Hi I'm pretty new to these forums but hopefully you could provide me with the answers I'm looking for. I've been a long time fan of the A3 but until work recently coughed up with a car allowance I haven't been able to come close to owning a half-decent one. One stipulation they have laid on me however is that it must be 5-door which rules out a few models including the S3 225 which I was REALLY hankering after ! So my question to you guys is what are my options? I want a car with plenty of oooomph and preferably a quattro - diesel or petrol. Am I better off with the quattro or does the inevitable loss of bhp through the 4WD system make the driving experience too boring? Obviously it must be a 5-door. Over to you guys. Thanks for your help.