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Looking For Opinions On The Audi TT  
User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3438 times:
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I'm considering a used, 2000 Audi TT Quattro with 36,000 miles on it. Asking price is $15,700. If anyone have any experience with the TT....particularly 2000's, I'd love to get some insight re: reliability, problem areas, general advice, etc.

Thanks!




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User currently offlineAirxLiban From Lebanon, joined Oct 2003, 4518 posts, RR: 53
Reply 1, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3429 times:

Are you looking at the 180bhp version or the 225bhp version?

I actually know the guy who designed this car - it is rolling architecture for sure but not exactly the performance car that some had hoped for.



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User currently onlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 2, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3424 times:
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I had a 2000 Audi S3 - which was basically the same like the 2000 Audi TT, besides shape obviously. I can only recommend it, didn't have any particular problems with it. But I only kept it for about 30,000 miles, so I can't tell you what happens when it gets, well, "older"...

-Manuel



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 3, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3418 times:
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Quoting AirxLiban (Reply 1):
Are you looking at the 180bhp version or the 225bhp version?



It's the 180hp version. I don't have much desire to pay extra for the 225hp version, as 1) I'm not after high performance, and 2) I suppose I can always increase boost slightly with a chip if I decide otherwise.

Mainly I'm concerned about the gremlins I hear about regarding VW/Audi reliability...trouble with accessories, trim, brakes...stuff like that.

Am I correct in assuming the TT is more reliable, having been assembled in Germany, rather than Mexico?




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User currently onlineManuCH From Switzerland, joined Jun 2005, 3012 posts, RR: 46
Reply 4, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3417 times:
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Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
Mainly I'm concerned about the gremlins I hear about regarding VW/Audi reliability...trouble with accessories, trim, brakes...stuff like that.

Never had reliability problems with VW/Audi, which I've been driving for 10 years, for what it's worth. But then again, I'm biased  Smile

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 3):
Am I correct in assuming the TT is more reliable, having been assembled in Germany, rather than Mexico?

That I don't know...



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User currently offlineRobK From United Kingdom, joined Sep 2004, 3958 posts, RR: 18
Reply 5, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3414 times:

Hair-dresser's car.

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RK


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 6, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3405 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
I'm considering a used, 2000 Audi TT Quattro with 36,000 miles on it. Asking price is $15,700. If anyone have any experience with the TT....particularly 2000's, I'd love to get some insight re: reliability, problem areas, general advice, etc.

God, I hope that isn't the one I turned in on my lease.

With apologies to our German members, that TT I had was the biggest piece of crap I ever owned.

It was towed to the shop four times for different issues. I couldn't wait to get rid of it.

Second, if you are over 5'5" it is damn uncomfortable!!!!

Sorry, but I hated mine, hope you have better luck!


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 7, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3399 times:
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Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 6):
It was towed to the shop four times for different issues.



What issues did you have?




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User currently offlineBrownBat From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 8, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 3395 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Thread starter):
2000 Audi TT Quattro with 36,000 miles on it. Asking price is $15,700.

For that kind of milage I would have asked for more than 15k. I would be skeptical of the condition of the car. TTs are nice but not exactly performance cars and I have to say under the wrong light, it can look ugly. I have the Infitiy G35 coupe, best car buy I ever made. Not only nice for everyday driving but it can take any street car anywhere anytime. I had a BMW330 before the G35 and now that I can compare, the BMW had a ride like a Kia.


User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3392 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 7):
What issues did you have?

Emission Control problems, Battery was defective, tires were recalled (not a problem from Audi, but never the less), two additional engine issues, but I don't recall what they were, I can look up in my records if you want to e-mail me.


User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3385 times:

2H4 –

I sent you an IM with a link to a scan of the 2006 Consumer Reports Buyers Guide chart for the TT. (anyone else wants it, IM me)

Please note it has a big black X under reliability verdict. Trouble spots are electrical, fuel system, and integrity. An Audi (specifically the TT) may be a neat-o car and I’m sure it handles great, but I wouldn’t want anything with foul reliability.

Suggestive alternatives: Mazda Miata (MX-5) or Honda S2000. Both cars have bulletproof reliability. I note you did not specify convertible. A hardtop – either factory or aftermarket – is readily available for the Miata.

My 1991 Miata has 220k on the OD. The only (yes, the one and only) quality problem was the power window went out in 1996. (one had to get the package with power windows to get cruise control)

You will find loads of Miatas and some S2000s on the used market because people buy them and find out a roadster is not for them.


User currently offlineDaleaholic From UK - England, joined Oct 2005, 3208 posts, RR: 13
Reply 11, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3379 times:

In my opinion, they are too common and not a very nice design, this is my opinion though :P


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User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3376 times:

Quoting FlyingTexan (Reply 10):
Trouble spots are electrical, fuel system, and integrity. An Audi (specifically the TT) may be a neat-o car and I’m sure it handles great, but I wouldn’t want anything with foul reliability.

Yup, that sounds about right!


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 13, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3375 times:
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Thanks for the great info, Texan. Yeah, I thought about the Miata. I really like them...particularly the feeling of driving what amounts to a street-legal go-cart, but I've decided I really want all-wheel-drive.

During the summer, I'm always on my motorcycle, so when the snow rolls around, I want something that I can have fun with. I like the idea of having good traction in rain and snow. My uncle is selling his 2003 WRX, which is very appealing, but it would end up costing $3000 more than the TT I'm considering. And I really like the design of the TT.

I'd hold out for a hardtop, because I'd have to have a roof rack for my bicycles.





Quoting BrownBat (Reply 8):
For that kind of milage I would have asked for more than 15k. I would be skeptical of the condition of the car.



Great tip, and definitely one I'm keeping in mind.





Quoting Dtwclipper (Reply 9):
I can look up in my records if you want to e-mail me.



No need to look it up, but I appreciate the offer.




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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 14, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3375 times:

I have driven a TT and the visibility from the drivers seat is worse than poor. The windows are too small IMO.  Sad

User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3365 times:

Quoting 2H4 (Reply 13):
I'd have to have a roof rack for my bicycles.

There are many catalogues available with aftermarket parts specifically for the Miata. There are bicycle racks that attach to a receiving hitch of sorts then go up. They are about 2 or 3 feet tall. The bikes then attach to the rack and are mounted perpendicular to the rear bumper.

My brother had a similar bike rack when he had a Jeep Wrangler.

Now the above mentioned catalogues offer EVERYTHING for a Miata. Except AWD.  Wink


User currently offlineJafa39 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 16, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3360 times:

Take the engine out and put it into a Golf GTI, then hang on for the ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I have seen this done and it is...awesome!!

My only beef with the TT is that it has too many "handling aids" such as ESP and this made the ones I drove rather boring, I like cars that need some seat of the pants input, try an old and well thrashed 911..with cheap tyres...if its fun you're after!

Regards,

Jafa


User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 17, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3356 times:
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Quoting Jafa39 (Reply 16):
Take the engine out and put it into a Golf GTI, then hang on for the ride!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



I believe that's called the R32, and yes, it is wicked.




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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 18, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3349 times:

Audi TT?
Mazda Miata?

How about considering the competitor; The beautiful and powerful Ford Thunderbird?

All come standard with 280hp 3.9liter V8.

This car has tons of class!  Cool

2002-2005 models.










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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 19, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3342 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
How about considering the competitor; The beautiful and powerful Ford Thunderbird?




Thanks for the recommendation, but I'm looking for all-wheel-drive, and American cars really aren't my thing.


 Wink



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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 20, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3342 times:

Quoting Superfly (Reply 18):
The beautiful and powerful Ford Thunderbird?

Leave it to our Bay Area FoMoCo (and he does have great taste in cars) lover to lobby for the T-Bird! I’ve gotta say that car does haul ass and is unique. And Consumer Reports gives it a *better than average overall reliability rating*


User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 21, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 3333 times:

2H4:
Does the Audio TT come with all-wheel drive?
The traction control system on the rear-drive Thunderbird is good and is weighted down due to the folding top in the rear compartment when the removable top is on in the winter months.



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User currently offline2H4 From United States of America, joined Oct 2004, 8956 posts, RR: 60
Reply 22, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3322 times:
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Quoting Superfly (Reply 21):
Does the Audio TT come with all-wheel drive?



Yeah, it's available in either AWD or just FWD. In my opinion, the AWD option is one of the coolest things about it.




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User currently onlineSuperfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 40076 posts, RR: 74
Reply 23, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3317 times:

2H4:
How common is the Thunderbird in Cinncinati?
The Audi TT is very common out here due to all the import snobs out here on the coast.
Too bad the Thunderbird is out of production due to the high sticker price.
It's a great buy for a used car.



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User currently offlineWhiteHatter From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 24, posted (9 years 1 month 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 3315 times:

Quoting RobK (Reply 5):
Hair-dresser's car.

The Audi TT screams "Hairdresser" or "Homosexual"

or more likely "Homosexual Hairdresser"

urgh...another clown car driven by blondes or screamers. Generally the type who park in disabled bays at supermarkets so more people can see their car and their outfit, plus being fabulous means the rules don't apply to them.

I would rather walk than drive an Audi TT. They are just embarassing.


25 2H4 : Honestly, I'm not sure. I've only been living here for about a week. 2H4
26 2H4 : Ah. You see, unlike yourself, my car-buying decisions are not predicated upon what I want others to think of me. 2H4
27 WhiteHatter : well go and buy a bright pink cadillac then. Same effect. I'd rather not drive a car which screams "wanker!" to everyone. Unlike you, I obviously hav
28 AA777 : If ur gonna go for the TT, its worthwile to get the 225 Hp version.... and def. go with the Quattro, you wont regret it. My car has quattro (2004 Audi
29 Superfly : Well I was going to comment on that but I didn't want to offend 2H4 in case he was on the other team. Hell the new Thunderbird isn't the most manly ca
30 Post contains images 2H4 : Oh, I can totally understand where you're coming from. After all, it's not as if you need a car to do that for you. 2H4
31 Flight152 : I had a BMW330 before the G35 and now that I can compare, the BMW had a ride like a Kia. Are you kidding me? If thats the case, you clearly didn't own
32 Theredbaron : After reading 2 dozen non asked for comparisons and no data to help you I feel compelled to give you usefull hints about the car. Is cheap for the mil
33 Dtwclipper : Man, you have got some serious issues, may I sugest Lithium? The desirable serum lithium levels are 0.6 to 1.2 mEq/l. Dosage will vary from one indiv
34 Post contains images Cornish : Actually I think you'll find there's been a noticeable sharpness to the tone of WhiteHatter's posts on A.net since he gave up smoking. Do you think t
35 Post contains images Klaus : Once tried to get into one, with limited success. If you're a dwarf you may have better luck. No space for pointy caps, however.
36 BCal DC10 : What do you drive then WhiteHatter? How can you make such sweeeping generalisations about TT drivers? I have a 2003 Audi TT Roadster 180. And I love
37 AirxLiban : The TT is rolling architecture, its a fantastic design, so what if gay guys drive it? I believe in the US the 225hp version has AWD standard whilst th
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