Well Audi have told me its the highest mileage TDi Sportback in the country! Gave it back after 24 months with 124,000 miles on the clock, and picked up my 320D SE the same day.
Although I had some major complaints about the noise levels and the nose heavy handling, I have to say it was faultless too. No squeaks, rattles, no engine faults (despite a £30 tuning box stuck on it for the last 90,000 miles!) and no issues under warranty. And after a £5 Sainsbury's car wash, it looked pretty much as it did when I first got it.
Whoever buys it at a knock down price at auction will be a lucky owner I reckon, look for the Nordshleife logo and towbar...
However, I have to say that the BMW is utterly fantastic. At a list price of £24k its not that much more than a specced up Sportback TDi 170, but the difference is well worth it. Its just so refined and balanced that I look forward to every drive, whether on back roads or on the motorway. Even the interior has grown on me to the extent that I prefer it to the A3 / A4 alternative. Whether it lasts as well as the Audi will remain to be seen.