I find the A3 bland...not a bad looking car, just a shade to 'safe' and boring.
Same with the cooking Golfs.
But the GTI, for me, has the external style that the A3 lacks.
I'd agree...a decent tidy up of the Mk5 really.although i saw the new golf today very nice back lights are a miracle compared to a 5
Going to have to dissagree again here...but the reason why a3 are more expensive period is the styling and looks that's why Audi is running the show its not rocket science to see why you pay more money for an a3
I don't think Audi are running the show...not completely.
Are they building the better interiors? Yes. If that's your prime consideration...then the A3 is better.
But dynamically, the GTI is just better. More fun, more alive, better set up.
That, to me, means the VW chassis Dept is running the show.
You pay more for the Audi as it is the premium product.
But when premium (fake alloy shiny bits and LED lit tat) means you don't get the chassis and fun...you can keep it.
I'll take the 'lesser' badge, but better car, thank you.
It's all down to personal taste...