Well,i know most of you wont understand what just transpired with me this week end ,but i will try and explain............................and perhaps a few may be on the same wavelength. I have been an Audi owner for 6/7 years .The main draw for me is the build quality and classic looks,and was looking at the new A3 range,both sport back and saloon in 1.6 and 1.4 sline trim.In fact i was very close to placing the order,but was torn on colour and extras (to some extent).Both fine cars and were really an extension and more compact and modern version of my A4 (i have a 57 tdi sline.). Last week ,while browsing this months "what car" awards reviews,i came across the new Nissan Qashqai Tekna.I read and looked on with some passing interest.(during a past visit to my Audi dealer,i was loaned a Q5 ,too big for me but liked the Q3 .) I did some research on the new Qashqai,and was impressed ,on paper at least. Upshot is ,i went to view the car this weekend,test drove the 1.5 dci Tekna.Came away very,very impressed.Very comfortable,excellent build quality (even for an Audi owner)quiet,and beautifully styled.Finished in gun metallic (close to daytona grey)it shows the shape and body creases perfectly along with the 19 inch polished titanium and black alloys, black glass roof and rear windows.Spec wise you would need to add £9000,yes£9000 to order a A 3 in the same spec.Astounding to say the least. Perhaps,as i am now approaching 50 my needs have shifted from the dynamic low slung sline Audi to the raised comfort of this ... Biggest shock was me placing the order for the Nissan,thats how much i was taken with this.........................................................Make up your own minds.