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Audi TT (2006–2014)

Last updated 10 April 2019

 
4
Enjoyable to drive. Nicely detailed cabin. Impressive engines. Frugal TDI available. TTS is a great performance car. Very few reported problems over seven years.
Rear seats pointless for passengers. V6 is thirsty and not worth the extra. Loses a star because of coking up and oil consumption problems with early EA288 engines.
Updated 10 April 2019

Obscure report of piston breaking up in engine of 2013 Audi TT (no mention which engine) at 40,000 miles despite "full Audi service history" (no mention of frequency of oil changes). Audi dealer wants...

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Introduction

With its sharper styling the second Audi TT has shaken off the rather 'soft' image of the original and taken on a more aggressive look. But these changes aren't just on the outside. It is also more rewarding to drive with great handling and tight steering, yet remains comfortable enough for long journeys without feeling frantic.

When it comes to engines, the Audi TT Coupe also has the power to back up its bold appearance. The 2.0 TFSI petrol - an engine shared with the Volkswagen Golf GTI - is the pick of the range and offers tremendous acceleration along with a great engine note. Of course if you want outright pace, the high-performance TT RS is the model to go for, if you can afford the price tag and running costs of course.

But perhaps the most interesting engine is the TDI. This 2.0 TDI is capable of a very impressive 53.3mpg, a feat no other two-seater sports car can match. It means you can have the style and drive of the Audi TT but it needn't punish you at the pumps.

Inside you'll find one of the best cabins around with wonderful detailing and a top-class finish. It does have rear seats but they're fairly pointless apart from use as extra luggage room. However, that's one of very few negatives.

In 2010 the TT was given a minor facelift with subtle exterior changes including a redesigned front bumper and a rear diffuser. The big alterations came under the bonnet where the 2.0 TFSI engine was upgraded with extra power but also improved fuel economy.

Audi TT Coupe 2006 Road Test

Audi TT RS 2009 Road Test

Owners' reviews

4
Safe, economical sporting fun
5
fab !
4
Very good diesel car with all extras and 46mpg
4
A car you can look forward to driving.
5
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