Has anyone else noticed that the pads seem to grip the discs quite a fair bit even at rest? Both I and my father have noticed that it takes far more effort to manhandle the A3 than his A4 on level ground. It's been 21k miles now, so it's not because the the car is new. Could this account for the low mpg figures some people have experienced compared to the old 1.9TDI 130 A3/A4 models? Or is it just because the discs / pads are much bigger on the A3 TDI 140 than on the A4 (I haven't compared)?