Audi TT coupe

£29,810 - £40,310

The Audi TT is a two-door, four-seat coupe designed to rival a wide range of cars – from the cheaper Peugeot RCZ and Volkswagen Scirocco right up to the top-end Porsche Cayman and BMW 4 Series. It's as stylish as ever, with a striking exterior and upmarket interior that its coupe rivals simply cannot match.

While it's not the last word in fun, the Audi TT is still great to drive and will rack up miles in complete comfort should you need to do longer motorway trips. We recommend the brilliant TDI Ultra model in Sport trim, which matches rock-bottom running costs with eager performance and a comfortable ride.

If fuel economy is less important to you, the 2.0-litre TFSI S line S tronic with quattro four-wheel-drive is very fast in both a straight line and through corners, outshining the more expensive TT S, which has less palatable running costs and not a great deal more performance.

All TTs come with Audi's revolutionary Virtual Cockpit display, which allows you to switch the conventional speedometer and rev counter to stereo and phone controls on a crystal-clear 12.3-inch screen. Leather seats, DAB digital radio and climate control are standard, even on the basic Sport model. Standard safety kit is decent and there's plenty more equipment on the options list.

Audi describes the TT as a 2+2 coupe, which means that the rear seats are impractical for anything other than very short journeys. They’re better used as a place to sling a couple of bags rather than your growing children. But then most people who buy a coupe like this aren’t looking for a practical family car.

The Audi TT coupe starts at just under £30,000 for the diesel-engined Ultra Sport model and climbs to over £32,000 for the petrol-engined S line version. Just under £3,000 adds quattro four-wheel drive and Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.