I'm new here, so please be gentle. I currently drive a Skoda Octavia TDi 1.6 105ps, but I'm looking to change my car and I'm 99% settled on an A3 Sportback TDi in Sport trim. A combination of discounting due to new model out soon and good residuals, the cost of ownership is not as far away from a Skoda as it would seem - I'll be getting it new on a PCP. The only sticking point is do I do the sensible thing and get the 140ps and spend the next 3 years regretting it, or do I go for the 170 and live with having to pay an extra 30 quid a month and lose a bit of economy (I'll be doing over 40,000 miles a year so it all mounts up). I've already test driven the 170 and was very impressed. Could I live with a 140? Any comments would be appreciated.