When I bought my A3 years back they loaned me a 3.2 DSG so i could test the gearbox. I drove from work (Slough) to home (Southampton) and back again and emptied the tank. So that was about 140-150 miles.
In my defence, it wasn't my car, and it wasn't my fuel :)
I've also gone from a 140 to a 170 (but in a Golf) and the DIS MPG change was huge, but I think the data used for the 170 is 'revised' to that of the 140. Now I use www.fuelly.com to track my REAL mpg.
Why? They never have previously. Audi, like most manufacturers, release base models first and the 'trick' versions come along later, much later in Audi's case. The 8p was launched on..04 or 54 plates. S3 didn't appear until at least 2 years later.
Bit overpriced I'm afraid according to Glasses
Nearest mileage available 80,000
Price when new £18,520
Garage/retailer's selling price £8,095
Clean Condition £6,425
Average Condition £5,825
Below Average Condition £5,225
I'd goe for the golf. The audis are that much closer to needing a big service with cam belt.
2.0 engine is far superior, better power delivery and quieter than the 1.9. At that age both will be PD so not as refined as the later common rails.
Depends what tickets you get. I buy some every now and again and always make a shed load. Bought some Coldplay tickets for £80, sold them for £250. Ended up going to Coldplay for free, and had a meal at Fifteen for gratis as well.