Its launch didn't go according to plan though, as many people discovered the handling characteristic at high speed were scary. Audi immediately issued a recall and fitted virtually every car with a big spoiler on the back to glue the bottom of the car to the ground.
The Mk3's cabin remains a spectacular place to be. It's still a well built cabin, but now it has other features like air conditioning controls integrated into the air vents and a large display in the dash which also takes care of navigation functions. This feature is perhaps the coolest one offered on the new model, perhaps its biggest selling point in the face of stiff competition from BMW's 2-Series.
If you plan on getting the new TT, know that it's currently available with three engines in Europe. The first is a 2.0-liter TDI fitted to the base model. It's the same as in the Golf GTD, but since the TT is lighter performance is even better. Two versions of the EA888 2.0-liter turbo are also available, with either 230 hp or, as in the case of the new TTS, 310 hp.