Hi Last year I bought my S3 (march 2007), and since then I had had to go back to dealers a good few times with issues. Car spent 1 week in October 07 at dealers where they fitted a new front offside damper, and tried to diagnose a hesitation fault (and couldn't as no DTC's). In the end an independent specialist resolved for me. A few months on and my car has been in Audi dealerships for a further 3 weeks with MAF issue (OK so I appreciate these are tat), and then the clutch, dual mass flywheel has also been replaced. I was supposed to pick the car up today, but Audi called on Friday to say the rear diff seal had gone and the diff was leaking oil. It turns out when they go to order a seal that they are on back order and none are available in the immediate future. Once the seal has been replaced it will be re-road tested and if the seal hasn't cured it they have committed to replace the rear diff. Now I can't fault the dealer who is doing the latest work. Oxford Audi have been very good, and their service person is brilliant. My issue is that I have never had a car so expensive with so many issues. As mentioned in another thread, as the dealer is doing all the work and the car is >6 months old then this will be deemed as an acceptable situation. My annoyance is that I only really cruise up and down the A34 every now and again, the mileage is low, and if it continues to break down or be unreliable it is a total inconvenience for me. I won't want to use the car as I'll be waiting for something else to fail! I'm tied into a 3 year finance deal, (one year in), and am thinking of whether to take the hit and trade the car in for an A5 3.0TDi Quattro. My issue is that I take a massive depreciation hit just to get away from a car that should work, so Audi give me a **** trade in and then sting me full price for another car (unless I go for a 335d coupe). Be interested to hear any thoughts or advice of what people think I should do if this kind of reliability issue continues. Please note I don't dislike the S3, I like it a lot. As you can imagine my patience is a bit pushed at present, so don't want to act irrationally!