Got give an A3 s-line convertible as a loan car today whiles mine was in the garage having its electrics checked. I was so impressed with its engine. I couldnt believe how diesel technology has improved. My previous experience of diesels was 1994 Ford Escort TD which was a dog to drive because there was such a small power band to play with. The only way I knew the A3 was a diesel was that it didnt rev as high as a petrol engine and it was a bit clattery on tick over but you can say that about my S3 anyway. It pulled so smoothly, I really liked its low end toque without needing to rev. So I think this power delivery unit suited the cars relaxed driving style. Im not a fan of the convertibles apportionments as it reminds me of a Metro convertible. There seems to be a bit of shake through the steering whilst driving, I guess this is what they call scuttle shake. The all-round visibility wasnt great with its rollover hoops but the larger wing mirrors did help.