Just curious as to what makes / made, you pick your A3 / any car ?
just read a thread in which someone put the sound system as a reason to buy the saloon alone.
for example mine would be in order of priority the things I look for in a car (ignoring the the money side, this my top 10).
exterior looks - If its ugly I wouldn't buy it however good it was (S line )
interior - I'm a sucker for a nice interior
space / comfort - I'm 6'3 and one of my pet hates if feeling crapped* (firm ish ride doesn't bother me though)
build quality / design - It's got to be well built and work as it should, even the simple things need thought.
performance - Doesn't have to be a rocket (although is a bonus) but needs to go when you need it.
handling - Want to have confidence it's going to grip the road in wet or dry, rough roads etc.
Options - I do like a sunroof / glass roof
practicality - Don't have kids, but has moved up my list since last car
gadgets - Blue tooth / screen coming out of dash etc is cool
prestige / image - Just being honest, Although not the be all and end all & bottom of the list, I'm chuffed I am buying Audi
(Same reason I wouldn't buy a Skoda, although are perfectly good cars)
I suspect a lot of these will crop up again and again, but the order will vary a lot I think ?
*meant cramped as below, but will leave as made me laugh when pointed out.