OK my A3 should arrive within the next 10 days or so, hopefully leaving Ebden on tomorrows ferry to Sheerness. My daughter was looking at the A1 , we test drove the 1.2 Base model. Very nice , and for a base model very well spec'ed . The 1.2 engine is actually pretty good . We will be putting in an order tomorrow, but think she want to stretch herself to a a 1.4 Sport. What seems a real bargain is the service plan ,it is £250 for 5 years servicing including oils, filters ,etc! So for £740 extra she can have 5 years warranty and 5 years servicing all included... This was a big seller to me , though I would prefer she went for the 1.2 ... but then I am her dad.