I currently own a mk1 TT 1.8T 225hp quattro, so thought test driving the new TT 2.0T model with only 200hp may be a bit of a step down.
Was I wrong or what?
With the mk2 being much lighter, due to its use of aluminium, it felt so much more responsive throughout the range, especially from a standing start.
The steering was so much sharper and I love the rear spoiler rising up at speed (brings back memories of my old Corrado VR6).
To cut a long story short I now have on order a 2.0T model with all the trimmings (18 inch alloys are a must).
My advice - go test drive one today and you won't be disappointed.
As a once devout Audi TT fan and TT driver for the past 7 years, only one statement sums up what I feel about the new model: Audi - what have you done??? Please, please sack your designers.
Everything the TT stood for - individuality, attention to detail, uniqueness, standing out from the crowd, rugid sports car feel, - has gone. They have created nothing other than a BMW 3 series coupe with an Audi badge and as for the inside, whats with all the air vents?? Talk about over kill. Why oh why have you placed 3 airvents in the tiny space in the middle of the dash board and blended the car so that you can't tell which model of Audi you are sitting in??
I am bitterly disappointed that my once Iconic car has been reduced to nothing other than another run of the mill coupe sadly lacking in personality and the ability to stand out from the crowd. Its effected me so much, I've gone out and bought a Porsche Cayman.
Further to my review on 16.8.07 (waiting delivery) 10 weeks down the line I now have delivery of the car. It's garnet Red with light grey interior. The garage had not had this combination trim before but it looks stunning.
I keep taking return journeys home, the long way round, just to protract the driving time. My only downside is having to remember to physically put on and take off the manual handbrake (previously owning a Jag with an automatic handbrake set up).
To summarise, the car is all I expected and more.
Now I must sign off as feel another drive coming on...
This is one of the best car's I've driven in recent years. The build quality is spot on.
I'd say this is more of a GT car now, as long motorway journeys are effortless. I love the way the design has evolved from the Mk1 (of which I was never a fan).
The DSG gearbox is excellent once you get used to it and is perfect for London driving (especially with all the negative reviews on how difficult it can be from first to second gear!).
The most important point to note is the large smile on my face every time I drive it.
The only (main) negative point is the poor iPod interface (it has no track names) but that's about it at the moment.
Well done, Audi!
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