After 3 weeks of waiting, my car was ready to collect on Friday. Unfortnunately, my brother decided he wanted to take it to john o groates for Fri/Sat . Sorry for the links, couldnt work out how to post the pics. Out with the old: [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02337.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC00090.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC00091.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC00094.jpg] In with the new: [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02371.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02365.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02364.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02368b.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02369a.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02354a.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02366.jpg] [http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v455/asgh4r/DSC02361.jpg] Initial thoughts: The Audi S3 is one of the most awesome cars i have ever driven. Every aspect of this vehicle is near perfect. The User Interface between the navigation/ DIS and general controls is untouchable. Suspension - The suspension is pretty firm, but is what you'd expect from a car of this nature. Havent really tested the handling out too much just yet as the tyres are still new and seem to lose grip on high speed cornering. Allthough the demo i initially frove with 4k miles was great. The active steering also work a treat, seems better than BMW's. Bucket Seats - The bucket seats are an absolute b*stard for rear seat passengers. However, im the driver, so i dont car. They are extremely comfotable and even more so on long journeys. Plus i think they look mad. However, due the softness of the leather, these look as though they will easily wear. Flat Botton Steering Wheel - A must in this car. Makes a huge difference. EFM - Dont really like the way they close, it feels like im going to break the knob every time i twist it. Navigation/ Phone - Again, the navigation is better than the BMW one. more intuitive and user friendly. Although, the control knobs move in the wrong direction. Phone is on level par with BMW's. You get full phonebook transfer and is fully accesible via the multi functional wheel. Every one who has driven it so far, mainly people with M3's, Bentley, Porsches etc reckon the S3 is a maniac of a car, and is a worthwhile buy. Overall rating is 5 out of 5 i think the car is perfect in just about every sense, except the Bose. I and a few others think the Logic 7 is far more superior than the Bose. But this can be down to personal preference. P.S The exhaust note is also great, i read a few posts about it not sounding all that smart, but it sounds great on movement. And i also get the diesel clatter noise my mates Edition 30 GTI makes on start up. Standard i guess on the 2.0T FSI? THe pics dont do the colour or the car justice. it looks so much better in real life. A real head turner. The tints are also a lot lighter than the pictures make them out to be. Sorry for the long post, but i thought id share my inital thoughts with you. Im going to find a country lane now.