Hi All, Looking to purchase to my first A3 within the next month. My current 2000 A4 1.9TDI (110) is starting to show its age and I fancy a change especially as I have just changed jobs and only do around 10K miles a year now. However here is my dilemma. Would i be best off getting a 1.8 or going for a 2.0 TDI 170!? I am after a nice balance between performance and mpg but at the same time having a sporty feel hence the S Line I have seen a really nice 08 1.8T FSI S Line with a reasonable spec (GSM, Heated seats, symphony, multi-function steering wheel, manual) at a good price. The equivalent diesel age wise , spec etc would cost me around a 1K/1.5K extra however it will take a few years to recoup the extra premium for the diesel engine considering the mileage i am doing. Performance wise they seem to be identical except for (after some searching) the diesel providing more torque mid range on the gears. Useful in motorways but 80% of my driving now is on roundabouts, traffic lights and dual carriage ways. I test drove the 1.8 petrol and really liked it. It did bring a smile to my face but thats not hard after driving a slow diesel for the past 8 years. Again, I am after a nice balance between performance and mpg so i have already ruled out the slower diesels and the 2 litre petrol. Does it just boil down to how long i will be keeping the car for!? Can anyone offer any advise or thoughts on the two engines bearing in mind my circumstances!!? Maybe there is something i have missed or overlooked. - Its proving to be a tough call to make.