Following on from earlier post about what sort of deal I might get for my existing A3 and that fact that I generally trade-in rather than go through the hassle of selling privately I have just placed an order for a new A3 Sportback 2.0TDI-170 SE DSG. I going for a Sportback because my 88 year old mother is finding it almost impossible to get into my 3-door! I've traded in my existing 2004 (June) A3 2.0TDI-140 SE DSG for £12,500 - 56% of it's original purchase price. According to a couple of sites I've looked at the current trade-in for mine with 34,000 miles is around £12,100. I have got 9.4% discount on the new A3 bringing the total cost including all the options and on the road costs down from £25,950 to £23,509 I have also negotiated, with the aid of some web quotes a reduction in the cost of the Audi GAP Insurance from the original quote of £395 down to £225. Delivery should be late January/early February but I may wait until 1st March as, although mine will have a personal plate, the dealer says the trade-in value in 3 years time will be around £700 more than if it was registered in February.