2009 Audi TTS Coupe

Our meteorologists were calling for four to six inches of snow last weekend, but I wasn't worried - I had the Audi TTS with Quattro. However, our example arrived with its nineteen-inch wheels wrapped in summer rubber, and no matter how valiantly the ESP fought to keep the car in check, the car proved virtually impossible to drive.

I drove the car once things thawed, but I didn't enjoy the TTS coupe anywhere as much as I did the roadster we previously sampled. There's little point to coupe's rear "seats." They're best suited for storage, but I think I could make do with the multiple cubbies and the trunk pass-through tucked into the convertible.

Usually, I love Audi's MMI system, but something seemed amiss with this car's infotainment system. I lauded the roadster's Bose speakers as producing brilliant, crisp sound, but those in the coupe made every piece of music flat and muddled. Another annoyance developed soon after: the Bluetooth system would continuously connect and disconnect with my cell phone, which would incite a chime every two minutes. Bizarre.

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

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