Fist off hello, this is my first post! I'm been thinking about getting an Audi but am just starting my search. I want to spend no more than 30G's (as this is kinda my first new car) I'm riding a motorcycle now but need a car for those days when I don't want to ride my moto. I was looking into the 1.8T but don't know much about it. Want a manual transmission I think. But then dont' know much about that special auto/manual transmission the audi's have. I guess I'm just asking for any kinda tips or suggestions on things I should look for, what's good what's not, best deals I can get for that amount of money etc. I live in San Francisco. The sporty'r the better. Anyways, anything will help. Thanks so much. Now I'm gonna browse around the forum. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beerchug.gif I guess I should also note that I was looking into CooperS's and Golf GTI's. Dunno where my money's gonna go but the Audi is my first choice.