I've put 35k miles on my 1.8TS since buying it, and it has now done 72k miles.
Problem is it doesn't feel as smooth as nice to drive as it used to - not just over bumps and around corners, but also in terms of gear changes, etc.
Changes between 1st and 2nd were always a bit of a dog, but now it feels like I have to mix clutch and gas exactly right or the engine will either "gag" slightly (causing a jerky change), or I'm slipping the clutch.
As far as bumps, etc go, I had the front ARB bushes done about 5k miles ago and it made the front of the car feel tighter, better on corners, and the creaking went away. Now it's back, and I still find that travelling over even smooth speedbumps is has me grimacing slightly... most cars soak them up with no problem (e.g. my wife's civic), but the A3 suspension doesn't seem to like it much.
Have others had similar things happen around this mileage? Is there any easy maintenance that might need to be done to suspension at next service for example?