After 6 years of ownership I thought I would write a little review and some updated photos of the car. I picked the car up on the 1[SUP]st[/SUP] of September 2007 as a late 30[SUP]th[/SUP] birthday present for myself (I wanted to wait a few months to get the new registration plate). Here is the original post:- http://www.audi-sport.net/vb/a3-s3-sportback-8p-chassis/44083-september-1st-2007-delivery.html This was my first proper car after owning a 1991 Nissan Micra 1.2 GS from 1994 to 2000 and then a 2000 Nissan Almera 1.5E from 2000 until 2007. Iâve kept the car standard since I bought it. Iâm tempted to get it chipped to stage 1 but I can't justify it to myself until I change the clutch. What I like about the car:- S3 is in a lower tax bracket compared to an R32 (Which was my first choice of car to buy) Turbo makes driving fun when going in a straight line especially passing cars. Build quality is really good it feels that itâs a quality product especially after sitting in an Evo or an Impreza wrx. When doing Motorway driving the range in the tank is over 400miles. What I donât like:- Hate the fact when flooring the accelerator there is no quick pick-up from rest. The front seats donât remember which position they were in after someone has gained access to the rear seats. Sat-nav does not have full UK postcode search. The standard tyres are not great in the snow. Gear box doesn't like being rushed. Loosing £20k in depreciation. Its not a cheap car to run but I haven't had any issues until over that last couple of weeks the battery is going flat. So that's will need replacing in the coming weeks. Here are some pics from today:- Gave it a wash as a registration day present:- Engine bay needs a clean:- The driver seat hasn't started sagging yet:- Wheels need to be refurbished at some point:- Gear stick is looking a bit scratched now:- The driver and passenger side b pillars have a gold look in the paint for some reason:- The passenger side head light washer is starting to wear:- Exactly 48000 miles today:- I really like the S3 and I have no regrets in buying it. So would I buy another S3? When itâs time for me to get another car I donât think so. Iâve grown up and will be looking for something different and faster, but that's not going to be for a few years yet.