The 2010 Audi TT's versatility in body styles is matched by a few sports coupes, though none can top its variety of drivetrains.
The new Nissan 370Z cuts length to gain in style, handling, and ride quality, but it's still rough and noisy compared to the TT.
The Mercedes-Benz SLK has a folding hardtop, a technically interesting style, and a hot AMG performance edition, but the Audi TTS has a lighter, nimbler feel.
It's probably out of the question for badge snobs, but if a base Porsche Boxster is still too expensive, a fully optioned TTS still checks in below $50,000.
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|2011 Audi TTBrowse Used Listings||2011 Mercedes-Benz SLK ClassBrowse Used Listings||2011 Nissan 370ZBrowse Used Listings||2011 Porsche BoxsterBrowse Used Listings|
|21 MPG City / 29 MPG Hwy||17 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||18 MPG City / 26 MPG Hwy||19 MPG City / 27 MPG Hwy|
|Turbo Gas I4||Gas V6||Gas V6||Gas Flat 6-cyl|
|2-Door Coupe S tronic quattro 2.0T Premium Plus||2-Door Roadster SLK 300||2-Door Coupe Manual||2-Door Roadster|
|All-Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear Wheel Drive||Rear-Wheel Drive|
|2 Door Cpe||2 Door Roadster||2 Door Coupe||2 Door Convertible|
|Automatic w/manual shift||Manual w/OD||Manual w/OD||Manual|