Anybody have any experience of either of these cars? Need to get shot of the A3 as it's just so bloody uncomfortable on long journeys - 12hrs+. Plenty quick enough (3.2 V6) and with the Quattro I have excellent piece of mind but with one hound and my wife, it just doesn't work anymore. Having driven a RR Sport I would have one of those tomorrow but they have a questionable image and even with a 13% mil discount they are still hideously expensive so I think not. I would buy an RS4 Avant if they still made them but I want to keep the car for 4-6 years and even the newest RS4 will still be about 2.5 yrs old. I really don't fancy hanging onto a high-performance car for that long as it could be properly expensive if it goes VOR. Q5 is overpriced and I think they look slightly shit anyway so it's back to estate cars. BMWs seem to get really good write ups but some can't get on with the run-flats and actual space is quite limited but they have a bewildering choice of engines for just about every requirement. The 335d and the 335i look seriously tempting and BMW will offer discounts and preferential interest rates for mil pers. Audis have Quattro which I like. I also prefer the styling and there is also a bit more space but their S Line suspension is an absolute bloody nightmare and I just can't live with it anymore. So. I need an estate to carry dog(s), preferably German, plenty of wallop under the right foot (I likes to drive fast innit) and comfortable enough to endure a 2500 mile round trip to Europe. I'm leaning towards the Beemer largely because of the comfort thing and the amazing choice of engines but I've been in Audis for the past 6 years and actually do quite like them. Anybody have either of these cars? PS. Haven't driven either yet but planning to over the next couple of weeks.