I just wanted to drop a note of thanks to everyone that helped me decide between an A4 and the new A3 sportback. I test drove the 3 door version of the a3 whilst my current a5 was in for service and I loved it, great drive and even better interior. I've been assured golf clubs can fit in the sportback without any troubles and dropping the 60/40 seat makes it even easier. Plus the other consideration is the wife is expecting our first so hoping to get pushchair and baby gear in without any troubles!
Its a lease car via salary sacrifice but the a3 spec was nearly £200 / mth cheaper than my a5, and nearly £100 / mth cheaper than the a4!
Ordered it on 27th Nov and Im just waiting for a delivery date, hope its not too long as the lease company have told me there are 'long waits' on all audi models of up to 7 or 8 months!
Went for 2.0 TDI S - Line Spec
Deletion of model & engine
Tyre Pressure Monitor
Comfort Pack (cruise control, rear parking sensors, light & rain sensors, auto dimming rear view mirror)
Thanks again for your help and advice.