Well, with a view to maybe having it on my next car and having only driven a DSG equipped A3 fleetingly, I took one out this morning for a couple of hours to get a feel for it in differing conditions. I'm afraid I came away rather disappointed. Sure, in normal traffic it's great, giving you all the convenience of a regular auto box, but when you want to press on it falls down badly. Yes, the changes themselves are pretty damn swift which allows for seamless acceleration when you're pressing on but the response to a sudden stomp on the accelerator is just as bad as any other standard auto I've ever driven. If you want to pull away in a hurry or need to accelerate quickly for an overtake, it's far too ponderous. Maybe some of this is down to the diesel engine as, left in "D", it tends to cruise in a very high gear, using the torque of the engine. You'll be cruising along in 5th or 6th and then stomp on the accelerator - the car starts to accelerated as best it can in the current gear, then a second later the box finally gets the message and shifts down a gear, making the car surge forward a bit more, then you hit the red line and it changes up again. It all makes for rather jerky progress I'm afraid. So I won't be ordering this gizmo on my next car and will be sticking with the standard manual. Kind of a shame as I thought it was going to be leagues ahead of a standard torque-convertor auto and it just isn't I'm afraid. OTOH it helps knock £1400 off the total bill which means I stand a better chance of getting the other options I was after (see "what could you live without" thread for backstory).