Well i 'm glad to say i'm back in the VAG community Had a few prevoius VAG cars including Audi TT 225, MK4 Golf GTI ( PD 150 ) and a A3 2.0TDI DSG. Allthough good in obvious areas, non of them 'involved' me enough on a good back road. Hence i decided to down size to a MINI. First was a supercharged MK1 and recently a MK2 Works with a heavy option list. Now need more space and a better / more compliant ride on our lovely smooth blacktop...............not. Test drove the S3 5 months ago and was surprisingly impressed. Not as 'darty' as the MINI but a tad faster and far better braked and sooooo much better riding. So a great compromise for my needs. Only one problem, the standard alloys look rank, so 19" BBS it is then So here are a few pics. Better ones to follow over next couple of weeks once i've had it properly detailed and i can drive it somewhere with a better backdrop.