Great thread. I'm also driving a 2011 135i with it's lease expiring in a year.
Love the car, but it's time for me to decide whether I buy it coming off lease -which is tempting- or simply go on to another car.
The Audi....particularly the S3 is very attractive. Just judging from the photos it's the best looking Audi sedan in their line-up. They've shortened the front overhang, roofline is beautifully done, base starting 39k for awd, 300hp, sharp interior.
What's not to like?....no manual. Not even in the S3.....at least at this point Audi is saying they won't change their mind. It's 6-spd auto or nothing. I'm a die-hard- this is enough to make me walk away from the car no matter how attractive the design and interior are.