Added: 12th of October 2013
I have had my 2004 Audi TT for around 4 years. I can safely say it is the best and most reliable car I have ever owned. For my needs, the car is perfect. Space Although there are rear seats, they are not practical to use due to the body shape of the car and the space behind the front seats, but this really isn't an issue to me as I rarely take passengers, and if I do it is only one. The boot space is amazing, loads of room, and the rear seats fold down, making the boot space even bigger. Comfort Comfort wise, the car is a real pleasure to drive. Long journeys are effortless. The seats are supportive, and heated for those cold mornings and the driving position is very comfortable. I take the occasional long trip, and it really feels like I am just taking a drive to the local shops. Looks The car looks great. I love the shape, and my driving experience starts before I even get into the car, it starts the moment I see it. It is different from other cars on the road that look like they have all come out of the same mould. When these models first came out, they were real head turners. They still turn heads today. Performance My TT is the 2 wheel drive 180bhp version, I guess it is the entry level model. However, the engine really does pack a punch when the turbo kicks in. It is more than fast enough for my needs. I would, however, be very interested in trying out one of the 225bhp models, or even the 3.2 V6. That must be a rocket! Running costs Between 32-35 mpg, depending on how you drive it, which is ok. I don't use the car a great deal, so the cost doesn't bother me too much. The road tax is pricey though which is obviously due to global warming *yeah, right* but there is little I can do about that. The car is more used for pleasure than anything else, so to me, the cost is worth it. Down sides? I suppose there has been the odd occasion when I have had to use the wife's car because there was an extra passenger, but very rarely. It isn't practical if you have a family, that is for sure. Spares can be pricey, but then any premium brand of car is much the same, and to be fair, the car does not go wrong very often. Summing up I thought about changing it earlier this year but then thought 'You know what, I have owned some really nice cars in the past, and this is far and away the best I have had, so why change it?' It isn't as if there is anything wrong with it, after all. I suppose if I could change anything, it would be that I perhaps should have gone for the 225 version, and gone for the 4WD as opposed to the 2WD. That said, the car I have is great, and I am looking forward to my next drive!