I'll be 25 in September, for some reason(one which I regret) I left it very late to even start learning to drive. However, I started earlier this year and should have passed my test in a couple months. Me not being 17/18 means I don't really want to do the normal thing of spending the first couple of years driving round in a "no more than £1k" car just to get cheap insurance. I run my own company, and over the last couple years I have gathered a good amount of savings. Therefore, I'm considering to just go ahead and buy a car I want. That being an A3. The insurance isn't going to be pretty (£1700-2000 quoted) but, I can easily afford it. I'm not planning of buying a brand new top of the range 3.2 quattro S-Line but was thinking of a used 2.0 TDI or FSI Sport. I'd like to hear any opinions on this? Also, out of the A3 range is the 2.0 TDI/FSI about right? It's not too fast or stupidly powerful for a 'new driver'. Another thing I wanted to know, are the current run of A3's going to get the new nose(like on the sportback) at some point? if so, when?