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

James