Just bought myself a 1999 (210) S3 a couple of weeks ago.
I haven't had a car since my R5 turbo back in 1998 as I have had a company van (astra with all the toys) which is fully paid for, I don't pay a penny towards it!!
Even though the van is great I finally gave in a bought myself a car! I have always loved the looks of the S3 but very nearly bought a V6 golf with full R32 kit but made the right decision in the end!!
First thoughts on the S3 where brakes arn't great, performance ok but didn't really excit me, grip is awesome (F1's all round) overall I'm very happy, it's a solid, good looking car and I think we will be happy together!!
Oh and by the way it's yellow!!! will post some pics in the sticky when I've posted more than twice
Also, have a virtual drink on me as, a newb around here, I'm having a Kronenbourg as it's Friday!!!