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2001 Audi TT roadster

By Larkin Hill
Staff Writer, The Auto Channel

  • Looks unlike any other car on the road -- sporty, unique, and cute!
  • Just as stylish inside as it is outside
  • Smooth and responsive handling -- super zippy and fun.
  • High quality materials throughout
  • Comfortable seats and easy to reach controls
  • Motorized convertible top nearly eliminates trunk space (there's more space w/ the manual top)
  • Very low seating position makes visibility difficult for those under 5'3"
  • Aluminum accents quickly show scratches
  • Cupholders are difficult to reach
  • Very limited cabin storage (tiny glove box and behind-the-seat pocket)

I fell hard. The first time I laid eyes on it, I knew I'd found love. The simple lines, pulled-together finish, and perfectly matched drop-top. I first fell for it's sibling coupe, but the temptation of fresh air quickly overtook my longing for the coupe.

I first saw and sat in the convertible on a blustery day in New York in March. Five months later, I received delivery and I immediately longed for the weekend to come.

I had to give it back after my test week had finished, and the reality that I had to own this car some day hit me...

Interior Pictures