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 £250 a time. Timing belt at 60k £450. Tyres 225/55 v17 at £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 £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.
Bought this car 6 weeks ago and its been endless fun. Granted the back seats are pointless, but the boot is roomy for luggage, and the space for driver and passenger in the front is first class. Everything feels quality to the touch, and the heated seats are a god send for living in the north east! Fuel economy has averaged around 30-32 mpg which isn't too bad. Styling is still fantastic, but the real pleasure is from inside. The only downside was the poor visibility out the front. Having to crane my neck to see traffic lights, but real visibility isn't too bad. I've also managed to test it to its limits, however, with a 70mph crash into debris on a motorway. Not a mark on the body, but the engine destroyed. Looks like its time to buy another!
Have always wanted a TT and was more than pleased when I could get my hands on one, however, I wish I had read the other reviews before trading in my two year old bmw one series for one. I wish I hadn't, although its great to look at and better to drive the endless problems are a nightmare!! Despite the very low milage and full service history the problems so far have included: new dashboard due to fuel light problem, keys not working, electric wing mirror knob snapping off, two engine coils going and the list goes on, oh and the engine ignition light remaining on
I have just sold my Jan 03 TT in March 08 with 41,000 on the clock. It had the black/black combo and 18-inch alloy wheels. It looks stunning still but was beginning to show its age.
The interior is plush. It has heated leather seats as standard. The back seats are great for two small kids or an adult with their legs up on the seat! Chrome is everywhere, from the air vents to the gear stick to the door handles. It's simply stunning to get into.
I have the 225 version with the all-important twin exhaust. It's great in winter when you can see two heavy smoke trails in your rear view mirror. The engine is powerful enough but it's no rocket. There’s a slight turbo lag which you grow used to. The power surge is smooth.
The car rides and handles well. The suspension is stiff and uncomfortable over potholes - a Honda S2000 feels smoother. The Quattro has good grip, especially in the wet, but is no match for a BMW M3 around a bend. For mid-range kicks, you can always chip the car for £500 to get it to 262bhp.
In terms of costs, Servicing at Audi on the 40,000 mile mark costs £400, cam belt £440 which is every 60,000 miles or 5 years and £140 for an inspection for knocking sounds from the car when steering hard left! All this adds up to over £1,000 and on a low mileage car this not quite right! On the motorway, it'll average 34mpg and around town 28mpg.
Audi TT's are not rock solid, they are good to drive (but the steering is wooly), and great to look at!
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