Design and Engineering

Design and Engineering

Good It's got a sporty design that looks good from most angles... This old design is holding up surprisingly well; however, it has had two facelifts since it was launched.
Not so good More show than go. We don't love the ugly door mirror design.
Interior and Styling

Interior and Styling

Good Nice low seating position and funky round air vents (just like the first Audi TT).
Not so good The 'nice low seating position' is a poor driving position. The plastic quality is nowhere near premium. The rear ¾ vision from the driver seat is terrible...plus the tiny rear seats are useless for adults. If you’re over 6 foot tall good luck getting comfortable...
Performance

Performance

Good The 2.7L V6 engine produces a sweet note from the dual exhaust. There's a 6-speed manual on offer with great clutch feel.
Not so good The V6's performance is unremarkable (only 123kW) yet you've still got to pay for 6-cylinder fuel economy. It's slower than every 4-cyl Hot Hatch. The auto transmission is an old school 4-speed.
Ride and Handling

Ride and Handling

Good The chassis handles nicely and the steering inspires confidence for the driver. Overall smooth ride and quite refined at high speeds.
Not so good Brakes aren’t worthy of a sports car.
Buying and Owning

Buying and Owning

Good Inexpensive pricing. Generous five-year/unlimited kilometre warranty.
Not so good It's cheap, but you'll spend what you save on filling the tank.