What Car? Car of the Year awards 2010 - Coupe winner

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The winner
Audi TT 2.0 TFSI
List price £25,972
Target price £24,429

The Audi TT simply has every angle covered. For a start, you never tire of looking at it, such is its style and elegance. It’s the sort of car you want to stick behind glass, or on a pedestal, and just stare at.

The car’s beauty is much more than skin deep, however. Slip yourself down into the interior and you’ll find a cool, classy blend of curves, lines and sumptuous materials. There are four seats, but in reality the TT is a two-seater with two seat-shaped storage
areas just ahead of the boot – nobody in their right mind would consent to a journey of even moderate length in the rear.

Still, the two front-seat occupants get plenty of space to luxuriate in and all the toys that they could possibly wish for, including climate control, Alcantara and leather upholstery, an MP3-compatible stereo, and electric windows and mirrors. The seats and steering wheel move every which way, so there’s scope for anyone to get comfortable.

All well and good, but the TT reserves its biggest wow for the way that it drives. How
our chosen 197bhp 2.0-litre turbocharged front-wheel-drive model demolishes straights, turns into corners and grips through them is simply stunning, and it’s loads of fun at the same time. It’s the sort of car that makes you want to turn around and do the journey again – for the sheer enjoyment of it.

It’s the perfect companion for when you just need to get from here to there as quickly and comfortably as possible because it’s so refined and comfortable.

Finally the numbers stack up, too. The TT will do an average of 36.7mpg and it’ll still be worth 60% of its list price three years later. It’s the fourth resounding victory in a row for the TT.

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