Well after 18 months with the S3 it finally went today.
To be honest living with it never really lived up to the dream. It's a car I've had on my wish list for a few years and on paper ticked all the right boxes so when circumstances allowed me to get a new one last year I jumped at the chance and drove away a 10 MY Black Edition.
It's not that there's ever really been anything wrong with it and I did have great fun in it; the acceleration always made me giggle, the 4WD makes it as sure footed as almost anything out there and a great cross country weapon and the Audi quality shone through. But I got bored with it very quickly. I don't know why, maybe it's just too good, too German, too efficient at what it does. Some early troubles with the dealer which some of you may recall (they left the packing blocks in for 9 months!) probably tainted the ownership a bit. Anyway we had some good times and, as I told her, 'we can still be friends'
I have some bits for sale too so if anyone wants a set of interior lights (front & rear) from the Light Pack for a light grey interior (the ones with the Map Reading lights) drop me a PM before they head off to the 'bay. I've also got a genuine iPod lead that I never got round to installing.
Not sure what to get next but I'm going to have a break and enjoy myself (and my LR Discovery) for the winter then have a sniff around in the Spring at the 2 seater market. Maybe a 2nd hand Boxter? What do you think?