Audi TT coupe

£27,150 - £40,610

The Audi TT coupe is a two-door sports car that can fit four people. It's designed to rival a range of cars – anything from the cheaper Volkswagen Scirocco and Peugeot RCZ right up to more premium models like the BMW 4 Series coupe and Porsche Cayman. It's still as stylish as the first-generation TT, with a sharp exterior design and a well built interior that some rivals simply can’t match.

Although it isn’t the last word in fun, the Audi TT is still a great coupe to drive, easily racking up the miles in complete comfort when you need to. We recommend the excellent TDI Ultra model in Sport trim – it matches rock-bottom running costs with perky performance and a comfortable ride.

If fuel economy is less of a priority, the 2.0-litre TFSI S line S tronic with Audi's quattro four-wheel-drive system is fast in both a straight line and through corners. It even makes the top-of-the-range TT S model look a bit superfluous, as the latter has higher running costs but not much extra performance. 

All TT models are fitted with Audi's clever Virtual Cockpit system, which allows you to switch between a conventional speedometer, to stereo, phone or navigation controls on a crystal-clear 12.3-inch screen behind the steering wheel. Leather seats, DAB digital radio and climate control are standard on all models, as is a decent range of safety equipment. 

The TT is described as a 2+2 coupe, which means that the rear seats aren’t hugely spacious. They’re better suited as a place to throw your bags rather than your growing children. Then again, most people who buy a coupe don’t have practicality at the forefront of their minds. 

The TT is priced at a smidge under £30,000 for the diesel-engined Ultra Sport model. Go for a petrol-powered S line model and the price climbs to £32,000. Just under £3,000 adds quattro four-wheel drive and Audi's S tronic dual-clutch automatic gearbox.