Considering an S3 at the moment as a more practical alternative to my current Coupe.
I will be using the S3 in the winter for a trip down to the Alps, and hopefully several trips up to Glencoe and Aviemore in Scotland. I've heard that the quattro system takes up quite a lot of space and will reduce bot space (over the standard A3). Has anyone else managed to get a snowboard (or 2) inside their S3 without having it hanging over the gearstick, or without having to put the front passenger seat forward (it's likely that someone else will be sitting there)?
I know I could get a roof box but ideally I'd rather have stuff inside the car.
Also how does the S3 do on the snow? Is the quattro system effective even with normal road tyres?