Hey folks, I'm starting a new job soon so I want to pick up a new car, previously I'd been driving a MK4 Golf, but that was sold a while back. I'm thinking of getting an A3, something along the lines of the 06 2.0 SE model, depending on what becomes available. In terms of reliability, can anyone give me an idea of whether these are expensive to maintain? I'm sure parts might be a little more expensive than say a Ford, but if they break less then it's not so much of an issue. If this is an unwise purchase, can anyone recommend anything better? I'm looking to spend no more than £5k. Cheers Dave.