Just curious as to what makes / made, you pick your A3 / any car ? just read a thread in which someone put the sound system as a reason to buy the saloon alone. for example mine would be in order of priority the things I look for in a car (ignoring the the money side, this my top 10). exterior looks - If its ugly I wouldn't buy it however good it was (S line ) interior - I'm a sucker for a nice interior space / comfort - I'm 6'3 and one of my pet hates if feeling crapped* (firm ish ride doesn't bother me though) build quality / design - It's got to be well built and work as it should, even the simple things need thought. performance - Doesn't have to be a rocket (although is a bonus) but needs to go when you need it. handling - Want to have confidence it's going to grip the road in wet or dry, rough roads etc. Options - I do like a sunroof / glass roof practicality - Don't have kids, but has moved up my list since last car gadgets - Blue tooth / screen coming out of dash etc is cool prestige / image - Just being honest, Although not the be all and end all & bottom of the list, I'm chuffed I am buying Audi (Same reason I wouldn't buy a Skoda, although are perfectly good cars) I suspect a lot of these will crop up again and again, but the order will vary a lot I think ? Edit *meant cramped as below, but will leave as made me laugh when pointed out.