Just joined so here we go .....A3 (58) due for change soon so went to see Q3 in showroom (1 day only) some time ago. 1st impressions quite mixed - too many people / too little time. Silver SE (lots of S line kit +) came in last week and so went yesterdayto view. Ended up with extended test drive inblack SE diesel 177 S-tronic(+extras) which had just been prepared. After drive, generallyfeel much better about car. Main positives: not crashy with 18" wheelsand standard suspension - think cornering is ok. Only driven autos mainly in USA and not too impressed, but 7 spdS-tronic is very very smooth with willing engine. Negatives: Didn't like small rear view mirror which needs really accurate placement. MMI controls on fascia are not the best but most common ops can be made via wheel. Compared to overall size with current A3 sportback, where has all the space gone? Its not any smaller but really very little in it. Overall I think I may well order soon, but can't get it out of my head that for £35k or so, I could get a very decent quattro TT (even though I'm told I'm too old!) or A4/5, even Q5. Estimated delivery date for S Line diesel with extras given yesterday in Edinburgh was April (for order placed next week).