don't really want to open up the 'old grille/new grille' debate again - but for anyone who's mind it crossed, here is an official response from audi:
Thank you for your e-mail dated 13 September 2005, regarding the front
> grill on your Audi A3.
> I have spoken to our parts department today to ask the possibilities of
> changing your current front grill to the current new single frame one.
> The parts department have advised that this would not be possible to retro
> fit to you vehicle. I hope this clarifies your query, however should you
> require any further assistance, please contact me on the telephone number
from my point of view, not sure if it's a ploy to drive sales of the new A3 (how hard can it be?!) anyway, a bit gutted. long live the old grille!!!!!!!!