Slowest car ever round the Top Gear track?!?
Re: A3 1.8T
I'm not a huge fan of the seats in my A3 - I would guess they're identical to yours Rich as my 1.8T is the same age & colour as yours. I never seem to be able to get them comfortable and they occasionally give me a bad back. The side bolsters are a bit too far apart for me too so I tend to slide around a bit under hard cornering. The only thing I don't mind is the cloth pattern!
My RS2000 had Recaros which were much better than the A3 seats (apart from the cloth pattern) so I'm surprised to hear people don't rate the Recaros in the S3.