Audi A1: Brilliant tech shines

Worth the extra cash

I've previously raved about the brilliance of the Audi Music Interface, but three months in to running the little A1 I really don't think I can imagine life without the Audi Music Interface or the sat nav system.

They're both included as part of the technology kit, priced at £1,375, which is well worth trying to find that extra cash for if you're thinking about buying an A1. First off the music interface is excellent. Simply plug your MP3 player - in my case my iPhone - in to the socket in the glovebox and you're away. It's incredibly easy to scroll through your music and find what you want, unlike some other systems we've previously had to deal with.

Then there's the sat nav. It does have a few issues now and again - we've had a few problems trying to find some postcodes and things like that - but it has proven its worth with a very useful system. If you're low on fuel, then the sat nav will ask if you would like directions to the nearest petrol station.

It will then give you a list of the nearest petrol stations and if, for some reason, you have an allegiance to Shell or know that going to a supermarket forecourt will be the cheapest place for fuel, then you can pick that one and you'll get directions there.

Now this might not seem like a big issue as you probably already know where the nearest petrol stations are in your home town, but while I've been driving around the country and been caught short (none of that thank you) it's been ideal as I have no idea where I can fill up the car.

Current mileage: 2,766

Average mpg: 36.8

All you've got to do is decide which fuel station you want to use.

Sorted. No more driving around in a blind panic to find fuel