The A3 arrived shortly after I’d moved house a fair distance from the office, and as a consequence, in terms of the hard yards, it’s travelled further than any long-termer I’ve previously had in my possession.

Despite the extra mileage, I’m please to report, as it nears the end of its time on our fleet, that it (‘touches the top of his head’) has been completely faultless.

There’s been no need to visit a dealership for running repairs of either the mechanical or electrical kind, while on the inside there’s nothing to report by way of annoying squeaks or unwanted rattling.

It’s yet another reason to like the A3.