Last time around, the Audi TT was pretty much resigned to being a chick car – no self-respecting man could realistically drive one. The new look lends itself to both men and women, which is good, because it’s a blast to drive.
You have your choice of a turbo four, or a sweet V6 – the choice is tough. The V6 gets you AWD, but the turbo four has plenty of power, and can net you much better gas mileage. I say go with the four – you’ll save a few grand while you’re at it.
2008 Audi TT Specs
- 200 HP 2.0 liter turbocharger 4 cylinder engine
- Available 250 HP 3.2 liter DOHC V6
- 6 speed automatic transmission
- Available AWD ( 3.2 liter model )
2008 Audi TT Reviews
The Car Connection reviews the 2008 Audi TT and writes – ‘We know from our experiences with the TT Coupe that driving the TT offers sheer pleasure – and with the Roadster, the added bonus of the open air and the sound of the engine. The turbo engine produces a more pronounced sound, while the six-cylinder growl sounds less boyish. That also marks exactly the difference in character of both models: the 2.0 TFSI begs to show off its ability to perform. And it performs really well: it accelerates from 0-60 mph in 6.5 seconds and reaches a top speed of 147 mph, Audi says.’
Forbes Auto reviews the 2008 Audi TT and writes – ‘Unfortunately, the TT that many enthusiasts and budget-conscious buyers might prefer — a 2.0-liter model with quattro AWD — isn’t initially available, though Audi has hinted that it will rectify that situation. Pricing wasn’t announced as of publication time, but we expect there to be quite a leap in price from the 2.0-liter front-driver to the top-dog 3.2 quattro model.’
Automobile Mag reviews the 2008 Audi TT and writes – ‘Anyone who likes the Volkswagen GTI will like the front-wheel-drive TT roadster with the 200-hp engine. No, it doesn’t provide the V-6 Quattro’s riveting traction when accelerating hard out of a wet hairpin, but it feels pretty special nonetheless. What’s so nice about the 2.0-liter four is the way it produces ample torque without sacrificing horsepower. The torque plateaus from 1800 to 5000 rpm, and you can rev the hell out of the sixteen-valve engine before it will cut off the fuel feed at 6800 rpm. Fuel economy beats the V-6 by eighteen percent on paper and by probably double that in real life. This from an engine that accelerates the TT roadster, no lightweight at 3130 pounds, from 0 to 60 mph in 6.3 seconds and takes it to a governed 130 mph.’
Edmunds reviews the 2008 Audi TT and writes – ‘Overall, the 2008 Audi TT drives dramatically better than the previous generation and feels much more responsive. Ride quality, especially with the new magnetic ride dampers, is improved, too. Some drivers might find the new steering rack to be devoid of feel, but there’s no denying its precision. In most situations, the 3.2 Quattro is the better variant; it’s faster and able to deal with wet weather much more effectively. But the 2.0T is still a surprisingly enjoyable companion, as its torquey, if not particularly soulful, engine puts less weight over the front wheels and allows the car to steer nimbly around corners.’