Fellas... I was quite bored and somewhat hung over yesterday afternoon and decided to watch endless repeats of Top Gear on 'Dave'. On one particular show they were doing a hot hatch track test. The cars involved were the Golf GTI, Megan Sport 225, Civic Type R, Astra VXR etc...The usual suspects basically. Clarkson was in no doubt at all that taking everything into account, the Golf GTI was the best car (despite being the most expensive by some distance)and it held it's own on the track along side the Type R. They absolutely loved the 2.0TFSI engine. In Clarkson's words... "this car is an absolute sensation" Obviously the Audi A3 2.0TFSI quattro S-Line is a far more expensive car than even the Golf GTI so maybe priced slightly out of this particular test. It's basically the same car as a Golf GTI, maybe tweaked to give more of an 'exec' feel and less hot hatch appeal so my question is.... Around a track, if in that test, where do you expect the A3 quattro to come? Yes it's heavier than the golf due to the quattro but would the Haldex aid the car through cornering giving a faster overall time? OR....Is the A3 S-Line just not a track car and would it be a bit out of it's depth against true blooded hot hatches like the Type R?? It just got me thinking because even though it is a hot hatch in a business suit, i've never seen the A3 tested against other similar cars or even put around a track. So what do you guys recon? Cheers. Paul.