I have had my A3 for a couple of years and when it runs well its excellent ...but when it plays up its a nightmare simply because Audi dealers are **** iMHO. recently i have tried a CLK 350 and A BMW 330 as well as a 3.2 TT but i have to say the A3 is a superior car !! All the reasons i brought it in the first place still stand, the silky V6 the excellent semi auto DSG the 4 wheel drive, the superb brakes etc....but its that DSG that beats the Merc and BMW every time.. today i came home and polished it, hoovered it and fell in love with it all over again.... Now i just need to get the Air Con to blow cold for more than 2 minutes and i will be happy. I think i might even tart it up a bit PS... disregard the Signature ...I fixed the gearbox seen here demoing Air con problem !