I've been given a standard A3 1.8T as a courtesy car while my S3 is in the dealers for some work. It's one of the ritzy run-out jobs with 17" alloys and 1/2 leather and it's the first time I've driven the standard 1.8T. I must say that it is really rather nice. Much nippier than I would have thought and seems a bit nimbler than the S3 (perhaps because lighter?) One thing that struck me climbing back into an A3 after the S3 - has anyone else noticed that the A3 sports seats seem to hug you tighter and be more comfy than the S3's recaro seats?