Had the TT Roadster for just over 12 months (September 2007) one of the first of the new models. Traded in a 3 year old 150bhp TT Roadster. Chalk and cheese?
A truly great convertible and so much improved on the previous model mainly down to the improved ride quality and the lack of noticible "scuttle". A relaxed drivers car for cross country or motorway journey. In my opinion it's an outstanding bit of kit.
Recently took delivery of the new TT,superb handling and ride,a real drivers car.Paddles for changing gear are,should average about 30mpg when run in properly.One of the worlds best drivers cars.Very comfortabe.Great exhaust sound.The TT is a very good car indeed but the TTS is something else, and even fullY loaded is under half the price of a Porche 911 with the same performace (apart from porche top speed-not governed like the TTS to 155,but where could you do 165mph anyway?.How Audi get all that power from a 4 cylider 1984cc engine driving 4 wheels is absolutely amazing but then this engine was developed fot the 24 hr Le- mans race,in the end they used the Diesel version -which won!Please rest assured I do not work for Audi (or anone else-early retired)I just know and have always loved good cars and the TTS is certainly one of those!no scuttle shake(unlike the 911 I tried) seem very solidly built.The only fault I can find is the sun visors are too short,a pair of £8 extentions ar a top band screen tint will rectify that.If you love driving and like a PROPER car,-BUY ONE!You will love it!,after all you only live once ! All the Best.K.H.
As a BMW man at heart (and somebody who has always threatened to buy a Porsche when I win the lottery) I never thought I would end up buying an Audi.
However, What Car? gave it five stars and from the front I have to say it looks better than any (recent) BMW. So I took the plunge.
First the good stuff. It looks great inside and outside, the roof comes down in a flash and the wind deflector goes up in a flash. The turbocharged engine sounds great, too, and the lightweight six-speed manual gearbox is proving to be more fuel efficient than some other sports cars I could mention.
Unfortunately I have encountered a lot of bad stuff as well. Build quality - it has needed two attempts to fix the steering rack, bolts have fallen out of the door and the leather seats are a mess after only 7000 miles.
I have to disagree with some previous reviews - build quality is not that of a BMW.
Also, the car is fast, but the wheels spin at lights if you so much as try to punch it a bit. The Quattro option adds weight and cost for only half a second more acceleration - not worth it! The fundamental problem is that Audi does not build on the basis of rear-wheel drive.
All in all it would be back to BMW (or a Porsche for me). That is, as soon as they start building cars that look as good as the new TT (The new Z4/Z5 in 2009?).
I ordered this car - a 2.0FSI with S-Tronic gearbox - in October 2006 and collected it early April 2007 - so I've used it for almost a year. Great fun, super gearbox, don't miss the manual - it's that good.
However: When it rained the hood leaked like a sieve. Neither of my Elises did that and they were Lotuses for God's sake!!! With all seals replaced it now seems OK.
The driver's seat has sagged very badly after 12 months and 6,000 miles - huh! Let's see how Audi respond. I will post again when I know...
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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!