This car never fails to puts a smile on my face every time I drive it. Performance is great and the handling is sure footed with 4x4 drive.
18-inch wheels, xenon lights, leather seats, a Bose sound system with autochanger are a must. The soft-top power roof retracts within 20 seconds and is of a high quality design, offering wind-in-the-hair driving on demand.
If you are buying this vehicle used, go for a full dealer service with the lowest mileage. Buying used from a franchised Audi dealer will offer some peace of mind but will mean you are paying a slightly higher premium.
Be prepared to haggle to gain the best price, but realise that these cars hold their price and are still sought after, which is great when you come to resell it.
There are more TT roadsters on the road, but it is still a great looker with a design which will hopefully turn it into a classic.
If you are looking for a sports roadster as a second car, the TT will fill that role. Go for the Quattro 180/190/225 bhp versions, which offer good performance and reasonable fuel economy with good standard equipment.
I bought my Audi TT 150bhp and have loved it since the day I bought it. It has an excellent quality cabin and materials and is very solidly put together.
However to get the most of it I have made a few modifications, first of which was to change the standard stereo to an Alpine ipod ready version. The neat compartment in front of the gearstick was an ideal place to put the ipod. The second modification I made was to tune the car and put in a new air intake. The difference was fantastic.
Minor gripes are the steering could be sharper and the handling could be improved. Also, the running costs are surprisingly high. I generally found that I was achieving 22mpg. Also, insurance will never be cheap on a two-seater roadster.
Apart from the minor gripes I still find it to be a fantastic car. I will miss my TT (am currently changing it to a more practical VW Golf) though I don't rule out buying the new TT in the future.
This car has good build quality but lacks a bit on performance. At 150bhp, it's a good budget entry into high-class motoring. The new TT 2.0-litre looks to be a good buy for the future!
IMO this car is complete rubbish! Judging by the other comments here I must have a duff one. I have lost count of the number of problems I have had since new. Everything, including the instrument binnacle (kerching), the steering wheel airbag sensor, no less than 3 sets of rear shock absorbers, the horn and numerous other fairly minor items that simply should not fail in a car less than three years old. Granted these items were all replaced under warrantee. But the three year warrantee does not compensate you for the time wasted returning the vehicle to Audi three times a year to be put right.
I consider the TT's performance to be lack lustre at best. The handling is fine around town, but fast twisty country roads soon reveal the cars true sloppy and bouncy character. I am no expert but I suspect that the poor handling at speed has something to do with the aerodynamics and the cars willingness to try and take off. Acceleration is nothing to write home about and the TT soon runs out of puff.
The cars good points? The design - in terms of its looks. The build quality is not too bad for the bits that don't fall off.
IMO you would be better off looking at the Porche Boxter or the Honda S2000.
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Amazing car, once driven, never forgotton, forget all the pretenders like BMW Z4 and Mercedes SLK, they will never have the passion of a Porsche
I love this car! Handling is great, its fun to drive and even reasonably practical!