After many hours of searching and actually speaking to audi they are by far the cheapest(dont go by the online quote actually speak to them).We have used Chris Knott for the last 2 years and recommend them,no problems at all.Looked at audi insurance but it was more expensive.
Personally for any kind of insurance i always go to gocompare and moneysupermarket (there are more you can do but these two cover most of the market anyway), and run their quote systems.
Once I have been given a guide on who is the cheapest by their system. I then go to the cashback sites like topcashback and then see who is offering what in terms of cashback. I then base my choice as a compromise on price and the insurers policy and what is covered etc. For my current Q5 insurance I am paying much less than my previous A4.
Also worth looking at tweaking your job description to see if that lowers your costs. I work in communications, so flick between telecommunications engineer, computer engineer etc as my job could be classed as any of these and it does make a difference in your policy costs.
There is an excellent guide on how to do all of this on http://www.moneysavi...p-car-insurance if you are interested. I know it sounds like a fair bit of hard work, but it is really worth it when you realise how much you can save.
Hope this helps.
Barry, just had a look at lv and there still ?80 more expensive than audi.This years insurance has cost me ?250 for the policy (fully comp protected ncd) then with ?20 cashback through topcashback means atotal of ?230 for the year. That's on a brand new q5 2.0tdi se. I thought there had to be a mistake when the price came through but it was correct. The insurer was Lv who I've used before and never had a problem with.
I would definitely recommend shopping around, the method I described only takes 30 mins or so and saved me over ?100.