My S3's 6 months old & has covered 8000 miles. Love it in every respect but... I drove in heavy rain on the motorway for the first time the other day. The brakes, fine in the dry, were alarmingly dead so I tested them on the exit slip road around 3 minutes later. Going down hill, at 70mph in the wet, I hit the brakes as hard as I possibly could. Result: I couldn't even apply enough force to get the ABS to cut in!!! I reckon the brakes were at less than 30% of dry performance. I recall reading an letter in a car mag' about A3 brakes taking 1.5 sec to become effective in the wet but I've not heard of any problems with the S3 and my brakes were as useless after 5 sec of hard, continuous application as they were when I started braking. Has anyone else experienced similar, dangerous (lack of) performance in the wet? Any ideas on solutions? The car's booked in at Audi next week for them to undertake an inspection but I guess I'll get fobbed off /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/mad.gif All I can think of is that maybe the pads are duff; absorbing too much water? Would cross drilled discs help if the pads are floating on uncleared water? (Hard to believe!) Love to hear from anyone with an opinion; constructive or otherwise!!