i would. the quality of the engineering is the same. take say a 03 skoda felicia, and compare it to the polo of the same year. or an 04 octavia 1.8t vrs, and compare it to a 5 door a3 1.8t of the same year. factor in the cheaper purchase price of not having to pay the audi badge tax makes them a good buy for the thinking person! budget tyres wise..... barum tyres seem very good. cooper tyres also. khumo, hankook, falken, nexen. dont think youd have prblems with. ive had some gt radials and nankang in the past and i had no complaints about them. id stay away from avons unless you like out of shape octagonal tyres making it sound like all your wheel bearing are fooked? acceleras too seem to fall apart like a retreaded tyre. also budget chinese tyres, linglong, triangle, wanli. theres a reason these are called ditch finders!!