"reviewer is nuts"5.0 starson by bananadan
Pros: incredible handling, loads of power
Cons: mediocre gas econ, lots of road noise
Summary: having owned two Audi TT's, including one with the 3.2 engine that's in this car, I would have to say the R32 surpasses both of them. the all-wheel drive system's rear bias greatly improves handling, and the ride is actually better than the former TT (haven't tried the current version, and don't care for its increased size.) The seat (same as GTI) is completely comfortable even over 10 hour drives, which I do regularly. The lack of iPod integration doesn't matter to me - - if you leave OUT the navigation system, you get a six-CD MP3-compatible unit (no MP3 with nav system.) This allows me to put about 20 hours or more of podcasts and music. don't really miss the iPod. anyway, the car is about driving . . . a truly awesome performer, and a bargain at the price. gas consumption is mediocre, with about a best of 24 mpg for freeway (maybe a bit more if you keep it under 70, but what fun is that?) Road noise is fairly high, but that was also true of TT and my A4 I had previously. What a kick to drive!