The 2012 Audi TT Roadster is the convertible version of the popular Audi TT Coupe. This model is less costly than the TTS Roadster, but delivers a great deal of power with impeccable styling and appointments. If you do not need the extra power offered in the TTS models, you can save some money by investing in the TT Roadster instead.

Offered in both coupe and convertible models, the Audi TT offers a lot of bang for the buck, and combines Audi’s great body styling with a more manageable price tag than its higher-level competitors. The Audi TT Roadster utilizes a 2.0-liter, 211-horsepower engine, and its four-cylinder configuration means you will spend less at the gas pump than with 6-cylinder models. Average gas mileage for the TT Roadster is 23 in the city and 31 on the highway, a great improvement over other luxury sport models.

What’s new in the 2012 Audi TT Roadster?

The TT Roadster comes in two trim levels: the Premium Plus and the Prestige. While the Prestige offers several upgrades, the Premium Plus is nicely appointed for a base model. Both trims have premium 18-inch wheels and multi-link suspension for a smooth, quiet ride. Each level includes a standard six-speed transmission. The 2012 Audi TT Roadster is offered for a base sticker price of $41,300 for the Premium Plus trim level.

The 2012 Audi TT Convertible has experienced a bit of upgrading in terms of its exterior, although aficionados of the Audi line will notice that the body style has not changed significantly in the last three years. Audi added a bit of chrome and hardened up a few of the lines to make the car look tougher, but the body style has remained essentially unchanged since its first-generation models were introduced.

Standard interior features on all levels of the Audi TT Roadster are rain-sensing wipers, cruise control, power steering and heated mirrors, as well as premium sound system with AM/FM, CD, satellite radio, and MP3 player. An auxiliary input is available for music hookups, as well. The Prestige trim features a standard CD changer, although this feature is optional on the base model. Wireless cell phone control, leather seats, climate control, and power seats are all standard features on both trim levels. The Prestige trim includes a standard navigation system, which is available as an option feature on the base model.

The standard four-year, 50,000-mile Audi warranty is included on both trim levels, and Audi gives you four years of unlimited mileage roadside assistance. Audi also includes a 12-year rust protection warranty with all vehicles. J. D. Power reliability rating for the 2010 TT model was 6.0 out of 10, while the 2011 model was rated with two out of five stars in powertrain dependability and three out of five stars in interior dependability.

Audi TT Roadster Safety Reviews

No crash test data is available for the 2012 Audi TT Roadster, although Audi usually enjoys high safety ratings in crash tests. The 2012 Audi TT Roadster does come equipped with loads of safety features, including anti-lock brakes, hill hold assist, brake assist, and crash sensors. Airbags are configured for both driver and front passengers.

How much does car insurance cost for an Audi TT Roadster?

The 2012 Audi TT Roadster averages $1,625 per year in insurance costs, compared to $1,445 per year for the BMW Z4 and $1,663 per year for the Mercedes SLK. One disadvantage to Audis in general tends to be higher costs to insure less power and less expensive vehicle models.

You will need basic liability coverage in accordance with your state’s laws and limits. Every state requires a basic amount of liability coverage on every vehicle; your state’s liability limits should be evident from your quotes. You may want to consider raising those limits to protect your assets, especially if you live in a tort-liability state. Many drivers choose to double or even trip the state minimum liability limits to offer themselves extra protection.

You can also consider quotes for optional coverage such as collision. Collision insurance pays for the body damage to your vehicle if you cause an accident. With the high price of repairs these days, it makes sense to explore collision coverage so that you do not get stuck with a large repair bill. You will also want to consider comprehensive coverage and protection against uninsured motorists. You may also want to consider gap coverage, which pays the difference between what you owe on your new vehicle and its “book value.”

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