I'm on my second S3 2t FSI, first one Sprint blue not very impressed, so I sold it after 9 months. Then I saw the Solar orange, with sunroof and could not stop thinking until I drove it home in December 2008. This S3 is at least 50 % more efficient on fuel than the previous The driving style still the same - drive it like you stole it .. Maybe the color thing, or factory problems. Could have been made on a Monday. ( read an article a long while ago - cars made on Mondays the worst, Cars made on Wednesay - last longer, and less problems). Just had the Stage 1 Frieling remap - extremely impressive, but has now developed a healthy thirst. Was expecting that anyway. Next ..can't wait to install an Induction kit .. Then feel the power.