New to the forums, looking at getting an A3 for my 21st birthday present. Just stuck on whether to get a DSG or Manual. Budgets around £6000 so won't be one of the newer models. Heard that the older engines with DSG's are not as good as the new ones? is there much difference? i rented a '09 Black Edition a few months ago with a DSG box and it put a smile on my face all weekend driving it. Any replies would be appreciated, thanks. Jay.