2010 Audi TTS Coupe Premium

Design may be a strong selling point of the TTS, but I can think of two others. The large hatchback gives access to a fair amount of cargo room, especially if you happen to fold those useless rear jump seats flat. Better yet, the TTS is fitted with Audi's Quattro all-wheel-drive system. Having spent a weekend this past winter in a TTS roadster, the drivetrain (especially when paired with winter tires) is virtually invincible, no matter how much snow Mother Nature decides to throw at you.

Still, I can't help but wonder if mounting good snow tires onto a Boxster or a Cayman would be a better option. Yes, both are a little more expensive than the TTS, but as virtually all of my colleagues illustrate, they're much more rewarding to drive. Even though you'll never slide it around a closed road course, the Porsches are much more balanced and responsive than this Audi, which exhibits some of the understeer we've come to expect from Volkswagen's A-platform.

That's not to say that the TTS isn't fun-torque is plenty strong once boost comes on, and I love the exhaust note during gear changes-but to me, it just doesn't provide the same level of excitement as its competitors. Isn't that what sports cars are supposed to be about?

Evan McCausland, Web Producer

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