Since we bought our A3 1.9 Tdi sport 2003 last year we have not managed to get it to pay for its self. At the end of 2013 we lost third gear so had to have a new gearbox fitted and we had the clutch replaced at the same time too £1700. Then the battery died £129. When the fitter fitted the new gearbox he found a fuel leak though not a big leak just a weep. It's that little S shaped pipe leading into the fuel pump so thats being done next week at the same time as the service. The fitter also noticed the rear exhaust mount bracket had broken. Thinking I could do this myself and replace the rear box rather than have a garage weld the bracket back onto the box this is where I messed up. I jacked the car up on it's jack chocking the car and she rolled to one side off the jack and the jack managed to split the sill which the garage said would not pass an mot which is being done at the same time as the service. So off to the body shop who quoted £75 +vat and that is being done now next week before the service and mot. I found the exhaust is all in one so its the orginal pipe. Well I will keep the car until the summer and replace with a new car. I will suffer on buying a new car but at least it should not have any faults for a few years and I intend to replace the car every three years. As for the Audi, well it will either be traded in or sold on one of the sites.