hi everyone, don't really want to open up the 'old grille/new grille' debate again - but for anyone who's mind it crossed, here is an official response from audi: Thank you for your e-mail dated 13 September 2005, regarding the front > grill on your Audi A3. > > I have spoken to our parts department today to ask the possibilities of > changing your current front grill to the current new single frame one. > > The parts department have advised that this would not be possible to retro > fit to you vehicle. I hope this clarifies your query, however should you > require any further assistance, please contact me on the telephone number > below. from my point of view, not sure if it's a ploy to drive sales of the new A3 (how hard can it be?!) anyway, a bit gutted. long live the old grille!!!!!!!!