're welcome.

Yeah from 2014, no Audis will have a service book, unless the owner got a good old fashioned book and stamps. :) It's all held digitally. Some Audi specialists do pay for the access and to update the system, but not many have them due to Audi charging for it. So you may just see a receipt instead of a stamp or book.

By 2015 most common issues with the B8 platform were ironed out. I don't know that much about that engine, so can't comment except I don't know of any common issues. The multitronic also should be fine, early version from the 2000s used to give issues, but again later generations are more reliable.
 

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multritronic as an CVT transmission? stay far far away from that. and get a quattro.

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Horses for courses in terms of the gearbox, in my experience. My old A5 3.2 2WD had the CVT and it behaved perfectly over the 100k kms I drove the car. I now have the 6 speed auto on my S4 and I love her too.
 
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