2008 Audi TT
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2008 Audi TT

The rap against the old TT was that it was a chick car -- the soft, smooth volumes read as cute and feminine, much the way that ladybugs are “ladies” no matter what sex they are. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
Personally, I would have argued to leave the TT in its original and instantly iconic shape -- as Volkswagen has done with the New Beetle, now a decade old -- but I understand the need to freshen the product line. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
The new car is slightly bigger, slightly bolder and marginally more butch, though I still wouldn’t drive one to a NASCAR race. It retains the overall proportions of the original, which is a good thing. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
My only advice is that if you buy the TT, you better absolutely swoon at the sight of it, every day; you better love the way it makes you look, because what you’re buying is a 3,262-pound calling card announcing your refined sensibilities. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
Whatever cavils one might offer, there is no disputing that this is one great-looking car: elegant, sophisticated, this-minute modern with a capital M. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
Off-the-line performance is respectable -- 0-60 in 6 seconds, I judge -- and once the propellers are up to speed, the thing sails along at 80 mph in sixth gear, inhaling glorious gouts of California sunshine. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
The TT Roadster we testdrove cost $53,050, including the new magnetic ride control; 18-inch, 40-series tires slathered around bi-color alloy rims; navigation system; and the ultra cool baseball stitching on the seats. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
The TT roadster is available with two engines: a 2.0-liter, 200-horsepower turbocharged four cylinder and a naturally aspirated 3.2-liter V6 putting out 250 hp. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
Purists might argue that the original TT made a clearer statement, and that the new car is more conventional. Maybe. But there is still no other car on the road that puts so much design savvy over four wheels. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
Personally, I would have argued to leave the TT in its original and instantly iconic shape -- as Volkswagen has done with the New Beetle, now a decade old -- but I understand the need to freshen the product line. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
The TT comes in two varieties, coupe and roadster. In Southern California, this is no decision at all, especially since the power top mechanism on the TT is so fluid and snug fitting. -- Dan Neil (AUDI)
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