Hi all, I'm new to this forum but have been lurking for a good while. Seems pretty friendly and busy. :icon_thumright: Whilst I do think it's a tad pricey for what it is I'd really love an S3, mainly due to the lovely interior, the 4wd and the power/remap potential. I currently drive a Mk5 GTI. I have a few questions if you guys could indulge me? Would be particularly keen to hear the thoughts of anyone who's moved from (or even driven) a MK5 GTI... How is the 'reduced travel' gearbox? I really love a good manual box, and think the one in the GTI is great. Does the S3 have a really short throw or is it more marketing talk? For anyone that's driven a GTI - does it feel like a decent step-up in performance? It's certainly a fair jump in price! Does anyone here have an S3 with the Cloth interior? I'm not that keen on leather as I think it gets to clamy in the summer. Do you think it would hurt resale to specify the cloth? I've read reports of the leather in the S3 wearing really quickly, so maybe cloth would be a good idea long term? Has anyone on here imported their S3? A while back someone on here posted a link to a European dealer (I think in Denmark) that had a page in English for people that wanted to import. However I've searched and searched and can't find it for love nor money. Being interested to know what savings can be made... I'd go for Dolphin Grey (Grey is my fav for all cars as it reminds me of Aston Martins - and not too eye catching for the scumbags), with essential options for me being, flat bottom steering wheel, bose, interior light package, thru-load and armrest. With the RNS retro-fit to follow soon after, and then after a bit a remap. Sorry for the long post and thanks for any input.