The A3 has continued to show its 'caring' side over the past few weeks with two new driver alerts.
Last month I reported that it had offered to use its satellite navigation system to direct me to the nearest filling station when it was running low on fuel.
This month, the most useful alert has been that the windscreen washer fluid needed topping up – a very important thing to know, particularly at this time of year when a combination of low sun and dirt thrown up from vehicles makes it vital to be able to clean your windscreen regularly while driving.
The second alert told me that the battery charge on my phone, which I've connected to the media system by Bluetooth to use both as an MP3 player and a hands-free phone, is low.
This is obviously far less important than knowing you need to top up the washer fluid, but it’s nice to know the car is looking out for me.
During my time with the A3, it has not missed a beat. The cabin is a classy place to both drive and travel in with ample room in the rear for both adults and children.
The pop-up media screen is a particular highlight for me. When the ignition is off, the screen is hidden in the dashboard which gives it a 'clean', spacious feel.
With the ignition on and the screen up, it's the ideal height to glance at, meaning you don't have to take your eye off the road for more than a split-second to see the information you're after.