I had a 2005 Mk1 TT roadster, after trying the Z4, and very nearly trying a boxster I had to remain faithful and go with my heart.
So my TT arrived in April 07. Red with black leather, xenons,bose,18" Alloys, short shift, etc etc. £32440 in total.
I love it, looks great, goes better. This week I thought I would see go and see my dealer, thinking, everyone is saying the residuals are strong and maybe they would like a one year old TT in immaculate condition to sell and I`ll have a new one, change of colour and I`d like the S tronic.
BAD MOVE! yes madam, beautiful car, 9400 miles, very well specced, Well your new one will be £33600 and we will give you a very good price of..........£24000...!!! ....£9400 Personally I think that is too much. So Audi, if you are reading this, Its a Boxster for me....
WHY ARE AUDI SO STINGY WITH EQUIPMENT?! Standard alloys are pathetic and it's over a grand for anything decent, no metalic paint, no cruise control, No full leather seats, rear parking system is extra, paddle shift for the automatic is extra, heated or electric seats are extra, auto dimming mirrors are extra. I can understand Bose sound system being extra - but it ain't very good. It is a lovely car but you need to add 20% onto the price to get it decently spec'ed! Why can't they do an S-line version with most of these added on (at a discount to their separate list prices)?
I deliberated before I bought this car and tested the Z4, SLK, Boxster and the 3.2 version. I thought the Boxster was overpriced, the Z4 had a poor interior and the SLK versus Audi was close but the Audi shaved it.
Having had a diesel A3 I took a deep breath re the fuel consumption, but having got to my midlife crisis you dont buy a sports car to bother about that!
It is superb fun to drive yet practical in town. The acceleration is wonderful, the engine purrs like a cat or growls like a wolf depending on your mood! It corners like a sports car, steering is responsive, interior is sheer luxury (this is a sports car) and even my 88 year old mum thinks its the bees knees. The admiring glances/comments you get round here make you feel on top of the world (particularly from the ladies!)
I went for the 2.0 and have no regrets (its fast/sporty enough for UK roads)in brilliant red with black roof and had 18 inch wheels, sports suspension, 6 cd player, heated seats and radio/cd controls on the steering added.
I don't see the point of a tiptronic box (enjoy the thrill of putting it through its paces using the 6 speed box) and can't see the point of sat-nav (a 10 quid road atlas works just as well)!
The roof is a work of art, but I only got the car in November so I've not had it down yet. I hope we have a sunny Christmas/New Year and will make use of it!
Running costs are good for this type of car and i think residuals in % terms could rival a Boxster.
Bought a manual TT 2.0 fsi roadster from new. Owned the car since July 07. Can't fault it, wonderful car to own and drive. Handling and performance are fantastic and more than you need for any road driving. Cabin quality is impressive (everything feels solid and nothing rattles!), and the looks are distinctive. What's more they're still pretty exclusive (the Mk II that is). I see BMWs, Mercs, Range Rovers and Porsche Boxters all the time around here (yawn, yawn) but the TT Mk II is something special. Have yet to experience any faults at all except for the premature sagging of the leather on the seats. The Audi dealership has been good to deal with too.
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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!