It seems that if you're car is over 3 years old and outside of warranty your business is more attractive to Audi than when it's new.
If you view the Audi website 'Audi Affordable Servicing' LINK
it states an interim service is £149* (*for cars over 3 years old).
I've just phoned my local Audi dealers and asked them for a price for a first service (12,000 miles) and it's just a plain oil and oil filter change (no air filter), and it's come back at £225.75
Why is my new car more expensive to service than a 3 year old one???? And surely an interim service should include an air and pollen filter????
Part of me is tempted to just bypass the Audi dealerships and get a high end indy to service the car for the lifetime of the car as I just don't rate the premium cost against what you actually get. For instance if I was to use APS in Brackley who are 6 times Audi Driver Magazine Gold Award Independent of the Year Service Centre is that going to seriously affect second hand value or the likelihood that Audi would take it as a trade in?
£225 for an oil change just seems like exploitation. They don't pay retail prices for the oil, so consumables are going to be £50 tops, the rest is arse raping.
Any other views??