Familiarity breeds contempt, so the saying goes, and it would certainly be easy to overlook the TT in favour of newer, perhaps sexier, rivals. To do so would be to make a huge mistake, though, because in this form the TT remains sensational.
The 208bhp 2.0-litre engine is a cracker, and gives the TT the sort of spring in its step that many so-called sports cars would do well to emulate. The TT is brilliant when the UK topography flings a few bumpy corners at it, too, because it turns quickly and faithfully and grips long after many rivals have exited stage left. Its interior may no longer be the last word in cutting-edge style, but there's no questioning the care with which Audi puts it together. It's decently spacious as well, albeit mainly for two; the two rear seats are best viewed as extra luggage space at best.
Our favoured TT won't cost a fortune to buy and run either – our Target Price team can knock £2226 off the already good list price.