Ford Focus Zetec swapped for Audi TT

Ford Focus Zetec swapped for Audi TT

Well, I haven’t actually swapped them because the Focus is sitting in the warehouse until I take it back to Ford on Thursday. I’m driving the Audi TT 2-litre turbo because of its greater snob value over the Focus…which makes me fairly shallow in some people’s eyes. 🙂
I’ve got to say that, like Holden’s Commodore, I didn’t like the TT when I first got in. It’s not the fact that their instrumentation looks remarkably similar; in fact, I can’t put my finger on it. But in both cars you’d be best to take them for a half-hour drive before committing either way because they’re actually quite good. The TT has grown on my. I have driven it top down and top up, and with and without traction control. It’s a nice looking car, appeals to the ladies, and handles well. It’s a pity Audi chose to make a car like this front wheel drive – it really needs to be RWD like Nissan’s 350Z (which is a similar price), or Mazda’s MX-5 to capture the spirit of the drive, and to eliminate torque steer. Though, when you think about the audience, it’s probably better it’s a safer FWD layout, or hundreds of self-made women (and a lesser number of sensitive new age guys) would be backing the TT through a hedge on a wet corner, such is the poke from the turbo.

Well, I haven’t actually swapped them because the Focus is sitting in the warehouse until I take it back to Ford on Thursday. I’m driving the Audi TT 2-litre turbo because of its greater snob value over the Focus…which makes me fairly shallow in some people’s eyes. 🙂
I’ve got to say that, like Holden’s Commodore, I didn’t like the TT when I first got in. It’s not the fact that their instrumentation looks remarkably similar; in fact, I can’t put my finger on it. But in both cars you’d be best to take them for a half-hour drive before committing either way because they’re actually quite good. The TT has grown on my. I have driven it top down and top up, and with and without traction control. It’s a nice looking car, appeals to the ladies, and handles well. It’s a pity Audi chose to make a car like this front wheel drive – it really needs to be RWD like Nissan’s 350Z (which is a similar price), or Mazda’s MX-5 to capture the spirit of the drive, and to eliminate torque steer. Though, when you think about the audience, it’s probably better it’s a safer FWD layout, or hundreds of self-made women (and a lesser number of sensitive new age guys) would be backing the TT through a hedge on a wet corner, such is the poke from the turbo.

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