I parked up today with the front wheels at an angle so I had a quick look at how worn the tyres are ............. wish I hadn't!! Iv'e done 8,700 miles since August 80% of which is motorway driving and the tyres are Conti Sports 225/40/R18's. The drivers side front has just over 1mm left before the wear markers (across the flat of the tyre) and passenger side about 2mm!! I don't drive the car like a loony and didn't think I cornered too hard in it. My Impreza which I did drive like a loon used a set of tyres every 15k and it was usually the shoulders that wore out not across the flat of the tyre. The shoulders of the tyres look fine with no graining on them which would indicate that I haven't been ragging the car. Are A3's known for being hard on tyres? Are Conti Sport tyres particularly soft and offer good levels of grip at the expense of tyre wear? Must say I'm gobsmacked at how worn the tyres are given the low miles and type of driving they are subject to.