Hi guys and girls I have lurked on this site for some time as a) Iâm a TT owner and b) was considering purchasing an A3 Sportback as a second car. Well, after a lengthy test drive on Friday I finally decided to go ahead and did the deal within an hour at my favourite Audi dealer â Audi Exeter â from where I got the TT. I did try out the A3 saloon and was sorely tempted but the practicality of the Sportback won through! I intend to keep this car for some considerable time (Iâm retired) so wanted to have a really good spec so this is what Iâve ordered: A3 Sportback Sport 1.4TFSI (now with 150PS for MY15 yippee!) 7 speed S-tronic gearbox Glacier white metallic (I didnât like the creamy white Amalfi white colour) Titanium Milano leather Adaptive cruise control Audi Parking System Plus with Park Assist (the latter just for fun!) Audi sound system Audi 5 year warranty Black styling package Comfort package Door mirrors â electrically adjustable, folding and heated Electric lumbar support Extended mon.pur interior finish (extended leather) Heated front seats Hold assist Non-smoking package Privacy glass Storage & luggage compartment package Technology package satellite navigation Xenon light package 5-arm Kinetic design alloys I thought I would be satisfied with the standard SD sat nav but on the test drive I thought the resolution of the screen was quite poor (400 x 240 which gave indistinct lines and symbols) and nowhere as good as the TT (which is 800 x 480 I think) so to get this I needed to go to the Tech Pack. I would have gone for the S-Line model but I have an aversion to black interiors â itâs odd that the more expensive S-Line model has less choice of interior colour than the Sport. Had the same with the TT so went for the Sport model there to get light grey interior. The Extended mono.pur option (strange name?) makes such a difference to the interior for what is relatively little money. Again, did the same in the TT (where they call it Extended Leather) and it makes the inside even more special. Iâve been quoted approximately 12 weeks delivery so should (hopefully) be in it during September. As I have a private plate Iâve told the dealer that earlier delivery than 1 September is fine. I almost went for the black roof rails but as we rarely use our roof box I thought Iâd buy a set of Thule roof fixings and bars if necessary. Anybody any comments re the clip-on roof fixings/bars (either Thule or Audiâs own)? Anyway I look forward to reading your experiences with the 8V and contributing when I get my new car.