What's the used Audi TT sports like?
Remember that kid at school who was annoyingly good at everything? Top marks, brilliant at sports, the lead role in the school play and even a musical virtuoso? Well, that rather sums up what the Audi TT Roadster is like.
Of course, mention a TT and lots of people will think immediately of the first-generation model, which became famous for its wonderfully geometric looks, beautiful interior and ultra-trendiness.
Whichever engine you plump for, you’ll find the TT is a delight to drive. The steering is crisp and precise, there’s plenty of grip and there isn’t a hint of lean from the body unless you really grab it by the scruff of the neck and throw it around. What’s more, if you choose one of the quattro four-wheel-drive models, you get immense traction away from the line, especially in more slippery conditions. True, the TT isn’t quite as exciting to drive as a Porsche Boxster, but it’s still great fun and very rewarding.
Yet, for all its poise, the TT still manages to ride extremely well. It’s as firm as you’d expect from a sports car but never uncomfortable, making it perfectly usable both around town and on longer journeys. Of course, you get a little more wind and road noise than you would with the folding hard top of the BMW Z4, but not so much that it becomes intrusive.
Inside, there’s the sort of beautiful interior we’ve come to expect from a TT. Large, round vents house the heating controls; there’s no central screen, because everything’s controlled using the beautiful Virtual Cockpit display – a huge TFT screen located where you’d normally find the dials that can be customised to give you all the information you want to see.
It works beautifully and is easy to find your way around; the same goes for the rest of the interior, which is very well laid out and feels top notch in terms of quality. What’s more, there’s plenty of space for two people, a decent amount of space for their oddments and one of the largest boots you’ll find in any two-seat drop-top. It all adds up to a great all-round package.