The car's at Harrogate. It's not my choice but I've nothing against it going there, it was sent there by the dealer I bought the car from. MPG wise, I don't think mine is pretty much off from where it should be. Depends what you mean by steady driving? Anywhere around Bradford you'll be lucky to get into the mid/high 20's. On a motorway I can stretch it to mid 30's with an economical right foot!, but the reading on the dis for the overall mpg is nearer 21. That is pretty much what I used to get with my old 3.2 sportback which was perfect. I'm currently running around in a B150 and ignoring what the dis says, it's actually not much better than the A3 IMO. What problems are you having with yours exactly?