Audi redesigned its TT for 2008. The car comes in convertible and hardtop hatchback versions.
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The adaptive, bi-xenon headlights combined with the grille of the TT form a very distinct face.
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Our test car had the six-cylinder 3.2-liter engine. The car is also available with a two-liter turbocharged four-cylinder.
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With its simple styling, the TT looks like a slab on wheels, albeit with rounded ends.
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Cabin wind protection is afforded by a retractable rear wind deflector. The cabin is very comfortable, even at high speeds with the top down.
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With the 3.2-liter engine, the TT comes standard with Quattro all-wheel-drive. Our car also had the magnetic ride suspension option.
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The power top works easily. All you have to do is push a button until the top raises and latches into place.
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The retractable spoiler automatically surfaces at around 80 mph, then retracts when you drop below 55 mph. It can also be raised with a button on the console.
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Although the TT is a sports roadster, Audi doesn't neglect the interior, with touches such as fully adjustable power seats.
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The bottom of the steering wheel is flattened, helping the driver determine when the wheels are in a straight line.
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Between the tach and speedometer, Audi mounts its traditional information display, which shows a variety of useful information.
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The six-speed manual transmission in the TT is smooth and precise. The car can also be had with Audi's double-clutch automated manual S-tronic transmission.
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The big radio display offers lots of space for information. With the navigation option present, this display would be replaced by an LCD.
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It's easy to see the presets on this big LCD display, but tuning in a satellite radio station requires tediously turning the right-hand knob.
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The TT does a good job of displaying MP3 information from CDs in its six-disc changer.
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The Info button lets you choose whether to display the artist, the track, the folder, or the file name. The Browse button lets you see all the folders on a CD.
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The premium audio system was included in our car, with 10 speakers, a center-fill speaker, and a subwoofer, all powered by an eight-channel digital amp.
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