Im 99% sure i want an a3 as my next car. My budget is in the region of 10k, could stretch to 11k. It has to be an S line really as the others just don't look anywhere near as good! It seems buying a sport model and putting all the bits on it would work out more expensive than just getting the S line in the first place. Engines i would choose between 1.8T or 2.0TDI or possibly 2.0T although the running costs on that are gonna be a bit high, but the cars seem to be cheaper, im guessing because of the worse fuel economy. Nothing older than 07, prefer 08, as i have seen 08 s lines with reasonable mileage for around 10k on autotrader. Most of the good deals seem to be private, although CarGiant have some great prices but all i hear about them is horror stories. The prices of approved audis seem to be roughly 3k higher than anywhere else so forget that. Assuming full service history, is it still worth getting an AA check done on whatever car i decide on? With FSH and AA check im guessing you can be pretty sure of a safe purchase.