I'm in the process of speccing options for my new companty car, an A3 SE sportback. I was thinking of going for the sports suspension, but all the reviews say how overly firm it is, although it is supposed to tighten the handling up considerably. It seems that it is a little softer on the sportback than on the 3 door.
Although most of my driving will be motorway, I do enjoy a swift blast through the twisty country lanes. So my questions are:
1, Is the sports suspension really that firm and 'jarring'. I do upwards of 3000 miles a month and if it is too firm its gonna start to physically hurt.
2, Is the standard suspension, that bad. I do look for a rewarding drive (was going to go for a 118D just for its handling, but could'nt get the spec options i needed and stay within budget) and I would be gutted if I ordered the standard setup only to find it that it felt like someone had swapped the wheels for spacehoppers.
Ohhh, and on a side note: I'd be really interested in what standard Audi 17" rims and what colours you guys think looks best on the sportback. I've seen a few 3 doors in white and they look great, but I think that the 5 door may look a bit tooooo fleet car in white.
Thanks in advance for any advice or comments that you can give.