Right, hello everyone, really need some advice. Just bought my first S3 and bloody perfect, except... I took it to Audi Tonbridge to get a knocking diagonsed and surprise surprise, they came back with £2,000 worth of stuff that needs doing. That's on top of the new set of rubber I need (£500 for 4 x Eagle F1s) and the new ECS rotors (£450 fronts) and pads (£200 Hawks) to get it to pass it's MOT next month so I'm pretty much up s*** creek as it'll all have to go on the old credit card. I realise going to a main dealer is always worst case senario so I'm trying to figure out what was all **** and what I can do myself. So... Both front wishbones bushes adrift and split - this apparently requires complete wishbones as the bushes can't be replaced. Surely that's a load of s*** isn't it? £165 for each wishbone plus £354 labour. Please tell me this isn't the case! N/S/R drop link - £19 plus £145 labour. Can't really feel any play in it myself so probably going to give that a miss and hope the MOT guys don't spot it. O/S/F ball joint stud broken - £50 plus £236 labour. Seems like a an aweful lot of labour to me! Exhaust cat shield bolts rusted away, needs drilling and retapping as it's rattling like mad every time I touch the throttle - £119. I could probably do this myself but from what I've read, I could save myself the hassel and just take it off. What does it actually do other than to shield the cat from stones? Rear springs are broken - £129 not inc labour. Anyone know where I can get some cheap? Finally the knocking is supposedly down to a worn gearbox mount - £331 inc labour. Apparently it's not rocket science so might give it ago if anyones got any tips. Would that also explain the notchy gear change? Obviously Audi are a bunch of misers so does anyone know a good VAG approved garage in south London/Tooting. Sorry to the huge number of questions but now I can't search on here properly I'm a bit screwed. Cheers in advance!