Many moons ago I owned an A3 1.8T. It was a genuiniely fantastic car all round, classy, fun, suprisingly amazingly cheap to run, plus loved the turbo whoosh.
Some years later I now really fancy getting an S3.
My number one concern by far is the running costs.
Assuming I buy a mid-market S3 for about 4k ish with circa 90k on the clocks, what costs (short term and long term) am I looking at?
Off the top of my head, my concerns about expensive things breaking include the 4wd system, twin intercooler issues, knackered turbos, tired / leaky hoses...