I know there are loads of threads, and these have been very very helpful.

I have now contacted a guy called David from SereMotors who are a SEAT dealership in Ireland. He has come in with the lowest price for a VAG unit, SEAT branded armrest, which I believe fits the S3 as well.

Final question before I buy, are the trim colours the same? I.e. the black of the plastic and the black leather on top? I know an 8 year old car's leather will look older than a brand new item, but want to make sure the actual plastic bulk of the armrest won't look out of place?

Many thanks for any links, opinions and words of advice