Hi All, I am new to this forum and to researching a3's in general so looking for some experience advice. Basically I am in the market for a 2006+ a3 sline or s3 (currently driving Golf VW GTI MK4). I was going to get a MK6 Golf but I just love the look of the Audi a3! Here is my dilemma - I do not do much driving at all - all local 5 to 10 minute trips and maybe once a month down the motorway. I was looking at an A3 sline 1.7TDI but was put off by people complaining about the DPF filter needing cleaning/fixing/removal especially considering I do not drive that much and do short start and stop trips. I really really want an sline but this issue has put me off big time and I dont want to go for a 1.4TDI without the DPF as I dont fancy remapping it and I also ideally would not want to remove the DPF because of possible MOT/Insurance/resell issues. So, is the DPF issue really that big a deal considering my circumstances and what alternatives are there (maybe buying the Golf GTI MK6 may be my only option!). Cheers!