Poor little sod. I've had the car since August and put 9k on it since then. In its previous life it only did 3-5k per year, and has been rigourously serviced by Audi or "specialists" when due. It is now due another, which I will be doing myself due to skintness / tightness issues. I'm planning oil, filters and sparks. I changed the belts in october and the brakes are ok for a while yet. Is there anything else you would suggest I have a look at? I will then reset the service light and get round to sorting the airbag warning out, I just need to get myself sorted out with vagcom. Er, happy new year by the way...... Chris.