Hi All, Just joined Recent car history... 2005 Civic Type-r 2006 Golf R32 2005 Impreza STI 2008 Astra VXR Nurburgring 2006 Impreza STI As I verge on the ripe (and smelly) old age of 33, I'm starting to lose my penchant for performance cars, or should I say, cars that portray performance as well as have the performance. I'm now looking out for something that somehow ticks these boxes... Subtle, yet still considered of a performance pedigree Performance (200BHP or more) 3 door Leather Seats SatNav iPod/MP3 Audio with a reasonable sound from stock Good build quality Budget £10-£13K A 2007/2008 Audi S3 appears to tick my boxes, subtle, well respected, performance AND comfort, well quipped. I'm just trying to consider other options. Staying German, VW is the next likely contender but cannot stomach another MK5, whether its an R32 or GTI or GTI Edition 30. However my budget won't get me a MK6 GTI. No mans land. I did consider a nice 2009 A3 2.0 TDI Black Edition - but diesel - not sure if I could stomach such a change and may regret it after always owning performance petrols. I do drive various work lease cars such as Insignias, Zafiras, Mondeos etc. Although they are torquey low down, both the lack of puff in higher rev range and the tractor image puts me off. So whats the best tip for a prospective 2007 S3 buyer?