My A3 - replace or sit tight?
I've had my A3 for nearly 2 years and, to be honest, I'm getting the usual itchy feet again (longest I've kept a car is 2 years). It's a really lovely spec and only has 20k miles on the clock at 4.5 years though, so there's good reason to stick with it.
I've got the value of my A3 plus about £10k to spare. I'm looking for a medium-sized high class hot hatchback, with 4WD. For all sorts of reasons, the only two cars on my list are now a Mk5 Golf R32 or an S3 Sportback.
I don't think my budget will stretch to an S3 Sportback just yet. Besides, it would be hard to find one in the spec I want (roof bars, Bose, auto lights at a minimum) and it's a lot more to pay for a very similar car. The R32 seems really up my street and I could just about live with the running costs, since I only do 6-7,000 miles per year - although the boot is smaller than the A3 quattro and it's pumps out some serious Co2 (257g/km:unsure:).
The most logical and cheapest thing to do is keep my A3 - but I'm not sure!