Perusing Audis used cars internet site and seen a 3 year old A3 in the colour spec we were happy with 2 weeks ago paid £1k deposit. Car gets prep (aye right) by dealers & ready for pick up today. So travelled 600 miles round trip from Scotland down to a South Yorkshire dealers to get "our new" motor. All excited an smiling. Gets to the dealers, usual hellos of handshakes, how are you doing, like a coffee? Oh yes that would be nice. (Costa coffee no less). Salesman says I'll just bring your car around, big smiles, OK I says, see it coming round... parks in front of showroom, I'm at door ready to look at my car... WELL what a let down..... Stuff I could live with & typical for age mileage: Had some ripple effects on the door skin of previous dents pushed out, but only seen on very close inspection. Couple very minor bonnet chips and 1 on roof line. Valeting was p155 poor, car was supposedly lifeshined, still had tar spots (so there now sealed in ) The leather interior still had crumbs (almost a full packet crisps) between the folds. The dash looked like Oliver with his oily rag had given it a quick wipe. Every customer's a winner here. Stuff I thought was a joke, and rejected the car on: Passenger door truly chipped...5 or 6 pin sized door ding chips & 3 (3-4mm) poorly touched in ones on side mould trim, it also had a gouge (probably stiletto hell) on passenger aluminium door step trim. A corker of a dented stone chip on bonnet, about 7-9mm diameter. Wished I'd took a pic to show u. Windscreen had some small stone chips, but 1 at passenger top had a chunk, about 3-4mm wide and over 1mm deep, not cracked, but only going to happen if its not filled soon. Drivers interior aluminium door trim had some minor scratching. So I says to salesman standing next to me.... "Not happy mate, I'm going to reject the car"... "Oh but we even put a new front grill on for you".... (I had noticed from internet pics it had a bit damage, so they agreed to renew)..."of course you did" I replied "it was broken it had to be done anyway." So in pops the salesman to get the sales controller, by this time my wife's out looking at it, I points out the above to her, the bonnet dent / chip really pleases her. "No way, not buying it, bunch of time wasting *****" and of she trots to our car. Oh this is going really well I thinks. Have'nt even drunk my free coffee. Salesman & sales controller come back out, points out to SC rejecting the car because....xyz, right away he says "no problem we will give you a full refund". So long story short up the road we came without buying. Oh yeah also out of pocket for the fuel & overnight stay..........Audi Main Dealers Phfff....... Moral of story, i'll never again trust the Audi Approved statement: "As part of Approved Used Car Program, each car undergoes a series of stringent checks: we will undertake rectification work, ensuring the car meets our meticulous standards before it reaches the forecourt Comprehensive reconditioning and valeting ......." Life on the ground differ's somewhat from the ivory towers Ingolstadt HQ commands. DISCLAIMER: These are my opinions only and reflect solely to this car discussed.