What used Audi TT coupe will I get for my budget?
Prices for the third-generation Audi TT currently start at around £13,000 for a 2015 car, or maybe even the occasional 2016, car with an average mileage for the year. Up the money to between £15,000 and £20,000 and you should find a clean late 2016 or 2017 model bought from a franchised dealer, while above that figure buys you a 2018 car with an average mileage. Expect to pay a slight premium for a four-wheel-drive ‘quattro’ version.
How much does it cost to run a Audi TT coupe?
The 1.8-litre TFSI engine is the entry-level petrol unit in the TT and combines excellent performance with an average claimed fuel consumption of 47.1mpg. The 2.0-litre TFSI engine is not that far behind it, or at least the 230 version of it; the more powerful 2.0 TFSI 310 model is super-quick but not terribly efficient, and the same can be said for the 2.5-litre in the storming TT RS.
For the economy-minded, there is a 2.0-litre TDI diesel engine available. This provides good performance with an excellent claimed average fuel consumption figure of 60.1mpg while emitting just 124g/km of CO2.
Annual car tax (VED) will be based on CO2 emissions levels for cars registered before April 2017, while those registered after that date will be charged at the flat rate currently £140 a year. Beware though - if your TT cost over £40,000 new it will be charged a supplementary luxury car tax, currently £310 a year.
Considering the sporty nature of the car, the insurance groupings are reasonable. Servicing costs are reasonable, too, given that sporty nature. You can opt into an Audi service plan for cars between three and five years old for a one-off cost of £450 or 18 monthly payments of £25. This covers your next two services. There are plenty of independent Audi/VW specialists who will service your car for a figure below what a franchised dealer would normally charge you.