I've been on this forum for years now but never posted before as had a GT TDI MK4 golf for quite a few years.
I started breaking my beloved golf in August wanting a change and bought a '99 A3 1.8 T for cheap to see me through while I got my money out of the golfs parts.
I didn't really like it though, being pre facelift it felt dated and hated the judderyness of petrol and it was silver! Hate the colour with a passion but it came up cheap and ticked the boxes at the time.
Anyways, I now have a (Brillliant) Black '02 (facelift) A3 1.9 TDi Quattro PD130. I didn't really want the same engine that was in my golf again as I know I will want to mod it, but at 3k, 165k gorgeous leather and the quattro I couldn't resist.
The leather is just so much nicer than what was in the silver A3, hugs so much more and the bonus of electric lumbar support. Loving the white lights for the dials and generally how modern the dash and interior look compared to the pre facelift.
Overall I'm over joyed with the car, just a shame I had to smash the rear light cluster in today to recover my only key from the boot!
Would add pics but it's just a standard motor with paint to show it's age.