Said goodbye to my A3 yesterday, picking up a Golf GTI in a few days time so thought I'd do a quick write up of the last 13 months, maybe it will help other people when they decide to purchase or failing that push my post count up just a little higher. Good Things: 2.0 TDI engine, amazing piece of engine, excellent for the Autobahns and for ragging round the ring road in town, doesnt like the wet though, amazing MPG figures (got it up to 54.4 yesterday) and all the torque is great even has pull in sixth. Leather interiour was great although not sure if Id bother with it again, I think the Symphony II option is a bargain for a dash mounted 6 cd changer. Multi-function steering wheel was mildly useful but a bit expensive, reverse parking sensors are a must. Also A3's are still quite rare on uk roads especially round my old hometown, made me feel like an estate agent. Not So Good Things: Fuel tank is too small, the central locking system was the bain of my life or maybe I just didnt read the instructions properly, cant believe it doesnt come with rear matts, hated how when it rained and you opened the window a flood of water would come in. The door handle on the drivers side came off in my hand one time which was a bit of a shocker (its an Audi, not a Rover) those bars on the centre console which make your legs ache after 20 miles did my head in, also cant believe it doesnt have reverse Light + Fog Light in both clusters on the rear, even BMW's have this luxury. Never had any need to go to a dealer so cant comment on them. One thing that did disappoint were the residuals, always believed Audis had the best but I got mine VAT free and still lost a bit when I sold it (admittedly to a dealer, might of gotten more if Id sold private but still would of been hit) Overall an excellent car.