Keep at it John, he's weakening...
It's a bit of both push and pull actually. The push is that other makes/models potentially in the frame each have their own limitations and demerits, and are equally difficult right now to get a test drive in. And RSQ3John is obviously right in that transitioning from Q3 to RSQ3 is much more of a known quantity than making the jump to a completely different model. I'm still not 100% sold on the RS: it's more power than I really need - as I've always said, an SQ3 would have been the sweet spot for me and it would be especially disappointing to leapfrog the 200g/km CO2 level. I know it's an arbitrary number but one that I've resisted crossing till now. And really I would have liked to make the transition to an EV, but there's nothing that quite ticks all the boxes for me right now (compact / 4WD / decent performance etc) so this will probably happen at the next change in a couple of years' time when I'm sure there'll be more choice of EV models. eg the Ioniq 5 promises well for an eventual Kona replacement.
On the test drive: it's not so much the performance that I want to check, which I'm sure will (more than) pass muster. It's things like seat-comfort - 'sports' seats do tend to be narrower and firmer, which is always a bit of a concern for a broad-shouldered chap like me. And I'm wondering about the noise which everyone makes a big deal out of. Maybe I'm odd, but it's not something I care about specially and I particularly don't want any extra drone in normal cruise.
But from a practical point of view what's giving me more pause for thought are the potential missing components on current production cars. Really not keen on having only one key, even temporarily. And not having eg phone charging or 360 car would make it always feel like an incomplete car (relative to what it should have been).
All that said, I can see that the F3 RSQ3 might be, in a small way, a kind of a future classic - maybe the last desirable compact SUV with strong performance and characterful engine that still preserved a good sprinkling of manual controls for aircon etc, plus real buttons on the steering wheel. All of which might be good to help keep depreciation at bay.