Sadly, I had to sell my S3 at the end of 2008 - This was the car bought by EssThree which he lavished untold quantities of the folding stuff to get it as Audi should have made it. DavidR then looked after for a while before I took ownership. Quite simply, it was the best car I have owned to date, but it had to go as I wanted to go racing this year. Andyhaase1 is the new owner and I hope he's enjoying it as much as I did. I wanted to say thanks to all who helped with my questions and also to say that the guys at Polished Bliss really can do magic:-)
I have managed to stay in the family with 2001 A3 1.9TDi, but it's not the same.
Still, I had my first races of the season at Snetterton at the weekend, and despite missing the S3, I did the right thing.