Hey all, Many of you know I recently changed my S3 and a few folks asked for my thoughts on the new car. Well I have had the car for 3 weeks now and passed the running in period a few days ago, so I have no had enough time to form an opinion and comparison to the S3. So here goes, of course this is just my opinion having owned the S3 for 3 years and have now moved onto the A35 AMG which incidentally is my first Mercedes. Looks: I appreciate this is very subjective, personally I love the look of the A35 and have never had so many positive comments on a car before from all manner of people. For me the S3 was always a little to subtle, too much like a standard A3 Sline and this became worse in the FL models when they replaced the S3 detailing for standard S detailing. So for me personally its A35 AMG 1 - Audi S3 0 Interior: The technology in the A35 is outstanding, it does make the interior in the S3 seem quite dated. What I would say it that the S3 interior just has the edge on quality, the B&O system is also slightly better than the Burmeister system, I also preferred the super sport seats in my S3. So for me, its 1 all. Driving: The A35 is stupidly quick, I know its only a few bhp more than the S3 but it just feels more rapid and it handles like it is glued to the road. The brakes are also fantastic, the gearbox in the S3 was slightly smoother in traffic and at slower speeds at all other speeds both cars are about even. Because of the handling and braking I would also have to give this round to the A35. Reliability will hopefully be as good as the S3, however its too early to determine this. In summary do I miss the S3, yes it was a great car. However I am very happy with the A35 AMG and I fully expect driving it for the next 3 years. I will leave you with some pics. Cheers, Chris.