For the last 2 days i've been on a bit of a road trip with a mate. We went to visit a buddy of ours near birmingham and stopped of for a day at Alton Towers. My mate has a 2007 Peugeot 207 GTI. Now i admit i'm sometimes very quick to knock my A3 and point out it's faults. Yes we pay a premium to own an Audi compared to other marques but my god when i got back into mine this morning i have never been so happy. Despite having 175bhp in a lighter car, that pug just felt so skittish, cheap, plasticky. Whatever the premium is for my A3 it is worth every penny. It felt sooo much more well designed, luxurious, refined, planted and generally... infinitely better made. Thats all really, just wanted to share my new-found appreciation for my Audi. She will be going in the next few months but i'll treat her with a lot more respect til she does! So in future, before you have a pop at your Audi just be thankful you don't drive anything french. Paul.