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Review of: Audi TT Roadster
Car Review By:
Ahmad Wali
£26,370 - £51,205

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On August 30, 2013
Last modified:August 30, 2013


There are not many cars that offers value comparable to Audi TT Roadster. It is an all-star car with good balance of everything. You will love the looks, drive and the feel inside the roadster.

The solid reputation, excellent engineering and strong reputation make the Audi TT Roadster a joy ride that won’t hurt your wallet. Our review is based on analysis of various Audi TT Roadster reviews online and data available on Audi UK website. It offers responsive handling, agile performance, and excellent driving experience. Only drawback you might feel is that the poor visibility over the shoulder when the roof is up.

Audi TT Roadster is a fantastic sports roadster that is fun to drive and inexpensive to buy. The price is unmatchable with so many perks and value additions by Audi. You can say it is an all-in-one sports roadster that won’t hurt your bank, provide attractive design, feels luxurious, and decent performance overall. If you compare Audi TT Roadster with Volkswagen Golf Cabriolet, there is an edge for Audi TT Roadster for providing more value.

Audi TT Roadster Price

The starting price is low so that an average buyer can also afford this master piece of engineering and performance oriented buyers can select the RS version to satisfy their enthusiasm.



Roadster 1.8 TFSI 160 Sport


Roadster 1.8 TFSI 160 S line


Roadster 2.0 TFSI 211 Sport


Roadster 2.0 TDI 170 quattro Sport


Roadster 2.0 TFSI 211 S line


Roadster 2.0 TFSI 211 quattro Sport


Roadster 2.0 TDI 170 quattro S line


Roadster 2.0 TFSI 211 Black Edition


Roadster 2.0 TDI 170 quattro Black Ed


Roadster 2.0 TFSI 272 S


Roadster 2.5 RS Quattro


Roadster 2.5 RS Plus Quattro



Power & Performance

You can choose between four turbo petrol engines; 1.8 litre 158bhp, 2.0 litre 208bhp, 2.0 litre TTS 270bhp and 2.0 litre five cylinder TT RS with 335bhp. All the engines are agile, but keeping in mind balance of performance and fuel economy 2.0 litres with 208bhp is the best option. There is also a 2.0 litre diesel engine that you can select producing 168bhp, which is fast and manages the fuel economy of 50 miles per gallon. All the models comes with standard six speed manual gearbox, you can also choose the awesome S Tronic six or seven speed semi-auto transmission on some versions.

When it comes to ride and handling it feels like a complete sports car that offers sharp handling on twists and turns. You will love the quick steering, good balance and strong grip that make the car more nimble. The two wheels drive models feel quicker than the four wheel drive models. You will enjoy the ride inside the car as long as you avoid larger wheels.

The road noise is kept to minimum when the fabric roof is up, but you may feel low noise on motorway speeds. The RS models have larger wheels and suffer more from tyre and road noise as compared to smaller ones. You will love the turbocharged petrol engine because of the exhaust voice and the diesel engine offers smooth performance and suppressed exhaust noise.

Interior & Exterior

When you are inside the roadster, you will love the feel from driving to sitting as a passenger. The sports steering wheel is perfectly adjusted to provide solid grip and all the controls are wisely placed. You can adjust the wheel and steering according to your desire. There is low visibility on sides when the roof is down and you might miss one or two things.

There is comfortable space for seating of two and decent boot space to store luggage. The advantage is that you can store same amount of luggage when the roof is folded down. It is equipped with latest controls and standard features like alloy wheels, climate control, and aluminium trim. The sport models add more quality features such as leather upholstery, xenon headlamps, sports suspension pack and attractive controls.

Safety & Reliability

Audi TT roadster offers premium feel and look, the cabin looks well organized with high build quality. It receives good rating JD power quality and reliability survey. There are no such complaints about low quality or reliability for the roadster.

It is safe to drive thanks to advanced safety features in the car like stability control, front and side airbags. There are also safety systems like an alarm and engine immobiliser to prevent theft. Audi TT Roadster is not yet crash tested by Euro NCAP, but the score for Audi TT 2009 was 4 stars.

eBest Cars Verdict

You will get decent discounts because strong dealership and it has good resale values too. The running costs are super economical with the diesel engine, but the sports model will surely cost heavy on your wallet. It is not the greenest car and the CO2 emissions will remain between 141-225 g/km. It falls in tax band F-K with expected early rate of £140-£280. Audi TT Roadster is definitely a best buy if you are looking for style, luxury and economy altogether.

Audi TT Roadster Pictures

There are not many cars that offers value comparable to Audi TT Roadster. It is an all-star car with good balance of everything. You will love the looks, drive and the feel inside the roadster.

About the author: Ahmad Wali


Ahmad Wali is associated with automotive industry from past 4 years. Also the member of the Cars Edition Magazine and critique for latest car reviews. Apart from Automotive industry he is an Entrepreneur running blog network including UK eBest Cars. Say Hello on twitter


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