I sold my RS3 to Audi a couple of weeks ahgo and whilst I'm deciding whats next I have signed up for 12 month PCP on a Golf R manual. To get the rock bottom prices I had to go with a standard 2017 model in white but this is by no means a pauper spec and I have been pleasantly surprised with what you get, I'm saving £300 per month in payments and changing gears myself for the first time in a few years which is actually quite pleasing. Car looks pretty good in white with the standard tints if a little un-assuming. Some of the kit on offer for £280 per month. Sat Nav Car Net LED interior lights Front & rear sensors Adaptive cruise Alcantara/cloth interior Tints/privacy Seat pockets Under seat drawers Right hand cubby hole Performance Monitors - 3 extra clocks in the sat nav that measure boost, G and something else. Touch screen Stereo/Tech Electric Fold Mirrors LED Puddle lights Overall I have been blown away by what you can get for under £300 per month if prepared to self shift and lose 60+ bhp. In everyday use the car feels perky enough and makes a pretty good (fake) sound when in race mode, really pleasantly surprised. In direct comparison to the RS3, well, of course the Audi is quicker, sounds better and has the better badge, in terms of handling I'd have to agree with the Journo's in that the Golf has far better steering, it just feels more precise and planted, everything else is very similar so again not a bad compromise. In the meantime you lucky Guys keep on enjoying the RS3, it's a fabulous machine I just thought I'd share my thoughts with you.