Sure enough, I really like the A3 and would be a much more plausible choice, with a much better cost-benefit in Europe or US to buy today. However, here in Brazil, even in the rich parts of the country, the asphalt, for bureaucratic and political reasons is terrible. I live in a rich suburban area and in my daily trips to downtown I take an absurd amount of holes and craters in the road, which makes me disregard low cars (ground height) for day-to-day traffic, I had that problem with maverick (which although relatively low is an extremely robust car). So I came to the conclusion that I need an SUV for day-to-day and a fun car to travel to the beach in the weekend (the highways of the rich parts are good, in contrast to the pavements of the urban perimeter).
I bet that in the US asphalt quality is an irrelevant factor when buying a car? or maybe not? hehe