Would be interesting to see statistics of accident damaged total loss A3s/S3s versus available parts for sale on the Internet.
To write off an S3 you have to assume a fair amount of damage has been done which has to make salvagable parts quite limited, especially things like bumpers, body panels etc..
This logic would suggest these stolen cars are being broken and sold in bits.
Sad state of affairs.
That's why I asked Audi...A3 the question !!!!!!!!