Hi all. I posted a few weeks ago asking for advise (Thanks to everbody who provided views / opinions) about whether I should change from a C Class diesel to a sportback (need the 5 door for the kids). My car is leased so must change in December anyway, I looked at lots of options from convertibles to people carriers. Looked at all the typical cars when moving from a C Class e.g. Lexus IS250, Jag X type, Volvo S60, BM 3 series etc. etc. and then some "toys" BM Z4, Mazda MX5 etc. Sensible ones like the Espace, S-Max, Only started to look at the SB because the A4 seemed like a good choice and did not have the same stigma attached as the Merc. The A3 seemed to be an acceptable compromise, quick, safe ad well built. I ordered an A3 Sportback, 2.0T, Q, S-line Special Edition in October. Been told this week that delivery will be mid January! To get back to the point! I have been reading this forum for a few months now and all I seem to see are lots of problems with Audi's in general and specifically with the A3. I so dont want to end up as another Bowfer (Hi, sorry to use you as an example but I get the impresssion that you are somebody who has ended up with a car that does not match your expectations!). Having read this forum for a couple of months, a lot of what seems to be reported are problems which I would not expect with a german vehicle. Are they really that unrelaible / inconsistent / Dealers that bad? Sorry for the very long posting, but as per my previous post I am having second thoughts about my wisdom in ordering this car. Right now I am tempted to tell the lease company to cancel the order and look elsewhere for something different. Is the A3 Sportback worth the wait or not?