I'm very sad to report that my S3 has been written off by the insurers. I had a bump a couple of weeks ago (my fault ) and I was hoping the damage would be repaired. It was a low speed shunt so the damage wasn't too serious IMO. It was just light front end damage, but the estimator decided the bill was too steep! They are going to cough up what I paid for it (minus my excess of course). I asked about buying the car back to get the repairs done myself but they were having none of it. Does anyone know what will happen to the car now? It was picked up by a "salvage company" from the bodyshop so I'm guessing it will go to auction so someone might get the chance to pick it up cheap and repair it or at least break it for parts. The rest of the was car was in good nick! I've only had the car a couple of months but I have definatley decided that the S3 is the car for me, so I'll soon be looking for another one. I'll try not to break this one, promise.