Test drove the 335 with auto box and flappy paddle thingies for 2 hours this sunny afternoon on lots of surfaces north of York. This vehicle is very civilised if required but can be totally bonkers.....it does what you ask and is almost sublime with the roof down - you'll need the deflector tho' - and the power on. With the roof up however there is a VERY unfortunate internal air pressure shift that is uncomfortable and extremely irritating; which is a sale stopper for us. More scuttle shake than I expected and felt heavier too. 19.6 mpg over 40 miles on the test. The auto needs to be in DS mode to liven things up. The new 3.2 quattro TT I tested last week was more eager, lighter, more planted, but more fun! Less refined? Looks better? Sorry BMW, my 530d touring is fab. but I still fancy a 2 year old e46 M3.
I've had the car 2 days and it feels fantastic. I've had 2 previous shape (bmw) convertibles and this car is far superior in every way. Most of my driving to date has urban with the odd sprint and the economy is showing 26 mpg which isn't too bad. Comfort is excellent and the quality of fit and finish is top class as well. All in all my first impressions are very positive so let's hope that continues.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!