Advice for buyers
What should I look for in a used Audi TT coupe?
Check for kerb damage to the large alloys and any bodywork scuffs, as the TT will have been used with enthusiasm. Earlier cars had reported problems with wear to the side bolsters of the leather seats, as well as squeaking front brake pads, so it’s worth looking out for both of those.
What are the most common problems with a used Audi TT coupe?
The engines and the bodywork of the TT are generally strong, but the heavy use the TT is likely to mean that the front wishbones and anti-roll bars often need replacing around the 60,000-mile mark. The DSG automatic gearbox should be checked to make sure it’s had a regular oil and filter change, as should the four-wheel-drive system.
Is a used Audi TT coupe reliable?
TTs of this generation seem to be bullet-proof so far. Reported problems are few, although it should be noted that the previous model got a below-average overall score for reliability. In our most recent reliability survey this present TT finished sixth in the coupe class and scored a respectable 90%, with most reported faults being minor and relating to interior trim and non-engine electricals. Most cars were fixed in less than a week.
Audi as a brand finished in a disappointing 20th place out of 31 manufacturers in the same survey.