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literally fit like a glove
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Kelley Blue Book
The 2012 Audi TT is for all practical purposes a two-seat sports car; it lacks the extravagant space of a fuller-figured grand-touring coupe, yet there's enough extra cabin and cargo space for a couple of adults to stage a comfortable weekend getaway.In any of the TT models, the back seats (small platforms, really) seem more like a plea for affordable insurance than an effort at usability. But front seats are excellent, with enough headroom in Coupes to accommodate those well over 6'-6"--plus a rather wide, airy feel, thanks to instrument panel design, which isn't oppressively cockpit-like. Roadsters sacrifice their smoothly arched roofline for something a little less elegant, and while visibility is compromised headroom is nearly the same.
Storage space is rather tight. The console and glove box are petite--but on the Coupe, the stow space beneath the hatch glass is quite decent compared to other sports cars--enough for a couple of carry-on suitcases plus another small bag or two. And since Audi's fabric roof design doesn't require the folding space of a hardtop convertible, the trunk space stays largely intact even when the lid is lowered. In Coupes, the rear seats are best kept folded forward, when they provide a bit more space from the cabin side.
Outside of its scorching performance—along with some key feature and appearance additions—the 2012 Audi TT RS isn’t all that different from the rest of the TT lineup with respect to accommodations. However you should be aware that you get considerably more road noise inside due to stiffer, lower-riding suspension settings. In either model, the available magnetic suspension improves ride quality and handling, and cuts some road noise, so it's well worth the money.Inside the TT, TTS, or TT RS, the switchgear, materials, and trims will be very familiar to any of those with other Audi models in the garage. Tight panel gaps, well fitted trims, and good, consistent material finishes give the TT's cabin a luxurious look and feel, and the interior is remarkably free of rattles. The Roadster's soft top manages to damp sounds quite effectively, too.
The 2012 Audi TT models have way more comfort than most other small coupe or roadster alternatives, but iheir token back seats are just a tease.