i love that color, great choice.
Also, the Miata got totalled so they didn't really choose to sell that.
Viper Green and Porsche fans? Looks like you need to make another purchase.
Current: 2016 Cayman 6MT Mahogany Metallic
Past: 1969 Mercedes 250 w/ V8 swap, 1969 Mercedes 250, 1973 Mercedes 280C, 1977 BMW 320i, 1992 Buick Roadmaster, 2005 Ford Excursion, 2006 E46 M3 ZCP, 2007 BMW Z4M Coupe, 2009 Audi A4 2.0TQ, 2009 BMW 135i, 2011 CTS-V Wagon, 2014 Ford Fiesta ST, 2014 Volkswagen Passat SE 1.8T 5MT, 2015 Chevy SS 6MT, 2016 MK7 GTI PP (bought back!)
I loved my Stage 2+ (MKII) Audi TTS for all of the reasons you posted.
It's no elite machine for the automotive purist. But it gets the job done, done in style, and done very, very quickly and with minimal hassle.
Also, I fit a child seat in back no problem, and my son used to ride back there. For adults? I agree, it's almost useless.
But it does have many uses.
2000 Toyota MR2 Spyder, Absolutely Red/Black, 5spd
2005 Acura TSX, Carbon Grey Pearl/Quartz, Sportshift
2013 Lincoln MKZ Hybrid, White Platinum Metallic Tri-Coat/Light Dune, Reserve +Technology
2016 Fiat 500e, Electric Orange Tri-Coat Pearl/Black - I live life 84 miles at a time!
Dang, sorry to hear the C7 left - while they're certainly not without their flaws, I can honestly say my Z51 was probably the most fun car I've ever owned. I never found the steering to be an issue, and that's coming from a former owner of two different Caymans. Was moving from a manual to an auto a deciding factor for the SO?
Regardless, best of luck with the Audi - they're cool cars. (Shameless plug - I wrote up a press loaner review of one a while back here.)