I've been doing a bit of research in my quest for a new motor - I've had a Fiat Punto for 10 years and I think it's time to grow up!
Been looking at VW's and Saabs, but to be honest, Audi's are really what I'm after, in particular an A3. Got some questions if you dont mind:
-- I'm keen to get the S-Line version's styling, ie: leather seats, etc... but I've read it's a very stiff ride. Whats the experience on the forum of this? The reviews also suggest it's not the greatest ride
-- If I didnt get an S-Line version, what spec would you suggest? I'm not looking for crazy speed, I'm indifferent about petrol/diesel but it must be a manual. Rightly or wrongly, i'd like a nice interior and decent alloys. 5-door (Sportback) is preferable
-- In terms of doors,I've been advised to go for the Sportback because it's got 'better resale value and a wider market, ie: families' .... anyone disagree with that statement?
-- I'd prefer to buy used - my budget is around Ł12k - but am taking an A3 sportback for a test drive this weekend at the Docklands Audi garage. Any tips when dealing with them?
Any help appreciated!