Hello, forum dwellers, I would like to ask a few questions here. I have recently sold my almost 30 year old baby (87 1.6 TD golf), and want to buy a new car for myself. I was looking at a few of these 1.6 8v petrol Audi A3s, and I have decided to get one of them. My question to you is, is this a good engine? I'm not talking about the power output, as 100 horsepower is just enough for me, I'm asking if the engine is designed well. Does it have any flaws and does it need more maintenance than usual? Any tips, recommendations and critiques with explanations are welcome. I want to get myself a new car and I'd rather not spend it on this and have it turn out to be a very bad idea. Once again: Is this a good engine and, if you have one or used to have one, what is your overall feeling about it? Thank you, in advance, BajaBen.