Monday, September 24, 2007

2008 Audi TT Coupe Review

Aficionados had hoped the 2008 Audi TT Coupe would emerge as the signature sports car of the Audi stable. That didn't happen. The TT is an impressive and satisfying powerhouse -- the faster it runs, the better it gets. How fast is fast? Try a top speed of 129.87 miles. It will easily out-perform most of the pack, but the TT isn't a once-in-a-lifetime machine. It isn't a legend. But it is a car to write home about.

Depending on the trim level, you'll drop $34,800 for the 2.0T and $41,500 for the 2.3 Quattro. The difference in the two is a 2-liter 16-valve L4 versus a 3.2-liter 24-valve V6 and 200 horsepower as opposed to 250. The 2.0T is FWD, the Quattro AWD, but both have manual transmissions with six speeds. (Automatic mode is standard on the 2.0T and optional on the Quattro.)

With characteristic Audi perfection, the interior offers minimalist styling with impressive luxury. Look for accents finished in aluminum and a wide range of amenities delivering both comfort and technological advances. The back seat is a bit cramped, but with the seats down you do pick up cargo space of 25 cubic feet. (Just enough to let you convince your significant other that this little lovely constitutes a "practical" car purchase.) Look for the 2008 Audi TT Coupe to be an exceptional performer.

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