So after a good 8 weeks of daily checking Autotrader/BCA/Manheim/Audi I've finally put down a deposit on a used S3 8P2 and should be picking it up on the 22nd.
Really pleased with the spec;
57 plate Dolphin Grey with 36k on the clock
All important RS4 buckets
Mk1 Nav Plus
They also agreed to change the cam belt and water pump (Haldex was already done)
Sad to see my Mini JCW go as its a great car but the S3 feels like a step up. Now just got to kill the next 9 days by planning mods - argh