I've just bought an A3 TDI sport. It's an 04 model, black with black leather.
I pick it up a week today.
Had to go the Diesel route as i'm doing 300+ miles a week. I had a civic type r but it was going to bankrupt me. It was very thirsty. Wasn't the most comfortable thing to drive at 7 in the morning either.
Plans include a decent set of coilovers or shocks and springs, and wheels but i'm undecided on size probably 18' but considering 19's, but that might be a bit much.
Would really like LM's but not 100% they would suit the car and they're expensive, have seen reps but not sure about that.