Newbie here. Had a quick look around the site and hoping an S3 owner (preferably newish) can help with some questions. 1. I seem to have gone mad on the options list. Any advice on what is essential and what isn't? From both the user and resale value. 2. I think I am going for Sprint Blue so does anyone have any photos (or point me to another thread) which shows how the car looks in the typical UK weather i.e raining and cloudy! 3. If anyone has bought an S3 recently what discount did you manage? Brokers seem to be offering between 7% and 12%. As its my own money this time (not a company financed car) I was hoping for nearer 12% discount. 4. Would appreciate a view on how the car performs on a daily basis. My daily commute is 90 miles and so I'm going to rack up around 25,000 miles a year. Service costs and tyre life would be useful. I currently drive a BMW 330d M Sport Touring which eats the miles with little effort and my only reason for not going back to the brand is the differential in pricing between petrol and diesel! 5. Anyone have good/bad experience of any dealers in the North East? I live in Stockton but, commute to Newcastle so if anyone could point me to a dealer they have good experience with particularly after the initial sale. 6. Finally, is this car really worth over £10k more than a Golf Gti? I ask as we have a Pirelli edition (2nd car) which to me was a good value for money car at the time (we got a good part ex and decent discount!) Thanks in advance.