Ok chaps, time for me to go, I've decided to get rid in favour of a 3.0tdi A6 avant - this will serve several purposes, the first of which will be me growing up!! the avant will obviously have space for my two large dogs, instead of me having to put the S3's seats down constantly, the mpg will obviously be a little better.....and i get 10k left over to pay off my mortgage (or trade cars as it seems I now have an option to do this through a dealer friend).
So all things considered it looks on paper to be a good option!! although i reluctantly haven't taken the plate off it yet, this signifies too much closure
Anyway, my car is MY2009 3 door S3 with 16k on the clock.....refinements are as per all facelifts, heated seats, MFFBSW etc etc. Options include
2010 sat nav
tyre pressure monitor system
interior light pack
Auto dimming rear view
Rear parking sensors
GSM phone prep
I am thinking of going for 21k looking at the current market, Im in no rush to sell and can happily wait - looking at the Audi website the cheapest your looking for an 09 plate of similar spec is 23-24.... basic S3's are fetching 20-22k on autotrader with no options.
The car has also had two recent tyres (Rosso's) for what its worth (saleability) and has manufacturer warranty until March 2012.
Any thoughts chaps/chappesses