Audi TT Coupe (99 - 06) Owner reviews

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I upgraded from an old Audi TT 1.8t coupe to the newer TT 2.0 S-tronic coupe, and while I absolutely love the look of the first generation TT both from the outside and the interior - the drive was never really that comfortable. This was, however, overshadowed by my complete devotion to the car's exceptional look. However, changing to the newer 2.0 S-tronic is a massive difference! While the look of the new generation TT may be slightly more "mainstream" than the revolutionary look of the first generation, the drive is just a complete and utter pleasure. Don't get me wrong - I love the look of the new version as well. Mine is crisp white with dark red leather interior and stands on 18 inch black alloys. It looks gorgeous! The cabin is beautiful and oozes of quality, as do all modern Audis. I only ever had Audis and I feel that the interior is what really sets them apart from both Mercedes and BMW. Much, much nicer look & layout and the quality-sensation of the materials is vastly superior. From a driving/performance perspective, the TT is all I can ask for. I'm sure "professional" drivers will tell you a Porsche Cayman or even some BMW's handle much better, but with my driving pattern (which does not include pushing the car to its max on a track or on public roads to the danger of others), the TT is absolutely brilliant. The steering is sharp, the handling feels very controlled and the S-tronic gearbox is just a dream!

Brian Worning, September 4th 2013

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG35 mpg

Good behind the wheel and very classy. I had the 2.0 TDi and the economy was very good. No reliability issues and great performance. Service from the supplying dealer at Harold Wood was fine. Overall recommended for the younger drive, the more mature driver will fall in love with the car and then have a parting of the ways due to the day in, day out practicality of the car. Quattro was not as effective as I would have expected in the snow, but adequate. Pros: Very likeable and pretty car Superb performance/economy Driving it puts a smile on your face, it's Fun with a capital "F" Cons: Getting in out, it’s ok for the under 40’s Visibility is restricted, especially over the shoulder Rear seats are for small children only The boot isn’t big enough for my driver, but the other golf clubs fit in without having to fold the seats down Poor USB connection, couldn’t get my iphone connected and playback from a USB drive is very basic

Rick Singh, Essex, September 5th 2012

TDI Quattro 2dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG45 mpg

Update: after 16,500 miles I replaced the two front Bridgestone Potenza tyres (with which the car was supplied) with some (much better) Goodyear F1 Eagle Asymmetric 2's - and the wet grip is much improved

Martin Kelly, May 11th 2011

T FSI S Line 2dr [2011]

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG36 mpg

What can I say about this car that hasn't already been said? It looks fantastic, the cabin quality is exceptional, it's surprisingly practical for a coupe (I fit a 6 foot Xmas tree in it 3 years running), and then there's the performance. It grips round corners like you wouldn't believe, and you feel that 2-litre turbocharged engine can always give you a little more - never seems to run out of power. I cannot get my head round the fact that this car is front wheel drive sometimes. It just drives so well, feels so sturdy and reassuring. The steering is a dream - light yet direct and responsive and gives you so much feedback. Fuel economy not bad (31mpg if you have a bit of fun with it) and the car is so well-balanced that if you keep on top of the tyre pressures they could last you 35000 miles like mine did. I have had so much fun in this car since owning it from new! If you are considering buying this car - do it, you will not regret it. It really is a superb little car - the best I have ever owned and the one that all future cars will be compared against.

Chris Burton, Cleveland, April 2nd 2011

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG31 mpg

Had this car almost a year now, i bought it as an audi ex-demo, so high spec for good price!! Looks great in bright red, particularly from the front, although back seems a bit dull by comparison and 19" wheels set it off a treat!! The leather/alcantara seats are great, so supportive and feel so luxurious! The car drives like a dream, smooth, comfortable and relaxing when you want but puts the biggest smile on your face when your press the peddle on the right a little harder!! Steering is precise and gives good feedback, slick gear change and sharp brakes all make the car handle fantastically Only problem was over 'juddering' on the clutch when crawling, took it in and they couldn't find a fault but they must have tweaked something as problem disappeared!! Audi service is great as ever and even got a follow up call to check i was happy after such a small thing i was surprised, but pleasantly so!! GREAT CAR...always look forward to driving it and will continue to do so until lease runs out in 2 years and its time to change again!

Chris Newman, Surrey, January 26th 2009

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

Excellent car - I wasn't even looking at this car at first as I was contemplating getting a BMW coupe, but this compared to the 320d was just a much nicer car overall. I was coming from another 320 though, so thought an Audi would be a good change. Nothing to complain of as yet and I've done about 6000 miles in 3 months. Pleasure to look at and drive!

Graham Ratcliffe, Gloucestershire, January 19th 2009

TDI Quattro 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG45 mpg

I bought this car brand new in November 2007 and have used it for a good mix of motorway, rural and city driving, clocking up around 13000 miles. It has been sensational, absolutely nothing has gone wrong, and if you want to cruise up the motorway at around the legal speed limit listening to your ipod through the excellent standard sound system, I often easily achieve 40+ to the gallon. I would never go back to BMW after this, it makes smile every time I see it in the morning and its as gorgeous as the day I bought it.

Andrew Voisin, Devon, November 9th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG34 mpg

I have waited a Year and 20K miles to write this review so that it be fair, unfortunately that has given me 1 more years worth of issues. First the Good Points, it looks great and when it's not in the Garage it is great to drive. In 12 Months it has had to have new Air Bags installed, new Fuel Pump installed, new Steering Rack, the leather on the Seats is virtually ruined and has been since around 10K miles, also parts of the Body have had to be resprayed due to paintwork bubbling. To top it all Audi Customer Service has been shocking, never calling back and constantly making excuses. I should have stayed with BMW, lesson learnt.

Scott Brothers, Notts, October 13th 2008

T FSI 2dr S Tronic

  • Overall verdict2/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs3/5
  • Quality1/5
  • Average MPG28 mpg

Previously had a Mk. 1 Roadster 180 Quatro which I loved but this Mk.2 Coupe is even better. In my view the Quatro is a must for the extra roadholding available and putting the power down safely. The acceleration is tremendous making overtaking both safe and fun. Consumption is averaging around 30 mpg. but with very little town driving included. My only gripe is the lack of a spare wheel or an option to at least buy a space saver. Had to buy an extra 19" alloy and tyre to take on long journeys and they don't come cheap! A tube of gunk and compressor should be illegal. I would still highly recommend this car to any one thinking of buying one, it is well worth it for the driving pleasure alone.The looks are a bonus.

robert atkinson, Scottish Borders, September 16th 2008

V6 Quattro 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG30 mpg

Moved from 1st generation 1.8 T (180) to this new TDI Quattro - what a brilliant car. Drives very well and so much torque waiting to be unleashed. This allows for some very lazy motorway driving and very swift overtaking without changing down. Also the range between fill-ups (which used to brass me off) has increased from around 380 to 550 miles - perfect for those longer weekend trips Shame that the handbrake and so called 'armrest is the wrong side of the centre console - obviously remaining from the LHD config. Only problem so far are the gas struts supposed to hold up the boot - they don't!

R Stubbs, September 4th 2008

TDI Quattro 2dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG45 mpg

Have had my TT almost a year now and its the best driving car I've owned. Performance and handling is spot on. Must agree with another owners view about sides of leather seats showing signs of wear, having only driven 5000 miles. Some annoying break squeal at times also, but that said I still love this car. Going to replace my standard 17inch alloys with 18inch turbines.

jeff greenlee, antrim, August 19th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality4/5
  • Average MPG26 mpg

This is the first Audi I have owned - Its great fun to drive and constantly puts a smile on my face. But I have found that it struggles to get the power down and the Electronic stability control seems to be working overtime. I now wish may be I had purchased the Quattro version with 4WD - but all the car tests did say that the 200bhp 2.0 litre turbo was the on to go for. Inside the cabin the layout is good and has an excellent feel to it - but some of the materials don’t seem to have the quality feel I had expected from Audi. The optional leather seats have started to wear on the side supports and with only 2500 miles on the clock I find this disappointing. The ipod installation option was well worth the extra money, sound quality is excellent the larger 19 inch alloys do give the car a firm ride but road holding is sure footed and precise. My conclusion is that this is a good car for the money slightly let down by some of the materials and remember the back seats are for looking at - not sitting in

Andrew Clark, North Yorkshire, August 3rd 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality3/5
  • Average MPG34 mpg

I swapped from a BMW 330i to the Audi. Whereas the BMW certainly flew (the engine is both more powerful, economical and smoother) it really seemed more at home cruising. The Audi on the other hand with its inferior 3.2 unit just wants to go - and you will want to make it go what with the rorty exhaust and sharp handling. It's a joy to drive. I've got the S tronic gearbox which is outstanding. Before purchasing I didn't realise the box could be used in three different modes - all very useful and good fun. Zipping up and down the gears with the paddles is brilliant! I also opted for the magnetic ride suspension, because of the way the technology constantly changes the set up as you are driving. In normal mode the suspension is reasonably compliant, yet it still holds the car absolutely flat on corners. Things I like about the car? The exhaust note, gearbox, and wow factor. The interior ia also pretty cool. Things I dislike about the car? The sat nav graphics on the rolling map are poor. Also paying through the nose for certain extras. I need lumber support - only available if you specify electric seats. I wanted headlamp washers - only available if you specify expensive "active" xenon headlamps. Oh well, minor gripes really, for what is an outstanding car all round. Buy the best one you can afford. The second hand prices are likely to hold up really well as the car is so desirable, and the rising Euro will mean that new prices are likely to accelerate soon.

Jim Aitkenhead, Leics, August 2nd 2008

V6 Quattro 2dr S Tronic

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs3/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG25 mpg

what a great improvement on the old model -- fantastic to look at , and own ( ok corporate grill now but it's fine ),superb build quality no squeaks or rattles ,gr8 to drive .i can't think of a nicer car to drive around in ! Only gripe is Audi penny pinching in not fitting auto-dimming rear view mirror as standard !

malcolm franklin, lancashire, June 30th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs5/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG34 mpg

The new Audi TT coupe arrived just 2 weeks ago, after almost 5 months (which is not too bad). My previous car was a Golf V5, that I have been very happy with for 8 years. The TT is better, quicker and loads more fun. Build and finish is excellent and gives you a very special feeling in the drivers seat. Not as practical as the V5 but still able to take a weeks shopping in the boot. Overall so far it's great and the only gripe I have is the lack of a rear screen wiper, as rain water doesn't clear at lower speeds in town hampering rear visibility a bit.

Ian Hamilton, Surrey, May 8th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

Having owned well over a dozen cars including some real classics, I can safely say this is the best car I have ever driven. It makes you feel like a 10 year old again with the sound, the go cart handling, the totally cool lines and x wing fighter dash! My last car was a 320 BMW and that was a dog compared to this. Work it hard and it drinks the fuel but what the hell!!! The hatch will get the weekly shopping in no sweat and my 2 kids (10 and 12) are really comfortable in the back. Great car.

Mike Hancock, April 30th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

I bought my TT 2 years ago, second hand (99 model)with 40k on the clock. Since then it has done 40 more. Service costs have been Β£250 a time. Timing belt at 60k Β£450. Tyres 225/55 v17 at Β£85/each fitted (via internet). The car looks fantastic - I wanted one when they first came out and couldn't afford one then. However with the prices that they are going for now, you can buy one for the price of a ford/vauxhall boring box. The problems I've had with the car aren't really much to complain about, a slight rattle from the rear parcel shelf (probably due to the hard ride). The SERVICE light that comes up when the car needs servicing has to be reset by the dealer (so when you get it done for Β£110 (Like me) by a local garage they don't do it and it can get annoying).The brakes tend to squeak when getting close to service time - which makes others think a lorry is jack knifing behind them at traffic lights. The 4 wheel drive only really copes with dry roads and there's a touch of under-steer. Then again I knew this before I got the car. The paint job is excellent and the finish on all the parts is great. The ride is hard but then it's supposed to be (better than my ZXR 750) and the power makes you grin when pulling away from the lights. The car draws a lot of admirers and it still looks great, I would recommend the TT to any one who wants a performance car without the big bills.

russ burnett, April 19th 2008

T Quattro 2dr [225]

  • Overall verdict4/5
  • What it's like to drive4/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

My old shape Type R was a hard act to follow, but my new TT, delivered early March, has it well beaten for fantastic driving experience particularly the higher gearing and torque. I'm delighted with the quality interior and the way Audi have evolved and improved the design. It's well specced, so no one needs to go mad on the options list apart from metallic paint and parking sensors. Those who complain about rear seat space can't have had a test drive. I'm delighted with it and find excuses to drive it.

Jim Tynan, Leicestershire, April 11th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs4/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

I AM SOOO BITERLY DISAPOINTED Audi what have you done! All your cars have always been the same boring blend of blandness and boredom - but the TT was different, it was an induvidualistic icon. And you've ruined it. It's like any other Audi. Go to any Audi showroom and everything looks the same. Audis are cars for prison wardens tainted by boredom. And now the same evil has overcome the TT. Audi, do something fast you boring bunch of communists.

Aaron Smith, hampshire, March 27th 2008

V6 Quattro 2dr

  • Overall verdict1/5
  • What it's like to drive2/5
  • Running costs1/5
  • Quality1/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg

I took delivery of my new 2.0 TT Coupe last Thursday and I must say it is a fantastic car. The performance, handling and overall finish for this car is superb, certainly exceeding my expectations. Thankfully, the gears are not too close together, reverse gear requires pressing the gear stick down, then applying a hearty shift to the left and I have managed to hit both the break and accelerate pedals at the same time. My only gripe is the fuel economy. Audi figures state that the car will average about 35ish miles per gallon. At the moment I am currently getting 27mpg. However, given the nature of this car 27 or so mpgs would be expected. If the car wasn't as exciting and genuinely fun to drive, I would save quite a bit on petrol, but then again I didn't buy the TT to sit in the drive-way. This is a great car which looks superb (a vast aesthetic improvement on the previous model as it doesn't resemble a bubble) and is well worth checking out. Be under no illusions as to the mpg and it is also very easy to spend a small fortune on factory fit optional extras.

Stuart McAllister, Down, March 15th 2008

T FSI 2dr

  • Overall verdict5/5
  • What it's like to drive5/5
  • Running costs3/5
  • Quality5/5
  • Average MPG0 mpg