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2010 Audi TT Review

This review was written when the 2010 Audi TT was new.

The 2010 Audi TT is attractive, luxurious and sporty. However, many of its rivals provide greater sports performance. "For those interested in a little sport coupe or convertible that offers luxury, style and all-weather traction, the 2010 Audi TT won't disappoint," writes Edmunds. "However, those in search of a true sports car should probably look elsewhere."

Compared to other luxury sports cars, the 2010 Audi TT is no back-road burner. It is, however, an enticing choice. In addition to its unique, attention-grabbing exterior design, the 2010 Audi TT features a lavish interior cabin and standard all-wheel drive system. It may not hold its own in street races, but the 2010 Audi TT's balanced handling dynamics make it comfortable to drive on a daily basis. "Audi TT is a luxury tourer that's closer to being a true sports car than the previous generation was, especially in TTS trim," writes Consumer Guide. "While Porsche's Boxster and Cayman might ultimately be sportier, the TT's more civilized demeanor might be just the thing for more casual motoring."

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Other Sports Cars to Consider

While the 2010 Audi TT is an attractive package, shoppers in the market for more punch are better served looking elsewhere. The 2010 Porsche Boxster and Cayman, for example, offer more horsepower and sportier handling dynamics. And though many car shoppers will write them off as being too expensive, their starting price is actually close to that of the 2010 Audi TTS.

Shoppers more impressed with sporty looks than real sports performance should check out the 2010 Infiniti G37 coupe and convertible. All-wheel drive is available on the G37, but not standard or on the convertible. However, the drop-top G37 does feature an automatic retractable hard-top. The 2010 Audi TT convertible, on the other hand, does not.

Details: 2010 Audi TT

Though the TT carries into the 2010 model year mostly unchanged, the 3.2 models have been discontinued. The 2010 TT is available in two trims, the base 2.0  and TTS. Shoppers can opt for either coupe or convertible body styles. Audi's Quattro all-wheel drive system is standard.

  • "When it first hit the streets for the 2000 model year, the radically styled Audi TT - sleek and bulbous and minimalist at once - left not a single head unturned in its wake. Eight years and a truckload of design awards later, that car has earned for itself a place in automotive history. While it would be unrealistic to expect the same kind of visual impact from its follow-up, with its second-generation TT, Audi has delivered a car that's even more exciting than the first." -- Kelley Blue Book
  • The TTS is "the best TT to date, and it has all those traditional TT virtues -- brilliant looks, handsome cabin, superb craftsmanship -- in spades. Plus the poseurs, who want the additional credibility that comes with owning the finest TT of all, will love it more than ever." -- Motor Trend
  • "For many people in this market, the gorgeous Audi interior - especially with the lovely baseball-glove-style, stitched-leather option - combined with the TTS's aggressive looks and powerful engine will make it a very attractive car. But we'd still sacrifice some of the Audi's standard features for the pure, emotional feel of the long-standing king of the category, the Porsche Boxster." -- Automobile Magazine
Review Last Updated: 4/20/10

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