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Hi, I'm new to the R8 world. I am looking at purchasing a manual 2010 V10 spyder. I have recently sold a Nissan GTR and have fancied an R8 for years. My only issue is I don't know much about them so don't want to rush in. The car is £52k with 35k miles. Firstly is this a good price? It has new tyres and brakes and recent service. Full audi service history.

The main things that concern me are?

Are the later ones worth the extra money, as in were there many upgrades upto say 2014?

What are the resale values like? Are they expected to drop alot in the coming year. I'm planning on having it 12 months (I know this is guess work but say for the GTR they generally hold their money very well)

What are they like to sell on private? I would be getting 2 years warranty so would be able to sell on with 12 months remaining. The warranty covers the value of the car.

Any common issues/expensive issues?

General service costs at Audi?

I have been doing research but it's always good to get real world opinions.

Thanks in advance
 

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Im from the UK. I had a 2009 V10 coupe sold about 5 years ago. Just purchased a 2016 V10 plus coupe. These are very reliable cars both gen 1 and gen 2. Cant really comment on price but I would assume its the same with any car you are paying a premium to finance through a dealer so will depreciate 5K+ as soon as you drive it away. But apart from that initial hit these wont move much at all.

Looking at the mileage had it had a clutch change? My clutch on my V8 failed at around 35K miles. I dont believe you will be able to sell it privately as people dont want to tie up capital in a car so always want to finance thru a dealer. When you say 2 years warranty I assume this wont be an Audi warranty? I did 40K miles in my original V8 and apart from the clutch and normal brake replacement didnt have any issues. Did about 20K in my V10 and didnt have any issues.

Its a 9 year old car I wouldnt bother having anything done at Audi anymore but Audi prices are pretty reasonable considering the car it is.
 

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Im from the UK. I had a 2009 V10 coupe sold about 5 years ago. Just purchased a 2016 V10 plus coupe. These are very reliable cars both gen 1 and gen 2. Cant really comment on price but I would assume its the same with any car you are paying a premium to finance through a dealer so will depreciate 5K+ as soon as you drive it away. But apart from that initial hit these wont move much at all.

Looking at the mileage had it had a clutch change? My clutch on my V8 failed at around 35K miles. I dont believe you will be able to sell it privately as people dont want to tie up capital in a car so always want to finance thru a dealer. When you say 2 years warranty I assume this wont be an Audi warranty? I did 40K miles in my original V8 and apart from the clutch and normal brake replacement didnt have any issues. Did about 20K in my V10 and didnt have any issues.

Its a 9 year old car I wouldnt bother having anything done at Audi anymore but Audi prices are pretty reasonable considering the car it is.
Many thanks for the reply

I am buying the car cash so not financing it. Just want the peace of mind and the warranty. It's not audi warranty no, it does however cover it for the value of the car not a £1000 claim limit like some warranties.

Strangely enough the car had a new clutch at 13,000 miles. I'm not sure why but it was replaced at Audi for £3500. I know what you mean regarding selling private however I have just sold my GTR private for similar money (£46k). The car has 4 new tyres, new discs and pads all round, fresh service and had the MAG ride shockers replaced 2 weeks back as they were leaking. Apparently they are a common issue.
 

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Im from the UK. I had a 2009 V10 coupe sold about 5 years ago. Just purchased a 2016 V10 plus coupe. These are very reliable cars both gen 1 and gen 2. Cant really comment on price but I would assume its the same with any car you are paying a premium to finance through a dealer so will depreciate 5K+ as soon as you drive it away. But apart from that initial hit these wont move much at all.

Looking at the mileage had it had a clutch change? My clutch on my V8 failed at around 35K miles. I dont believe you will be able to sell it privately as people dont want to tie up capital in a car so always want to finance thru a dealer. When you say 2 years warranty I assume this wont be an Audi warranty? I did 40K miles in my original V8 and apart from the clutch and normal brake replacement didnt have any issues. Did about 20K in my V10 and didnt have any issues.

Its a 9 year old car I wouldnt bother having anything done at Audi anymore but Audi prices are pretty reasonable considering the car it is.
Many thanks for the reply

I am buying the car cash so not financing it. Just want the peace of mind and the warranty. It's not audi warranty no, it does however cover it for the value of the car not a £1000 claim limit like some warranties.

Strangely enough the car had a new clutch at 13,000 miles. I'm not sure why but it was replaced at Audi for £3500. I know what you mean regarding selling private however I have just sold my GTR private for similar money (£46k). The car has 4 new tyres, new discs and pads all round, fresh service and had the MAG ride shockers replaced 2 weeks back as they were leaking. Apparently they are a common issue.
I’ve just recently picked mine up. 2010 V10 manual Spyder. Absolutely love it! Can I ask what warranty you’re purchasing?
 

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Im from the UK. I had a 2009 V10 coupe sold about 5 years ago. Just purchased a 2016 V10 plus coupe. These are very reliable cars both gen 1 and gen 2. Cant really comment on price but I would assume its the same with any car you are paying a premium to finance through a dealer so will depreciate 5K+ as soon as you drive it away. But apart from that initial hit these wont move much at all.

Looking at the mileage had it had a clutch change? My clutch on my V8 failed at around 35K miles. I dont believe you will be able to sell it privately as people dont want to tie up capital in a car so always want to finance thru a dealer. When you say 2 years warranty I assume this wont be an Audi warranty? I did 40K miles in my original V8 and apart from the clutch and normal brake replacement didnt have any issues. Did about 20K in my V10 and didnt have any issues.

Its a 9 year old car I wouldnt bother having anything done at Audi anymore but Audi prices are pretty reasonable considering the car it is.
Many thanks for the reply

I am buying the car cash so not financing it. Just want the peace of mind and the warranty. It's not audi warranty no, it does however cover it for the value of the car not a £1000 claim limit like some warranties.

Strangely enough the car had a new clutch at 13,000 miles. I'm not sure why but it was replaced at Audi for £3500. I know what you mean regarding selling private however I have just sold my GTR private for similar money (£46k). The car has 4 new tyres, new discs and pads all round, fresh service and had the MAG ride shockers replaced 2 weeks back as they were leaking. Apparently they are a common issue.
I’ve just recently picked mine up. 2010 V10 manual Spyder. Absolutely love it! Can I ask what warranty you’re purchasing?
The warranty is through the dealership and they are audi specialists. What did u pay for it if you don't mind me asking? And what mileage? I'm not sure if £52k is good.

I'm just hoping if I do buy it, it's not going to be worth £40k next year 😞
 

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If you end up not buying it, I got an R8 V8 Manual 2008 with 54k Miles. New clutch 3k miles ago, new Pirellis in August, breaks, shock absorber, radiator fan for 35k :)
 

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The warranty is through the dealership and they are audi specialists. What did u pay for it if you don't mind me asking? And what mileage? I'm not sure if £52k is good.

I'm just hoping if I do buy it, it's not going to be worth £40k next year 😞[/QUOTE]

Mine was £55k. 25k miles with full Audi history. Standard apart from Tubi exhaust. Hasn’t had any big things replaced as none have broken. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing! Immaculate car. Mine was from a super/sports car dealer but they only gave a 6 month warranty with £2.5k limit per claim! Your warranty sounds pretty comprehensive!
 

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The warranty is through the dealership and they are audi specialists. What did u pay for it if you don't mind me asking? And what mileage? I'm not sure if £52k is good.

I'm just hoping if I do buy it, it's not going to be worth £40k next year 😞[/QUOTE]

Mine was £55k. 25k miles with full Audi history. Standard apart from Tubi exhaust. Hasn’t had any big things replaced as none have broken. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing! Immaculate car. Mine was from a super/sports car dealer but they only gave a 6 month warranty with £2.5k limit per claim! Your warranty sounds pretty comprehensive![/QUOTE]

I'm not sure either whether that's a good thing or not. As long as you don't have any issues I don't think it matters. So the one I'm looking at for £52k with 35k miles seems about the right price. The guy at the dealership is emailing me the warranty details today so I'll know more when I read through it. Sounds pretty good though
 

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The warranty is through the dealership and they are audi specialists. What did u pay for it if you don't mind me asking? And what mileage? I'm not sure if £52k is good.

I'm just hoping if I do buy it, it's not going to be worth £40k next year 😞[/QUOTE]

Mine was £55k. 25k miles with full Audi history. Standard apart from Tubi exhaust. Hasn’t had any big things replaced as none have broken. Not sure if that’s a good thing or bad thing! Immaculate car. Mine was from a super/sports car dealer but they only gave a 6 month warranty with £2.5k limit per claim! Your warranty sounds pretty comprehensive![/QUOTE]

Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
 

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Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
The 'right' spec will usually sell quite easily, but less popular colours and limited options can take time to move on.
 

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Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
The 'right' spec will usually sell quite easily, but less popular colours and limited options can take time to move on.
Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
 

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Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
The 'right' spec will usually sell quite easily, but less popular colours and limited options can take time to move on.
Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
Hi I am from the UK I bought mine in November a 15k miles immaculate red Spider V10 I paid 55k from a specialist dealer. Believe it or not I bought with the thought in mind it will end up appreciating! My reckoning is the gen 1 cars are the best looking and it has to be the manual. Long term I think when all cars are autos hybrid or electric a car like this with a naturally aspirated V10 and manual box will be sort after. Yes if you are thinking of selling it in the next couple of years you might lose some money but not long term if just used on weekends and looked after properly.

So I think yours with that warranty is the right price. I have a 996 turbo and a 996 GT3 plus a fair few others and the R8 is the best to drive and enjoy especially the spider with a sports exhaust and being mapped makes a big difference! Good luck let us know what you decide to do but bear this in mind a few years ago I was after a Ferrari Scaglietti 612 in manual they were available at 55/65k for a good one as like most 4 seater V12 Ferraris they drop like stones in price. I ended up getting cold feet and now you won't get one under 120k I think most are POA and if you look around there are none for sale anyway as the investors have snapped them up knowingly. Now you can still get the auto 612 at the 55/65k price so what does that tell you? The original manual Gallardo will go the same way, you watch, but I would rather have an V10 R8....
 

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Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
The options that are generally regarded as desireable include: extended leather (top of dash, door cards, etc); carbon interior, carbon engine bay (if coupe); carbon side blades (if coupe); and an aftermarket valved exhaust.
 

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Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
This is roughly it. I may be missing some on the material/seat finish department

STANDARD ON GEN 1 V10
- Magnetic Ride
- Sat Nav Plus
- B&O sound system
- Electric Heated seats
- Folding mirrors
- Bluetooth Phone
- Lighting Pack
- Hill holder assist
- Metallic Paint
- CD Multichanger
- Tyre pressure system

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
- Cruise Control
- Parking Advanced (Camera)
- Parking Plus (Acoustic & Visual display)
- Parking (Acoustic)
- Ceramic Brakes
- AMI iPod
- Carbon interior
- Carbon engine bay
- Garage door opener
- Leather gear knob
- Headlight washers
 

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Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
The 'right' spec will usually sell quite easily, but less popular colours and limited options can take time to move on.
Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
Hi I am from the UK I bought mine in November a 15k miles immaculate red Spider V10 I paid 55k from a specialist dealer. Believe it or not I bought with the thought in mind it will end up appreciating! My reckoning is the gen 1 cars are the best looking and it has to be the manual. Long term I think when all cars are autos hybrid or electric a car like this with a naturally aspirated V10 and manual box will be sort after. Yes if you are thinking of selling it in the next couple of years you might lose some money but not long term if just used on weekends and looked after properly.

So I think yours with that warranty is the right price. I have a 996 turbo and a 996 GT3 plus a fair few others and the R8 is the best to drive and enjoy especially the spider with a sports exhaust and being mapped makes a big difference! Good luck let us know what you decide to do but bear this in mind a few years ago I was after a Ferrari Scaglietti 612 in manual they were available at 55/65k for a good one as like most 4 seater V12 Ferraris they drop like stones in price. I ended up getting cold feet and now you won't get one under 120k I think most are POA and if you look around there are none for sale anyway as the investors have snapped them up knowingly. Now you can still get the auto 612 at the 55/65k price so what does that tell you? The original manual Gallardo will go the same way, you watch, but I would rather have an V10 R8....
55k with that mileage seems like a very good price. Thanks for the info, it's really helpful. I was kind of looking at the depreciation in the sense that the v10 is still being made, so as the higher priced cars fall, it will push down the gen 1s. I've not really followed the R8 market so I'm not sure what this car would have been worth last year or the year before to really gauge what it may be worth next year. I will opt for the 2 year warranty for the simple fact I'm hoping it will sell better with it having a year remaining if I sell it next year. I looked at buying a manual gallardo a few years back at £52,000. The same car is currently listed at £72,000. However they are no longer being made. Difficult obviously to call the market, some think brexit will have an effect. I'm not so sure
 

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Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
The options that are generally regarded as desireable include: extended leather (top of dash, door cards, etc); carbon interior, carbon engine bay (if coupe); carbon side blades (if coupe); and an aftermarket valved exhaust.
Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
This is roughly it. I may be missing some on the material/seat finish department

STANDARD ON GEN 1 V10
- Magnetic Ride
- Sat Nav Plus
- B&O sound system
- Electric Heated seats
- Folding mirrors
- Bluetooth Phone
- Lighting Pack
- Hill holder assist
- Metallic Paint
- CD Multichanger
- Tyre pressure system

OPTIONAL EXTRAS
- Cruise Control
- Parking Advanced (Camera)
- Parking Plus (Acoustic & Visual display)
- Parking (Acoustic)
- Ceramic Brakes
- AMI iPod
- Carbon interior
- Carbon engine bay
- Garage door opener
- Leather gear knob
- Headlight washers
These are really helpful

I know the car has a reversing camera. The leather extras I don't think it has, or the carbon. It's definatley got a metal gear knob. It has parking sensors. It has the AMI. It's a Spyder so doesn't have the carbon engine bay. It also hasn't got the carbon vents on the boot. Not sure if these are aftermarket

This is the exact car, you will know better than I do as to what is extra

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2010-Audi-R8-5-2-FSI-V10-Spyder-quattro-2dr/233221739086?_trkparms=aid=111001&algo=REC.SEED&ao=1&asc=20160908105057&meid=f8511f6f8a35455e92be81dba83cb361&pid=100675&rk=1&rkt=15&sd=233221739086&itm=233221739086&_trksid=p2481888.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci:7f2a1ce0-7b05-11e9-b0d3-74dbd180934f|parentrq:d57d39ce16a0aad75c673fbeffb85653|iid:1
 

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Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
The 'right' spec will usually sell quite easily, but less popular colours and limited options can take time to move on.
Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
Yes they are still making them just as Porsches 911 but like the 911 certain models hold their value or appreciate over time. The newer R8s are all auto only and lots of people like me think the series one is the best looker. If you are thinking of selling in a year or 2 then yes you will lose some money but should not be too bad... Some Aston and Mclarens for some reason seem to be a nightmare to move on, well it was for a pal of mine. As I say long term I feel its a winner.... I think in a few years people will be saying gosh can you remember when you could buy a manual R8 V10 for 50k! Only time will tell yes we have Brexit etc but life will carry on we will get through it
 

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Do you know what they are like to sell? I'm only planning on keeping it a year so don't want to end up stuck with it trying to sell it. I know the GTR market is pretty good and they generally sell within a month or 2. The R8 I'm not sure about. That's one of the things putting me off slightly and the depreciation
The 'right' spec will usually sell quite easily, but less popular colours and limited options can take time to move on.
Will double check all the options as I'm not 100% sure what comes as standard on the v10. Also it is a 2010 Manual spyder in blue with 35k miles. It does have the top spec alloys but not sure if they were standard or not
Yes they are still making them just as Porsches 911 but like the 911 certain models hold their value or appreciate over time. The newer R8s are all auto only and lots of people like me think the series one is the best looker. If you are thinking of selling in a year or 2 then yes you will lose some money but should not be too bad... Some Aston and Mclarens for some reason seem to be a nightmare to move on, well it was for a pal of mine. As I say long term I feel its a winner.... I think in a few years people will be saying gosh can you remember when you could buy a manual R8 V10 for 50k! Only time will tell yes we have Brexit etc but life will carry on we will get through it
Very good point on the 911. My 1st choice was a 997 turbo but thought the R8 was better for the money. A similar age and mileage 997 Turbo is nearer the £70k Mark. I didn't fancy £50k for an 07 plate with 50k miles upwards. If I paid £52k for the R8 and sold it next year for around the £46k mark with the 12 month warranty included, I would be pretty happy with this. If I could only get £40k ish I'd be a little disappointed. I lost £2k in 14 months on the GTR, which was awesome really
 

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Also with it being a spyder I'm guessing selling it would be seasonal. I can't imagine there would be much interest in October etc...

Do many from the UK advertise their cars for sale on here? It all seems to be US cars. The GTR forum is the best place for selling the Nissans. Is AutoTrader etc the best place for these?
 
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