Test drove the new A3 2.0 FSI this morning. Nice motor. Very well built and quite spaceous inside. I set the front seat up for me then climbed in the back and there was still enough leg room (though I'm only 5'8"). The dual-zone climate control would be handy as my wife likes the car warmer than I do.
The car was OK to drive, quite happy to pull though obviously not a patch on my S3. It was very stable through the corners, though again it didn't have as much grip as I am used to.
The traction control was effective but unobtrusive. I floored it from a T-junction and the light flashed but the car moved of quickly and with composure.
I wanted to try it to see it the suspension was as big an improvement as it was supposed to be, and I think it is. It seemed as good or better than my 2000MY S3, which bodes well for the more sporty models.
I think my plan is still to get me current car modified then hold on for the RS3 to surface...