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Pros: Boost (turbo)
Cons: nothing (so far)
Advice: Drive one and see if it is for youThe power and handling of this car is phenomenal. Way fun to drive. First drive was on the Interstate, when you need to pass just apply throttle and get over quickly as the turbo spools up it PULLS hard. Passing 6 to 7 cars in the time it used to take to pass 2. On the twistie roads it handles great there is slight understeer but if you lift your right foot just a little it will correct.
Pros: Allwheel Drive!
Cons: Black is hard to keep clean. (But looks great when it is!)
Advice: Spoil yourself and get the bigger tires and wheels, the heated seats, the Xenon headlights and the Bose sound system.I drove the Boxter and the 350Z I did not consider the Honda S2000 because I am 6'1' and I did not fit. I bought the 225 Quattro TT with the six speed and 18' wheels and Bose sound system. I am 100% happy with my purchase. The allweel drive will amaze you. It handles better than the Boxter. The Boxter handled good but it would bite you if you did not do it right. The TT hads no bad traits. The boxter and the 350Z Might be a little faster buy the numbers but I think this comes mainly from the Launch. It is a little hard to get the car going from a standing start. Once you get the revs up it is as fast as either of the other two. And the looks are Awesome. The interior is amasingly functional. I have never owned a car that makes me stand out in the rain with the garage door open and just stare at it. This car does!!! If you are looking at sports cars you can't go wrong with the TT.
Pros: Classy, well-constructed interiors, sharp handling, precise steering, all-wheel drive, high quality Bose sound system, sexy looking
Cons: confusing interior controls, underpower, roadster's hefty curb weight limits handling, in coupe form useless backseat.
Advice: Though better suited as a weekend warrior than a daily driver, the TT is for those who suffer from expensive euro sport car burnout.The power steering is quick, although it feels spongy near the on-center steering wheel position. Handling is sharp, but the brake pedal needs a more linear action and not be rubber. The ride is firm but supple, although some pavement and speed bumps causes it to jiggle largely due to the TT having a short wheelbase. Also while driving I noticed he TT has many Blind Spots. There's good room for two tall adults up front. Although the Audi TT never ceazes to amuze me I went ahead and put my order in for the 2004 Porsche Boxster S, Its is just better in every way. Performance, 260HP; 229LBS.TQ, 0-60 5.1sec; 1/4 mile email@example.com; top speed 267mph; Cargo Space, 2 trunks making a total of 99.6 cubic feet of cargo space. Looks better and it's a Porsche.
Pros: Acceleration, quattro sys, interior and looks
Cons: engine heating and exterior noise
Advice: Take a test drive and you must use it only as a weekend car, its too sensitive.It was tough deciding what vehicle to purchase at first but at the end i went for the TT. The interior is made of really high quality stuff unlike other cars wich have those very plastiky interiors, the engine and trans are nice & smooth but shifting can be tricky. problem I have faced were that the engine's heat can increase when idle I talked to the agent and he said that this is normal because of the turbo, the other problem was that when I went to the autowash some water was leaking inside! this should not have happened, the head lights had some vapor inside some of the time. Driving is really solid, steering response is the best Ive tried and the clutch is soft making it perfect for shifting. but the TT is a bit noisy on the road something that is not expected from AUDI. Overal it is a great car but I just wish that those problems did not occur.
Pros: Climate control and automatic top
Advice: Test drive on highway and back roadsThis car handles like a dream! I'm taking longer routes home just because driving is so enjoyable!
Pros: The style and performance
Cons: Had to order it way ahead of time.
Advice: Test drive it and see if the gentle steering is for you.Beautiful appearance, beautiful drive! This has been my dream car and I still adore it. Drive one, you'll agree. You may want to try leasing first, however, because I have heard friends that have electrical problems... but the drive... try it out.
Pros: Ball glove interior
Cons: Turbo lag off the line
Advice: Make sure you can live with only 2 seats.A pure joy to drive with unique styling inside and out. The optional ball glove interior adds to the special interior. The trunk in the 180 is the largest in its class, so this car is a real long distance cruiser.