Yes, I don't really think anyone is going to have their hair set alight by a diesel. You buy a diesel for economy end of story. If you opted for the TDi for any other reason then you bought the wrong car. I don't think you can write off the whole of the A3 family based on the dullness of a TDi. I have a TDi A4 Avant BTW. It is purely a working vehicle, we had no expectations that it would excite or delight other than the money it makes on the company fuel allowance.