Well after what seems like an extraordinarily long time I have at last taken delivery of the A3 - and all I can say is wow !
Superb handover from Hull Audi who explained all the bits on the car (my favourite is the auto recirculate button which even if it turns out to not work as well as it should is still a great feature).
As for the car I am absolutely over the moon - can't stop smiling in fact as it is just superb. The fit and finish is great and the materials used are just top quality.
As for the fun bit the engine well I admit I just cannot resist the temptation (after the engine is warm of course) - from very low down the power delivery from the 170 is just fantastic and it makes the most satisfying growl as it winds it's way up the rev range. I have recent experience of a BMW 320D which I thought was the best diesel available until I drove the A3 170 - the power feels more readily available in the A3 and the whole thing feels quicker.
As mentioned in previous posts the only slight downside is the ability to put down 170ps through the front wheels alone - have to control the right foot slighty in the current damp road conditions but when the roads have dried up boy does this thing shift.
Anyway must dash am sure I need to dash out to the shops for something or other.........