hey guys, having read the thread a week ago about a guy who had a ding in the front wing and a few air bags went off. it became clear that if you have a slight bump in your A3 then its written off!! i mean for E.G, if someone keys your car and its worth £5000. the respray and labour would cost almost as much as the cars worth so would the insurance compant write it off too? Having spoke to audi`s parts depo for a price for a centre cap for my steering wheel, it turns out you cant just buy a cap were the 4 rings are, you have to buy the complete air bag and there like £500. so basicly if i bought a new air bag and maybe a dash board from the parts depo, then a respray. that costs more than the rest of the car? WTF is that all about. Can you image if you replaced all the parts with new ones except the engine and body, it would cost like 3X`s more than the car was originaly. OMG how does that work. Its cheaper to buy a new car than replace the bits on it.lol i do love my A3 1.8T but come on audi. what gives with the over priced parts...lol. just wondered how u guys felt too.