Hi all, I am stepping back into the Audi fray (after a temporary affair with VW) and I have opted for a nearly new A4 Avant s-line (2.0 tdi 177). The VW scirocco is being part exchanged and the balance will be funded by part cash and part finance. I am looking at £7,500 on finance and Audi are offering me 12.5% APR on that. Essentially it means that I will pay £350 per month for 24 months and so the total that I will pay in interest over the 24 months is about £980 (which includes the £60 release fee at the end). With that I get two years free servicing or 24,000 miles - whichever comes soonest - and they have said that they could put me on a fixed service place so that I can squeeze in two services.
However, the same £7,500 loan through Sainsburys is 5.4% APR which would mean total interest of approx. £480. So with that long run up, is it worth paying an extra £500 to Audi finance for the free servicing? I know that Audi has fixed price servicing for cars aged 3 years and above but for cars aged under 3 years old do they really ramp up the servicing costs? I've had an A3 and a TT before but both were bought at around 2.5 years old so I've never serviced an Audi which is under 3 years old. Any tips appreciated.