Had my A3 nearly 3 years now and it's fair to say we didn't get off to a great start. I've had ESP faults ( eventually fixed under warranty) then there was issues with my local Audi dealership and also the turbo went resulting in a hefty bill to get it reconditioned. It is also the worst car I have ever driven in the snow winter tyres improved this significantly but still not great. It's not the most reliable car Ive had that's for sure and my old fabia had better interior build quality although I have to admit that the couple of 8p3 cars I've had as courtesy cars have improved on this. I have been looking with a slack eye for a car to replace the A3 for nearly two years but try as I have I've yet to find a car good enough! Its only in the last six months that I've come to like the car and am starting to appreciate the little things like the quality of the paint, the external build quality and Audi parts like the brakes that have now done 30,000 miles and are showing no signs of needing replaced yet! Behind the wheel it's also a great place to be on long journeys and the soft touch materials add a touch of class better than anything else in the same league as the A3 and the stereo is class! I've also been getting an extra 4-5mpg out of her since the turbo was reconditioned which is a bonus! Being a 2007 sportback I still think it's a good looking car and doesn't seem to be dating badly at all. All in all I'm really starting to get the whole Audi thing now, confirmation being that as stated before I can't seem to find a car other than an 8p3 to replace her with! at the start I really did think a lot of you guys had been brainwashed by Audis clever branding/ marketing but now I'm starting to agree. Still think their dealerships could improve massively tho especially aftersales!