Re: 147 still cool!
don't worry, no offence taken, actually I agree with you. Although very nice as a new car, once you get past the new car spray they must add to all new Audi's, the excitement of ownership wears off very quickly (less than a week actually!). Proportionally the 147 is a excellent, with every part of the body surfacing having a reason for being allowing it to look good from all angles. The A3 styling is not as intelligent being merely a generic evolution from ancient Audis of the past. I think the 147 (in fact most Alfas) look best in basic spec (even with wheel-trims), I still think an original base spec 156 sportwagon is one of the best styled cars around.
The sad fact is that the only way I was gonna put up with the Audi was to get my wife to spec it as S-LINE with drug dealer wheels etc...
There lies the difference between the marques!!