I would always use Audi for a car less than 7 years old. If out of warranty they may still help with any claims if you have a good relationship with the dealer. I avoid paying for services anyway by negotiating one or two as part of the deal. As for comments about buying a Skoda and being an Audi snob I too think that is an insulting and unwarranted statement. Yes anyone can afford to have an Audi even with a small deposit, isn't that great? I tend to pay cash but consider myself lucky rather than a snob. Cheers .. we are now about to have our 15th Audi.