So, this was the first trip to a dealer with the A3 because it's playing up a little bit. Nothing mechanical mind, electrics. Sometimes after unlocking with the plipper, as you go to put the key in the ignition, everything goes dead. No electrical power whatsoever, almost as if the battery terminals were disconnected (I've checked, no loose connection). Happened yesterday in Sainsbury's. The manual reboot which sometimes works, locking and unlocking with the key in the driver's door, didn't reboot the system for half an hour, when it suddenly started working again. Anyway, Manchester Audi are taking it in tomorrow to have a look at it. First impressions of the dealer. Good customer service and very polite; a bloke on hand to see if you want tea or coffee, and then to get you to a service advisor. Very different from the grease monkeys I usually use. We'll have to see if they trace it and fix it before I give them the two thumbs up though. And I checked it should all be dealt with under warranty. The visit also confirmed what I had long thought; being an Audi salesman is the easiest job in the world. People literally queueing up to buy cars. And nothing in the showroom was poverty spec. How about an A3 convertible like the one the guy on here had on test drive, with the 1.8 TSI engine, at £29,000 (!?). Some mug would spend it I bet. Did look good though. They also had an Orange S3 they had just sold, and an Imola S3 ith the black optics pack on an 08 which looked incredible. And in the car park a Sportback "RS". That's how it was badged. Black with black optics, S3 wing mirrors, 19 inch RS4s, LED strips next to blue tinted foglights. Looked the nuts. Obviously someone having a good time with mods. I might photo it if it's there tomorrow when I go for the car. Sorry for the long post!